“Helicopters” is looking pretty cool

About a year ago, we told you about a cool Google Earth game called “Ships”. More recently, we showed you how Ships had been improved to show bow waves.
Now the folks at PlanetInAction are working on a new game called “Helicopters”, and it looks great!
The game isn’t available yet, but they plan to release it during the Google I/O Developers conference in May. However, Paul has provided a handful of screenshots and videos to help whet our appetites.
Here is a screenshot where they are chasing a car using a spotlight in San Francisco, which is one of the missions:


Here is a video of the helicopter in action in Auckland New Zealand:

More recently, Paul has released this video that shows a bit more of the game mechanics:

It looks like this could be a fun game, and we’ll certainly let you know when it’s released.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Help!Google earth has locked my earth on my mercury overlay!I deleted the overlay but it’s still there!

  2. SimCopter on my mind… 🙂

  3. where to find the “helicopters” in google I\O?

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