Hacknet, a considerably well received hacking game is now free on Humble Bundle and you can unlock it on Steam. Just like other free games of Humble Bundle, the only thing you should do is to add the game in your cart and checkout. After, you will receive an e-mail containing your Steam code which you can use to activate the game. You can also preview the e-mail after checking out to get your code without having to open your e-mail address.
The game is well received just like I said. There are plenty of gamers who liked the game when it came out and they still consider this game as one of the best hacking games out there. The idea is simple actually: you are a hacker who needs to follow the steps of a dead hacker and do whatever he says on a computer screen. The idea is simple but intriguing if you ask me and it can be easily summarized by the Steam page:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hack your own adventures
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.
I am not a huge fan of text based games (well that’s a lie) but I’ll give it a try anyways. Who knows maybe it can be another reason for my sleepless nights eh? Oh, also don’t forget that you have almost 45 hours left to get this game. So be quick!
Enjoy the free game fellas and stay tuned for more!