Games By Jan. 13, 2015 1:01 pm
Hackers kill Glorious Leader, the game with a butt-kicking Kim Jong Un | Games | Geek.com

It’s a sad day, dongmu. Your hopes of stepping into the boots of Kim Jong Un and crushing foes in a side-scrolling run-and-gun have been dashed: development of Glorious Leader! has been cancelled by Moneyhorse Games.

The studio fell victim to a hacker assault during which the intruders “destroyed data pertaining to Glorious Leader! and other projects [Moneyhorse] had in development.” The hack — as well as previous threats related to the game — prompted Moneyhorse to cancel their Kickstarter project last week.

The hackers also seized control of the Moneyhorse website, leaving nothing more than a blank page with the title “Website unavailable” in its place. As a result, you may never get to gun down capitalist scum from the back of a flaming unicorn, team up with Dennis Rodman, or fire a bazooka at that pot-smoking scoundrel Seth Rogen.

The last update on the Kickstarter project also acknowledges that the team “made mistakes in our pledge levels and rewards” and they had little hope of achieving their $55,00o funding goal. That’s prompted some commenters on the game’s Steam Greenlight page to speculate that Moneyhorse is trying to use the Sony hack as a convenient way out of having to deliver a product, citing previous delays and inactivity on their various feeds.

Whatever the case may be, it’s an untimely end to what could have been a fun little send-up. One that managed to catch the attention of blogs around the web and mainstream media outlets like ABC and Time, too.

Now read: FBI claims North Korea is the source of the Sony hack

  • Glorious Leader

    Hackers kill Glorious Leader, the game with a butt-kicking Kim Jong Un | Games | Geek.com

  • Glorious Leader

    Hackers kill Glorious Leader, the game with a butt-kicking Kim Jong Un | Games | Geek.com

  • Glorious Leader

    Hackers kill Glorious Leader, the game with a butt-kicking Kim Jong Un | Games | Geek.com

  • Glorious Leader

    Hackers kill Glorious Leader, the game with a butt-kicking Kim Jong Un | Games | Geek.com

  • Glorious Leader

    Hackers kill Glorious Leader, the game with a butt-kicking Kim Jong Un | Games | Geek.com

  • Glorious Leader

    Hackers kill Glorious Leader, the game with a butt-kicking Kim Jong Un | Games | Geek.com

Hackers kill Glorious Leader, the game with a butt-kicking Kim Jong Un | Games | Geek.com

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