An extremely dedicated player of Frontier Developments’ construction and management simulation title Planet Coaster recreates Hogwarts from Harry Potter in the game.
With titles like ScreamRide and Planet Coaster, it’s safe to say that the video game studio Frontier Developments has a major affinity for any and all things related to the creation and experience of virtual amusement parks. Thankfully, this enthusiasm for the company’s products has translated to construction and management simulation fans as well, as has been evidenced in all of the incredibly fun and intricate designs being put together for its game Planet Coaster.
Just recently, one Planet Coaster player went above and beyond with their creative abilities in order to give fans the chance to try out the magic and majesty of their own recreation of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Harry Potter universe. Should one not be able to visit the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park modeled after the fictional world of sorcery, the castle and park created by MotGames in Planet Coaster ought to be a welcome alternative.
As seen in the video from the Planet Coaster player MotGames below, the Hogwarts recreation is meticulously done, resulting in the best possible version of the setting that could come to be within the game. As a matter of fact, the park’s creator has explained the massive nature of the in-game model of Harry Potter’s alma mater, with him stating that it’s too big for a Workshop piece in Steam, but will instead be saved as a free finished project for all to enjoy.
While MotGames should certainly be commended on his work in Planet Coaster, this is far from the first instance of assets from J.K. Rowling’s beloved fantasy series making their way into the video game realm by way of a fan. Not too long ago, in fact, one would-be Spartan used the Forge Mode in Halo 5 to make Quidditch – that is, a competitive sport in the Harry Potter universe – its own map and mode within 343 Industries’ first-person shooter.
Considering the immaculate attention to detail in regards to MotGames’ recreation of Hogwarts in Planet Coaster, one can only imagine that he and others will begin importing another famous franchises’ settings into the title. With this surely being an inevitability, perhaps these talented creators could draw inspiration for their next projects by practicing with some preliminary work on virtual mock-ups for the actual Mass Effect theme park ride that’s being made for California’s Great America amusement park in Santa Clara, California.
What do you think about MotGames’ version of Hogwarts in Planet Coaster? Which pop culture landmark would you like to see built for the game next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Planet Coaster is available now for PC.