*Mechanical Difficulties* is a virtual reality game in which the player must safely land a seriously damaged aircraft in the wilderness on a deserted island. The game features realistic, physics-based flight mechanics and a motion simulator rig to accurately re-create the sensation of flying an aircraft. The primary objective is to touch down as softly as possible, while incurring minimal additional damage to the plane. The story is told from first-person perspective, as the player takes the roll of a geologist studying the formation and evolution of the island.
The game's controls mirror that of a real aircraft, with pitch, yaw, roll, throttle, and other controls being operated by instrumentation available in the model cockpit the player is seated in. Keyboard and non-VR controls are supported, but not recommended, because the aircraft is easiest to control with analogue input.
Download & extract the zip file, then run "MechanicalDifficulties.exe". If you are using a virtual reality headset, make sure it is connected and working before launching the game, and that you have SteamVR installed on your computer. We also recommend connecting any external controllers before running the game, because doing so afterwards may cause strange behavior.
The version available for download directly from TMS is a stripped-down version that lacks motion simulation functionality, and is playable without any other external devices. The version with this feature is can be downloaded from the projects GitHub page.