Game Parodying North Korea's Glorious Leader Hacked, Kickstarter Canceled
Developer doesn't think the hack is related the group that attacked Sony Pictures.
"The hackers destroyed data pertaining to Glorious Leader! and other projects we had in development and locked us out of our own computers and website," developer Moneyhorse said in a Kickstarter update. "The timing couldn't have been worse as it hampered our ability to attend to the Kickstarter project."
Moneyhorse admitted that with $16,816 out of its goal of $55,000 at the time of cancellation, it wasn't likely to succeed, and that it made mistakes in its pledge levels and reward.
Moneyhorse also said it has no reason to believe that the hack was perpetrated by GOP, the hacker group affiliated with North Korea responsible for the recent Sony Pictures hack, which eventually led the studio to cancel the controversial Seth Rogen/James Franco movie The Interview.
"Between the hacking and other threats, we think it is time to reevaluate our commitment to Glorious Leader!" Moneyhorse said. "We thank our fans and supporters, and we are sorry to let you down."
In the game, you play Kim Jong Un as he takes on the entire American army in a retro-style side-scrolling run and gun game reminiscent of Contra. Just like Contra featured the deadly duo of Bill "Mad Dog" Rizer and Lance "Scorpion" Bean, Glorious Leader! pairs Kim Jong un with his buddy, former Chicago Bulls player Dennis “The Worm” Rodman.
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