CENSORED version - optimized for Phones!
Even though this game is heavily censored it is still not suitable for children!
NB: Why is there a censored version at all? Because on small screens the enemies are much easier to distinguish when they are clearly color coded and less detailed. This visually "works" best when they are "puppets" in stead of "people". (A compromise to hopefully improve playability).
Help North Korean commissar Kim Bok Kyong punish the traitors!
Command a firing squad of 4 soldiers and process endless waves of various enemies of the state to keep the Divine Leader happy.
Faced with limited ammo and the ever present danger of random sabotage events, you have to think and react fast. As you progress you'll gain reward money, replenish your ammo and unlock more and more weapons.
Which strategy will you use? Will you be able to handle increasingly difficult decisions? Hesitation means death - for your enemies are legion.
"Joyful Executions" is a parody game on North Korean propaganda for children and a satire on our willingness to accept morally questionable acts through gamification.
Chris Priestman from IndieStatik:
"[Joyful Executions] questions what we understand of games, and does so while challenging volatile politics, arguing for a stance and encouraging the player to engage in debate. Not only that, but it’s been realized to an incredible-looking finish."
GameWoof score: 4 out of 5:
"A controversial piece of art banned from iTunes, leaves the player with a feeling perhaps unique to video games. ...If you are mature enough, this game is worth playing. It is fun, controversial and affects you in a way most games cannot".
- Round based single player endless survival game.
- 4 types of enemies.
- 5 weapons (more coming after release)
- Upgrade shop for restocking ammo, buying new weapons and upgrading your weapons.
- Optional survivor head shot mini game.
- North Korea propaganda poster art style
NB: The final 4 weapons are not yet implemented. You will face severe challenges to survive from round 40 and onward. All missing weapons will be patched in.
This game is adapted for smartphones.
It's been extensively tested only on a Samsung Galaxy II.
Natively supported: 1280x720 and 800x480, all other resolutions should scale reasonably well, but will probably look like crap. If you're having any problems with the scaling, please let me know (and send me a screenshot)!
(keywords for search: North Korea, DPRK, Joyful, propaganda poster style, Kim Jong-Un)
- tweaked: performance in main menu (took out beams animation).
- fixed minigame button lag in score window.
- fixed: missing price on grenade upgrade button in shop window.
- fixed: countdown graphics in minigame window.