The first game developed in North Korea is a browser racing game for tourists

Browser game Pyongyang Racer is the first computer game to be developed by a company based in North Korea, and is currently live on the website of travel company Koryo.

North Korea-based developer Nosotek, the first Western-initiative information technology venture company in North Korea, created the game for British-owned travel agency Koryo. Koryo's main business is tourist travel to the Democratic Republic of Korea, with racing sim Pyongyang Racer focuses on a quick run through the city if Pyongyang.

In the game, players race through the city collecting fuel barrels and avoiding other cars on the road. Players will pass by famous Pyongyang landmarks in this gamified virtual tour of the Korean capital.

Play Pyongyang Racer here.

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