Airplane Mode

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: AMC Games
Developer: Bacronym
Release Date: Oct. 15, 2020

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'Airplane Mode' Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2020 @ 7:05 p.m. PDT

In Airplane Mode you become a window seat passenger for the real-time duration of the flight, with randomized flight events as they experience every travel detail – from taxi and take-off to meal service, and more.

Airplane Mode encourages players to sit back — but not too much, this is Coach after all — and experience the Zen-like routines of commercial flying. 

A spiritual successor to Penn and Teller’s cult hit mini-game Desert Bus, Airplane Mode lets players enjoy the pulse-pounding exhilaration of flights lasting 6 hours or longer — in real-time — complete with crying babies, spotty wi-fi, turbulence, and a delicious fish or chicken dinner.

Airplane Mode gameplay explores the airline travel experience down to every last detail—from the design of your seat and the seatback in front of you, to the contents of your carry-on bag and smartphone hard drive, to the behaviors of cabin crew and other passengers. The circumstances of your flight will change every time you play.

Airplane Mode features two flight options: a 6-hour journey from JFK to Reykjavik and a 2.5-hour trip from JFK to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

After your plane leaves the runway, get ready to enjoy a variety of in-game content, including exclusive entertainment available only inside Airplane Mode. As revealed previously, you’ll hear flight updates from infamous game designer Bennett Foddy as the voice of your captain. And before takeoff, you’ll view an inflight safety video from AMC Games’ “slightly off” network sibling IFC.

Will the listlessness become an invitation for your brain to play? That may be just what you need to successfully arrive at your destination.

Simply put, Airplane Mode is the most realistic flight simulation ever created. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.

One new source of content is in the Podcasts app on your in-game phone. The first exclusive podcast we’re revealing is an ambient music podcast by Noah Sasso. Sasso is the game designer of BaraBariBall from the classic indie game collection Sportsfriends. For more information on his work as a musician, check out getdizzy on Sound Cloud.

Key Features:

  • Taxi, take-off, and landing.
  • Fairly accurate satellite imagery of your flight path.
  • Snacks, premium beverages, and meal service (incl. fish option).
  • Carry-on bag with a book, headphones, pen, and charging cable.
  • Overhead reading light and complimentary aircraft information card.
  • Inflight safety video produced by IFC's in-house team of expert air hosts.
  • Randomized events on every playthrough, such as turbulence, bad wifi, and delays.
  • Authentic ambient noise—whose baby is that???*
  • Inflight entertainment system featuring a flight tracker and hit movies of the 1930s.
  • Our award-winning magazine, Stratospheres, filled with articles, crosswords, and Sudoku.

Airplane Mode is coming to PC & Mac (Steam) on October 15, 2020 for $11.99.

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