New Navy phone app turns life choices into a game

Posted at 4:43 PM, Mar 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-07 16:43:23-05

A new app from the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Office aims to guide young, impressionable sailors to make good decisions in their lives.

“During the development of the Keep What You’ve Earned Campaign, we heard from young, enlisted sailors that the best way to reach them was through their mobile phones,” said NADAP director Dorice Favorite in a news release. “Pier Pressure will help sailors understand how responsible drinking can keep their careers on track, and alternatively, how abusing alcohol can lead to serious consequences.”

On the gaming side, Pier Pressure starts you off by letting you select one of five characters, three female or two male, all ranked lieutenant junior grade.

The games section of the app includes simulations of Navy work and social life, while the tools section includes a blood alcohol level calculator, a cab company search based on your location, and multiple Navy resources, according to the Scoop Deck blog.

A leaderboard in the app lets you compare your scores against your friends.

Pier Pressure is available for in the Apple and Google Play app stores.

Read more about the app at the Scoop Deck.