Former Sega Rally, MotorStorm, and McRae developer turns to to the skies with Chopper Mike


Some people just have a desire for speed, especially in high-performance vehicles. Coming from a world known for its quick speeds, from racing rally cross cars to high-speed ATVs, a developer on franchises covering those vehicles has decided instead to take to the skies and slow down the pace a bit in his first solo adventure, Chopper Mike.

One-man development team Jamie Lowes of VAMflax set out to create a simple-yet-charming game where players maneuver a helicopter through ever-changing environments while collecting gems. If the trailer above is any indication of the difficulty, things seem to heat up fast. We’re curious to see how precise players are with a touch-screen device as well.

This chopper takes off for the price point of $1.99 on Thursday March 21 on Android and iOS, but will also land on the PC, Mac, and Ouya in the near future. You can pay developer VAMflax a visit at his site here. 

Posted on by Dave Voyles in Mobile News, News, Ouya, PC, PC News

About Dave Voyles

Dave is located in Philadelphia, and works as a Tech Evangelist at Microsoft. He's coordinated the Indie Games Uprisings on Xbox Live, wrote the UnrealScript Game Programming Cookbook, Made an XBLIG game, and is currently doing JS / HTML5 dev for browser base games. You can follow him on Twitter, at @DaveVoyles