Hypt is an action arcade game set in a dynamic world of villainous viruses. Turn the deadly digital infections against themselves and break free of the labyrinth that is Hypt! Featuring 120 immersive levels, Hypt will keep you entertained for hours.
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Positive (29 reviews) - 86% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 23, 2015

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“Clean, colorful environments...modern soundtrack...an enjoyable experience for your senses.”
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Hypt is a Single-Player Action Arcade game.

Technology has advanced, and a new world of information has been revealed. Mankind knows it as the Internet, but locals know it as Hypt. A world that is now overrun by viruses, trojans, and other forms of malware. Take control of a revolutionary new anti-malware program and explore a vibrant and labyrinthine digital world. Get to the end of each level equipped with nothing except the ability to turn the virus' deadly powers against them. Take back the digital world in this stylized but lethal test of skill against dozens of levels, hundreds of enemies, and difficult bosses.

  • 120 challenging levels
  • Difficult, dynamic bosses
  • Original soundtrack by the talented Efe Tozan
  • A variety of enemies to destroy
  • Hours of immersive gameplay
  • Gorgeous worlds and digital environments
  • Fluid 2D top-down mechanics
  • Intuitive Controls

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium D, 3GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 768 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • OS: Snow leopard (10.6.x)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2, 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • OS: Up-To-Date Ubuntu
    • Processor: Pentium D, 3GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2015
Ok so as the (as far as I can see) first review for this game, the most important question to answer is it worth the money? well, yesss... but with a few caveats. Put simply, I don't think it is quite up to the price it is asking ($10 American at full price for me) but it is very close. Firstly, It is a good game. The artwork is really quite nice, which surprised me, because my initial reaction was to not like all the blue. However, as you go along, instead of getting sick of the artwork, it has enough variety to be interesting. Another factor is that everything is very clear. your character, the enemies, and all the projectiles stand out very well against the backdrop, and the backdrop is dynamic enough to not become boring. as of where I am currently (at the second boss, who I have versed but not beaten yet), I have only seen a few primary colours, or variants of them, but this isn't neccessarily a bad thing. Like I said before, the environment is dynamic enough that having little variance in colour isn't really a bad thing here, and it does have the benefit of making the game very clear. As for the sound, it's just like the graphics. There are several tracks in this game, and they don't really differ very much, at least from what I've experienced. However, they do set the mood for the game as a brooding, tense (but not dark) game. the music is perfectly sufficient for this game.
Next we have the controls. and there is nothing to complain about them. They are crisp and your character will stop on a dime. I haven't yet experienced a moment when I said to myself "I didn't want to go there" unless it was my own fault. Now i must mention the game mechanics here, because they are directly related to the controls. The main game mechanic is that your character, instead of having a gun, has a sheild, and he/she/it will be shot at by a variety of enemies. Using the sheild, you can then bounce the enemies projectiles back at the enemies and kill them if you so desire. Aside from the bosses, there is absolutely no need to kill anything. The sheild you carry spins around your character following your mouse. It works fine, and again, I have yet to had "What was that?" moment that wasn't my fault. But aside from making things easier, there is absolutely no need to kill the enemies. Your entire goal is to get to the end-zone without dieing (its a one hit kill mechanic both for you and your enemies, except the bosses). You can run through the levels without killing a single enemies. the only reward for killing enemies is the (occasional) powerup, which give you temporary abilities like being able to shoot, invulnerability, or causing an explosion that kills enemies around you, but not you. In my experience however, the powerups seem to be a little to short to be much use and not worth going out of your way for. Very occasionally they will save you, but usually they aren't worth to much.
Another thing to consider when buying this title, is that there isn't a story. All enjoyment is to be found in the game itself, and there is quite a bit to be found there. In my experience I have had a quite a few moments when I've been pumped to get to the end of a particularly annoying zone, or blocking a shot i didn't quite see coming, and of course some very frustrating moments when i would mistakenly bounce a projectile into a wall and it would bounce straight back at me.
A final note when considering this game, note that at first you are restricted to moving in only two directions. However, after the first boss, the levels open up and you are able to move in four directions. The path is always linear, and you will always know what direction you need to go.
To summarise, I think this is a good game, everything is sufficient for what it does, and I cant find any major faults for this game. However, I do not think this game is quite worth $10 American. In my opinion it appears to be worth around to $6-7 mark, any lower and I would be happy to grab it.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
When I first started playing this, I save it a solid "meh". The graphics are excellent for the minalist design, the soundtrack is good albeit a little shorter than I'd like, the controls are intuitive, and the gameplay's core mechanic (navigating a fixed path with a shield) is simple but solid.

But there's not much more than that. Or so I thought.

Once you're deep enough into the game, once you think it's nothing but being on a fixed-path with a shield, there's an actual *boss battle*. It'll be frustrating, and you'll get past it, and then the game changes its feel again. It's refreshing, and I would have missed it if I didn't stick through the first hour of somewhat repetitive gameplay.

There are lots of mechanics this game could do with: achievements, time-trials, shared high-scores with friends, and some customisation. But it's still a fun game without those things.

