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Radioactive glow

Other (objects, etc.) theme

Radioactive or irradiated substances, things or creatures glow. Commonly green, but occasionally orange.

23
games
6
platforms

Alternate names: Nuclear glow
Name variations: radiation glow

The first video game about Radioactive glow was released on July 25, 1998.

Valve, Sierra On-Line and Bethesda Softworks has published most of these games

Related:
* Mutagen - commonly when radioactivity causes glow, it also causes stable mutations.

Similar:
* Bioluminescence - similar effect but actually scientifically correct

Contrast:
* Detector - in case of a Geiger counter.
In reality radioactive/irradiated things do not glow normally, not solely because they're radioactive at least. Nuclear reactors and similar may however produce visible blue glow due to Cherenkov radiation and some other instances of glow are due to radioluminescence.

Common for things that try to catch a 1920s to 1960s sense of sci-fi (see retro sci-fi).