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Be a real hacker and explore the net.

Hacknet is an immersive, terminal-based hacking simulator for PC. Dive down a rabbit hoIe as you follow the instructions of a recently deceased hacker, whose death may not have been the accident the media reports.

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Hacknet is an immersive, terminal-based hacking simulator for PC. Dive down a rabbit hoIe as you follow the instructions of a recently deceased hacker, whose death may not have been the accident the media reports. Using old school command prompts and real hacking processes, you'll solve the mystery with minimal hand-holding and a rich world full of secrets to explore. 

Exploring the volatile nature of personal privacy, the prevalence of corporate greed, and the hidden powers of hackers on the internet, Hacknet delivers a true hacking simulation, while offering a support system that allows total beginners get a grasp of the real-world applications and commands found throughout the game.

  • Story

Bit, a hacker responsible for creating the most invasive security system on the planet, is dead. When he fails to reconnect to his system for 14 days, his failsafe kicks in, sending instructions in automated emails to a lone user. As that user, it's up to you to unravel the mystery and ensure that Hacknet-OS doesn't fall into the wrong hands. 

  • Features

  • Real Hacking
    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.

  • Unlock the mystery of Bit
    A hacker is dead and the media reports don't add up. When you are contacted by his "ghost"- an automated failsafe system - you're drawn into the dark and murky world of underground hackers.

  • Full immersion
    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.

  • Accessible but uncompromising
    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.

  • Killer tunes
    Hack to the beat of a soundtrack featuring underground artists including Carpenter Brut (Hotline Miami) and Remi Gallego (AKA The Algorithm).Soundtrack produced in association with The Otherworld Agency.

It's the closest thing to a real life hacking sim I've ever seen

Kotaku 

The idea itself owes a lot to the likes of Uplink. But it's the execution that makes Hacknet great.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Probably the coolest game I'll play all year. Not even kidding.

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  • Windows

    • Operating SystemWindows XP
    • Processor2.0 GHz
    • Memory512 MB RAM
    • GraphicsOpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage500 MB available space
  • Mac OS

    • Operating SystemOSX 13.04
    • Processor2.0 GHz
    • Memory512 MB RAM
    • GraphicsOpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage500 MB available space
  • Linux

    • Operating SystemUbuntu 13.4 LTS
    • Processor2.0 GHz
    • Memory512 MB RAM
    • GraphicsOpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage500 MB available space

Specification

Developer

Named after the most mathematically horrifying animal, Team Fractal Alligatior is a one person team based in Adelaide, Australia - founded by Matt Trobbiani. Matt has been designing and developing games for most of his life, starting out with GameMaker and Warcraft 3 custom maps, before moving on to find more flexibility in C# and custom engines. He specialises in designing immersive, mechanically interesting experiences. Team Fractal Alligator, for its work on Hacknet, was awarded the 2014 AGDA Innovation Award, and was a nominated finalist for Tech at Freeplay 2015.