Saturday, April 3, 2010

Flight Control Comes to the iPad in 3-D

Firemint iPad App

When Firemint, the creators of the popular iPhone air-traffic-control simulator Flight Control, began working on a version of the game for the iPad, the company decided to move beyond the tablet’s roomy screen and into the third dimension.

The new version is called Flight Control HD and available now in the Apple App Store includes a new airfield that looks best if you are wearing a pair of red-and-blue anaglyph 3-D glasses.

However, players eager to experience the new multidimensional airfield will have to pick-up their own set of 3-D viewing glasses, said Alexandra Peters, community manager at Firemint.

“It’s more of a quirky surprise more than a big selling feature,” she said. “They’re the low-tech glasses so they are easy to find on Amazon.”

The iPad version, which costs $4.99 to download, allows two players to do battle with one another on a split screen. Players can also play against each other using multiple devices, including iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches, over a Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth.

Firemint, which is based in Melbourne, Australia, has posted a preview video on YouTube, though it doesn’t show the 3-D airfield.

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