Prague, Czech Republic, Friday 11 May 2012
Hardstyle & Helicopters - After a unique co-operation with the world famous DJ and producer duo Noisecontrollers, Bohemia Interactive has landed a brand new and completely free downloadable content package for Take On Helicopters. Dropping in loud, the Take On Noisecontrollers FreeLC features 14 new Time Trials, 4 unique helicopter skins, the DJs as virtual characters, and an exclusively mixed 30-minute music set by the popular Dutch hardstyle duo.
The fusion between two seemingly disconnected worlds began many months ago, after initial contact was made by the, also Dutch, Take On Helicopters Project Lead. Both parties agreed it would be a nice idea to produce something fun, on the side, and for free. Although it may seem odd at first glance, the connection between a helicopter game and hardstyle music is stronger than one might think. Electronic music festivals often offer visual and audio spectacles similar to games, while also being filmed by helicopter crews from the air.
Project Lead Joris-Jan van ‘t Land on the exciting venture:
“Games and hardstyle are two of my passions, and I thought it was time to finally bring the two together. Having visited many of the huge summer festivals, I always noticed the helicopters flying overhead to film and fly party people around. During the development of Take On Helicopters, I contacted Bas and Arjan and asked them whether they’d be interested in doing a project together."
"Coincidentally they had been fans of our past games, and so we started to work in our free time to deliver something fresh, unique and plain awesome. Now, I’m very proud we can present all Take On Helicopters’ players and Noisecontrollers’ fans with this fun and free package!"
Accompanied by virtual recreations of Noisecontrollers’ Bas Oskam and Arjan Terpstra, players are invited to fly through a series of fast and harrowing races. Not only are there traditional bronze, silver and gold times, but also an ultimately challenging Noisecontrollers time. While trying to beat the DJs at their own game, players will hear an exclusive mix of their freshly released album - “E=Nc² (The Science of Hardstyle)” - compete with the helicopter’s engine for woofer wattage.
Bas Oskam from Noisecontrollers:
“Besides the pleasure that I take in gaming, I have always admired the creativity developers show in their games. Using your own creativity to give others that special experience is what Noisecontrollers is all about. For this reason, I am extremely proud to be the very first harddance in-game character in a videogame! In bringing hard-dance to the 'next level,' we may safely add a 'higher level' as well, thanks to Bohemia Interactive. Take on Noisecontrollers!”
Take On Helicopters pilots can download the DLC for free at:
Take On Helicopters demo
There is a demo available for those who want to Take On Helicopters for a test flight. It includes a wide variety of content and gives a great taste of the unique array of helicopter gameplay featured in the full game. Find out more at http://takeonthegame.com/take-on-demo/
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Take On Helicopters
Take On Helicopters is the brand new PC helicopter game from Bohemia Interactive. Set against the enormous backdrop of Seattle and South Asia, Take On Helicopters lets players enjoy the thrilling experience of flying a helicopter. Become a pilot and have fun with the story-driven career mode, time-trials, challenges, mission editor and multiplayer!
This DJ and producer collaboration started at the end of 2005. Bas Oskam and Arjan Terpstra joined forces to focus primarily on hardstyle music. They have played at the biggest events throughout the world, and recently their new album “E=Nc² (The Science of Hardstyle)” was published. More information is available at www.noisecontrollers.nl
About Bohemia Interactive
Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio which is primarily known for its award-winning mil-sim games Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and the Arma series. Bohemia Interactive is also the proud developer of the recently released Take On Helicopters and the upcoming Carrier Command: Gaea Mission and Arma 3. More information about Bohemia Interactive is available at www.bistudio.com