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Two Point Hospital - Theme Hospital spiritual successor

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by LESS T_T, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    A teaser by SEGA:



    People guessing it's a new game from Two Point Studio, a studio founded by Lionhead co-founder Gary Carr (who also worked at Bullfrog). They signed a publishing deal with SEGA last year.

    Someone from ResetEra found a trademark registered by the developer:

    [​IMG]

    Yeah, a Theme Hospital spiritual successor by the original developers, most likely.
     
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  2. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Well, anyway,

    It's funny how ResetEra people disappointed at that the teaser is not about Japanese SEGA games.

    Then again, it's interesting to see how SEGA (Europe) becoming the most prominent PC game publisher. I wonder if they're interested in RPGs... oh wait.
     
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  3. Space Satan Arcane

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    I wonder why after all this years noone made a copy of Theme Hospital.
     
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  4. MI.Tex Unwanted

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    the same reason why no one made a good copy of MOO 2, RCT,TTD and Dungeon Keeper - no talent.
     
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  5. MI.Tex Unwanted

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    Just read their FB page and they are making this on Unity
     
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  6. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    The difference is though that for all these there were attempts. Some were actually decent too.
    Theme Hospital there was no effort at all even though its a crazily addictive game
     
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  7. MachineCommander Educated

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    Here's the trailer and Steam page for it.



     
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  8. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    Looks more like a remake than an actual new game. Which is probably good..!
     
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  9. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Long interview: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/01/16/theme-park-sequel-details/

     
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  10. Space Satan Arcane

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    Yeah, an actual new game with hospital-like card game or FPS-with-pause is just what we need. It's just what everyone wanted - good old Theme Hospital!
     
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    Funny how I see these people making remake of a cynical game about how evil capitalism is, but I don't see them making one about people dying because they've been waiting 18 months for cancer treatments under the NHS or died from a multidrug resistant bacteria in their dirty, disgusting hospitals that smell of piss.
     
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  12. McPlusle Learned

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    Fuck, this is exciting news. Theme Hospital is definitely one of the weirder defining games of my childhood and I love it to death. Their premise of an integrated, expanded universe of sim/strategy titles is also really promising. Will Wright talked about wanting to do something along those lines in the interview videos on Simcity 2000: Special Edition, but all that came of it was the ability to import SC2K cities into Streets of Simcity (and I think SimCopter as well).
     
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    Unity cancer graphics :(
     
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  14. Mazisky Magister

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    I am pretty hyped. A world of tycoon sims games is what i needed in this sad fps and moba world.
     
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  15. Dexter Arcane

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    Have there actually been any good Bullfrog-style games recently?

    Last I can remember were like Startopia from the last "Revival attempt" of Bullfrog in 2001, Ghost Master in 2003 and maybe Space Colony from the people that made Stronghold in 2003 and Evil Genius by Elixir in 2004:





    The last attempt by Lionhead in 2005 before they got bought by Microsoft and disposed of, The Movies was kinda Meh as far as I can remember.

    Oh yeah, and I guess Overlord from 2007 might also count, their developer (Triumph Studios) is now owned by Paradox:


    Other than that I remember Double Fine trying with Space Base DF-9, but utterly failing: http://store.steampowered.com/app/246090/Spacebase_DF9/

    Now that I think about it, all of the studios went defunct shortly after, Mucky Foot in 2003 with 3 games cancelled after Startopia, Sick Puppies after Ghost Master, Elixir in 2005 after Evil Genius and their IP was sold to Rebellion, Lionhead got bought up a year after The Movies. Three of those studios were directly founded or staffed by Ex-Bullfrog people too.
     
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  16. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Another interview: http://www.pcgamer.com/two-point-hospital-is-the-first-of-many-throwback-sims-say-its-creators/

     
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  18. Mazisky Magister

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    I bet next one will be Two Point hotel.
     
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  19. Cross Magister

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    TFW when PC gaming is so declined that you have to rely on a Japanese console developer to revive a starving genre.
     
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  20. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Well, SEGA Europe is an European PC game publisher, a very big one with multiple studios and hundreds of PC game developers.
     
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  21. Mazisky Magister

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    Those devs are all British btw
     
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    Any economic sim game is good. Because I am sick of this railroad and roller coaster ims which dedicate most of their resources to camera views so players can "enjoy the ride". Cancer of sim games.
     
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    Please don't suck. Please?
     
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  25. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    The dude in the video thumbnail (I guess he's a dev?) looks like someone they dragged out of a pub in Southampton or something :P Probably a good sign actually
     
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