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Let the War Games Begin: Inside Introversion Software's DEFCON

Introversion Software’s new PC game DEFCON launched Sept. 29

Introversion Software’s new PC game DEFCON launched Sept. 29

Look familiar ? DEFCON is inspired by the popular 1983 movie “WarGames.” Sadly, Matthew Broderick and All Sheedy do not appear in the game.

The U.S. is hit by a nuclear attack. Just keep reminding yourself it’s only a game.

The U.S. is hit by a nuclear attack. Just keep reminding yourself it’s only a game.

The Cold War may be over, but that won’t stop the Soviet Union from launching a first strike attack on North America in DEFCON.

The Cold War may be over, but that won’t stop the Soviet Union from launching a first strike attack on North America in DEFCON.

Well, a big portion of TwitchGuru and Tom’s Hardware’s readership just got vaporized.

Well, a big portion of TwitchGuru and Tom’s Hardware’s readership just got vaporized.

Introversion Software accepts the Independent Games Festival award at GDC 2006. From left, Tom Arundel, Chris Delay, John Knottenbelt, and Mark Morris.

Introversion Software accepts the Independent Games Festival award at GDC 2006. From left, Tom Arundel, Chris Delay, John Knottenbelt, and Mark Morris.

Introversion’s first game, titled Uplink, where players get to act like computer hackers.

Introversion’s second game, Darwinia, takes place in a virtual theme park under attack by a computer virus.

Introversion’s second game, Darwinia, takes place in a virtual theme park under attack by a computer virus.

The critically acclaimed Darwinia won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival earlier this year.

The critically acclaimed Darwinia won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival earlier this year.