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GlobalThermonuclearWar.info - WOPR inspired scenario name generator (globalthermonuclearwar.info)
20 points by jmaclabs on Sept 19, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 16 comments



Introversion Software, who made the movie-style hacking game Uplink, also have a game called DEFCON which is an atmospheric, minimalist global nuclear war simulator. http://www.introversion.co.uk/defcon/ "The World's first Genocide 'em up! It's Global Thermonuclear War, and nobody wins. But maybe - just maybe - you can lose the least." I love those guys :)


That game was pretty cool, back in the day.


In occasional idle moments I sometimes contemplate what a MMORG version of Defcon would be like....


Okay, I had a few problems with the responsive layout template for mobile apps (so much for that template being "responsive"), and, I tried to throw a few ads up (to offset what can only be described as a "minor" cost of doing business) but that borked the layout badly for certain mobile devices.

So, late yesterday, I got most of that all dialed in now and it should look and perform a little better today (except maybe for folks in very far away places?).

Lastly, I put off changing the full page load into an ajax request in order to generate a new war scenario because, well, some of the most popular generators out there do a full page load (including the ones that I referenced), so why not me? Trust me, I know how to do it, but, based on the traffic and the feedback, it's clearly not holding people people up from using it.

Any other feedback? Performance issues? Mobile issues? Layout? Other suggestions?

Thanks again to all who took the time to comment, especially the critics. It's clearly a site I made on a whim, but, even though it's just for fun, I took the feedback seriously in order to make sure it stays fun.


Reloading the whole page to get a new name seems a tad unnecessary.


Working on that now.


I think I just found a new way to name my release candidates.


Also a Robert Ludlum novel title generator.


Should just have the Generate button be an ajax request so the entire page doesn't have to reload every time!

Awesome though


Why do I need to install quicktime to use this site?


sorry about that - you shouldn't need to. what browser are you using? I obviously haven't tested them all thoroughly enough.


Firefox 15.


Strange, I tested it out on 14 (mac) and never got prompted for quicktime. Upgrading to 15 now. Also, I disabled all sound.


SOUND. never auto play sound!


Yes, sorry. I just disabled the auto play. I was hacking on it all night and had it in as a goof but forgot to turn it off. Thanks for commenting.


thank you! I love the site btw




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