Air traffic control games have become popular especially among Android users and then this kind of game has become interesting for iOS users, as well. We on Windows 8 don’t have too many of them, but GeoPlane is definitely one you need to have a look at. Read more below.
Recently released on the Windows Store, the new Geoplane air traffic control game can be played on touch and desktop Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices, as well as on Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1, as well. The game can be downloaded for free and comes with a size of slightly more than 9 megabytes. It’s a good thing that you don’t have to pay for the game, but I sometime got the feeling that the advertisement blocks are too intrusive. However, that happens only in the main menu, as nothing hinders your actual gaming experience. Still, an improvement could be done even there.
Albeit I came across the game a few weeks ago, it might be on the Windows Store for quite a while now, considering the fact that it has just received a pretty big update which makes it even more interesting. So, the game you will download now (link at the end of the article) is quite different than the initial release. It has been updated to allow you to build your own airport track thanks to its Game editor tool. You can draw your airfield, configure the plane frequency and speed, and then, of course, play on it.
Play the air traffic controller with GeoPlane on real airports & aircraft carriers. You can also build your own airport to play on with the map editor: Design your very own airport and share it with the world. Drag and drop aircrafts to their runways while avoiding collision. Be careful to the different aircrafts such as the Concorde, aircraft propellers, jets or even helicopters that use the same airport. Propeller planes land on orange tracks, helicopters on the H marks & white planes on white tracks.
The game is really easy to play, but its difficulty increases as more aircrafts appear on the screen. Your mission consists in dragging and dropping aircrafts with the mouse or the finger to their runway. Of course, you need to make sure that you avoid collision with other aircrafts, after all, this what air traffic control is all about! There are also challenges that you can take to improve your best time or the number of airplanes that you have managed to land.
At the moment, you can play with jets, helicopters and Concorde; each of them having different speeds, and thus, making it easier or harder for you to do your job. There are 3 difficulty levels, so you can always set up an even harder target ahead of you. The game is available in English and French language, so follow the link from below to get it on your Windows 8 devices.