Last Battle: Fukushimon mobile game for Android and iOS represents the first video game inspired by the recent nuclear disaster that happened in Fukushima, Japan, on March 11, 2011. It is a Hyper-Casual title developed by Dawn Dice, designed to entertain people but also raise awareness about the disaster and that terrible moment in history, which happened just a little over 8 years ago. The game features the devastating consequences left by the event, as well as an immersive storyline and unique gameplay mechanics.
The Fukushima nuclear disaster happened in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. After Chernobyl, this is the second most-severe nuclear accident in history and it was given a Level 7 event classification on the International Nuclear Event Scale. It started on March 11, 2011, with the Tōhoku earthquake and a tsunami. The active reactors in the plant automatically shut down when an earthquake was detected. However, after electricity failed, the diesel generators started working and powered the pumps back, which began a chain reaction of mishaps. 46 minutes later, a 14-meter-high tsunami arrived and flooded the plant’s lower levels, which only disabled security measures and safeties, and three nuclear meltdowns and three hydrogen explosions happened next, with a release of radioactive contamination into the air.
The Last Battle mobile game entertains, but also tries to raise awareness about environmental pollution and nuclear research. Its story is closely tied to the gameplay, according to the press release. An example of it is that within the game the players will be attacked by mutated radioactive fruits, which have eyes and are called the “Fukushimon”. The overall journey of the story is to save the world from a nuclear attack. The game is free to play and available on both Google Play and iTunes App Store.