Build airplanes by snapping parts together, designing wing sections, and attaching engines. At any time, you can strap yourself into the cockpit and see how it flies with realistic physics. If you're not in the mood for building, over 100,000 airplanes are available to download for free.
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Very Positive (200 reviews) - 91% of the 200 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,278 reviews) - 92% of the 3,278 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 17, 2015

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September 14, 2016

Update v1.5.3 - Mods & Steam Workshop

Mods Section on Website

This update is focused on Modding. Along with this update, we are excited to announce a new section to the website dedicated to Mods! The mods section will allow modders to get the visibility and points they deserve for all their hard work. It also makes it much easier for players to find mods and show their support.

We are launching this new section with almost 20 mods. The modding community has done some amazing work and we highly encourage everyone to go check out their mods and show them some love.

Steam Workshop

We are officially taking the Steam Workshop support out of beta. Players may now use the Steam Workshop to subscribe to their favorite mods. You can explore the workshop here.

Release notes
  • Expert achievements for the 6 new races have been fixed.
  • AA Tanks now have a little spread to their bullets.
  • Added bindable inputs for 'Restart' and 'Restart Here'.
  • Fixed a bug with the targeting system that could cause it to spam errors in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where an invalid subassembly file would prevent the designer from loading properly.
  • Fixed an issue preventing modded engines that require zero air intake from functioning.
  • Fixed an issue on Android where a mod with spaces in the filename would not load properly.
  • Fixed an issue on Steam with file associations not working properly in some scenarios
  • The everyplay SDK issue on iOS should be fixed.
  • Mod Tools have been updated
    • Levels can now be targeted as mobile only or PC only.
    • Fixed an issue with destroyers created via the mod tools not obeying initial hostility settings.
    • Added support for spawning sandbox AI planes from XML.
    • Added support for spawning convoys.
    • Fixed an issue with map plugin objects not spawning in the correct positions.
    • Fixed an issue with potentially invalid bundle identifiers when exporting Android mods.
    • Fixed an issue with some materials not loading properly from mods in OSX
    • Mod tools now generate an spmod-info file to be used when uploading the mod to SimplePlanes.com.

Interested in making mods?

Check out the Modding Wiki on our subreddit for information on how to get started modding.

We also now have a GitHub account with a couple of open source example mods for people to explore. On GitHub, we also have an open source reflection tools package that can be imported in to a mod project to provide more access to SimplePlanes classes and data that are not exposed in our modding API.

Have questions? Need Help? Want to talk with or collaborate with other modders? Check out the modding channel on our Discord server.

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August 19, 2016

Update v1.5 - All My Love

New 1.5 update is now available! Watch the video trailer here.

New Content
  • 1 new combat mission: Convoy Assault
  • 1 new airplane race: Indy Air Race
  • 2 off-road car races: Riding Dirty & Snow Crawl
  • 3 on-road car races: Airstrip Drag, Gold Prix, & Motor Mirage
  • New stock airplane: Bush Plane
  • Convoys added to Krakabloa and Maywar. Like the battleships, they will become hostile if engaged.
New Parts
  • Parachutes! Slow down and safely descend. Carrier landings are now a breeze. Choose your favorite colors.
  • Fuselage Inlets! Build better replicas with a customize-able air intake for your jet engines, built directly into the fuselage.
  • Tractor wheels! A new wheel type option for the resize-able wheels.
AI
  • AI spawning dialog options enhanced and expanded. Now includes positioning and AI modes.
  • AI will attempt a landing when a Final Approach location is selected.
  • Aggressive AI mode! Orchestrate your own battles. If they have weapons, get ready to feel some heat..
  • AI now works with cars! If vehicles turn over during a race, they will automatically flip back upright after a short delay. Aggressive cars will chase you down in a crazy game of kamikaze chicken.
  • AI opponents will be properly placed on the ground in races. Manually spawned AI will be re-positioned on the ground.
3D Printing & Exporting Designs
  • EUCL3D 3d printing
  • Export the 3D model (OBJ file) of your design. Print your own creations. Fool around with it in some 3D modeling software.
Modding
  • Updated mod tools to support adding our assets (ships, turrets, bridges, AA tanks, etc.) onto custom maps.
  • Added two new XML-only attributes to control surfaces: "activationGroup" (0-8) and "activationGroupLocksInput" (true/false).
Other Features & Tweaks
  • Redesigned stock airplanes: Vertigo & Sea Plane.
  • Increased length of CoM, CoL, and CoT gizmos.
  • Added a small amount of spread to bullets.
  • Zooming the flight mode camera with the mouse wheel is now a bindable input.
  • Performance tweaks.
  • Game engine upgrade (Unity 5.3.4 -> Unity 5.3.6f1).
Bug Fixes
  • AI will no longer spawn underwater, appearing as if they never spawned at all.
  • The AI flight bug when the plane was perpendicular to target.
  • Improved the fuselage properties flyout dialog.
  • Removed the Fix Rotation warning message.
  • Fixed a bug where jet engines would randomly stop working.
  • Fixed a few tool-tip issues in the designer.
  • Removed excessive undo steps when nudging on PC/Mac.

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About This Game

BUILD AIRPLANES


You have the tools you'll need to bring any airplane to life. Snap parts together to build your airplane's body. Place engines to add thrust. Design and attach wings and then strap yourself into the cockpit and see how it flies.

DOWNLOAD AIRPLANES


Over 100,000 airplanes are available to download for free from SimplePlanes.com Find anything from old WW2 bombers to next generation fighters to sci-fi spacecrafts. You can upload your own airplanes and rise through the ranks from a bronze builder to a gold level builder.

DYNAMIC FLIGHT MODEL


Flight simulation at its finest. Every little change you make in the designer impacts how the airplane flies. Weight distribution, thrust, lift, and drag are all calculated continuously while flying. Parts can break off in spectacular fashion while flying due to over-stress or by hitting something. The fun won't stop there though. You can keep on flying even with a missing wing if you've got the skills.

CHALLENGES


Climb into the cockpit of one of your custom aircraft and see how it does in the challenges. The challenges will keep you entertained for hours. Land on aircraft carriers, escort bombers, dodge surface-to-air missiles, race through courses, and so much more.

SANDBOX


Use all available parts to build airplanes with no restrictions. The sky is the limit. Literally.

MODDING


Modding is fully supported so you can build your own parts and environments. Download our Unity package which includes specially designed tools to aid in designing and building mods which you can then share with your friends and the community.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mountain Lion (10.8)
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3 512MB VRAM
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Yosemite (10.10)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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