Hackers wreck a game making fun of North Korea's leader

Bonus level in Glorious Leader: Kim Jong-un takes on Seth Rogen

Clearly, hackers who sympathize with North Korea don’t have a great sense of humor. Weeks after Sony briefly cancelled The Interview, Moneyhorse Games has frozen work on its Kim Jong-un parody shooter Glorious Leader. The studio says that hackers destroyed game data and locked the company out of its computers, making it tough to both continue work on the dictator-inspired side-scroller and maintain a crowdfunding drive for the title. The funding goals weren’t likely to be met as-is, for that matter. This isn’t the first time Moneyhorse has faced an attack, but it’s serious enough that the company is “reevaluating” its willingness to go forward with a game that has dealt with multiple threats.

Don’t be too quick to blame the Guardians of Peace or North Korea’s cyberwarfare team. While it’s not clear who’s responsible, Moneyhorse believes that an “opportunistic copycat” was more likely behind the campaign. No matter who’s to blame, it’s not exactly heartening when even unreleased indie games aren’t safe from hacks. And how else are we going to see Kim riding a pegasus?

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Via: USA Today

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