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App description: Test Drive Nimble Strong with our time limited FREE lite version!

GREAT NEWS: The NY Times just gave Nimble Strong an incredible mention (see below)!

Experience the unique game LOVED by The NY Times, Reddit, BoingBoing, Joystiq, The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW), and GamePro Magazine!

Learn drink recipes and how to actually mix them in a fun, fast-paced video game. A perfect blend of qualified instruction, epic game play, and dramatic storytelling.

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NY Times - "My sleeper pick for iPhone...Great fun and very educational"
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/30/technology/personaltech/30smart.html?src-
=busln

BoingBoing - "Deeply compelling and rewarding"
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/10/06/nimblestrong-the-iph.html

Joystiq 4.5/5 - "Finally, video games have purpose..."
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/07/08/review-nimble-strong/

Reddit: #1 Front Page Link

GamePro: 4/5 - "Surprises with its ability to educate as well as entertain."

TUAW - "It is quite literally a bartending school in game form, and the writing is just as brilliant as the touch-based gameplay and the fantastic art. Probably my favorite iPhone game of 2010"

TUAW Award - App of the Day - "Very, very well done."

FanBoy.com: "A great mixer of anime and alcohol for your iPhone"

Ningin: "Highly entertaining and educational"

Apple New & Noteworthy Games

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NIMBLE STRONG: BARTENDER IN TRAINING is the premier iPhone game for grown-ups and is the culmination of two years of collaboration between some of the top names in bartending, anime/manga, and video games.

Features:
> Fast-paced, unrelenting game play that keeps you engaged and entertained through four distinct acts

> Learn how to mix over 70 of the most popular and influential cocktails ever devised - PERFECT for hosting a party, impressing friends/family, or getting your foot in the door at an exciting new career

> 15 hyper stylized, manga-inspired characters animated in a bold and original art style that fuses Japanese manga quirkiness with Eastern Europe edge

> Final Fantasy-esque music created by Michael Huang, award-winning composer of over 70+ commercial video games

> Loaded with the same content you'd learn from a $300+ bartending 101 course(!), in many ways playing Nimble is BETTER than such a course (more hands-on time, higher quality instruction, better replay...)

> Earn a printable and personalized certificate upon completion of the game

> Great replay value with SURVIVAL and RECIPE BOOK modes as well as over 15 unique endings

> A dark and mature three hour long neo-noir storyline with multiple dialogue branches and plot twists

> Co-written and fully audited by Jeffery Lindenmuth, one of the nation's top cocktail journalists

> Created by Adam Ghahramani, one of the most influential voices in the anime and manga world

> Developed by Joshua DeBonis, one of the top game developers in New York City and a game design lecturer at the Parsons School

> Full creator-level support on any and all questions (through our website)

> Deeply inspired by such games as HOTEL DUSK, COOKING MAMA, PHOENIX WRIGHT, TRAUMA CENTER, and PROFESSOR LAYTON

> Starring LEGENDARY anime and video game voice actor Kyle Hebert, voice of Ryu from Street Fighter 4, voice of Kiba from Naruto, Kamina from Gurren Lagaan, and Aizen from Bleach

ImNoSuperMan's comments:



Lite : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nimble-strong-lite/id375868656?mt=8
07-01-2010, 09:15 PM
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"Introducing the world's first fully realized story driven, drink mixing video game."

lol another one just came out pretty soon

.(>^_^).> <3 <3 <3 ! ! !

07-01-2010, 09:16 PM
#3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by applesauce25r624 View Post
"Introducing the world's first fully realized story driven, drink mixing video game."

lol another one just came out pretty soon
Yes but this is the world's first copy of that one.
07-01-2010, 09:17 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,083
Doesn't look good and $4.99? I'll pass.
07-01-2010, 09:21 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by goiMot View Post
Doesn't look good and $4.99? I'll pass.
Not my type of game but the other one was only 99 cents and looked better too. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bar-oasis/id377345861?mt=8
07-01-2010, 09:26 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,083
+1, I got that one and yes it is a good game but very short.
07-05-2010, 07:32 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 5
Hey guys,
Thanks so much for the post here and the comments. It took me a really long time to make this game and I wanted to clarify a few things.

(1) When we submitted the game to Apple we were the first. It was bad luck that a game I spent 1.5 years on had something else approved right before while we were still in Apple purgatory (it took well over a month to get out of it). I put in a request to change the wording never-the-less.

(2) Nimble was designed to be part-foundational bartending 101 course. These courses normally cost upward of $300. As such drinks are learned progressively and there's a lot of actual bartending intelligence within. $4.99 vs. a $300 course is an incredible value.

(3) Almost everyone who I've asked to play Nimble vs. Bar Echo says that Nimble is simply a more fun, faster-paced game. I'm not a big company so I didn't have as much money to put into the art so the game might not "look as good" but we also didn't load it with 500 pages of filler text between each drink ;-)

I'm here if anyone has any questions or feedback . I'd be happy to provide a free download of Nimble if someone wants to do an objective review and comparison between the two games.

Cheers--

Adam
07-05-2010, 09:58 PM
#8
The hottie in screenshot 3 is addictive.
07-05-2010, 11:06 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,147
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamNimble View Post
Hey guys,
Thanks so much for the post here and the comments. It took me a really long time to make this game and I wanted to clarify a few things.

(1) When we submitted the game to Apple we were the first. It was bad luck that a game I spent 1.5 years on had something else approved right before while we were still in Apple purgatory (it took well over a month to get out of it). I put in a request to change the wording never-the-less.

(2) Nimble was designed to be part-foundational bartending 101 course. These courses normally cost upward of $300. As such drinks are learned progressively and there's a lot of actual bartending intelligence within. $4.99 vs. a $300 course is an incredible value.

(3) Almost everyone who I've asked to play Nimble vs. Bar Echo says that Nimble is simply a more fun, faster-paced game. I'm not a big company so I didn't have as much money to put into the art so the game might not "look as good" but we also didn't load it with 500 pages of filler text between each drink ;-)

I'm here if anyone has any questions or feedback . I'd be happy to provide a free download of Nimble if someone wants to do an objective review and comparison between the two games.

Cheers--

Adam

Congratulations on your release. I'm sure it's a great feeling having your app on the market after a year and a half of your hard work. I have a few concerns though:

1) So you're saying your app got submitted before Bar [b]Oasis]/b] but the latter ends up getting approved weeks before yours? How come?

2) What's the difference (content wise) between your game, and Bar Oasis? I believe the recipes and quantities for each drink required are the same? Not to mention Bar Oasis also has a drink mixing mode, where you don't have to spend time with the storyline?

3) Bar Oasis is also 4 dollars less expensive than Nimble Strong, despite all the text.


Don't get me wrong - i'm not trying to say your game falls short in any way. It actually looks nice. Unfortunately, having already played Bar Oasis for quite a bit of time (and being fond of it, too), i'm trying to evaluate how paying 4.99 for your game would be a good deal in comparison to a 0.99 product i'm already happy with

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07-05-2010, 11:47 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,280
Bar Oasis sucked, im gonna try this one

You are not pretty enough to be that stupid.