Tower 2011, Voice-Controlled Air Traffic Simulator Now Available
Its not often that we get non-casual air traffic simulators, but FeelThere Software is going there and giving gamers a very unique simulation called Tower! 2011, which is based around voice control and recognition. The game is currently available for PC.
Victor Racz, producer at FeelThere commented in the press release, saying
"When your players give feedback saying 'voice recognition that finally works' you know you are building something unique "Tower! is not for casual gamers. First you need to read the manual, and then teach your computer the speech commands. This takes time. But the players who have gone through the learning curve realize what a difference it makes. If you want authentic simulation experience, and love complex and rich simulations, then you might be surprised what our game has to offer."The aim of the game is about guiding in aircraft as an air traffic controller using voice recognition software. Gamers will start off at a small airport, guiding in small planes and keeping things simple, and then eventually after mastering the art of vocal air traffic control, players will move on up to the big leagues with two more challenging airports to master.
Its continually reiterated throughout the website and the press release that Tower! 2011 is not a simple arcade game, but basically the air traffic equivalent to something like the Railworks simulator. So only the vocally strong need apply.
You can check out a complete list of the games features below or head on over to the Official Website to learn more. Tower! 2011 is currently available for $39.99 for PC.
Tower! 2011 Features:
3 photorealistic airports
Advanced artificial intelligence (AI) pilots follow complex tower commands when to taxi around airport and fly approach and departure procedures
Single and multiplayer eiditions
Full voice control possible using Microsoft's speech SDK voice recognition technology **
Photorealistic 2d graphics with dynamic lighting, shadows and ground traffic
Complex simulation allow you to experience the real life duties of a tower controller
Create new airports, schedules and airplanes using the same editors used by the development team
Aircraft will follow inflight heading and turn command
Runway racetrack pattern commands are simulated
Runway assignments for arriving and departing aircraft may be changed
After takeoff headings can be assigned to aircraft prior to departure
Runway intersection takeoffs are simulated
Many of the newly issued FAA commands are simulated (such as line up and wait, taxi to ramp/apron)
Taxiway routing to and from parking and terminal areas can be assigned and changed
Hold short commands may be issued for taxiways and runways
Dynamic lighting and shadows provide a stimulating visual environment. Sun cycle calculated from real world data
Ground traffic (cars on freeways and major highways and streets)
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