BTS’s Jungkook Explains Why Late Dog Gureum Is In “BTS Island: In The SEOM” And ARMYs Get Teary-Eyed

Get your tissues ready. 😭

While developing “BTS Island: In The SEOM,” the BTS members worked with staff to add in their own personalized touches to the game, such as character design or dialogue.

The game is full of inside jokes, customized messages, and many things that only true ARMY will understand! However, one of the most tear-jerking details was recently explained in Weverse Magazine, which went in depth about the behind-the-scenes stories of the app.

Jungkook‘s late dog, Gureum, makes a special and sentimental appearance in the game!

Jungkook’s dog, Gureum

The reference is something longtime fans will appreciate, and even what Jungkook himself wanted.

Certain aspects of the game, like (…) how Jungkook runs around the island with his pet Gureum, “can’t be seen anywhere else but In the SEOM with BTS, so they feel more special,” Kang Poorm, with the HYBE IM Game Planning Team, explained.

— Weverse Magazine

Passing away at the age of 20 in 2021, Gureum’s influence was implemented into the game to continue his legacy where he can continue to play with Jungkook.

Gureum only made it to the game after careful consideration (historical examination) and “based on Jung Kook’s views that ‘it would be nice if he were my pet in the game’ even though he already crossed that rainbow bridge in the sky.”

— Weverse

Jungkook’s character says a variety of adorable phrases about Gureum.

The heartwarming addition shows just how much love and thought went into the game — and just how much Gureum is truly loved.