Just five months after its launch, the Flight Control iPhone game has reached 1.5 million downloads. Developed by mobile games studio Firemint, which also made the popular Real Racing iPhone game, Flight Control is the first paid game on Apple's App Store to reach the landmark figure.
Firemint's CEO, Robert Murray, who PC World interviewed in June was ecstatic about the result. “I’m just so incredibly grateful to all the many people around the world who have embraced Flight Control and helped us to reach this amazing milestone. There’s still a lot more Flight Control to come!”
Flight Control sees players take control of a virtual airfield land airplanes and helicopters in a variety of settings. A leaderboard ranks players according to how many planes they have landed in a different airfields. Melbournian Dan Pho is Flight Control's current overall champion. According to his Twitter account, Pho is currently attempting to break the world record in Flight Control Field No. 2, an airfield set in Hawaii.
Firemint currently sells Flight Control on the App Store for $1.19. It has announced that a fourth airfield, based in the Australian outback, will be added to the game in coming weeks.