Airport Madness 3D

Airport Madness 3D

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bigfatsimulations  [developer] Oct 18, 2016 @ 3:09pm
Watch my recent talk on Airport Madness
The good folks at Vancouver Full Indie were kind enough to have me speak at their July meet-up about my game development experiences. I gave my little talk, and they recorded it. Please enjoy my sultry voice, questionable game design principles, and repeated use of the word “um”.

Or not. The talk is 12 minutes long. You could probably more enjoyably spend your time doing, say, ANYTHING ELSE.

Watch:
https://youtu.be/6bv6PH9mYCU
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cHabu Oct 19, 2016 @ 4:06am 
"Ignore sugggestions".... really ? :)

lovely vid. ;)
Avwriter Oct 19, 2016 @ 8:15am 
Very nice to put a face and name with the game, and see a little behind the scenes about what you have done and how. Thank you!
bigfatsimulations  [developer] Oct 19, 2016 @ 4:21pm 
Originally posted by cHabu:
"Ignore sugggestions".... really ? :)

lovely vid. ;)

That was mostly to be funny. Of course I listen to suggestions. There was a point that I was trying to make, however. I used to implement EVERYTHING suggested, and I felt run off my feet by it. Now I consider all suggestions, and implement that which I feel is a good fit for the game.
Colonel Success Nov 6, 2016 @ 1:43am 
Whoa!! You are an ATC!?!? An ACTUAL ATC!?!?!?
Empyrean Nov 13, 2016 @ 6:31pm 
Fun presentation, watched the entire thing. Helped understand the person behind the game as well!
bigfatsimulations  [developer] Nov 17, 2016 @ 7:17pm 
Originally posted by Athena:
Fun presentation, watched the entire thing. Helped understand the person behind the game as well!

Thanks for watching. It's the first time I've "come out".
Paul196UK Nov 29, 2016 @ 9:20am 
Enjoyed your video and as above it is nice to meet the person behind the game. You are on one incredible journey and I wish you every success for the future and hopefully see more Aorport madness game.
U2NUMB Nov 30, 2016 @ 9:28am 
I totally get the ignore suggestions. I assume you read most of them and the really good ones get put on that main list but that list only gets tackled when you are happy with your OWN suggestions and ideas in your head. I appreciate what you have created and enjoy it for what it is worth. Thanks for the video.. very cool to watch and has inspired me to learn Unity.
bigfatsimulations  [developer] Dec 2, 2016 @ 6:39pm 
Yeah, the part about "ignore suggestions" was really just to generate laughter in a room of game developers. I didn't think the comment would come up in discussion :) The reality is, I read every comment here, as well as every email I receive. Every idea gets added to a huge list (which looks like Santa's list, but twice as long). There's no way that I'll be able to implement every idea. However, sometimes I'll get an idea from someone, such as animating the windsock, and I'll think, "Hmmm, I bet I can code that up in about 5 minutes!". Four hours later, I've implemented someone's great suggestion. Other ideas will simply never happen, such as "Dude, you should totally add zombies". Nevertheless, they get added to the list.
Empyrean Dec 2, 2016 @ 7:07pm 
Hm, well, throwing in a crazy idea..how about random(but not common) emergency landings? Should toss things up a bit as it'd change who's going to land first. :P

There's also weather perhaps, icing, heavy rain....perhaps you could even add military aircraft but that one's a stretch. If I had to choose one, I think the emergency implementation would be a nice fit to the current system, not much work among the others.
bigfatsimulations  [developer] Dec 3, 2016 @ 12:35pm 
Added to the list! Lol!
kelsey59 Feb 18 @ 2:30pm 
WOW, I thought I was the only one in the world that played TRACON. I still have the box with 5.25 floppy disks somewhere. :)

I used to play that game all the time.

bigfatsimulations  [developer] Feb 19 @ 10:14am 
I haven't played it in many years, but it was magical! In ATC school my colleagues and I would all crowd around a single 13" CRT tube display and push each other to see who could move the most traffic. This was back (way back) in the early 90's.
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Well their is a online browser of ATC sim that is similar to Tracon.
http://www.atc-sim.com/
bigfatsimulations  [developer] Feb 19 @ 6:13pm 
Originally posted by jcamp7377:
Well their is a online browser of ATC sim that is similar to Tracon.
http://www.atc-sim.com/
I've tried that one. I really miss the original. I think the developers could do well if they created a Steam or mobile version of it. There are a few knock-offs out there, but not as enjoyable.
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