I hate airplanes. I've fully admitted I basically just want to cry on every airplane I'm on. So why would I want to play Airplane Mode, a game where you just sit in coach class for six hours? Well, I have no clue, but someone wants to.
Inspired by boring classic Desert Bus, Airplane Mode has you flying on an airplane across the Atlantic. The good news? You get a window seat. The bad news? The flight takes about 6 hours and you have to play it in real-time. You'll get some movies and books to watch and read, but also sometimes a baby cries. It certainly seems like a video game. Just not the kind of video game I can imagine anyone wanting to play.
Oddly enough, there's a big name behind Airplane Mode as well. AMC Theaters's new video game branch, AMC Games will be the publisher behind Airplane Mode, and it's the first game they're publishing. How did they land on this to be their first project? Well, Clayton Neuman, the VP of AMC's gaming branch, had the following to say about it:
AMC has always been committed to bringing visionaries’ passion projects to life – on-screen and now in games, and we’re thrilled to launch this new label with the debut of Hosni Auji’s Airplane Mode. The game is as insightful as it is absurd; a meditation on life between destinations, and one that we will be proud to bring to players worldwide next year.
If you're interested in a first look at the game, an alpha version of Airplane Mode will be played during the 2019 stream of Desert Bus for Hope, which happens on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019.
Airplane Mode will be launching on PC sometime in 2020.
Are you interested in Airplane Mode? Is there any particular reason why? Like, really, why are you interested in this at all? Am I missing something? Let me know what I'm missing in the comments below.