Fundraising campaign raising money for development of video game ‘Glorious Leader!’ pulled following apparent hack

Kim Jong Un game hit by Sony-style hack

A video game that puts players in the shoes of Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has had its Kickstarter fundraising campaign pulled.

Game developers have claimed that it is the latest victim in the North Korea-related hacks following the attacks on Sony Entertainment last month.

Players of the game titled Glorious Leader! get to control Kim Jong Un as he fights the Americans whilst riding unicorns and narwhales through a number of levels.

It appears, however, that the game has caused a bit of an upset, as developer MoneyHorse has pulled its Kickstarter campaign claiming the game has been hacked.

It 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 website. The timing couldn’t have been worse as it hampered our ability to attend to the Kickstarter project.

“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 are sorry to let you down.” 

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