Game Parodying North Korea's Glorious Leader Still Coming, Adds Level About Sony Hack
Glorious Leader! presses on with development and adds Obama to the game.
Glorious Leader!, a 2D action game starring North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un and Dennis Rodman is pressing on with development despite the recent Sony Pictures hack, which eventually led the studio to cancel the controversial Seth Rogen/James Franco movie The Interview.
Developer Moneyhorse's Jeff Miller told the Associated Press that not only is he still planning to release the game, but he's adding a level that takes place at the Sony Pictures backlot, with references to the hack and The Interview. Miller said he want the game to be as topical as possible, and that he isn't afraid of being hacked himself because the game portrays Kim Jong Un in a positive light.
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.
Miller is also capitalizing on the recent headlines with a new Kickstarter campaign for the game. He's hoping to raise $55,000 by January 15. So far he has $6,468 from 235 backers.
Miller also said that he approached both Microsoft and Sony about the game earlier this year. Microsoft wasn't interested. Sony was responsive, but this was long before the recent hack.
Whatever happens with the game, United States President Barack Obama would probably support Miller's efforts. Earlier this week, Obama said Sony's decision to cancel the interview was a mistake. Obama, as you can see in one of the screenshots in the gallery above, will make an appearance in Glorious Leader! as well.
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