Lonely blog, but I still like to bring out my copy of RCT2. I don't like RCT to be anything but 2D.
There was a brief period in PC gaming history where tycoon games were all the rage. I guess the craze started after the release of RollerCoaster Tycoon back in 1999, but they've been around for many years. Will Wright should be considered the founder of tycoon games thanks to his creation, SimCity... but Sid Meier and Chris Sawyer also pushed the simulation genre into several new directions. Sid Meier took the city simulation genre and expanded it across civilizations and the railroad industry. Chris Sawyer took on choo-choo trains, but also improved on the amusement park sim... although the Bullfrog joint, Theme Park, preceded it by several years. I guess I shouldn't forget about Populous, a very important game in its own right, but I don't like giving Peter Molyneux any more praise than he deserves.