This Is What It Was Like to Drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan

The historical rupture of the atomic bomb makes the moment it was dropped almost ahistorical—Hidezaku Furuya's videogame documentary forces you to inhabit it as a crewmember of the Enola Gay. It's quite startling.

Each person playing the game wears a headset, speaking the lines onscreen like a member of the Enola Gay's crew as it progresses. At the end, it plays back a recording of everyone, so you hear it in your own voice.


I suppose that's as close you'd want to get to the experience of ending, saving and changing millions of lives in an instant. [Hidezaku Furuya ITP]

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