There's a first for everything. Until checking out Pyongyang Racer, I'd never played a North Korean developed game. It's not as bad as I thought it would be. It's also not very good.

To be fair, it is a browser game developed for a British owned travel agency that takes tourists to North Korea. The game was developed in North Korea by a developer named Nosotek. I've never heard of Nosotek. You probably haven't, either. It's the first Western IT venture company in North Korea, so there you go.


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, but do not move.

It took me about 12 minutes to finish my race. Try your hand at beating that, comrade.

Pyongyang Racer [Koryogroup via Beijing Cream]

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