The *other* satire that the North Koreans don’t want you to see

Kim Jong Un game

‘But he *can* talk to dolphins, right?’

The Kim Jong Un video game is no more. As its creators said in a statement:

As many of you know, over the holidays we were victims of a hack inspired by the attack on Sony. The hackers destroyed data pertaining to Glorious Leader! and other projects we had in development and locked us out of our own computers and wesbite. The timing couldn’t have been worse as it hampered our ability to attend to the Kickstarter project. We realize that we also made mistakes in our pledge levels and rewards. It is now evident that our funding goals will not be met, so we are cancelling our Kickstarter campaign.

This is not the first time we have been targeted because of Glorious Leader! Between the hacking and other threats, we think it is time to reevaluate our commitment to Glorious Leader! We thank our fans and supporters, and we are sorry to let you down.

In fact, North Korea has been on something of a hacking spree over the holidays (something which inclines me to believe the FBI’s assertions that it really was behind the Sony hack, whatever the conspiracy theorists may say).

The North Koreans do a lot of hacking, just in the general scheme of things, and it’s a rare DPRK-watcher who hasn’t been done over once or twice, just as a matter of course. It’s what brings us together as a community.

The attacks are not usually as severe as those experienced by Sony and (apparently) Moneyhorse, however, nor are they as widespread as the recent wave of incidents.

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