Probably worth $0.80 if you're looking for something to distract you for a few hours, but I'm not sure it's worth the full $7.99 list price.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
It's not a bad game by any means, but since it is listed at 10.99$, i will rate it a thumbs down.
It's simple.
You are a ball that walks on a line, stuff is shooting at you and you have a shield to deflect the bullets. In a few minutes i've made it past level 10, the game is a 120 level affair.
That's the type of game that is free on a tablet.
The graphiqs are ok for what it is and so is the soundtrack.
If they lower the price to a more respectable value like 1$ or maybe 2$ i might revisit this review. As it is, there are a ton of better games for such a price on steam.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2015
Hypt is a cool little indie game that gradually gets more challenging with continued play. I really like the soundtrack too and I recommend the game if you're looking for a fun game to lose yourself in for a couple hours ^^.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2015
In this game, you follow the line, avoid red lasers and reach the goal at the end of line.
Use the mouse to control the shield around you. The shield can reflect the red laser. You can use it to reflect the laser at the shooter to kill them.

You'll die when the laser got you from behind and then you have to start over the level again.

The challenge is:
  • There are many shooters to watch out and they have a long distance shoot. They may shoot before you can see them
  • Some of the shooters have a rapid shot
  • Some of the shooters can even move and shoot you while moving
  • It's kinda difficult to reflect the lasers right to the shooter to kill them.

Some of the shooters might drop power up, makes you invulnerable for several seconds, which is another reason to kill the shooter. It's not everyone of them will drops it though.

This game is so fun and challenging. I don't know how many the levels are, but for the format at level selection, I can guess there are more than a hundred levels.

For a suggestion:
  • Add score or achievement or something for us to put more effort destroying the shooter instead of just avoiding them.
  • Add a text or something that tells us that it is a power up and it can be clicked. For the first time, I didn't have any idea that it can be clicked. Add a "click here" text or a pointer so we know that it can be clicked.

Sorry if my English is bad, feel free to tell me my mistake, so I can correct them.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
Cute game.

Worth $10, probably not. Worth a buck, definitely.

It's one of those games that is based on a simple, albeit clever principle, that in itself is not quite enough to make it worth full price. However, I got this as part of an Indie Gala bundle, a Friday bundle of 12 games for $2.90. So for the 24 cents I effectively paid for this game, it is definitely worth it! I would say after playing it just long enough to understand how the game works, that it is probably worth at most $3, but that's just my opinion. I could see myself playing this game for maybe an hour, two at most.

It is mainly based off navigating a fixed course. Initially, you are following a light beam (using WASD), and have a little shield that reflects the light beams that are trying to delete you (controlled via mouse where you move the mouse in the direction of the oncoming light beam). So the controls are simple and intuitive and the playstyle is engaging, for a while, but I'm not sure I would see myself playing this for hours, since it seems to be mainly based upon timing and some reflexes. The abstract artwork is the pretty kind that coud make good desktop backgrounds, but not enough to really hold your attention after a while.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Got this game in a 90% Steam sale.. Amazing and very addictive fun!

Here's my 13 min review video:

Hypnotic techno music, check.
Simple to learn, difficult to master gameplay, check.
Plenty of levels to keep you busy and challenged, check.

It's a great indie game that offers a huge bang for your dollar, especially if it's on sale here.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2015
HYPT is a wonderful well built game.

One of the first games i have played without any bugs! I am not usually into these games.. but, i have given it a go and i am extremely pleased i chose to play this game. If you like tricky little games like this, i would buy it. for a small indie game this is impressive.

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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
great game, will spend more hours on it till i complete it ^_^ 9.5/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Sadly, I cannot recommend hypt, even for it's sale price

The hitbox of the sheild is just too damn inconsistent. Lazers will sometimes just clip right through the edges, or bounce in unpredicible ways. The game started fun, but became very frustrating.
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0.3 hrs
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0.2 hrs
Posted: April 13
I really wish steam had a 'neutral' button. I didn't want to give this game a bad review; this game is pretty fun, with nice graphics and a soundtrack that you don't immediately mute. Unfortunately, I can only reccomend this game with the following disclaimer:

This game SCREAMS for dual joystick input. Like Geometry Wars, and all of the Gauntlet games that have come out since dual joystick gamepads became a thing, this game is best played on a pair of joysticks. Therein lies the rub; there is no gamepad support for this game- you have to play with a keyboard and mouse. You will have to control your sphere-thingie's fluid and graphically seamless 360 degrees of motion with a clunky and limited four buttons. If this will be a problem for you I don't reccomend this game, this is a pretty good game otherwise though.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: January 22
Fun, demanding and great music. Really brings back memories from the 80s. It's a steal on sale.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: January 19
"This is a game you just have to play"

15 lasers out of 14 lasers

would play again
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Mongoloid Mike
0.1 hrs
Posted: December 30, 2015
Don't bother
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0.3 hrs
Posted: August 30, 2015
Hypt is a very interesting game. You're an anti-malware thing, I guess? So there are levels and you got to go from point A to point B. There are also viruses who shoot at one place or shoot randomly or shoot at you. Some of them move. You also have a shield you use to defend yourself. Your weapon is your shield. The projectiles they send out bounce off of your shield, which is interesting. Some of the levels are kind of repeating, but not much. Oh and did I tell you there are boss levels which are a bit different (obviously) and put what you've (not) learned to the test? They're fun.

Lil' Sucky Gameplay to go with the review.
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