THE YEAR IS 1983.
THE DAY: NOVEMBER 1ST.
Both the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics maintain enormous nuclear forces. Here, now, at the height of the Cold War, hundreds of America's brightest men and women are poised deep underground in concrete bunkers known as Launch Control Centers, ready and awaiting the order to unleash nuclear Armageddon.
In the grand tradition of MicroProse and Jane's Combat Simulations, ICBM puts you in the hotseat: you are USAF First Lieutenant Derek Evans, Ellsworth Air Force Base's newest Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander. And your first day on the job could be a big one.