The original Rollercoaster Tycoon titles have been making a micro comeback lately, with threads popping up all over the internet on strategies, oddities, and general awesomeness.
However, some players don’t just want to play Rollercoaster Tycoon, they want to make the most of it, watch it’s in game world plummet into the depths of insanity. That’s the only rational explanation for the ride called simply ‘Kairos – the slow.’
What’s so special about Kairos? It takes 210 days of real life time to go from start to finish. Yep, 210 days. Of real life. Nearly a year. 3,000 in game years, also. Generations of people will live, reproduce, and die on this ride. One ride on this never-ending journey to hell could literally outlast all of modern mankind.
There’s not much known of this feat of incredible ingenuity and boredom, other than it is the second well-known creation from some anonymous mad coaster scientist (here’s the other one we know about). We don’t really know who did this. Let that sink in – the bastard responsible for the probable end of humanity in this innocent video game is out there, right now, maniacally cackling at the thought of it all. He or she is slowly entrapping the poor souls of the Rollercoaster Tycoon universe and dooming them to death, one terrible theme park ride after another.
The ride itself is a fairly simple design, yet oh-so complicated in it’s deviousness. A dual entrance/exit leads onto a flat track that simply circles inward toward a central point on the largest map in the game.
“When a roller coaster travels along a track of constant height its speed exponentially decays towards zero but never stops,” said the architect of this maddening contraption on a Tumblr Post documenting the monstrosity.
At the end of the track is a ramp. The degraded cars and corpses of generations past are merely at the halfway point, though. The cars will simply roll up, stop, and begin their backwards 1,500 year journey to the starting gate. Please visit this page to see video of this, mankind’s worst creation.