Tycoon City: New York Announced

It's not easy to trump someone whose catchphrase is "you're fired," but Atari Announces Tycoon City New York (thanks Frans) is a press release announcing a game that will offer the opportunity to one-up The Donald and build New York City to your own tastes:
BEVERLY, Mass., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR - News) announced today that Tycoon City(TM): New York, a PC game that challenges players to "make it big" in Manhattan, is in development and scheduled to ship during the Holiday 2005 season. In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Players must create and improve their businesses to outclass the competition, and become rich and famous in New York City.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050209/NYW061 )

"Tycoon City: New York is a high quality, visually rich Tycoon title that truly brings the city that never sleeps to life by allowing players to create their very own versions of Manhattan and fulfill their fantasies of building a business empire in The Big Apple," said John Billington, Senior Brand Manager for Atari, Inc. "Tycoon City: New York is a game that is easy to play, yet difficult to master, providing a multitude of strategic challenges and the fun of customizing New York City without requiring a degree in city planning."

In Tycoon City: New York players start from humble beginnings as a budding entrepreneur, and build a Manhattan empire by creating, upgrading, and customizing more than 100 types of major businesses. Some challenges include running a nightclub, owning a hot new restaurant, staging a concert in Central Park, and opening a Broadway theater.

With world-renowned landmarks, true-to-life neighborhoods, and spectacular New York events, Tycoon City: New York puts players in the thick of the action, becoming major moguls in America's most exciting city. High-profile industries, real-world brands, and a bustling round-the-clock lifestyle give every player the chance to make it.

Tycoon City: New York is being developed by Deep Red Games and will be launched on the PC for the Holiday 2005 season. Additional information about the franchise is available at http://www.atari.com/tycooncity.
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Re: Coming soon!
Feb 10, 2005, 14:34
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Re: Coming soon! Feb 10, 2005, 14:34
Feb 10, 2005, 14:34
 
Hell, not even people IN America could give a rat's ass about building one of the cities most in need of a tactical nuke strike.

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Re: Coming soon!
Feb 10, 2005, 05:08
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Re: Coming soon! Feb 10, 2005, 05:08
Feb 10, 2005, 05:08
 
Not all are bad. what about 'Starship Tycoon' (plug plug). But this sounds a bit limiting, I mean... Im british, if I could build any city I wanted maybe... but why New York? Who outside of america is really going to care about building this 'specific' city. The whole idea of tycoon games is to build things the way YOU want.

www.positech.co.uk
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Re: Coming soon!
Feb 9, 2005, 22:15
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Re: Coming soon! Feb 9, 2005, 22:15
Feb 9, 2005, 22:15
 
I know, I just put the (TM) there so people know I mean games that actually have Tycoon in the title. It was supposed to be a joke.

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Coming soon!
Feb 9, 2005, 21:43
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Coming soon! Feb 9, 2005, 21:43
Feb 9, 2005, 21:43
 
Announcing....Tycoon Tycoon!

That's right, you'll feel the thrill as you setup yet another monopoly in some dreary business that no one else could give a rat's ass about!

You'll shiver in excitement as you make your way through the 356th page of your accounting spreadsheet!

Look for it at Wal-Mart and wherever other crappy games are sold.

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Re: Sim City?
Feb 9, 2005, 21:38
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Re: Sim City? Feb 9, 2005, 21:38
Feb 9, 2005, 21:38
 
Actually, Tycoon isn't a trademarked brand. That's why there are so many absolutely horrid games with the Tycoon name. Most of them are made by third-rate developers trying to cash in on the success of Rollercoaster Tycoon.

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Re: Sim City?
Feb 9, 2005, 19:09
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Re: Sim City? Feb 9, 2005, 19:09
Feb 9, 2005, 19:09
 
Sim City makes you more a bureaucrat, this sounds like it makes you more a heartless, greedy developer (tycoon!)

Sounds fun, but how many "Tycoon" (tm) games have been fun without Chris Sawyer?

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Sim City?
Feb 9, 2005, 17:54
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Sim City? Feb 9, 2005, 17:54
Feb 9, 2005, 17:54
 
Isn't that Sim City?

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Re: wowwwww
Feb 9, 2005, 17:12
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Re: wowwwww Feb 9, 2005, 17:12
Feb 9, 2005, 17:12
 
"or then again..I could play this on a P150 "

Sounds like "Software Tycoon" to me.

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wowwwww
Feb 9, 2005, 16:31
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wowwwww Feb 9, 2005, 16:31
Feb 9, 2005, 16:31
 
Im sure it'll fully push the next gen multi core chips to the max...or then again..I could play this on a P150

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