FinFifteen years ago, Penn & Teller (yes, Penn & Teller) almost released a series of mini-video games for SEGA CD. Among them would have been The desert bus, a game where you simulated driving a bus for eight hours. AMC Games wants to bring the modern version with you Airplane mode, the game where you sit in economy class for six hours.
Your flight begins in New York and ends in Reykjavik and roughly simulates the time to make the flight 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, random events will occur such as screaming babies, loss of Wi-Fi and turbulence. Yes, there is Wi-Fi because it is economy class, not the dark ages. 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 high-definition cockpits with a billion switches and rings, but Airplane mode is the only one that offers a realistically rendered backrest washer. “Like real life, no willpower will accelerate the flight and make it bearable.
AMC Games says you can also try a “short-jump” flight, just two and a half hours from New York City to Halifax, Canada. It must be the choice if you just mildly hate yourself.
We look forward to seeing charity events play days off Airplane mode back to back until the players have no willpower or soul left. The game was released on PC and Mac this fall, and you can already add it to your Steam wishlist.
Source: AMC Games via Eurogamer