Play as a hacker and take control of an ultra secret company to reveal the darkest secrets. But beware , you seem not to be alone and what you will discover could change the world ...
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Positive (48 reviews) - 83% of the 48 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 23, 2015

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January 26

New Demo Available !

Step into the darkness of an ultra-secret company and find out the truth about stories you would have never wanted to hear. This new update features a demo of Mu Complex, including the first 4 levels of the complete version. It will introduce you to the original game world and make you a confirmed hacker. You will have to hack your way in the computers of the complex through an immersive gameplay and new way to think.

To search, decode and progress through the game, you will have to change your habits, and think by yourself.
Rediscover your environment and your workspace: the logic will be your best ally in the Mu Complex.

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About This Game

Hack your way into the complex, all by yourself.


Mu Complex won't be available in a bundle anytime soon, we can promise you that.

Ever wanted to be a hacker? Not that AAA kind of hacker. We're talking about real hacker, using the hard old way.
Someone who writes some cryptic commands only he can understand to get deep into some dirty corporation.
That's what you want, that's what we provide.
Don't worry, you'll learn step by step how to do that, to finally become a full-featured hacker.

Featuring a fulfilling storyline, will you save Lya?
  • Features two episodes
  • Try and solve hard riddles and puzzles
  • Learn real Linux terminal commands
  • Hundreds of emails to read
  • An immersive background
  • Shake your brain and your computer to solve the challenges
  • Uncover the complex's secrets and save Lya!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D acceleration enabled card
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8+
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D acceleration enabled card
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Minimum:
    • OS: Kernel 2.6 and up
    • Processor: 1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D acceleration enabled card
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
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Overall:
Positive (48 reviews)
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☯EѶΔภ☯
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Not really hacking... just so goddam confusing... i gave up halfway If your into EXTREME puzzles, then this is for you!
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praguepride
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
A neat little indie puzzle game that is kind of a combination of Portal and Uplink.
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Blue112
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Nice game.
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Firenyth
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Very nice game but got bored of it, just gave me here figure out the password then again and again, i really enjoyed hacknet because the hacking was intense. but mu complex defently has that relisim factor if your into that.
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NotiCon
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 2
This is a great puzzle game about typing in commands into a terminal and sometimes use the internet to solves your puzzles. Also great AI much more horrible than GLaDOS.
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Intrusion
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
Definitely has very interesting and mind working gameplay. Great themes mentioned here too, such as technology taking over humanity. Would definitely recommend for anyone into a lot of math.
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Sarusig De Crouton
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
I (probably a mistake) went in expecting a "hacking" game, in the wake of games such as Uplink or HackNET. This... is a completely different thing. It's more a series of stale, extremely simple puzzles or mini-games that you just have to complete to progress.
Mu complex also tries to use clever "real life" puzzles - which would be interesting if this genre hadn't existed for more than a decade (see Ouverture Facile for instance).

In addition the story is not only boring, it's also infuriating. You can see the twist coming from a mile away - hours before finishing the main game. Yes this means there is a post game. I didn't finish it. It started feeling like a grind. The thing is : cracking codes can be fun, but most of what Mu Complex asks of you is not to crack the code, it's to apply the formula. It's not enticing.

So what's left? There is no real music - just background atmospheric. It becomes agravating fairly quickly. The UI then? Yeah the UI is pretty good. It works, it looks slick and it's appropriate and functional. However the controls (typing really) are not. It feels very frustrating to have the commands available to you change on every single stage (computer), spelling out the answer for you. What made you feel clever in a game like HackNET was figuring out what to do with all these tools you accumulated. Nothing of that challenge here - we give you only what you need so that you're not lost.

I wanted to love that game, I really did. We don't get enough hacking games and these can be so fun. But a hacking game this is not. This is a series of mediocre puzzles, under a decent looking coat. There's definitely potential, but it's not there yet.
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daniel.garrett
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 12
Great game that gives the feel of adventure from behind a Linux command prompt
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amaimagi
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
This game will forever remain as one of my favorite game among all the others.

