The Humble Store just commenced reprise of its spring deal. It slated to end today, returning many recreations to their marked down states. The game this time is Hacknet.
For those new, the game is a hacking test system, where players are entrusted with following the directions of a late programmer utilizing “old fashioned order prompts and genuine hacking forms.” Taken from its store page, the diversion’s key highlights are as per the following:
Based on actual UNIX commands, Hacknet focuses on real hacking, not the Hollywood-style version of it. This creates a truly immersive experience and puts players right in the thick of trying to break through the firewalls.
A hacker is dead and the media reports don’t add up. When contacted by his “ghost” an automated failsafe system you’re drawn into the dark and murky world of underground hackers.
You are thrust into a persistent virtual world with no “levels” or obvious game elements to break the illusion. Follow the guidance of the emails from Bit or just dive down the rabbit hole, chasing down clues and snippets of information you find as you explore different systems.
Whilst not holding your hand or dumbing down, the design of the game and the learning curve enables those with no prior terminal experience to enjoy it whilst delighting those in the know.
Hack to the beat of a soundtrack featuring underground artists including Remi (Hotline Miami).
Create your own campaigns, system networks, nodes, themes, music and story missions using the Hacknet Extensions mod tools. Share them with other players through Steam Workshop.
Hacknet sports a Very Positive user rating on Steam and would normally cost $14.99, but the game is completely free to claim on the Humble Store for the next two days. The game played on Windows, macOS, as well as Linux, and arrives as both a Steam key and DRM-free. Also, since this is the deluxe edition of the game, it includes the official soundtrack.