Monday, December 22, 2014

Despite World Events Kim Jong-un Video Game Moves Bravely Forward

The developer of Glorious Leader!, a retro video game starring North Korean despot Kim Jong-un as a heavily armed, unicorn-riding superhero, is stoically moving forward with his game in spite of the explosion of unpaid publicity it's gained from the Sony Pictures hack.

I have come here to hack stuff and chew bubblegum...and I'm all out of bubblegum.

Although Sony's Seth Rogen/James Franco flick The Interview has absorbed the brunt of the free media attention generated by hackers who apparently want the film scuttled (no one wanted to see it before Sony and major theater chains said they couldn't, but now it couldn't be hotter), Glorious Leader! was hit with some of the collateral impact.

Now Jeff Miller of Moneyhorse Games, will bravely soldier on and release his game that up until now nobody had ever heard about.  Although he hasn't been threatened by hackers...yet...Glorious Leader! probably only has a matter of time...

He's even adding a level a game set on the Sony backlot, though that only risks generating additional attention and funding for the game.

Miller to the AP:

"We want the game to be a topical as possible," adding that he isn't afraid of backlash from the DPRK because the game makes Kim Jong-un "look totally awesome."

Well, he does ride a unicorn...

At great personal risk to himself, he's also put Glorious Leader! on Kickstarter, aiming to raise $55,000.

Never back down America.

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