- Developer: Apoapsis Studios
- Genre: Indie, Simulation, Strategy
- Version: Early Access
|Release Date||Sep 28, 2017|
|Genre||Indie, Simulation, Strategy|
Airport CEO: heavy responsibilities with an easy heart
For those gamers who are mad about simulations, there is a decent title to take a look at. Airport CEO is the video game in current development and already available in early access.
Airport CEO was developed and published by an indie company Apoapsis Studios. The game was released on the 28th of September, 2017 and from this date has undergone plenty of fixes. Despite the bugs and glitches, Airport CEO attracts users continually. And that gives developers an opportunity to fix and improve the game regularly.
You can get it for a PC use for $15.99 from Steam or Humble Bundle and try yourself as an airport CEO. You will need to design, build, and make function the airfield for general aviation. If it sounds appealing to you, then let us reveal more cool features of the game.
Soft realism aesthetics: the best visual solution from Apoapsis Studios
Regarding graphics, Airport CEO offers players the 2D cartoonish solution of the building- and management simulator. The seriousness of your task will be somehow spiced up with a playful manner of drawings.
The visuals from the landscapes to the staff and passengers characters are designed neatly, though a bit pixelated. Maybe, it is less realistic than you expected from a simulation game. Still, the visual performance is bright and clear. The developers themselves call these graphics ‘soft realism.’
Combination of grey, green, and blue colors makes all the objects distinct on your playing map. You can take a look from above on the territory and the moving objects and by clicking buttons like ‘Structure,’ ‘Infrastructure,’ ‘Items,’ and so on, switch between the named ones.
But the main issue concerning graphics is not the quality of drawings or their realism. The primary admonition in terms of graphics is the slowdown of the gameplay. Many users who already tried the game complain about visual glitches and sometimes even a black screen appears. Some had to reduce the graphics to a simple level (this option is available in the settings,) but still get graphics glitches.
Obviously, there’s still so much to do with graphics. So the developers are continually working on these improvements.
Realistic simulation: discover the airport life as it is
The gameplay of Airport CEO is icing on the cake as it has many tasty features most of the gamers like. First of all, it offers you an opportunity of turning into a managing director of an airport. Just imagine that designing, building, improving an airport with all its structure and infrastructure elements, hiring staff, serving passengers, and even managing this large institution - everything falls on your shoulders. Are you ready to deal with all these challenges?
You will need to build an airport from scratch with the landing area, all its terminals, gates, dispatcher racks, runways, taxi ranks, and so on. Start from signing a contract with a constructing company and getting a personnel for the working needs. These architectural and managing tasks require calculating and creative skills from the player.
After this stage, you will proceed to the airport’s infrastructure. Where will the taxis stand when approaching your airport? How many terminals there would be to serve all the passengers? Satisfy your clients’ needs with perfect check-in racks, information desks, baggage carousels, security services, and all other facilities which we are used to getting at airports. You need to embody all the named in the game to make the passengers satisfied and happy.
Taking into account the humans factor, pay a particular attention to the staff you are hiring. You will need to consider different CV’s to get the most helpful and friendly staff as your airport team.
It’s not a piece of cake to be a CEO of such a massive infrastructure object. As a player and a main disposer of this simulation reality, you will face challenges like business planning and management. You will finally uncover the secret mechanisms which rule every airport in the world.
Airport CEO is a well-thought game in many aspects. Building, creating, managing services, communicating with staff and passengers - everything from what the real airport’s life consists. And you’ve got to be meticulous enough to build the right strategy of managing this simulator.
This realistic simulation gives you the whole power of managing, designing, and studying the original airport processes. What is it if not the best airport managing simulation?
A complicated idea that is easy to play
There is a great help regarding controls which you may get in the Gameplay Settings menu. Use a keyboard and a mouse to manage all the needed manipulations.
WASD keys traditionally answer for the movement. You can move the camera with the help of them. Q, E keys will get it rotated, and K, M will zoom it in and out.
Interaction with objects requires some mouse clicks. For more features, you’ll need the other keys, including F1-F10.
After the game starts, you will soon convince there is nothing complicated about the controls. Though the controls are usual, there’s always something to discover in a gameplay.
As Airport CEO is a game that is continuously developing, you will find some new features and devs each time you open and play it. You can watch how the game evolves from its early stages and turn into a full value title. We think it’s an exciting process.
Top-3 Airport CEO videos
- Airport CEO - Ep.01 : First Look!
- Airport CEO First Look Gameplay Review Episode 1
- Airport CEO - New Airport Simulator - Ep. 1 - Let's Play Airport CEO Gameplay (Airport Tycoon)
This links follows to webpage, where you will find links to official sources of Airport CEO game. If you are Windows PC user, then just click to button below and go to page with links. Please note that this game may ask for additional in-game purchases and permissions when installed.