North Korea’s leader gets his own video game

Do you know what kind of game I have always wanted to play? One where I control North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un, and take on the might of the US Army.

Money Horse Games obviously caught wind of this, because they have announced their latest title: Glorious Leader!, a game about the triumph of Kim Jong-un over America.

The game is set to be released on PC and mobile before the end of 2014, and will help the general public understand “why North Korea is truly the best Korea”. Visually, it is about as advanced as North Korea itself, going with an old-school 2D look and feel – which brings back memories of Contra – with all the action taking place over 7 levels.

Glorious Leader

Glorious Leader

When Kim is not riding flaming unicorns (that actually happens in the game), he is shooting down US paratroopers, destroying tanks, and hanging out with Dennis Rodman.

Jeff Miller, CEO of Moneyhorse Games, said he was motivated to develop the game by his fascination with North Korea. He said he wanted to find a new way to tell the country’s story, and to get people across the world talking about the secretive nation.

The game is aimed at people aged in their 20s and 30s “who are big into retro right now,” Miller said. It’s being built for PC and mobile platforms, although it’s unlikely Apple will host it, he added.

Glorious Leader

Glorious Leader

We know what you are thinking, and the answers is yes: people from South Korea have already asked Money Horse if the game will be available in their country.

Source: The Guardian

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