Hacktag is a fast-paced 2-player co-op stealth-game with an asymmetric gameplay. Play as the stealth-agent on the field or as the virtually-infiltrated Hacker and work together to carry out espionage missions where nothing goes as expected!
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Mostly Positive (48) - 77% of the 48 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 1, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We created Piece of Cake studios to focus on co-op games only, so it was obvious that we would not finish Hacktag all alone in a dark corner, but we would do it with you, as a team.
Hacktag is an original concept with a challenging asymetrical gameplay which requires thorough testing and iteration. As big fans of the co-op genre ourselves, we really feel like there are not enough great co-op games where sharing the fun is just as important as the fun itself. Thinking outside of box while developing a game or prioritizing features can be challenging. Releasing Hacktag in Early Access will allow us to structure the final steps of production based on your feedback and priorities.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We don't want the early access to last forever. We are planning a 3 to 6 months early access period depending on the feedback and all the exciting propositions players will make.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Our vision for the final version of the game is centered around these objectives in terms of content:
  • Fully accessible procedural generation of the levels. ( 3 types of missions into 3 environments)
  • More hacking and co-op mini-games.
  • New game modes (time-attack etc...)
  • Weekly challenges.
  • 9 stories for the corporations with unique NPCs for each player.
  • Unlockabke Customization elements for the hacker & agent.
  • Various types of guards and antiviruses.
  • New environments variety and special rooms.
  • Collectibles and a cool achievements list.
  • + the cool things you will suggest !

    To know more about our roadmap you can read this blog post public trello page

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As of now, Hacktag is in a pretty advanced beta state.

Online and local multiplayer
You can already play online with a friend or locally with a good old-fashioned splitscreen mode. Hacktag already contains hours of co-op gameplay and many opportunities to yell at your partner.

Iterative procedural generation
Every level in Hacktag is procedurally generated. During the very first week of the early-access, there will be 9 levels of one mission type in 3 corporations environments. In order to tweak the generation, we will first release an update of the game with new levels on a weekly basis which will allow you to enjoy quality improvement and new gameplay situations. Then depending on your feedback, we will update the game to give you a full access to the infinity of levels granted by our procedural generation with 9 story campaigns.

Experience system and character customization
The experience system and all the passive and active skills you can unlock are already available although it might be tweaked and new skills may appear. Customization elements for your character is already available, but we will add many more unlockable options later on.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Thanks to our early adopters, Hacktag will launch at a price point of USD 14,99. The final release price will slightly increase as the initial content will be larger.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Piece of Cake studios specializes in making co-op games only, so we want to finish the game with you, as a team!

Development tracking
You can already check our development roadmap on our public trello page.[url][/url]. It presents the final goals we have set in terms of content. That being said, we know that a lot can happen in early access, so not everything is set in stone and we are counting on your feedback.

Open to suggestions and votes
We will make another trello page soon where you will be able to submit suggestions and vote. We will also get in touch with you directly through surveys in order to get your feedback.

Let's keep in touch
We will frequently post and be present on the steam page, community hub and social networks. You may also subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about the lastest updates, new levels and daily life of the studio.
And of course, you can chat with us on the official discord :
official discord.”
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October 22

Update #14: A small patch before... the big one!

Hello Hackers!

In this week update, we're adding 2 new maps + many fixes and... a kick-ass new main menu 3d-scene! Seriously guys, take a look at this beauty :


The two new maps are set at C.L.A.W Media and Lexyk, and brace yourselves hackers! Those ones are hardcore! I know, I tell you that all the time, but really guys...be prepared. They require some epic co-op moves with expert timing and coordination, but man! The feeling when you pass... it's something, you'll see.

Big announcement very soon!
As you can see, the patch note this week is pretty dense with bugs fixes and improvements.In the meantime, we are also close to announcing something that is both huge and very cool. So if I was you I'd click on the "follow button" right now on Steam, you definitely don't want to miss that.

Here this week patch note :
2017-10-22 Changelist v0.10.3f1- Early Access
  • New map: Lexyk corporation seed in 3 difficulty levels (number #206108)
  • New map: CLAW corporation in 3 difficulty levels (number #1FEAB )
  • Alarms are now randomly triggered on every map.
  • New 3d main menu scene with in-game characters.
  • 1st optimization of the post-processing effects.
  • Character selection and lobby optimization.
  • Added a FX feedback when the agent is on coffee boost.
  • Better FX feedback when deactivating an antivirus.
  • Added a scale animation on the hacker hud icons when he goes in and out of the node.
  • New NPCs species and faces.
  • Failing the firewall hacking minigames now makes noise.
  • fix: stop antivirus on the wrong devices (you can't deactivate it anymore on co-op door, jails...)
  • fix: rewards weren't aligned when more than 3 and misplaced for player 2 on local mode.
  • fix: Sometimes the hacker couldn't get caught by antivirus after being saved during an escort.
  • fix: Various level design bug fixes on map #000FECE7 - (guard wasn't escorting to right jail)
  • fix : rendering of the radars sprites in hacker view.
  • fix: navigation in the customization menu improved
  • fix: guard's behavior with the sound of coffee machines.
  • fix: gamepad issues when online, the host was able to control some player 2 panels (skills, switch roles requests...).
  • fix: Connectivity issues on Mac.
  • fix: In local mode, to validate the deletion of a character by the player 2, the player 1 must press 'A' instead of the player 2
  • fix: The radar/Camera movement & FX is deactivated if the device is off (mode easy)
  • fix: the animation of the 2 characters in the lobby are now different.
  • fix: inverted text bubbles with PS4 controller
  • fix: the correct role is now displayed when asking to switch role in the lobby.
  • fix: after switching role, it wasn't possible to choose the skills specific to the role.
  • fix: the blue color of the guard hologram was the same as the furniture
  • fix: radars were triggered by hacker when he was escorted to jail
  • fix: some guards antiviruses weren't escorting at the right jail/IDS.
  • fix: many level-design fixes on all maps.

