Air Traffic Controller

(a game inspired by a Linux Journal article)

Current Status

At its current state, the game has a main menu in which one can choose whether he wants to play a single player, or a multi player game, in addition to quitting the program. The quitting functionality works, and selecting single player game takes him to a new game. A new game consists of a background, which is the navigation map. At this moment the command parsing routines are virtually non-existent, and therefore one cannot do much more than the heading and altitude of the planes.

Due to lack of time, I cannot really invest the time needed to really develop this game. If you are interested, drop me a note, and I'll let you take over the maintainership.


You'll need Python (I use 2.3 or 2.4 on my boxes) and the Python SDL binding known as Pygame. This program is developed on Debian Linux, but was also successfully run on Windows XP with Python 2.3.


Some people have requested screenshots (people just love screenshots...interesting), so here they are! It doesn't look like much at the moment, but that's mostly because of the lack of good background image. If you want to help, let me know and I will tell you what you can help with. :-)


You can get the latest version, or just browse older versions. If on the other hand you feel like you want to see what's in the latest commited version, I suggest you get Mercurial and clone from


This program is released under the terms of the General Public License. For more information, refer to the LICENSE file in the source tree, or go to

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