It’s time to build some coasters! As mentioned in our previous blog, if you have pre-ordered RCTW you can log into Steam at 6PM Eastern today, Friday 10/30/2015, and play the RollerCoaster Tycoon World Beta! The Beta will run until 1PM Eastern Monday 11/2/2015. Fire up those computers and get in there – it’s time to play some RollerCoaster Tycoon World!
BEFORE YOU BEGIN, WATCH OUR TWITCH STREAM
With any new experience, it’s always good to have a few tips and tricks available before jumping in. First off, you should watch our Twitch stream from yesterday to get an overview of the Beta. The purpose of this Beta is primarily to test out the key features of the coaster builder and associated systems. We want you to focus on the tool functionalities and provide us feedback on your experience (CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE BETA 1 FORUM). More details on the exact contents of the Beta can be found in last week’s blog.
I want to specifically mention that for Halloween all of our peeps have turned into… GHOSTS! Don’t be spooked! As we finish our last rounds of peep polish, we thought we’d include a little nod to the “spirit” of the season with these spectral guests.
Additionally, please keep in mind that we have not completed our final optimization pass, as this is typically reserved for the phase of development that we are now entering. This means that it’s possible that you may not always have an optimal frame-rate depending on your hardware configuration. By playing the Beta you will actually be helping us optimize RCTW, as we’re using in-game tools and Steam to collect hardware configurations to help us tweak the final game. Additionally, we are working with our compatibility lab as well as graphics card manufacturers on a daily basis to improve framerates and visuals. You can find updated system requirements on our Steam Page for the game.
Any specific hints or guides developed throughout the weekend will be posted HERE so be sure to check that thread before starting out.
JOIN US ON THE FORUMS – GIVE US FEEDBACK
Already playing? Awesome! We want to hear your thoughts. Join us in the official RollerCoaster Tycoon World forums and post your Beta 1 feedback. Anyone from our community is free to post! Our entire team is going to be reading those comments throughout the weekend and coming weeks so be sure to let us know what you like, don’t like, any suggestions, etc. We need to know both the positives and the negatives. BUT we ask that you please keep feedback related to what you find in the Beta. The following Beta will give you the opportunity to provide additional feedback on other aspects of the game.
Notice a bug? Report it! Visit our official public bug tracker – HERE. Record all the relevant details and our QA team will get on it! This is a super important part of the Beta and we really want you to report bugs to us if you find them. Remember to include a screenshot or video if possible and MOST IMPORTANTLY – steps to reproduce the bugs you identify.
BETA WEEKEND 1 COASTER CONTEST
Finally, we know you all are going to build some AMAZING coasters this weekend and we want to reward you for that. Record a 1 minute long video of your best coaster creation and post the video on the RCTW Alienware Arena page here:https://na.alienwarearena.com/groups/rollercoaster-tycoon-world/videos, and you will be entered to WIN AN ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE! 10 runner-ups will win a RCTW t-shirt. You must enter by November 6, 2015. Then get all your friends to vote on your video and join us in November as we livestream the top videos and pick the winners with you. Your creativity, votes, plus our votes will crown the ultimate coaster designer from the first Beta! Official rules can be found here. Discussion of the contest can be found HERE.
Above all else – enjoy this first Beta test and see you on the forums, twitter, and Facebook!
Discussion of this blog post can be found on our official forums here.