I recently posted a video by Seoul-based games company ‘Studio Shelter‘. The video is a ‘faux-demo’ for a video game which tells the recent history of South Korea. A day after it was posted I got a response from the guys at Kimchibytes.com asking for a quick run-down of what was actually going on, so I’ve given it a go.
If you enjoy a bit of history but are more of a watcher than a reader then read on.
South Korean game company Studio Shelter have put together a demo for a (fictional) game titled ‘Democracy Demo’. If you were part of the ‘8-bit generation’ and grew up with the likes of ‘Street Fighter’ and the original ‘Mario’ you will swoon with nostalgic delight at this video which humorously (and quite accurately) depicts the modern history of South Korea from the end of Japanese occupation (1945) to the present day. Knowing a thing or two about South Korea helps (depicting former president Lee Myung-bak as a rat will please many) but it will entertain nonetheless.
A Woman is jilted on her wedding day. At her house, the interior decorator demands his fee from her fiancé. She travels to Japan and he joins her to get his money back. When they arrive they realise her fiancé is missing and caught up in a Japanese gangster’s business. It’s up to them, a secret detective and his bevvy of assistants to crack the case and locate him.