RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
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The original composer of RollerCoaster Tycoon, Allister Brimble, announced on Twitter this Sunday just gone that he will be returning to the series to create a new main theme for the fanmade open-source version of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, OpenRCT2.

This marks the third time he has created a main theme for the RollerCoaster Tycoon series (Brimble is counting it, so we will too!), following on from his work on RollerCoaster Tycoon 1 & 2.

In case you're unaware, OpenRCT2 is an open-source reimplementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 that expands the game with new features, building limits, and bug fixes. Development on the project started all the way back in 2014, with its creator Ted 'IntelOrca' John being inspired by similar projects for other Chris Sawyer games like OpenTTD (which is an open-source version of Sawyer's Transport Tycoon Deluxe). Like many fan projects, it requires a copy of the original game's files to run.

Brimble wrote on Twitter: "I was pretty excited to be asked by the OpenRCT2 community who have created an open source version of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 to make a brand new title theme for the game.. My third main tune in the series of games! Coming soon here!"

He then posted a link to an impending video release from the YouTuber Deurklink, which promises to reveal the new track at 8 pm BST later today. In the description of this video, Deurklink revealed that he paid Brimble from the money earned through his Patreon supporters, which makes this a real community effort. We can't wait to see what Brimble has cooked up, being fans of his music for the original two games in the series.