I’m a big fan of simulation/strategy/management games like SimCity, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Theme Hospital, etc, as well as obviously loving racing games with a management twist such as Grand Prix Manager.
Has there been or does anybody know of a game that mixes the two? A management game that sees you as the owner of a plot of land with a dream to turn it into an FIA Grade 1 motorsport facility?
If not, why not, damnit?! You’d start with your plot of land and a small amount of cash, draw out a dirt layout in your field and start inviting local car clubs to hold rally events there. Eventually you could afford tarmac and a paved area for the paddock. Eventually you’d have a kart track, followed by a national-level road course.
You’d have to negotiate deals with governing bodies to get them to come and race at your circuit. The ultimate goal would be to have F1 (or the closest unlicenced generic single seater series) visit you on a yearly basis.
You’d design your track layouts (even building an oval if you wanted to), adding gravel traps, grass, tarmac and barriers, even having multiple layouts. You’d choose where to position facilities, grandstands, pit and paddock buildings. You’d set ticket prices, cut deals with companies buying track-side sponsorship, manage advertising. Maybe you’d even build a business and technology park on the side and have a race team move in, choosing your circuit as their test venue.
Would any other F1Fanatics play a game like “SimRaceTrack”?
I know I certainly would.