Saturday, September 15, 2012

Balance of Power

My roommate just told me about an awesome Cold War video game called Balance of Power

Apparently, you played brinksmanship on the computer.  You could had to maximize "prestige" (ie soft power) and avoid nuclear annihilation:
the player is presented with a set of incidents and crises in various countries around the globe, and must choose a response to each one. Responses may range from no action, to diplomatic notes to the other superpower, to military maneuvers. Each response is then met with a counter-response, which may vary from backing down to escalation. The player then gets a chance to initiate actions, and deal with the opponent's responses.

Gotta find it!  Amazing. 

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