The Shadow of the Future

What if the future of the world…

…depended on your decision to cooperate, or not? Commissioned by Imperial War Museums Duxford, The Shadow of the Future is an interactive game to get Key Stage 4 history students thinking critically and creatively about the Cold War.

The game recruits students into a think tank to learn about and play the Prisoner’s Dilemma, exploring the risks and strategies behind planned nuclear attacks during the Cold War. Using game theory, students are set games and tasks looking at the Prisoner’s Dilemma as it relates to how USA-Russian relations unfolded in the 1060s and 70s.

Check out the game trailer…


Makers David Finnigan and Toby Peach
Design Ben Jones
Programmer Gareth Damian Martin
Voices Alexey Averkin, Jessica Latowicki and Richard Popple
Ear Tassos Stevens
Producer Natalie Adams