New iPhone App Teaches Drink Mixing 101 in Game Form

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Nimble Strong: Bartender in Training is a hybrid video game and 101 educational course that teaches iPhone owners how to mix over 70+ classic and influential cocktails. The game includes a neo-noir storyline, a colorful cast of characters, a vibrant anime-inspired art style, accelerometer support so you can shake your iPhone to shake drinks, and a printable certificate upon completion. Also co-written and audited by top cocktail and spirits journalist.

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Finally, video games have a purpose -

Developed over two years by a team of video game and mixology veterans, Nimble Strong: Bartender in Training combines a full 101 drink mixing course with fun game play and a mature storyline. Nimble Strong launched recently to critical praise, with noted gaming website Joystiq awarding it a near-perfect score for its ability to educate as well as entertain, declaring: "Finally, video games have a purpose."

"Whereas nearly every video game aimed at children has an underlying educational component, there is little available for adults who are interested in learning life useful skills," said Adam Ghahramani, the game's director. "With Nimble Strong we spent as much time on creating a progressive and authentic educational experience as we did on the game play and storyline."

To underscore the game's educational mission, players who complete Nimble Strong can fill out a form online and receive a printable bartending certificate.

Nimble Strong: Bartender in Training was co-written and audited by Jeffrey Lindenmuth, one of the nation's top cocktail and spirits writers, and co-designed by a game design lecturer at the Parsons School in New York City. Players will also be surprised to learn that Nimble Strong was narrated by legendary anime and video game voice actor Kyle Hebert, who plays Gohan in the classic show DragonBall Z, Kamina in Gurren Lagaan, and Ryu in the hit game Street Fighter 4.

Additional features include multiple endings, dialogue branches, a vibrant art style that blends Japanese anime with Eastern European edge, 15 unique characters, practice and survival modes, and accelerometer support, so you can shake drinks by shaking your iPhone.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
  • Requires iOS 2.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • 34.6 MB

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Nimble Strong: Bartender in Training is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Nimble Strong: Bartender in Training was directed by Adam Ghahramani, co-written by Jeffrey Lindenmuth, and developed by Joshua DeBonis. Copyright (C) 2010 Nimble Strong LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Adam Ghahramani
Nimble Strong LLC
United States


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