What engine did you build Hangsim on?
Hangsim's engine was built from scratch and was specially tailored
for the needs of the title . Hangsim needs simulate low and
slow flight over photo-realistic terrain and simulate the currents
or air upon it. No other flight simulator on the market today
deals with this capability since these effects and this type
of graphic quality is not needed for heavier flying aircraft’s.
Thus it was clear that a special engine would have to be developed
to handle these issues.
If you developed your own, how long was it in development and
will any other company be using it?
It took the initial six months to develop this engine which
is a combination of 3D graphics and an airflow model. At the
end of this period the first version of the program was built
using this engine and it was clear that the idea would be a
What audience does Hangsim hope to attract?
Hangsim is a new type of flight simulator. It is meant to be
as close as possible to the feeling of free flight. Since other
flight simulators tend to show very fast or very heavy aircraft??,
this feeling of free flight is not common on a PC. We hope that
everyone, people of all ages and backgrounds, will have the
desire to experience Hangsim.
For those who have experienced flight in a light plane or a
glider - it will be clear from the start that this is an essential
title to add to their collection, and for the those who dream
of flying without circumnavigating the globe or fighting half
the Russian military in the process - it will be undoubtedly
the right choice.
How many gliders will be in the final game?
There are currently eight gliders in the program, but due to
the format of the program. files are totally open and documented
so it will be a very easy task for users to create new ones.
How many game modes will be in the final game?
There will be four modes:
Free flight: Just flying around and learning the basics
Challenge: You are dared to achieve certain goals
Competition You compete against other intelligent gliders and
can then get points that can be recorded into your logbook Just
Fun: When you just want to try to shoot at your opponents