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April 6, 2018 - This presentation was shown at the 2018 eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference. The presentation addresses the rhetoric and ethics of the game, Fallout Shelter (2015), a free-to-play simulation game developed by Bethesda Game and Behaviour Interactive, and published by Bethesda Softworks.
The presentation explores the rhetoric and the ethics of Fallout Shelter using the following theories (from philosophy, political science, cultural studies, and psychology): Capitalism; Authoritarianism; Plutocracy; McCarthyism; Eugenics; Ageism; Egoism; Altruism.
Additional topics explored are: Nuclear War; Nuclear Fallout; Counterfactual History; Red Scare; Atomic Bomb; Atomic Age; U.S. History in the 1950s.