Company philosophy of FSAddon Publishing
FSAddon Publishing was founded by François Dumas and Miguel Blaufuks by the end of 2003, with the main purpose of publishing new (and existing) software add-ons for the Microsoft Flight Simulator range of products. But not just any add-ons! Our aim is to provide additional immersion in using the simulation by providing high-quality complete packages that do more than just add an airfield, a utility or an aircraft. We are aiming to provide ‘reality kits’ that are a combination of additional FS software AND other things such as a story line, navigational information and tools, and even community access via the Internet.
The company was initially based upon the already existing simMarket On-line shop and the associated simFlight Network. SimMarket currently is the world’s largest on-line distributor of flight simulator add-ons with nearly 90.000 registered customers and well over a 1000 products in the catalogue. But up to 2003 all products were sold under their own name and without any (or much) guidance from the distributor.
The two organizations together formed a very powerful base for the newly founded FSAddon Publishing, providing all the basic infrastructure, skills and contacts needed to design, develop and publish flight simulator add-ons.
FSAddon Publishing has since evolved into a full-fledged, independent add-on Publishing Company, and since there is no link anymore with simFlight/simMarket it is now a fully separate and independent entity.
FSAddon Publishing has rapidly built a name for high-quality software and services, on par with the best companies in the world, and formally recognized by Microsoft as such!
The company’s aim is 3-tiered
To substantially expand the possibilities for beginning simpilots to use their flight simulator
To provide high-quality, extensive add-ons to the beginning AND experienced simpilots
To lower the thresholds for communicating and flying together using flight simulators and the internet
Call for Developers
If you feel you could add value to this concept in any way, then we urge you to contact us. There are many opportunities for different skills and talents here. Scenery designers, yes, but also script writers, tool builders, story tellers, aircraft designers, web designers and even people that just have a good idea are welcome.
FSaddon Publishing will initiate projects and get people together in virtual teams as needed, help them to define, design and produce a professional product under the FSAddon Publishing brand name and market it for them.
This is a great opportunity to not only make some money with your hobby and skills, but also to add fun and enjoyment to the lives of so many others that are less talented; our customers and fellow flightsimmers !
Remember, one of our main aims is to bring Flight Simulator and its realism closer to the beginning and average user, in every which way we can!