Articles by Martyn Williams

Glorious Leader video game plots North Korean tale

An Atlanta-based start-up game studio has set North Korea as the ambitious target of its first video game. Moneyhorse Games revealed some demonstration gameplay video and screenshots from the game, “Glorious Leader,” earlier this week. It’s due out towards the end of 2014 and will be…


Pyongyang through Google Glass

North Korea got what might have been its first look at Google Glass in April. That’s when Kenny Zhu went on a four-day trip and recorded various video and photo scenes with the high-tech pair of glasses. Zhu later supplied some of the pictures and video…


Review: The North Korea travel app

Whether you’re heading to Pyongyang on an organized tour or fancy a spot of armchair North Korean travel, there’s now an app for that. Last week, London-based Uniquely Travel launched what it calls the “ultimate travel guide” to the DPRK. The app, available for iOS and…


North again denies involvement with drones

North Korea strongly denied again on Sunday having anything to do with unmanned aircraft discovered crashed on the South Korean side of the inter-Korean border. Last week, the South Korean government said it had concluded an investigation into the incident and concluded the three drones…


NASA captures fires burning across North Korea

NASA’s Aqua satellite has captured a stunning image showing a number of large fires burning across North Korea earlier this week. The image, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite, clearly shows large plumes of smoke from the fires, which…




More on the Chinese Sky-09 drone

More photos have emerged of the Chinese Sky-09P drone that appears similar to at least one of the drones that was discovered crashed in South Korea. The new photos provide a clearer view of the underside of the drone and the slingshot launching system. The photos…


North Korea’s drones: Made in China?

A drone recovered by South Korea that the country suspects was on a spying mission from the north bears a close resemblance to one produced by a Chinese aerospace company. The drone was one of several discovered in the last month close to the inter-Korean border….