Hair Trigger Game Honored in 2021 Webby Awards

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The Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Hair Trigger mobile game was selected as an honoree in the 24th Annual Webby Awards, in the category of Games: Public Service, Activism, and Social Impact. It was one of three honorees in that category. This year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from nearly all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide.

A dramatic mobile game designed to raise awareness about global nuclear threats, Hair Trigger was produced by NTI and developed with Simcoach Games. Emmy Award-winning actor Harry Hamlin offers narration for the game, which draws from real life, close-call events to allow players to experience the dangers posed by nuclear weapons.

In Hair Trigger, the player takes on the role of a newly elected President of the United States in a race against time to remove all nuclear weapons from hair-trigger status, in cooperation with Russia. While the game offers a fun and engaging challenge designed to generate curiosity, conversation, and action, the risks it presents could not be more real.

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Webby Winners are selected by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), a global organization of 2,000+ industry experts and technology innovators.

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