By U.S. Navy
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Do you have what it takes to fulfill your Navy mission? Prove it and watch as you move up the ranks. But don’t let a night out with friends get you sidetracked. Will you earn rank… or a reputation?
Pier Pressure is a multi-part app featuring a role-playing game true to the “Navy experience.” The game is coupled with resources to help Sailors practice responsible drinking behaviors in real life, including a blood alcohol content (BAC) calculator and local taxi cab search.
You begin the game by selecting and customizing a Sailor avatar. The overall gameplay follows the pattern of a natural “day” where you’ll go to work and then go out to a bar with friends, making choices along the way.
But be forewarned: choices made at the bar will affect your skill level at work the next day, which in turn affects your character’s evaluation reports. Smart drinking choices will result in achieving the next rank, while poor choices and performance at work will result in separation from the Navy (a.k.a. game over).
Don’t forget to check out the Tools section of the app to find resources to help you drink responsibly in real life. The BAC calculator can help you monitor your body’s alcohol level, and the local taxi cab search can help you find a safe ride home.
[Disclaimer about Blood Alcohol Content Calculator]
The formula used in this mobile application incorporates a BAC calculation procedure provided to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration courtesy of Herbert Moskowitz, Ph.D., a noted alcohol researcher. It should be understood that what this provides is a rough estimate based on average values and is not 100% accurate. This BAC estimate should not be used by individuals to decide whether or not to drive after drinking -- impairment can result from any amount of alcohol. However, it does provide the best available approximation of the number of drinks it takes for individuals to reach specific BACs. The best policy is don't drink and drive. Period. For more information, visit http://www.nhtsa.gov.
What's New in Version 1.2.6
As always, we're continuing to take in your feedback as we improve this app. Thanks for your support!
New in v1.2:
In response to your comments, we've added a third minigame to mix up your day in the life of a Sailor! Race to your objective to complete your shifts and earn rank, but watch out for the effects of working hung-over. Unlock the original "Harbor Rush" minigame by achieving the rank of Petty Officer Third Class (PO3).
We've added more to see along the path to earning Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO). You can now finish the game more quickly, with brand-new levels and music presented along the way.
UPGRADES AND BUGFIXES
* Background objects in the barracks now better reflect rank and drinking choices.
* Icons show how your in-game text messages determine the amount you drink for the night.
* Simplified character creation process.
* New games will no longer continue where the previous one left off.
* Ratings popup closes more easily.
New in v1.2.6:
* Support for iOS 9!
* Improved dialog options to match your choices.
* A new set of 12 shufflepuck (bar-game) levels.
* Miscellaneous visual improvements to the first work game, including new UI and terrain.
* Many minor bugfixes.