A downloadable game for Windows

'How I Learned to Stop Nuclear Winter' is a game that is inspired by the 1983 Soviet Nuclear False Alarm Incident, and the song 99 Red Balloons by Nena.

In 'How I Learned to Stop Nuclear Winter' you handle threats to your nation using the PETROV 99 radar detection system! Every time a threat is detected, the THREAT meter fills, and lowers as you shoot down THREATS! Once the THREAT meter is empty, you can breathe easy, knowing that you've staved off mutually assured destruction for another day... until another threat is detected, the next day...

However, it's not like the threats will just wait for you to shoot them down will they? OF COURSE NOT, as the THREAT meter fills, so too will the TIME meter! Once the TIME meter depletes, the bombs hit their target, the system fires back, and it's Armageddon, right on schedule, it's not your fault, but you still could've prevented it. Nobody blames you.

So just shoot everything down, right? WRONG! Hit airlines, kites, clouds, satellites, birds, or any other harmless target and those anti-THREAT beams have to go SOMEWHERE, and they will hit some other nation, who will promptly fire back, which will cause your systems to fire back! Armageddon, once again, so aim carefully, make sure you're shooting a bomb and not a balloon, or else somebody might blame you, or they would, if anyone was left alive.

'How I Learned to Stop Nuclear Winter' is an arcade type of game, it never truly ends. An entry for the 2 Color Game Jam.

More information

Published2 years ago
AuthorBrandon Waldmann
TagsArcade, armageddon, balloons, blue, laser, Minimalist, missiles, nuclear, radar, white
Player countSingleplayer

Install instructions

Unzip included .zip file

Read READ ME.png

Run game!


Nuclear Winter 1.07 (5 MB)