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North Korea Made Its First Video Game: Pyongyang Racer (video demo mode)

 
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Unlike its neighbors to the south, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) wouldn’t have a very strong claim to the title of the ‘Video Game Capital of the World’, should that moniker ever go up for grabs.

In a country where internet access is restricted to all but a few and where the computers that are available to the public run specialized software to ensure that it “correlates with the country’s values,” the rise of an IT or video game development industry seems far fetched. But, says PC World a few years ago, North Korea is turning into a destination for companies looking to outsource their programming needs—at least for those willing to indirectly align themselves with the nation.

One such partnership has borne fruit recently, says the Verge, with the development of Pyongyang Racer, the “first game developed inside North Korea that’s targeted at gamers outside the communist state.” The game was commissioned by Koryo Tours as a marketing tool for their business of offering vacations to North Korea.

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LoL, they are far behind aren't they?
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LoL, they are far behind aren't they?
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Piracy can reduce revenues, but it also helps to create distribution channels and grow markets. So creative industries seeking to grow in the digital economy.

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Every 2nf ap, you have to shoot the pit crew to stop them from eating your tires.

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Every 2nd lap, you have to shoot the pit crew to stop them from eating your tires.

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Fixed.
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LoL, they are far behind aren't they?
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honestly it would be pretty good if they had other cars on the road, i like how it controls, it reminds me of n64 days. racing games now a days suck and just have good graphics, games today in general are kinda boring
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What a useless country! good thread
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What a useless country! good thread
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What a useless post!

Game looks like Midtown Madness.
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What a useless country! good thread
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What a useless post!

Game looks like Midtown Madness.
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butt

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They should really catch up
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boring, just like their country
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What a useless country! good thread
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Oh ...
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Well you've got to start somewhere i suppose.
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