Developed and announced by AMC games in late 2019, Airplane Mode is set to be “the most realistic flight simulator ever created”. While many people are enjoying their time with Microsoft’s Flight Simulator, Airplane Mode is set to give players the real-life experience of riding in a plane instead of flying it.
As shown in the trailer, Airplane Mode is a realistic simulation game where the player is set to be a passenger in economy class. Players are subjected to eating plane food, flipping throughout of date magazines, and watching subpar in-flight television for the duration of their flight. In this excruciatingly long flight (approximately six hours in real-time) players have to find tasks to keep themselves busy with as the plane travels from JFK Airport in New York to Reykjavik Airport in Iceland. For those that don’t think they’re ready to tackle a six-hour flight just yet, there is also an option for a two and a half hour flight from JFK to Halifax Stanfield Airport International Airport.
Along with snacks and inflight meal services, players also have the ability to dig through their carry on bags for pens, play in their book of puzzles, or even look out the window at the clouds as they pass by. To even add a negative source of realism, there is also a randomized option for a crying baby (that cries just when the player is about to fall asleep), spotty wifi, and turbulence to keep the passengers on their toes. As described on Airplane Mode’s official Steam page, “Other flight simulators give you high definition cockpits with a billion switches and dials, but Airplane Mode is the only one that offers a realistically rendered seatback tray.”
Developed by New York-based developer Hosoki Auji, Airplane Mode is set to be released later this year on Steam for Mac, PC, and Windows. As of now, there is no set price for the game on Steam.