By the time many of you read this, this incident will be old news. But like many other Asia observers, I was surprised by this incident and its aftermath. For those that don’t know, here is some background.
I was surprised to hear that a game had been released about the incident. Since I’m always looking for games based on real-world issues (also called Newsgames), I became interested in trying out this game.
Alas, this is barely a game, because it’s very incomplete. Interactions are sparse, and the experience is quite short. I have taken screenshots of the game and translated them. As you can see, there are 3 choice points in the game, and the last one appears to be impossible to decipher. The game is playable here.
Let’s see the English translation of the screenshots. I have marked what option yields which message on the screen:
Next, we have the original screenshots for the game in Korean:
There you have it, this is not much of a game. Still, the concept is intriguing and it would be interesting to see a videogame recreation of the events.