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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Very Positive (103 reviews) - 92% of the 103 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 20, 2014

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August 21

The Last Birdling: Ten days left! (sales week)



Hi everyone . Just one week to go until The Last Birdling launches on Steam. I hope to have your support there and then!

The Last Birdling marks my fifth year not in game development, but at least under the name InvertMouse. I have released a good 5 to 6 titles on Steam now, and they have all taught me valuable lessons.



First, there was Unhack 1, which has many immature traits in retrospect. I must continue to accept critique even when it is for older titles that no longer reflect my skill level.



Then there is Bermuda, which I admit is a failure. I made plenty of management mistakes, and the results are out there for the world to see. Failure is not as scary once you have suffered through it. Please let me stress all the errors are on me, not anyone else on the team.



Next, we have Without Within 1 and 2. Initially, the first game received negative reviews from people who hated anime and/or visual novels. As the days went by, players who fell in love with Vinty have defended these titles. Vinty is kind, but she can also be a jerk. She is simply real.



There was Cursed Sight, featuring a protagonist who had caused some divided opinions. If I were to rewrite this story, I know I can do a much better job.



Then most recently came Unhack 2. This project was once a disaster due to my lack of research on AI. After months of study and rewrites, this project had evolved into my personal favorite. I hope more people may try out this title, because its themes have left me with plenty to think about.



As we count down toward The Last Birdling’s release, my portfolio of games on Steam will be on discount for a week. If there are any titles you have missed, I hope you will give them a chance.

http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/2684/InvertMouse_Bundle/

As usual, I hope you may consider wishlisting and/or joining our Steam community:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/629430/The_Last_Birdling/

Thank you everyone. See you next week !
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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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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

Windows
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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