Fly-Motion

Software development for amusement ride

Goal:  Add new game to amusement ride

About the Project

Fly-Motion amusement ride was developed by "SEMZ-Vympel" company. Fly-Motion consists of a rotating cockpit; the player sits inside of it. There is a screen mounted inside, which imitates the cockpit view, and a joystick, which lets the player to control his plane. Computer mounted inside the cockpit launches a game (there's a list of air fighter simulators available for choice), which syncs with cockpit motors and rotates them in sync with the game, thus creating a full immersion effect for the player.

Our participation

Fly-Motion amusement ride is a very complex software and hardware product. Our company was supporting the software part of the product. Fly-Motion software consisted of the following components:

  • Microcontroller program, which listens for commands and controls the motors accordingly;
  • Application for tablet or laptop, which player uses to choose a game, his plane and mission in the game, and also to pay for his game session;
  • Software for desktop PC (mounted inside of a cockpit), which launches the game, sends commands to microcontroller and communicates with tablet/laptop software.

We worked on all of these components. We added new features for this software, added new games for Fly-Motion, and improved the quality of Fly-Motion operation.