    Known bugs :
  • While playing online: opened doors will remain "red" for the agent.
  • In options: choosing azerty/qwerty causes troubles.
  • Leaving a local-play game to launch an online game could cause issues.
  • Some disconnections may occur and force you to launch the game again.

Some other (great) news
  • First, we learned this week that Hacktag is nominated for Best independent game at the annual French Ping Awards ceremony! You can check the ful llist of the nominees here. The ceremony will be held on November the 2nd right during the Paris Games Week.Which leads to the second news....


  • Hacktag will be showcased at Paris Games Week, the most important gaming event in France. If you plan to attend PGW17 come by and meet us, we will be in the "Jeux Made in France area" from November the 1st to 5th.


    Be ready for what's coming next!
    As mentioned on top, we're going to announce big thing very soon so keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter frequently during the upcoming days.

    Laterz, Hackers!



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September 29

Update #13 : it's coffee time!

Hello Hackers!

It's been two weeks since the last update, so as promised you have the chance to get two new maps!
This update also contains a small feature we have been meaning to add: the stealth agent now gets a temporary speed boost when he drinks a coffee! I know, if only it was like this in real life am I right?

With some practice, the "coffee boost" allows some pretty epic escapes, so why not try to improve your speedrun highscore ?

The two new maps are set at C.L.A.W Media and Genethics.
There is a pretty long and tricky corridor with phones and coffee machines – which will be your best friends while the Genethics contains a place our dear level designer likes to call "the carousel of death". I let you find where it is.


2017-09-29 Changelist v0.10.1f3- Early Access
  • New map: C.L.A.W. Medias corporation seed in 3 difficulty levels (number #00006121)
  • New map: Genethics corporation in 3 difficulty levels (number #0000460F)
  • Drinking a fresh coffee gives you a few seconds speed boost.
  • You can now ping your partner while waiting for him at a minigame point (alarm, co-door...)
  • Failing the firewall hacking minigames now makes noise.
  • fix: Holographic screen on the computer arm is fixed.
  • fix: disabled/gray "Tutorial" menu entry
  • fix: Various level design bug fixes on map #0093F6C7 (broken netlink for hacker)
  • fix: Various level fixes on map #0001E38D: coffee machine, jail collision issues.
  • fix: Various level fixes on map #00D03E3: coffee machine noise volume, 2 coffees machines weren't hackable, last jails issues
  • fix: Various level fixes on map #0027877: camera wasn't calling guards, netlink bug, guards behaviors (stuck)
  • fix: Various level fixes on map #00022DA1

IndieCade is in one week!



Hacktag is part of the IndieCade Game selection next weekend! For this occasion Piece of cake studios is bringing their strong French accent to L.A. Hacktag will be exhibited on Sunday at 10 AM and Friday at 2 PM for a Game tasting session for devs and press. And if you just want to have chat with us while we aren't showcasing the game, just look for the tall dark-haired guy with a mild case of alopecia complex.

Visit indiCade website
http://www.indiecade.com/2017

A sneak peek of the upcoming features
As mentioned last week, we are preparing a lot of cool stuff for the game. Want some spoilers?


If you would like to discover more exclusive teasing, follow us on Hacktag's Facebook page and Twitter, we will give you some sneak peaks of these features. Also, we'd be happy to get your feedback about'em.

Laterz, Hackers!

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Reviews

“Hacktag impressed. My time with the game left me wanting to play and improve more.”
Co-optimus

“Funny, well thought and with a big potential.”
Gamekult

“Promising co-op infiltration”
Jeuxvideo com

About This Game

Hacktag is a 2-player co-op stealth-game with an asymmetric gameplay.

Play as the stealth-agent on the field or as the Hacker, virtually infiltrated and cooperate to fulfil industrial espionage missions together to takedown corporations.


In 2029, in a parallel world, you are a mercenary who secretly accomplishes missions for corporations struggling for leadership. To succeed you will have to team-up by 2 and infiltrate corporations simultaneously in two ways:

  • As the stealth agent, infiltrating the level with an isometric 3d view and a fast infiltration gameplay with a rewarding arcade feeling.

  • Or as the hacker infiltrating virtually the same level with a holographic blueprint vision and moving on a virtual network to interact with the cameras, doors, phones or coffee machines…



The whole Hacktag experience is designed to make the players feel like they are spy or heist movie heroes.
  • Online and local multiplayer: play separately or share the same screen.
  • Original co-op mechanics and mini-games: deactivate alarms, unlock doors or jails together in stressful situation!
  • "Co-opetitive" gameplay: as mercenaries, your partner is also your best competitor!
  • Procedural generation: 3 corporations, 3 types of missions and an infinity of levels. (locked at the beginning of EA)
  • Experience and unlockable skills: gain levels and choose new active or passive skills.
  • Online challenges, ranking and leaderboards: Share your scores and defy your friends.
  • Character creation: Customize your character with unlockable content.
  • Unique story for each player: experience Hacktag’s story with your own NPCs.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560TI or AMD Radeon HD7850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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