Firemint announces Flight Control HD coming to the Mac

Thu, Nov 18, 2010


Flight Control is one of the more addicting and popular iPhone apps ever released, and at $0.99, you’d be foolish not to give it a try. Having already conquered the iPhone and iPod Touch, Firemint was quick to churn out an iPad version of Flight Control, and now the Australian based development house announced that everyone’s favorite air traffic control game is coming to the PC and Mac via Steam.

In Flight Control HD, you take on the role of an air traffic controller at an increasingly busy airport. Using your mouse or trackpad, you can select a plane and trace a path to the correct landing zone. As the airspace gets more and more busy, your challenge is to land all flights safely, without collisions!

The Steam version of Flight Control HD will feature a brand-new, exclusive map. The new “Stunt Flying” map will introduce an exciting new gameplay element, where you can score extra points for flying through a course of stunt cones before landing. This adds a new challenge to the much-loved and insanely addictive gameplay first made famous by the worldwide iPhone hit that has now been downloaded more than 3 million times.

Firemint is planning on releasing Flight Control HD by the end of the month and is also keen on releasing the app to the masses via the upcoming Mac App Store which launches in approximately 90 days.

And in case you’re wondering how the idea for Flight Control came about, Firemint CEO Rob Murray explains,

I liked the idea of applying a drawing game to something because I like the iPhone’s touch screen interface.  I examined the market and there wasn’t really much out there in terms of air traffic control. We thought that this game was a winner in the sense that people could really love it and get addicted to it, but we didn’t know how it would go.

And there you have it.


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