FIFifteen years ago, Penn & Teller (yes, the Penn & Teller) almost released a series of mini-video games for the SEGA CD. Among them, would have been Desert bus, a game where you simulated driving a bus for eight hours. AMC Games wants to give you the modern version Flight mode, the game where you sit in economy class for six hours.
Your flight begins in New York and ends in Reykjavik, simulating approximately the time to make the journey a reality. You are in economy class in a window seat, which of course is a cramped position without much space for yourself.
Throughout the flight, incidental events such as screaming babies, loss of Wi-Fi and turbulence will occur. Yes, it’s Wi-Fi because this is economy class, not dark time. You can also spend your time watching movies from the 1930s, playing sudoku games and crossword puzzles, and you can “enjoy” a security video produced by AMC’s IFC channel. Sounds great.
As AMC Games put it: “Other flight simulators give you HD cockpits with a billion switches and rings, but Flight mode is the only one that offers a realistically rendered seat backrest. “Just like real life, no willpower will increase the speed of the aircraft and make it bearable.
AMC Games says you can also try a “short-hop” flight, just two and a half hours from New York City to Halifax, Canada. It must be the choice if you just hate yourself mildly.
We look forward to seeing charity events play days off Flight mode back to back until the players have no willpower or soul left. The game will be released on PC and Mac this fall, and you can already add it to your Steam wishlist.
Source: AMC Games via Eurogamer