Not everyone has the resources of James Franco and Seth Rogen, nor the force of the presidential bully pulpit prodding them onward. Glorious Leader!, the game we’ve written about a time or two that has you playing as the Korean dictator, and ironically kicking the world’s ass, has been canceled.
Below is the email they sent out to their Kickstarter backers…
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.
As the project has had delays before, I imagine some will say there’s reason to be suspicious. But regardless of the reason, I’m just sorry to see we won’t be getting this game. It looked more fun than Seth Rogen shoving a giant metal capsule up his rectum. And that’s pretty fun.