Project Ultimate Drinking Game, an app which provides a range of fun drinking games
May 2, 2012 10:10 AM –
Project Ultimate Drinking Game is an app which provides a range of fun drinking games for 2 or more people. Simply dictate to the app how many people will be playing, how drunk you already are and what resources you have, and the app presents a number of drinking game options. The app contains lots of different drinking games and initial configuration is relatively easy. The thing, however, that lets the game down is the UI which, to be fair to many other apps in the Google Play Store, is extremely average. It should also be said, please drink responsibly!
Tested on: HTC One X
Pros & Cons:
- Easy to configure and set up!
- Lots of drinking games to choose from!
- Up to 10 players!
- UI is very basic indeed.
- Navigation is a problem.
Project Ultimate Drinking Game is a cool little game for when you get together with a group of friends and want to play a few fun drinking competitions. Initial set up gets you to identify how many people will be playing, what resources you have and how drunk you already are! Once entered the app gives you a list of different games to try, with instructions and optional special rules to mix it up.
For example if I select 6 players, who are already slightly ‘Buzzed’, drinking from shot glasses, with no supplies you get to choose between a variety of games including: Century Club, Word Snake, Wombat, Veggies, Umbrella, I Never, Sentences, Screaming Number and Celeb Game. If say you choose say ‘Century Club’ you get a dialogue box which reads:
“Warning This is one of the wildest games in Project Ultimate Drinking. This game requires a time keeper and a lot of beer. Every minute for 100 minutes, each player takes a shot of beer 1Oz or 1.5Oz, you choose. The game starts out slow, but in later rounds you wonder where the time went. Remember, not everyone makes it to 100. But if you do, feel proud… you’ve joined the century club!!”
Now, there are loads of these games available in the app, and different parameters determined different results. I did find many combinations didn’t produce any results and you practically have to start again to try something different. If, however, you’ve got a group of friends together, and plenty of alcohol, this can be turned into a lot of fun.
My main issue with the game is the user interface. Sadly, it’s pretty bleak in comparison to most other apps, The design has a joke military theme, with smileys and camouflage, and the icons are very simplistic clip-art. The screen feels unresponsive and this can be frustrating at times. Finally, I thought considering this is an app that’s meant to be used by either drunk people or people on their way to being drunk- the font size is tiny! Add to this the fact it’s all in block-capitals, it’s not particularly easy to read, especially if you’ve consumed a significant volume of alcohol!
Project Ultimate Drinking Game – Main screen
Project Ultimate Drinking Game – Select how drunk you already are
Project Ultimate Drinking Game – Special rules
Project Ultimate Drinking Game – Shots or cups?
Project Ultimate Drinking Game – Drinking game dialogue
Project Ultimate Drinking Game – Results
Project Ultimate Drinking Game – Disclaimer
For a mildly entertaining foray into drinking games with a group of friends, Project Ultimate Drinking Games is fun, I guess as long as people do not overdo it and gets too competitive.
Ease of Use:
The unresponsive UI is a bit of a pain but I’m certain with some basic tweaks this might be resolved. Some combinations do not bring up any results which is a little weird, and some navigation is done via guesswork rather than clear notifications or buttons.
I imagine this might be something you try every so often… it could even become a central element to any big party you have.
This, unfortunately is very basic and underwhelming. The design, the unresponsive interface and lack of navigation make it often a little tricky to use even if you’re not drunk!