MoneyHorse cancel Glorious Leader! Kickstarter after hack

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Like a thieves in the night, hackers wormed their way into MoneyHorse Games’ computers and deleted data from their upcoming platformer, Glorious Leader! The hackers locked the team out of their computer and website right in the middle of the Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds they needed to finish the game.

The team have decided to cancel the Glorious Leader! Kickstarter and potentially end development of the game.

“As many of you know, over the holidays we were victims of a hack inspired by the attack on Sony,” MoneyHorse wrote in an update to Kickstarter. “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.

“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!”

The team also admit that it is “evident” they will not hit their $55,000 target. They say they “made mistakes in our pledge levels and rewards.”

In a separate post they wrote of the hack that they are “sure that this is a hoax perpetrated by amateurs. We have NO reason to believe that this was done by the GOP or anyone affiliated with North Korea. It appears to be an opportunistic copycat, as we have been the target of hacking attempts in the past.”

If you’re looking for a North Korea parody flash game, Rodman vs Kim is still a thing.