Ground Zero

Player Rating7/8

"even better than Reeses' Cups®"
based on 4547 ratings since 04/19/2008
played 88,309 times (finished 4,880)

Story Difficulty8/8

"mosie through a minefield"

Play Length8/8

"Even light has to break at the rest stop"

Maturity Level7/8

"anything goes"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 18. If this were a movie, it would probably be R.

If you see a bright light, duck and cover!

Additional notes:

I should point out that this story can be very long assuming you're not dying. Years pass and your surroundings will most likely change. You may very well live a life time in the story if you're lucky. You will also experience a completely different adventure depending on how you escaped the initial nuclear strike. (Assuming you do survive it.)

As with any of my writings, the "story" comes before the "game". However, this story was written in a "game like" format. So while there isn't a complex inventory and all of that, you can technically "win" by getting one of the 4 special endings. (You'll know if you get one because you'll get an epilogue)

Player Comments

Got completely hooked here. Love how a dead end storyline isn't treated as such, but provides enjoyable reading in itself. Would love to see how things went with "the other woman" as well - how about fleshing that part out to the same extent as the epilouge storyline? Two equally rewarding wins, in a way. Epic story - in the word's true sense.
-- Pål on 11/3/2011 8:18:33 PM
This story was probably the reason that I joined this site in the first place. Whenever I read it I get really nostalgic and it makes me wonder what the hell i'm going to do when the bombs finally do drop. For those of you browsing through and see this story I have a few words to say. Read. This. Story.
-- Jplague on 7/25/2011 6:20:46 AM
Very addictive reading/playing, certainly held my interest! I liked the developement of the main character as you make your choices, and the interactions with other characters were always interesting and fun to read. However dialogue could get slightly confusing; there were some points where no indication was made as to who was talking. Also, I felt that we could have had slightly more control over the storyline (one point that sticks out is the vote over who initially became the leader between Ron and Elliot, you could have given the option to actually choose rather than have a default). That aside, I enjoyed the storyline, was totally compelled to keep going to find out how everything worked out for the characters, and will definitely play through again to try all available options. Really good work!
-- lorenrhys on 3/23/2011 9:23:49 PM
You-re good. Keep going.
-- SenhorBanana on 4/16/2014 9:54:29 AM
Don't attempt another of these stories. Nope. Don't.
-- Emmet on 4/16/2014 6:36:05 AM
This was interesting and I enjoyed it a lot. Keep up the good work. ;)
-- wgree84 on 4/14/2014 10:22:05 PM
I love the images from fallout!
-- Aldubaran on 4/12/2014 6:40:23 PM
Yet again A Masterpiece by the EndMaster. We salute your story telling abilities!
-- WightKnight on 4/10/2014 6:37:13 AM
ChooseYourStory/Ground Zero was an amazing interactive story/game. I thought it it was a pretty creative way to get the player to feel empathy towards their character and immersed in the story.
-- Jeanetter on 4/7/2014 5:36:34 PM
Just awesome. Im new to this genre and this was prwtty intense.
-- Carlos on 4/5/2014 1:50:20 PM
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