March 29, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - TechSoft Ventures today is pleased to introduce Extreme Flight Premium 1.0 for iOS, their advanced, aerobatic flight simulation Game, where players fly through large rings floating in mid-air and avoid obstacles like balloons and blimps/airships. Featuring five different planes and four different zones/worlds with 10 levels each, players must master basic aerobatic maneuvers like loops and dives to complete each level. Players control the upward or downward pitch of their plane with a single, thumb touch-control, and nitro boosts for bursts of speed with the control on the opposite side of the screen. Planes can be bought and sold, and additional credits can be earned or downloaded via an in-app purchase.
While the controls are simple, the game itself is quite challenging, even for professional pilots. The pitch control consists of an upward-facing arrow and a downward-facing arrow. Tapping an arrow alters the pitch slightly and the plane then continues from left to right flying at that flight path angle. Touching and holding an arrow provides a continuous increase or decrease of pitch, and releasing the touch control leaves the plane flying at that flight path angle. Touching and holding an arrow without releasing it, results in a continuous loop in place. Gameplay involves careful coordination between the upward and downward controls to level out, navigate through rings, and avoid obstacles.
Playing Extreme Flight Premium, all rings are in the same plane (z-axis), so that pilots must maneuver only on the x and y-axes. Although it is impossible to miss going through a ring if the plane is at the correct height and distance, it is possible to crash into a ring if there is insufficient clearance on either the x or y-axis. When the plane hits a ring or any obstacle the pilot ejects, floats down on a parachute, and the plane crashes, engulfed in smoke and flame. Passing through all the rings on any level requires the player to reverse horizontal direction by flying upside-down or performing a modified loop.
* Red Baron (biplane) - speed 1; mobility 1, nitro 1
* White Wing (high-wing) - speed 2; mobility 3, nitro 2
* Fire Storm (low-wing) - speed 10; mobility 5, nitro 5
* Speed Phantom (swept-wing) - speed 5; mobility 10, nitro 5
* Rainbow (delta-wing) - speed 10; mobility 10, nitro 10
Unlike some flight sims, Extreme Flight Premium is not a side-scroller, where the plane goes up and down as the background scrolls by from right to left. This game is a true flight simulator as the plane can fly to and remain at any position on the screen. Each zone presents a course of rings, each of which must be flown through from the correct side, right or left, top or bottom. Gamers can plan the fastest route that will take them through each of the rings correctly. Bonus stars are earned by going through a ring at high speed using the nitro boost available with the Turbo Regime control. Players must complete all 10 levels and earn at least 20 stars to open a new zone/world. Each of the four different zones is a different location, with unique challenges.
* Advanced, aerobatic flight simulation game
* 5 different planes that can be painted, bought, and sold
* 4 zones with 10 levels each
* Players must use the up/down pitch control to navigate through floating rings
* Players get a new plane when changing zones, and can choose their plane
* OpenFeint Leaderboards, and integrated Facebook, Twitter, and email
Adding to the game's realism is an unusual method of following the plane on-screen. The screen used for gameplay is the view as seen from a moving camera. Rather than a fixed camera that simply tilts and pans to follow the plane, Extreme Flight Premium uses a camera that is, itself, moving. To create greater changes in visual perspective and add excitement to the game, the camera moves gracefully up and down as the plane moves down and up. On the y-axis, the direction of movement of the camera is the reverse of the plane, though the speed of each may be different. On the x-axis, the direction of movement of the camera is the same as the plane, but not at the same speed.
"Extreme Flight is perfect for gamers of any age and any skill level," said Jessika Milton of TechSoft Ventures. "It is a spectacular Airshow, with planes performing amazing aerobatics."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 26.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Extreme Flight Premium 1.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A free trial version will be released soon. Review copies are available on request.
Based in London, United Kingdom, Techsoft Ventures, LLP was founded in 2011. Techsoft Ventures, LLP is an entertainment company that deals with creation and publishing of mobile applications for different platforms. They work with Bkackberry, iOS, WP7 and Andoid. They are a young and ambitious team of creative, professional managers, artists, designers, and programmers. They are full of new ideas and open to the world. Their main aim is to provide people with creative and entertaining pastimes of good quality. During the lifetime of the company we have made interesting and captivating projects such as Crazy Survival 1.5 World Trip, Crazy Survival, Extreme Flight, Bubble Gum Air, and Panda vs. Bugs. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Techsoft Ventures, LLP. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.