Moby ID: 86292
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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.

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.

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.## 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.

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The Otherworld Agency (Founder/Managing Director)
  • Rumblefish Inc.
"The Quickening" by
"Revolve (R Mix)" by
"Roja Drifts By (Timo Jahns Strings Remix)"
"Broken Boy" - examples EP
"Irritations" - examples EP
Ending speech recording and backing / Hacknet Credits track
"Roller Mobster" Performed by
  • Carpenter Brut (Franck Hueso)
  • [p] No Quarter
  • Under permission by Warner Chappell Music France
"Recursion", "Phase of the moon"
"Panic Track", "Malware Injection"
"Out run the wolves"
Special thanks to Inspiration from
  • www.ccmixter.org
"Been Away Too Long" - White Theme / "Journey" - Green Theme by
Dark Drone 008
  • mckinneysound - http://www.freesfx.co.uk
Hospital ECG
  • https://www.sounddogs.com (https://www.sounddogs.com/sound-effects-library/2175.htm)
Doom Shock + TraceKill: Inspiration From
  • http://www.kyutwo.com
Drones and Transitions
  • Audiojungle.com
Thanks to
Game Scribes - Team lead by
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Game added April 3, 2017. Last modified October 25, 2023.