Take On Helicopters airlifts Noisecontrollers developer’s blog

Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday 2 August 2012

Dropping in clouds – In support of the free Take On Noisecontrollers DLC for Bohemia Interactive’s Take On Helicopters, the studio released a new developer’s blog on the unique collaboration with the famous DJ and producer duo. The article sheds some more light on the behind-the-scenes process of this remarkable venture.

In Noisecontrolled, Joris-Jan van ‘t Land, who created the Noisecontrollers DLC in his free time and is the Project Lead on Take On Helicopters, explains how the idea for mixing a helicopter game with hardstyle music came to be. He also vividly describes how it eventually tied in with one of the most popular hardstyle festival in the Netherlands, Defqon.1 2012 .

Project Lead Joris-Jan van ‘t Land:

“At first glance it may not seem like a logical marriage: electronic music and helicopter games. The links between the two themes came from the personal interests of myself and several others who helped along the way. With this project I did not set out to optimize profits or find the biggest target audience. It's important to keep in mind that TON was not developed in Bohemia Interactive's work hours. Those involved contributed in their own time and because they wanted to deliver something cool. I'll just go ahead and say it: this was purely selfish, and I'm proud to have done it!"

The full developer’s blog is now available at http://www.bistudio.com/english/company/developers-blog/321-noisecontrolled

Take On Helicopters pilots can download the DLC for free at:


Take On Noisecontrollers - Launch Trailer

Take On Noisecontrollers features:
  • Paint Schemes – Fly around using several new paint schemes for the Light helicopter
  • Tough Time Trials – Beat the best times and the special Noisecontrollers time, in 14 new races.
  • Hardstyle Music Channel - Get a preview of the E=nc2 debut album in an exclusive mix.
  • The Noisecontrollers – Meet Bas and Arjan as virtual characters.

Media Contacts

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!

About Noisecontrollers

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.                             


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