This is one of the few text-based games that could get me hooked right from the start. Mu Complex had me searching through Twitter, to scrolling through different color's hex code, to scratching my head while trying my best to decipher vigenere-- it has been quite a ride.

Yes, this game has nothing to do with real hacking, the most advanced "hacking" you'll ever be doing in this game is reading through emails to find hints of another computer's password, but it's very much worth it. I've played this other game on mobile called Hack Run the other day, and this game is very similar to that as well. I love both games quite a lot :)

I admit that I bought this game on impulse just by looking at screenshots, but this has been one of the best impulse-purchases i've made in a while.

Edit: At the time as I wrote this, I had no idea Hack Run + Hack Run Zero was on Steam xD
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
79 of 87 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
Pros and cons are probably the easiest way to help you make a decision on purchase MU Complex.

Pros:
Satisfying Linux command line based game play.
The puzzles are satisfying:
-Real world information puzzles that requires you to use Google.
-External MU Complex owned websites to solve puzzles are a nice touch.
The story is interesting.

Cons:
Having to retype commands many times over when stuck on a puzzle (A note pad can help relieve this)
I don't really like the sound track but it can be muted.
Everyone seems to save their passwords in a document called password.txt
While the "About the game" section leads you to believe you will become a "real hacker" I doubt this game will give you any real world hacker experience.
The console window does not support the mouse scroller

Overall the cons are fairly minor and don't take anything away from the experience and I consider the game put together well. I recommend this game to people the enjoy puzzle games and visual novel style games.

Constructive criticism:
I think there is a missed opportunity to support dual monitors.
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41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
I am a software engineer and a gamer, so this game immediately became a 'must buy' for me. Having played through the first two episodes (can't wait for the third), I can say that this may be the best hacking game I have ever played.

The game really does make you feel like a hacker, as you're dropped onto a linux-like environment with a terminal and desktop. All while you have a really sweet electronic music playing as a part the games sound track. If you wanted to feel like Neo, this game is the one.

The puzzles are really sweet. Why? The game forces you to use "outside resources" to solve some of the puzzles - ie: using google maps, searching wikipedia to figure out musical notes, all to deconstruct a timed puzzle. Oh, and yes, the puzzles had me streaming all kinds of profanities at times - a good sigh the puzzles are well made.

Unlike other hacking games, this one is fully voiced. THANK YOU.

The graphics are clean, minimalist and sharp. Exactly the right combo for this sort of game.

There is a 'good' story for what it is, and the cliff hangers after each episode have me yearning for more.

Buy this, even if you're only mildly interested in the subject of computers, or if you're just into puzzles. Even if you think the game might feel a bit to challenging, because each puzzle solved is rewarded with an amazing sense of joy.
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69 of 91 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
TL;DR: Great concept, lousy execution.

Before I begin, you should know I'm coming to this game from the perspective of an adept Linux user. The terminal is where I live. So when I read that we'd be using "actual Linux commands" to solve hacking puzzles, I wouldn't click buy fast enough. Unfortunately, "actual Linux commands" essentially meant ultra stripped-down versions of ls, cat, ssh and sometimes sudo.

The puzzles themselves were decently creative, but way too simple. About 90% of the puzzles could be solved with some variation on the form (1) read the emails for clues then (2) type in the password to unlock the username / password for the next computer . About half the puzzles require a simple Google search which seemed cool about twice before it got annoying. Overall, the puzzle aspect felt formulaic and underdeveloped.

Some nice work went into writing the emails between the office workers and I enjoyed getting to know the story through that device. Everything from the story/atmosphere perspective was VERY solid.

I think there's a ton of potential in this type of game, especially for teaching people about how to use Linux. It just needs more work to make people really have to work to solve the puzzles. Codesleuthing is tons of fun, but it just doesn't feel fair when your puzzle is as simple as translating morse code or maritime signal flags. Also, there's no reason this game shouldn't have had a better terminal emulator. More terminal options would have meant more complex and satisfying puzzles.

