Scram: A Nuclear Power Plant Simulation is an Atari 8-bit family game written by Chris Crawford and published by Atari, Inc. in 1981. It involves invoking a scram, or emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor. Written in Atari BASIC, Scram uses differential equations to simulate reactor behavior. The player controls the valves and switches of a nuclear reactor directly with the joystick.
This game's title, SCRAM, is taken from the nuclear reactor safe-word conceived at the University of Chicago in…