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You can consider all your time with Flight Control [App Store] to have been practice so far. Firemint reports that they have submitted their first update to Flight Control and posted these screenshots of the new leaderboard capabilities.

Firemint CEO Rob Murray was recently interviewed by Telegraph.co.uk about the wild success of their first self-published title and detailed the new features we can expect in Flight Control:

The first update will introduce Online Scores using our cloudcell.com technology. We've built a web site with leader boards and personal profiles for each player who uploads their stats, including Google Maps that show who else is playing around them (if they choose to share their location).

Murray also reveals that despite the fact that he runs a mobile gaming company, Flight Control was a side-project done outside of office hours. The game was developed over the course of two months on weekends, holidays and evenings by himself, his wife and the art director from Firemint.

A subsequent update is said to offer new airports and aircraft to the game. Meanwhile, Firemint is also poised to release their Real Racing game which is due very soon.

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App Store Link: Flight Control, $0.99

  • Frog

    Looks good!

  • Frog

    Looks good!

  • armaan

    Firemint is quickly becoming one of my favorite indie devs. How soon is "very soon" for Real Racing?

  • armaan

    Firemint is quickly becoming one of my favorite indie devs. How soon is "very soon" for Real Racing?

  • SalsaMD

    Hmm, NFS also will be released "very soon". Seems like the new nebulous advertising one liner...

  • SalsaMD

    Hmm, NFS also will be released "very soon". Seems like the new nebulous advertising one liner...

  • http://www.mobstarentertainment.com mek

    Urban Tycoon will be functional Very soon too....I dont believe, Very Soon

    But Firemint is legit, I also am a fan of their work

    i would get more enjoyment out of more airports and gameplay modes then a leaderboard, but it looks good

    cant wait

  • http://www.mobstarentertainment.com mek

    Urban Tycoon will be functional Very soon too....I dont believe, Very Soon

    But Firemint is legit, I also am a fan of their work

    i would get more enjoyment out of more airports and gameplay modes then a leaderboard, but it looks good

    cant wait

  • arn

    I said "very soon" because the original target was end of April.

    arn

  • arn

    I said "very soon" because the original target was end of April.

    arn

  • http://www.apple2all.com.br iDan

    prety cool game, i love the simple version

  • http://www.apple2all.com.br iDan

    prety cool game, i love the simple version

  • Birch

    It looks like they're doing leaderboards right. I care much more what percentile I'm in than my overall rank (seeing that I have the 3,782nd best score at something is not as helpful as knowing I'm in the top 40% of everyone playing).

    Really, I just want them to add a few more airports and that will make it impossible to put down.

  • Birch

    It looks like they're doing leaderboards right. I care much more what percentile I'm in than my overall rank (seeing that I have the 3,782nd best score at something is not as helpful as knowing I'm in the top 40% of everyone playing).

    Really, I just want them to add a few more airports and that will make it impossible to put down.

  • Ahiru

    can't... wait....

    freaking awesome game!!!

  • Ahiru

    can't... wait....

    freaking awesome game!!!

  • Dave

    Wonder if my current high score can be uploaded when the update comes out?

  • Dave

    Wonder if my current high score can be uploaded when the update comes out?

  • Hkiphone

    I LOVE the leaderboard! I actually had a dream thinking back to those kind of departure notice boards flicking around and thought it would be great to have that in Flight Control! Anyway, kudos to the developers!

  • Hkiphone

    I LOVE the leaderboard! I actually had a dream thinking back to those kind of departure notice boards flicking around and thought it would be great to have that in Flight Control! Anyway, kudos to the developers!

  • snow_mani

    The update looks good. It is going to be interesting to see who is landing/crashing planes near me! :)

  • snow_mani

    The update looks good. It is going to be interesting to see who is landing/crashing planes near me! :)

  • Peter321

    Looks awesome - this actually convinced me to finally buy the game (loving it) so kudos to the developer.

    I love the simply but effective controls, but it does it a bit boring only trying to beat your own hi-score.

    Being able to see other peoples highscores as well as who is playing near you will give the game much more appeal.

  • Peter321

    Looks awesome - this actually convinced me to finally buy the game (loving it) so kudos to the developer.

    I love the simply but effective controls, but it does it a bit boring only trying to beat your own hi-score.

    Being able to see other peoples highscores as well as who is playing near you will give the game much more appeal.

  • Jimbo

    Bloody hell, thats amazing!
    Incredible that it takes a single dev beavering away to come up with this, when all the major dev houses haven't even bothered with something this cool.

  • Jimbo

    Bloody hell, thats amazing!
    Incredible that it takes a single dev beavering away to come up with this, when all the major dev houses haven't even bothered with something this cool.