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Old 03-13-2013, 03:33 PM
easmussen82 easmussen82 is offline
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Default PWN: Combat Hacking - Hollywood-style pseudohacking battles

Hello! I'm Erik, the developer of iOS game New World Colony. I just launched my newest strategy game called PWN: Combat Hacking. It's an action/strategy game where you battle other cyberpunk-styled computer hackers using cyberattacks just like your favorite hacking movie.

You get to launch Viruses, Trojans, and Backdoors while defending your network with Encryption, Firewalls, and Scanners. Each cyberattack has strengths and weaknesses that you can use against your opponent, so matches tend to feel like a fighting game where you are constantly countering your opponent, launching surprise attacks, and balancing offense with defense.

It now includes online multiplayer as well, and I'll be adding more and more features over time with the goal of making this one of the first true eSports on iOS.

Here's some features:

- 10-hour solo campaign mode where you take down other hackers, learn their skills, upgrade your powers, and finally compete in a giant tournament
- Eight hackers to choose from, each with a unique skillset
- Online and Local (bluetooth) Multiplayer
- Over 90 maps to battle on
- No typing/programming knowledge required

Update: Version 2.0 just launched with online multiplayer, iCloud support, and an entirely revamped campaign mode. Enjoy!

http://www.82apps.com/pwn

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Old 03-13-2013, 03:44 PM
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Game looks really cool. I will definitely pick it up!

Best of luck with the game.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:47 PM
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Looks awesome. And is has multiplayer support.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:48 PM
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hmmmm... funny this one's coming out tonight...

Nameless: The Hackers is coming out on the 18th. Looks like a good month for 'hacking' games. =oD

Definitely interested in this one.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:50 PM
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Looks like a crazy blend of the hacking minigame in Deus Ex Human Revolution combined with something out of the Neuromancer universe.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:50 PM
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Looks awesome. And is has multiplayer support.
Thanks! Yeah the multiplayer is a ton of fun, definitely give it a shot. It's limited to bluetooth (device-to-device) right now - I need to do a bit more work to deal with latency if I'm going to run it fully online, since it runs in real-time and is very timing-dependent. But, I think face-to-face would be more fun anyways because then you can trash-talk.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:27 PM
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*pop*

Somebody said "Neuromancer"?
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:16 PM
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Looks like a crazy blend of the hacking minigame in Deus Ex Human Revolution combined with something out of the Neuromancer universe.
Which are the two aspects that has me sold!


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*pop*

Somebody said "Neuromancer"?
Tell me about! Love me some cyberpunk!
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:18 PM
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Tell me about! Love me some cyberpunk!
=oD


Glad I'm not the only Gibson fan here!
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:23 PM
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Somebody said "Neuromancer"?
Yeah, definitely has a Gibson/Stephenson vibe. The characters definitely have a cyberpunk-ish feel to them and could fit in with that universe. Neural implants, organized cybercriminals, information traffikers, that kind of thing.

Deus Ex was a big inspiration too - I think in terms of hacking minigames, it got a lot right (way more than Bioshock, for example). But it was still just a minigame, and I felt that there is so much inherently interesting strategy in the hacking world - encryption, firewalls, viruses, trojans...all this screams offense, defense, hidden information, all these rich competitive strategic components - that no other hacking game is really exploring. So I wanted to take those strategic elements and mash them up with the Hollywood pseudo-hacking aesthetic.

In terms of movies, Password Swordfish is a big one, Hackers too obviously, that scene from Goldeneye where Boris launches a Spike at the FBI (I actually created a 'spike' attack in the game based on this), Jurassic park, NCIS, etc. etc.

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