Airplane Mode is a new game that simulates the exciting experience of a long plane flight in economy class. From your seat, you can watch the jet taxi and take off, enjoy snacks and meal service, dig around in your personal item carrier, play sudoko, read a book, fiddle with lights and air, or watch a selection of seat-back entertainment options. There are even random events such as turbulence, failing WiFi and "delays".
Airplane Mode's gameplay explores the airline travel experience down to every last detail—from the design of your seat and the seatback in front of you, to the contents of your carry-on bag and smartphone hard drive, to the behaviors of cabin crew and other passengers. The circumstances of your flight will change every time you play. Simply put, Airplane Mode is the most realistic flight simulation ever created. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.
CNN Travel interviewed the creators.
The designer, Hosoji Auji, tells CNN Travel that through developing the game he discovered that everyone seems "to have a strong opinion about flying. And while there have been 30-plus years of flight simulation games, the passenger experience has never really been taken into account."