Park / [NEDC2 #1] Winter is Coming

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  • Arjan v l%s's Photo
    You know my thoughts, the vote should say enough. :p

    The oracle was right though. ;)

    Congratulations.
  • chorkiel%s's Photo
    Except for that retarded tree, it's awesome!
  • Brunooo%s's Photo

    The oracle was right though. ;)/>

  • Faas%s's Photo
    This is really cool. I especially liked the village part. The ice/wall part I did not get because I have never seen the TV show this ride is based on.
  • AK Koaster%s's Photo
    I was hoping someone would go with a Game of Thrones theme (with the whole "winter" reference)

    Excellent park, really enjoyed the Winterfell castle and the area surrounding the Wall. "The Fall" was also very well executed, looked really cool in-game right next to the tower.
  • FLUXtrance%s's Photo
    Wow I LOVE that castle. Excellent work!
  • In:Cities%s's Photo
    I REALLY need to start watching this show. I'm too big of a nerd not to watch and enjoy it haha.
    Excellent work Liam. Very very impressed by this. Now work on my park;]
  • Kumba%s's Photo
    I really like the castle area. Your architecture is by far your strong point and your clearly one of the top parkmakers in that respect. Great courtyard there. Very nice land/ice work on that massive ice wall too. I liked the Night's Watch lift and peep taking a piss was a nice touch of humor. Otherwise everything else was just good. I disliked the LOTR Shire path you used, it's a little hard on the eyes. Your landscaping just does not do much for me. While I think it must be realistic, it does not seem aesthetically pleasing to me. Supports on the coaster would have been nice.

    In the end I really think you could sacrifice a little realism for some aesthetics.

    I would have had this at 70 or 75. I still need to see other entries in-game before I could say what my personal top rankings are, but congrats on the win. It's a great little design.
  • wayniepainie%s's Photo
    Can he now do one made from cogs like the opening credits??? :lol:
  • Liampie%s's Photo
    Thanks for those who commented. :) Frankly I hoped there would be more.

    Now work on my park;]

    If you won the contest you could've won my guest spot :p Otherwise I don't see us collaborating soon... :(

    Your landscaping just does not do much for me. While I think it must be realistic, it does not seem aesthetically pleasing to me. Supports on the coaster would have been nice.

    In the end I really think you could sacrifice a little realism for some aesthetics.

    Do you think I should've made the forest surrounding the castle denser? Personally I'm quite fond of the snow landscaping, I used two new trees by Arjan and I made some ice objects myself. Actual frozen water is now possible in RCT. I agree that custom supports would be nice, but it's too much effort for too little gain. I like it with default supports too. Lastly, I don't think there was much realism I could've sacrificed. :')

    Can he now do one made from cogs like the opening credits??? :lol:

    Have you seen it ingame? There are cogs!
  • Wanted%s's Photo
    Seriously!? This is the winning design of the contest! Where are the comments?
  • wayniepainie%s's Photo

    Have you seen it ingame? There are cogs!


    No but that opening sequence has me glued it's amazing. :nod:
  • olddtfan51%s's Photo
    This one is really great love all the hidden things going on in here. :mantis:
  • Airtime%s's Photo
    Like Zelda, this was kind of wasted on me I'm afraid. I don't know nothing about Game of Thrones but again an original idea.


    The fall(?) area was nicely done. I really like the castle area. For some reason I loved all the cogs at the top of the towers.

    I liked the theming around the ice wall like the lift and surrounding buildings. Wasn't a huge fan of the actual ice wall though, obviously I don't get it because I don't know Game of Thrones but still.

    The biggest weak point was the layout. It wasn't bad at all, no complaints apart from a few underground turns but it was nothing special. I think I'd preferred sit down trains on it instead of stand up due to the barrel roll in there.

    I thought the guy peeing was quite funny and a nice little touch.

    Congrats on the win!
  • wayniepainie%s's Photo

    I liked the theming around the ice wall like the lift and surrounding buildings. Wasn't a huge fan of the actual ice wall though, obviously I don't get it because I don't know Game of Thrones but still.



    It's just like that a huge fortification a wall made from ice with a lift that takes you to the top to keep tabs on the enimy beyond the wall.
    It's well worth the watch.
  • Louis!%s's Photo
    GAME OF THRONES IS A BOOK SERIES NOT TV!!! URGH.

    Architecture was lovely, folaige seemed totally random to me, the landscaping wasn't all that, due to the rather large ice wall, which yes I know is part of the theme, but it just looks silly being there totally on it's own, a bit of blending would have gone down great.

    What makes it worse for me is that the layout is just awful, and that's the point of a design, the 'design' of the layout and its surroundings. I think had this been just a solo contest and not a design contest you'd have scored higher because the surroundings are pretty darn good, just the layout holds it back.

    Seriously Liam, you need to work on your layouts, it's the only thing stopping you from being down right amazing. I'm not saying go study RCDB and make realistic designs, but at least attempt to create perfect flow and pacing. You focus on aesthetics everywhere, except in your layout design.
  • Phatage%s's Photo
    I liked the main coaster's layout, in fact I liked pretty much everything about this entry. The entry just felt so complete because your inspiration for making it was so strong. That's really what I find separating good from great releases these days, in times when even newer players are learning how to make intricately detailed architecture.

    The best part of the park was that it was completely guest-centric. Everything from the fact that we birds-eye views having to rotate the park 360 degrees to fully see what's inside the castle walls to the great placement of the giant loop right beyond the bridge really made the park feel tangible. I thought the layout made good use of the unique terrain and was especially cool how the guest could see the late part of the ride partially obscured by the forest, hinting of the beast within.

    Not to say that the really clean and refined architecture didn't contribute to how much I liked this, but there is something to be said (and I do think I remember you saying it yourself) that basically hyper-detailed architecture is neither a substitute nor a requirement for a great park. Thanks for fully exemplifying this statement with this release, one of my favorite in a while. Great job, if I had the time to rate these as a panelist when that was going on, I would score this around an 85 because while I know you guys didn't have a long time to build these things, when rating in the context of all the designs released on this site, that's where this would fall for me as ideas could've been more flushed out with time.
  • Kumba%s's Photo
    Now that I have seen the first few episodes of Game of Thrones I like this a lot more :nod:
  • Wanted%s's Photo

    GAME OF THRONES IS A BOOK SERIES NOT TV!!! URGH.

    Uhh it's both. And both are awesome

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