April 26, 2019 marked the 33rd anniversary of the historic explosion of the Soviet Union's first nuclear reactor, Chernobyl. The devastation killed hundreds and the subsequent radiation released from the explosion affected hundreds of thousands of people's lives around the area. 

But what if you could stop this from ever happening? 

In Meltdown, you can play as an operator in Chernobyl on the night of the disaster. It's up to you to decide whether or not you will bend to the orders of your superiors. 

DISCLAIMER: This game is based loosely on the real events of the Chernobyl disaster. Some of the characters share the same names of the actual people involved, but there are some elements of the game which are completely fictitious.

Released April 26, 2019

Release date Apr 26, 2019
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withTwine
TagsAlternate History, chernobyl, communist, Narrative, Singleplayer, soviet, Text based, Twine, ukraine
Average sessionA few minutes
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast, One button


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joe mama


I get five endings, But there all are bad endings. So is there no good endings?

well, I mean there were no good endings for those who were involved with Chernobyl so I guess not.

I got 4 endings in total. I'm wondering if there's a fifth. Either way, this was a great narrative game!


how many endings

I think there are 5 endings

It was a great story. Good job.


Thwis... sweemws..... pawanowmwal....... I wanwed a stowy to SWOP the Chewnobwl Dwiswaswter, not a stowy abwout how a weactor mewtdown qwuickwy is weveawed as an Etheweaw Pewson Contwainmwent Vwessel! Hmmph. No suppowt.


what the fuck


Wym? hadron27 didnt wike twe sdtowy


Lol didn't you copy this from another user


This... seems..... paranormal....... I wanted a story to STOP the Chernobyl Disaster, not a story about how a reactor meltdown quickly is revealed as an Ethereal Person Containment Vessel! Hmmph. No support.

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Hmmm well why not go write your own story! Like writing with this project as inspiration.


A very well told tale!