Unhack is a visual novel x puzzle game that explores the nature of greed. Destroy the 5K Worm alongside fully voiced AI companions!
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Release Date: Feb 20, 2014

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May 11

Unhack 2 feature list

Hi there ! Now that Unhack 2 has been released, I would like to share with you some of the features available:

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A more mature story:

Unhack 1 was created in 2012, so as a student of the craft, I like to think my skills have improved since then. I am, of course, also a bit older now. While Unhack 2’s characters are still an energetic bunch, I believe the cast goes through more of a mature journey this time around.



Exploring the human VS AI dilemma:

AI will play a bigger role as the years go on, so this is a good time to explore some of the questions involved. What does it mean to be human, anyway? Is it possible for AI to understand how it feels to be us? I fell in love with the topic during my research for this sequel, to an extent where I would like to explore these issues again in the future. To avoid being preachy, Unhack 2 is still very much entertainment first.



Puzzle gameplay:

While story takes the lead this time, puzzle gameplay does make a return in Unhack 2. In the original game, players had to constantly pause between slots to read the dialogue, which in retrospect was not the best mix of narrative and gameplay. This is why the elements are separated in Unhack 2. I want to explore other methods in future games, so I hope we can go through this journey together.

Though the puzzles are smaller in scale this time, they are in some ways more complex. Let’s see if unhackers are ready for the challenge. Please note the puzzles can be skipped for those who wish to focus on the narrative.



More art featuring Rosuuri:

My budget and experience were limited back in Unhack 1, so I was unable to feature the number of artworks I really wanted. In this sequel, I am able to showcase more illustrations (most of which contain spoilers, which is why they are not shown on this page). Our artist this time is Rosuuri. Her works are well-known in the community, and since she is one of the best around, there is a good reason for that.



3D-rendered backgrounds:

Due to budget constraints in Unhack 1, I was unable to include proper background illustrations. Helen “Tayola” Schwieger is our 3D background artist in Unhack 2, and she has put together a collection of renders for us to enjoy throughout the game. These 3D backdrops fit our digital theme nicely.



Brainfed returns as the composer:

(Unhack 1 album art by Hybridmink)

Brainfed (Matt Hamm) provided a fitting soundtrack for us in Unhack 1. He has graciously given his time again for Unhack 2, and thanks to him, this sequel contains another soundtrack that belongs in the Unhack universe. Several tracks may even include nostalgic references to the original title.

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Unhack 2 can be purchased here:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/444170/Unhack_2/
And, of course, the original:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/340800/Unhack/
Thank you everyone !

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January 12

Unhack 2 released



Hi everyone . As you can see from that emoticon, Unhack 2 has just been released!

When you publish an app on Steam, you need to type "release app" or something along those lines into a box. It took me three tries to get it right just now. Yeah, I am nervous, but hey, it is 4am here, so you know !

I would like to raise one final time that Unhack 2 is far more story focused than the first title. It is a visual novel with puzzle mini-games. To see if it suits your tastes, please feel free to try out the demo first. I am able to tell a deeper narrative in this format, so I hope you will enjoy the journey .

Please note an Unhack 1 + 2 bundle is also available:

http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/1542/

Thank you, dear unhacker !

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About This Game

Unhack is a visual novel x puzzle game that explores the nature of greed. Destroy the 5K Worm alongside fully voiced AI companions! Features the voices of Xanthe Huynh, Skyler Davenport and Aimee Smith. Xanthe's voice can also be heard in series such as Sword Art Online, K-On! and many more. Voice actress Rachael Messer also makes a quick appearance at one point.

Illustrations: Hybridmink
Music: Matt Hamm

A demo version of Unhack is available! Please consider checking it out first to ensure the game runs well on your machine.

Thank you! I hope you will find the experience valuable.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP or above
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 960
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 960
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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