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alt.hack, a hacking game for iOS

12-06-2014, 12:26 PM
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alt.hack, a hacking game for iOS

Hey, folks -- I'm working on alt.hack, a hacking game for iOS based on the hacking mechanic from Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I'm looking for a few dozen people to help out with beta testing; if a fast-paced hacking game with a full level editor and a sordid cyberpunk story sounds like your thing, PM me with a four-digit door code (you know the one I mean) or hit me up on Twitter (@doches).



Capture your way across a network to successfully hack it.


Hacked emails tell a sordid cyberpunk story.


Every hack is a race against the clock; capture target nodes before security can trace you.


Publish your own networks, and see how other players fare against them.

Beta testers get to pick the name of a character in the story (with some caveats, obviously) and I'll call your name out in the credits of the game as well. I've written a little more about alt.hack over on my developer blog (http://swiftalicio.us/2014/12/introducing-alt-hack/), if you're interested.
12-06-2014, 01:03 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2014
Location: Somewhere on Earth, I could be behind you.
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Colour me interested, I went the hacker's way in DE: HR so yeah. I want to play the beta
12-06-2014, 02:53 PM
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When i read the title i thought to myself "dotHack!" that i just had to check the thread out. Not what i expected though.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
12-06-2014, 03:29 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
When i read the title i thought to myself "dotHack!" that i just had to check the thread out. Not what i expected though.
Sorry to disappoint, Exact-Psience! It's definitely not a .hack game (I don't fancy that level of lawsuit!), though I'd certainly love it if there were such a thing on iOS.

Developer of alt.hack, a Deus Ex-inspired hacking game for iOS.