#1 Edited by ShinyD3mon (148 posts) -

A friend linked me to a TechinAsia article (I hadn't even heard of the site before) written about Pyongyang Racer, North Korea's first ever video game, supposedly to highlight some of the best tourist attractions in the country. Maybe Drew would be able to fact-check a little...

It's free to play, in-browser, and here's the game itself. I haven't been able to get the page to load yet, any luck guys? What do you think?

#2 Edited by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Well I guess it looks better than the first western video games did... maybe...

#3 Posted by BBAlpert (1562 posts) -

I was about to make a joke about Drew reviewing it but I see I've been beaten to the punch.

#4 Edited by L44 (571 posts) -

Oh god that horn.

I wish my GPS told me to get off the road every time it had to tell me sometihng.

#5 Posted by Shirogane (3581 posts) -

Somehowreminds me of Big Rigs. Except better.

#6 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Don't stare at me, I'm on duty!

#7 Edited by I_smell (3924 posts) -

What is with these weird dialog boxes?
 
"Turn left. You shouldn't be allowed on the road!"
Probably some o that hilarious Korean humour.

#8 Posted by Snail (8648 posts) -

Holy shit that horn sound. It's like they're torturing a robot or something.

#9 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

What's with the looping of a buzzing sound? 
Is that supposed to be the engine? because that's not an engine, heck, they could've taken a 1 second loop of an actual car engine instead and it would probably sound better. 
 
Also, don't look at that woman! She's on duty! 

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#10 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Congrats, North Korea. You've developed a game that's on par with D-grade SNES games.

If this is the best they can do, I'm not really worried about a rocket from them any time soon.

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

Congrats, North Korea. You've developed a game that's on par with D-grade SNES games.

Meaning I should blog about it?

#12 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

The North Korean Deadly Premonition. Make it happen.

#13 Posted by Abendlaender (2867 posts) -

Looks exciting

#14 Edited by Ducksworth (662 posts) -

This is why North Korea is also known as best Korea. I am humbled by the technical fidelity presented to my unworthy retinas, surely everyone must now understand why honorable leader is held in such high regard.

That soundtrack is probably better than a good number of other games, you know, when the car isn't honking.

#15 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Meaning I should blog about it?

No, but you should blog about it.

#16 Posted by GunstarRed (5400 posts) -

I like it when the music really gets going.

#17 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

Oh god, the engine sound almost gets in tempo with the music, but never exactly.. and it's driving me insane.

#18 Edited by oldenglishC (997 posts) -
#19 Posted by Nardak (565 posts) -

Darn people its not about the graphics but the gameplay.

#20 Posted by casper_ (908 posts) -

this accurately represents the number of cars on pyongyang roads

#21 Posted by mosespippy (4373 posts) -

I could have sworn that there was a firm in North Korea that made flip phone games for a Canadian firm in the early 2000s.

#22 Edited by ShatterShock (70 posts) -

Garshasp has met its match!

@Ravenlight said:

Congrats, North Korea. You've developed a game that's on par with D-grade SNES games.

Let's be fair, it looks at least as good as a crappy Playstation 1 title.

#23 Posted by falling_fast (2266 posts) -

so, when can we expect the quick look?

#24 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Go Great Leader, Go Great Leader, Go Great Leader Goooo!

#25 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1066 posts) -

Hmm. I wonder what kind of spy - and malware it tries to install on your computer....