Mad Mariner launched The Cruising Game, an online video game that challenges boaters to navigate through multiple levels to reach a destination.
The Cruising Game is the successor to Mad Mariner's Docking Game. The Docking Game has been played more than 300,000 times and was licensed by BoatU.S, which enhanced the game for educational and instructional purposes.
"We are thrilled to offer boaters our latest online game," said Glen Justice, founder of Mad Mariner, in a statement. "The Docking Game has been wildly successful. We are confident that The Cruising Game will realize greater success while providing boaters a way to have some fun when they are trapped on land."
The Cruising Game offers six levels of play, with variable weather conditions and new obstacles so no two sessions of play are alike. Players can encounter a swing bridge, a regatta, a ferry and even a lock, along with plenty of commercial and recreational vessel traffic.
Built through a cooperative agreement between Mad Mariner and BoatU.S., The Cruising Game offers a choice of different boats, power and sail, and all have bow thrusters. The game allows players to save high scores and compete against one another. It also features a chart plotter function to assist with navigation.
Mad Mariner's Cruising Game can be played for free, though higher levels require registration.