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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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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September 15

Back in the game! 4 new maps available in patch 0.10.0f2 !

After a few days of holidays for some lucky team members and a week at Gamescom for the really lucky ones, we are back on track to deliver your weekly updates!

And since we haven't updated the game since 4 weeks now we're coming back with a ton of cool stuffs :

This week updates comes with FOUR NEW MAPS and many fixes and improvements.

One is set at C.L.A.W Media, two at Genethics and one at Lexyk. I personally am a big fan of this new missions, I must say. It offers some very cool and intense new situations where you and your partner really need to be in sync in hilarious - and yet hardcore - rooms. I hope you'll enjoy these as much as we do!


2017-09-15 Changelist v0.10.0f2- Early Access
    NEW MAPS
  • C.L.A.W. Medias corporation seed in 3 difficulty levels (number #0001E3D)
  • Genethics corporation seed in 3 difficulty levels (number #00D03E3)
  • Genethics corporation seed in 3 difficulty levels (number #0027877)
  • LEXYK corporation seed in 3 difficulty levels (number #206108 )

    NEW FEATURES & IMPROVEMENTS
  • Alarms are now randomly triggered when entering a room (activated on the 4 new maps only for now)
  • The hacker can now deactivate the antivirus on more devices : trojan servers, phones, firewalls...
  • You can now control the Hacker with keyboard arrows (community suggestion)
  • Guards are now displayed in blue in the hacker view.
  • New lighting effect on the agent holographic arm device.
  • Brightness enhanced for the skill selection cursor in skill list of lobby
  • Ingame objects / interactive elements are now localized
  • New ingame "pause" Menu + new controls help display
  • Brightness enhanced for the skill selection cursor in skill list of lobby
  • When the player answer the lobby dalogue B button & Esc key close the choice dialogue and not propose to quit the lobby.

    BUGS FIX
  • Localization in local co-op mode.
  • Tips loading screen error.
  • When agent drinks a coffee he is not stucked in hacking position.
  • Loading Screen artwork is now matching the corporation of the selected level.
  • Rendering of hacker liberation visual effect on IDS fixed
  • Pressing 'Y button' in the end game leaderboard doesn't retry the game anymore.
  • Texts sizes in menu UI have been harmonized.
  • In lobby local play, pressing 'E' key on keyboard with the player 2 doesn't open skill tab of player 1 anymore
  • During alarm minigame if the agent get caught the hacker is not stuck in the "awaiting panel" anymore.
  • Gear icon was not always shown when a character hack a device or achieve an action ingame.
  • Mentor portrait had some holes between hair and ears.
  • Hackroom skill lightning VFX fixed
  • ART: retakeon male Racoon head. (he has not a funny sratbismus anymore.)
  • Guard walking animation fixed. (they don't 'surf' anymore)
  • Some error messages couldn't be closed.
  • Evade skill behaviour fixed for the hacker (couldn't evade from IDS)
  • Mentor faces are now displayed in tutorial medal.
  • Mentor attribution according to player species fixed
  • You can now press start during ingame dialog.
  • Various level design bug fixes on map #0093F6C7 (broken netlink for hacker)
  • Various level fixes on map #0000029A : countdown fixed on cameras.
  • Various level fixes on map #0076ADF1
  • Various level fixes on map #009164E1
  • Various level fixes on map #00787621
  • Various level fixes on map #0020FF1A

On a different topic we have some cool news to share with you guys :

Hacktag is part of the IndieCade game selection!

We just found out that Hacktag is part of the game selection at IndieCade 10th anniversary festival!
It will be a honour to attend and a pleasure to see couples go berserk while playing! 😁
The festival dates are October 6 - 8, 2017, if you are planning to to attend, we'd be happy to meet your in person. See you in October L.A!



Hacktag at Gamescom.

As I said in the introduction, part of the team went to Gamescom in Germany to showcase Hacktag with some exclusive content and gameplay features such as a new mission type, playable characters and some very cool co-op mini games.



We can't wait to deliver this new features to you guys, but in the meantime, you may want to follow us on social networks. We will frequently share some new Gamescom previews about Hacktag and tease you with some sneak peeks of this future content.
Like this preview of the next mission type "Boss takedown" for instance ;) :


Follow Hacktag's Facebook page and Twitter for some exclusive previews !

See you there!
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August 11

New map and many bug fixes

Hello Hackers!

After a short break, we are back with one new LEXYK mission and a LOT of fixes for the 15 previous maps. The new map is already playable in the 3 difficulty levels and it will be always the case for each new levels starting from now.
Also, we are currently working on offering a lot of cool new gameplay features very soon so be prepared!

2017-08-11 Changelist v0.9.12 - Early Access

    New Features
  • New level : LEXYK corporation seed in 3 difficulty levels (number #10F89F)

    Bug fixes
  • 66 corrections and bug fixes on previous 15 maps.
  • Interactions with Trojan servers fixed: cooldown added.
  • Some coffee machines didn't make sounds when hacked.
  • Level design fixes : suppression of unreachable nodes.
  • English and French localization corrections

We hope you'll enjoy the new map. And again we are always really happy to have a chat with you and get your ideas or suggestions so join us on the Discord server. !

See you there!
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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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