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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Release Date: Dec 17, 2015

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July 27

Aero Effect and SimplePlanes News

We released a new game today on iOS and Android called Aero Effect. Race an "aero" (with realistic lift and drag physics) through a maze of obstacles. The aero actually uses some of the same lift and drag equations from SimplePlanes, so if you're not careful and you lose your airspeed, you can stall it out! Here's a link if you want to check it out while you're taking a dump.

SimplePlanes News

It has been just over a month since we released the 1.6 update for SimplePlanes and we have already made a lot of progress on the 1.7 update. We are hoping to release 1.7 as early as next month. After the 1.7 update comes out, we will immediately start working on a 1.8 update. Meanwhile, we'are making a lot of progress on SimpleRockets 2, which we are planning to release early next year.

I hope you have the time to check out Aero Effect. We had a lot of fun developing this little game and I hope you enjoy it!
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June 20

SimplePlanes Update 1.6 - Breaking Wind

We've been quietly working on a new update for SimplePlanes and we just released it today. Here's a trailer showing the new features:

New Parts
  • Gyroscope - Keep your designs upright and build quadcopters
  • Sphere - Super advanced ball technology
  • Hemisphere - Half a sphere, for when you can't afford a whole new sphere

  • Wind Physics
  • Wind Settings to control the wind in real-time
  • Windsocks
  • New Challenge - Cross Wind Landing
  • New Stock "Airplane" - Quadcopter
  • Tweaked the instrument panel user interface to improve the compass and add a wind heading indicator
  • XML-modding enhancements

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed bug preventing discovery of Featherfall Squall
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Mirage Speedway from showing up (or was that a joke that I didn't get?)
  • Prevent Restart Here from working on challenges
  • Prevent AI planes from responding to player activation groups
  • Fixed a bug with drag on initially disconnected parts
  • Fixed a bug with tournament validation of part scale="1,1,1"

Thanks for playing!
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About This Game


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.


Over 100,000 airplanes are available to download for free from 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.


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.


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.


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


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

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