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Sky Racer. 3D flight sim for iPhone

09-29-2009, 04:32 PM
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Sky Racer. 3D flight sim for iPhone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKw3GwoleqQ

Sky Racer game brings you an unparalleled realism of 3D graphics against the visually stunning and breath-catching scenery.

Selection of routs filled with crazy stunt tasks is available, as well as a range of planes from a single engine Cessna to a private jet. You can also choose the time of the day and weather conditions for your flight.

Sky Racer has the best flight physics engine for mobile devices. You will not be able to find this level of realism in any other game on iPhone. We take into account actual aerodynamic properties and engine characteristics of real planes.

Game is currently in the AppStore testing. Stay tuned it will be in the AppStore shortly!
09-29-2009, 04:35 PM
#2
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Is that supposed to be a remote control plane? It sure looks small on that road...

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

09-29-2009, 05:53 PM
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This is just some limitations of our old terrain engine. We will fix runway scale as well as greatly improve textures/fps/horizon parameters in the version 2.0 which will have a revamped terrain engine.
09-29-2009, 09:45 PM
#4
Looks cool! When does it come out?
09-29-2009, 09:48 PM
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As long as the graphics and GUI have been redone (or touched up at least) I'm sold.
09-29-2009, 09:53 PM
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Sky Racer is in AppStore testing in the moment. We expect it to become available in a week.

Interface was actually touched up compared to the preview video, but it was just minor touches like better font on the buttons, a bit better controls responsiveness etc.
09-29-2009, 10:14 PM
#7
Have you ever thought of making an airplane creator similar to the one in the old MS Flight Simulator? I think that would be hugely popular on the iphone.

Creating planes, sharing them, and flying...cool!
09-29-2009, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by babegallery View Post
Have you ever thought of making an airplane creator similar to the one in the old MS Flight Simulator? I think that would be hugely popular on the iphone.

Creating planes, sharing them, and flying...cool!
That would be epic! Xplane is so so but it needs a better graphic engine and crashing. And the damn water is solid ;-).
09-29-2009, 10:49 PM
#9
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Actually all our planes are scriptable as well as maps, we actually have developed map creator tool already for our internal use. Plane is just a 3D object which comes with script file with aerodynamic parameters. All the tasks are scriptable as well. We intend to come up with more planes and tasks in the future versions.

We have not yet thought about airplane creator tool, but it is actually will not be too difficult to develop. Some 3D design skills and tools will still be required though from the user of such tool.

Crashing effects are actually quite dramatic and camera goes around the crash site for a few seconds while its burning. These effects are not shown on video, because we considered crashing is too depressing to have in the preview

If you will crash into the water there will be circles on the water from each piece of debris

Last edited by abyrvalg; 09-29-2009 at 10:54 PM.
09-30-2009, 08:17 AM
#10
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I forgot to mention that in two weeks we are planning to send to AppStore testing helicopter game with similar concept and visuals