Overall, it's a fun diversion for a couple hours, but that's about it. It definitely isn't $9 of entertainment. I think this developer is definitely on the right track and I look forward to their next release, but this game can easily be skipped.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
Big Review Update:

General:
I love this game, the way you have to think way outside of the box to solve the puzzles is just amazing. I definitely want more games like this.
And to clarify this version of the game has the first and second episode of MuComplex that where previously on kongregate.
I do not know how a possible release of a third episode might be handled.

As much as I love the game, the way the steam release has been handled was pretty bad. The free version was shut down without much prior warning and for the way the port was done its a bit expensive.

About the Port:
It's basically still the same game as before. to my current knowledge only 2 things were added(hints that unlock after a certain time and some additional puzzle after beating both episodes) No gamechanging fetures were added. They even removed something substantial(ctrl+v) which made one of the puzzles difficult to solve.
Some features that could definitely not have hurt to add would be to make the terminal resizeable, allow you to open more than just one picture and let you resize and move those freely on the screen. Also there are no game options of any kind, you just get a small button to turn the complete audio on or off. It's pretty disappointing.


At last some praise:
*love the concept
*voice acting is kinda ok
*the end of episode 2 has a nice little cgi cutscene
*there are a lot of emails that are not necessary for puzzle solving, they add a nice atmosphere to the game and let you look into the workings of the mu complex
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2015
Great storyline, some onteresting hidden details or clue (i probably have missed a lot of them, but then again, they are hidden) give the game a verry interesting atmosphere. Most of the game can probably be done "simply" by people used to both puzzle games and coding, but for someone who's new to both it can be quite challenging (which make it even more rewarding to find the answer.
In my opinion it's worth the cost.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
This game will forever remain as one of my favorite game among all the others.

This is one of the few text-based games that could get me hooked right from the start. Mu Complex had me searching through Twitter, to scrolling through different color's hex code, to scratching my head while trying my best to decipher vigenere-- it has been quite a ride.

Yes, this game has nothing to do with real hacking, the most advanced "hacking" you'll ever be doing in this game is reading through emails to find hints of another computer's password, but it's very much worth it. I've played this other game on mobile called Hack Run the other day, and this game is very similar to that as well. I love both games quite a lot :)

I admit that I bought this game on impulse just by looking at screenshots, but this has been one of the best impulse-purchases i've made in a while.

Edit: At the time as I wrote this, I had no idea Hack Run + Hack Run Zero was on Steam xD
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
I (probably a mistake) went in expecting a "hacking" game, in the wake of games such as Uplink or HackNET. This... is a completely different thing. It's more a series of stale, extremely simple puzzles or mini-games that you just have to complete to progress.
Mu complex also tries to use clever "real life" puzzles - which would be interesting if this genre hadn't existed for more than a decade (see Ouverture Facile for instance).

In addition the story is not only boring, it's also infuriating. You can see the twist coming from a mile away - hours before finishing the main game. Yes this means there is a post game. I didn't finish it. It started feeling like a grind. The thing is : cracking codes can be fun, but most of what Mu Complex asks of you is not to crack the code, it's to apply the formula. It's not enticing.

So what's left? There is no real music - just background atmospheric. It becomes agravating fairly quickly. The UI then? Yeah the UI is pretty good. It works, it looks slick and it's appropriate and functional. However the controls (typing really) are not. It feels very frustrating to have the commands available to you change on every single stage (computer), spelling out the answer for you. What made you feel clever in a game like HackNET was figuring out what to do with all these tools you accumulated. Nothing of that challenge here - we give you only what you need so that you're not lost.

I wanted to love that game, I really did. We don't get enough hacking games and these can be so fun. But a hacking game this is not. This is a series of mediocre puzzles, under a decent looking coat. There's definitely potential, but it's not there yet.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
As a computer science student this game feels me with joy, it has a linux based command terminal and rewarding puzzles.
The story is also intriguing and quite fascinating, but above all you use real world knowledge and encourages you to learn new things using the internet. From data encryption to philosophy this game is 10/10.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
A neat little indie puzzle game that is kind of a combination of Portal and Uplink.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
Cool game, with its fun level design inspired by linux command lines, it builts the overlay networks ! Would recommand to every dev
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