MELBOURNE, Australia, June 23, 2010 – Acclaimed game development studio Firemint today announced that an update for its Flight Control App for iPhone is now available on the App Store. The update takes advantage of the new features of iPhone 4 and iOS 4, and is available free of charge to owners of Flight Control.
Flight Control looks better than ever before on iPhone 4, with crisp high resolution graphics optimised for the Retina display. Multitasking is also enabled on compatible iOS 4 devices, to allow players to switch effortlessly between their favourite apps.
The highly addictive gameplay in Flight Control casts players in the role of an air traffic controller in charge of an increasingly busy airport. Players must touch aircraft and drag a path to the correct landing zone while avoiding collisions. The game includes five different airports as well as multiplayer mode over WiFi or Bluetooth.
Flight Control has been an outstanding App Store success with over 2,000,000 copies sold, as well as receiving wide games industry acclaim for its elegantly simple gameplay that created a new genre of “line drawing” games. Some of the many honors bestowed on Flight Control include iPhone Game of the Year from Pocket Gamer; Casual Game of the Year from Macworld’s App Gems Awards; Best Game – Game Developers Association of Australia; Finalist – Casual Game of the Year in the Interactive Achievement Awards; and Finalist – Handheld Game of the Year in the Game Developers Choice Awards.
The Flight Control app is available for $0.99 US from the App Store on iPhone or iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
For more information about Flight Control, please visit www.firemint.com/flightcontrol.
Firemint creates fun, addictive games. Firemint’s best known titles are its self-published iPhone games Flight Control, the ultra-casual, broad-appeal hit, and Real Racing, the high-end 3D pro racer critically acclaimed as one of the best racing games on any handheld platform. The studio has also worked with the industry’s leading publishers developing over 30 titles from notable franchises as well as originals. Founded in 1999 by CEO Robert Murray, Firemint is located in Melbourne, Australia’s games development hub, and employs 40 people.
Firemint is the first developer to receive Apple Design Awards for two apps in one year, for Flight Control HD on iPad and Real Racing on iPhone, presented at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2010. Firemint’s accolades also include: Pocket Gamer Best iPhone Developer of the Year; Pocket Gamer iPhone Game of the Year; Macworld AppGems Casual Game of the Year; Independent Games Festival Mobile award for Technical Achievement; International Mobile Gaming Award for Excellence in Connectivity; Game Developers Association of Australia Best Game of the Year; Finalist, Casual Game of the Year in the Interactive Achievement Awards; Finalist, Handheld Game of the Year in the Game Developers Choice Awards; IGN's Best of E3 Award and IGN Editor's Choice Award.