ICBM Wants You To Blow Up The Planet With Nukes

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ICBM Wants You To Blow Up The Planet With Nukes
Screenshot: ICBM

Defcon, released in 2006, was an excellent (if also light-hearted) exercise in mutually assured destruction. The upcoming ICBM is looking to be a more modern take on the same subject matter, only without the light-hearted bit.

Published by strategy specialists Slitherine, it’s coming to PC...sometime in the future, and while a serious game about the destruction of civilisation does not sound like something particularly fun given 2020 is already so depressing on its own, it will ship with complete mod support, so maybe somebody could do something there to lighten the mood a little.

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  • I played a lot of DEFCON back in the day and there was nothing lighthearted about it as far as I can recall.

    • DEFCON is still maybe the most chilling war game I’ve played. It’s cold, sterile and bleak as all hell.

      • What I remember most is that as the game goes on and nukes start flying, you just hear this sad sobbing in the background of your war room.

  • Can all the journos give it a bloody rest on the “this game is too grim/dark/depressing for 2020” nonsense? I’m an adult and I’ll make my own choice on that. If all you want is games about sunshine and lollipops, good for you, but you can buggeroff with your tut-tutting games that you don’t think are appropriate for our current society. I don’t read articles to see someone else’s veiled psuedo censorship BS. Thanks.

    • Triggered much? “and while a serious game about the destruction of civilisation does not sound like something particularly fun given 2020 is already so depressing on its own” is the journo’s opinion, and a pretty mild one at that.

      Not sure how this is read as censorship, they are giving the game and article, a photo, mentioning mod support etc. and giving publicity to a game that doesn’t even have a release date. This is the literal opposite of censorship, it’s the open dissemination of information, along with one line noting that it’s tough times right now and that this game isn’t light-hearted fun.

      No one is stopping you being an adult or making your own decisions.

    • I was willing to go with you until your rant moved onto why you don’t read articles… except when you do, as in this case.

      Seriously dude, if you don’t want opinions in your articles you’re very much on the wrong website.

  • Reminds me of Nuclear War on the Amiga way back when. That one DID have a comical tone to it with the cartoon caricatures of world leaders of the day (Reagan, Thatcher, Gorbachev, Khomeini, etc) lobbing nukes at each other. Was a fairly simple strategy game, it would probably make a decent little mobile game if someone remade it today.

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