Today Bohemia Interactive has released a demo-version of their brand new helicopter game: Take On Helicopters. The game offers an authentic helicopter flight experience, while bringing several other innovations to the flight sim genre. For example, players are able to get out of their helicopter and explore the thousands of km² wide terrains on foot. Plus the game includes an engaging story-driven career mode, which is set around the fictional Seattle-based family business Larkin Aviation. Missions range from filming whales for ocean-life scientists, to flying in formation in a veteran's air show and assisting SWAT fast-roping operations on the roofs of Seattle skyscrapers. The demo gives a great taste of the unique array of helicopter gameplay featured in the full version of the game.
Players will be able to enjoy a generous variety of demo content, all playable above a huge section of the Seattle terrain:
· Free Flight mode
· Light and medium helicopters
· 30 x 30 km section of the Seattle terrain
· 2 singleplayer scenarios
· 3 time trial courses
· 3 training scenarios
· 1 multiplayer scenario
· A powerful 2D scenario editor (limited version, does not allow saving or loading)
To access the demo, players can download the installer here.
Trailers & screenshots
To get an impression of what the game is about, be sure to check out the Take On Helicopters launch trailer! For all the latest information, please visit www.takeonthegame.com.
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About Bohemia Interactive
Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio that focuses on developing original state of the art computer entertainment and simulation software, including the research of proprietary advanced real-time 3D graphics, artificial intelligence and physical simulation technologies for real-time interactive environments.
Operation Flashpoint*, Bohemia Interactive's debut game published by Codemasters in 2001, became the No. 1 best-selling PC game around the world and has won many international awards, including "Game of The Year" and "Best Action Game." Over two million copies of Operation Flashpoint have been sold since its release. Bohemia Interactive's second major release, Arma: Armed Assault, followed in 2007 and sold over half million copies on PC through various local publishing partners. Arma 2, the latest hit in the series of realistic military simulators, released worldwide during summer 2009 and was placed in the top positions of official PC charts around the world immediately thereafter. Arma 2 won "Most PC" Game in the 2009 PC Gamer Awards and is featured 14th in their "Best PC Game of all times".
Following the release of Arma 2, the standalone expansion pack Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead was developed. This massive expansion was strongly received by both critics and fans alike; reviews considered it as surpassing the previous title and building on its strong mil-sim heritage. The 'Armaverse' was then expanded further by the hugely popular British Armed Forces (BAF) and Private Military Company (PMC) DLCs, both released in 2010.
In November 2011, Bohemia Interactive Take On Helicopters. This brand new helicopter game intended to deliver an authentic helicopter experience, while bringing several innovations to the flight sim genre. Take On Helicopters was gratefully received, with multiple reviewers praising its refreshing take on the flight sim genre.
Currently under development at the studio are two massive PC titles; Arma 3 and the sci-fi action strategy game Carrier Command: Gaea Mission.
Bohemia Interactive won the Best PC Game Developer award for 2001 at London's ECTS exhibition and Rookie Studio of the Year award at GDC 2002.
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