Kim Jong Un Computer Game Moves Forward, Seeks Funds From Kickstarter

Justin Streight - Author

Dec. 21 2014, Updated 3:46 p.m. ET

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Sony may have had to cancel The Interview, but the Kim Jong Un video game Glorious Leader! is still moving forward, now with extra support from crowd-sourcing. The game shows North Korea’s dictator taking his revenge on Seth Rogen, riding a unicorn, even playing some b-ball with Dennis Rodman. The game’s creator says he does not fear a Sony-esque cyberattack because his game makes Kim Jong Un look “totally awesome.”

The game’s description says it all.

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“Glorious Leader!, a stunning marvel of cutting-edge 16-bit graphics and sound, charts the incredible, but true tale of the defeat of the entire imperialist American army at the hands of Kim Jong Un.”

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The old-fashioned side scrolling run ‘n gun game features seven levels of Kim Jong Un shooting down all the capitalist enemies of North Korea, including one where he rides a unicorn. It will be available for download on Steam, which has also given the developer their “greenlight” support.

However, that has not been enough for the highly anticipated Glorious Leader!. The Kim Jong Un game was supposed to come out in 2014, but now it’s looking like it won’t make the deadline. So the developer, Moneyhorse, has turned to Kickstarter for some additional cash.

They couldn’t have chosen a better time, given the headlines from the North Korean Sony hack. Moneyhorse has already made over $6,000 – no doubt thanks to the surreal poster art available to higher-end contributors.

Although Hollywood submits to North Korean demands, it’s good to know that indie games are still willing to produce works that might not meet with the Dear Leader’s approval. Then again, this game might be the perfect Christmas gift for Kim Jong Un.

[Image Credit: Moneyhorse Games/Steam]


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