Looking at the Korean Air ‘Nut Rage’ incident with an unfinished newsgame.

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.