North Korea’s “Pyongyang Racer” Video Game Is Unleashed

Koryo Tours release the first ever DPRK-produced online racing game - your chance to drive around the streets of Pyongyang.
December 20th, 2012
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Koryo Tours this week released a new online racing game callled Pyongyang Racer, produced in cooperation with DPRK IT outsourcing specialists NosotekAlthough describing it as a old skool style arcade game, the online racer actually features impressive 3D graphics and a pretty accurate mapping of North Korea’s capital city, Pyongyang.

As one online review today explained, Pyongyang Racer looks “like a Sega Saturn game, if that Sega Saturn game was set in an idealized North Korea, devoid of people and filled with cars that are in the street.”

In the game, players get to drive around Pyongyang, collect fuel, and meet North Korea’s famous traffic ladies. Players control their vehicle using the keyboard, with the racing experience possible to enjoy on any internet browser compatible with the Flash plugin.

Koryo Tours explain:

Koryo Tours commissioned a DPRK (North Korea) gaming company to develop a racing game that lets you drive around Pyongyang in a locally made Pyonghwa Motors vehicle, see some of the sites and compete for a good race time! Collect fuel along the way, avoid the attentions of Pyongyang’s traffic ladies, and try not to crash into any of the local cars, or the DHL vans!

So for a bit of Thursday fun and post-ROK elections wind-down, try one of the first-ever DPRK produced video games for Western audiences – only at the Koryo Tours website.

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  • heavy

    whaaaa whaaaa where i can play this?