RollerCoaster Tycoon World Available to Pre-Order

Atari have announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon World is now available for pre-orders on Steam, ahead of its 10th December launch date.  To celebrate, Atari also released the following behind-the-scenes video that gives fans an inside look at the development of RollerCoaster Tycoon World and the technology behind some of the most significant advancements coming to the series.


The Bukkit Team Join Mojang!

The four main developers of Bukkit and CraftBukkit, the server-side mod for Minecraft, are now joining Mojang!

This means that we can expect improved mod support in future, not only for Minecraft, but also for those of us running servers!  The plan is to build a new server API, and then extend this to support client-side modding.

In the meantime, the team are working to make Bukkit compatible with Minecraft 1.2, to avoid a long gap while the official Minecraft server catches up.

You can read the Bukkit story over on their forum.


TF2 Maps – Level Design Contest

Team Fortress 2 modding site are currently running a level design competition for maps with an all-new dynamic payload element.

Exactly what this element involves is up to the level designer, giving them the freedom to exercise their own creativity to come up with something quite different.

More details and rules are available on the competition page.