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!
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (14) - 64% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (70) - 71% of the 70 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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December 14

Hacktag will soon don its winter fur!


Hello hackers !

Guess what? Hacktag’s corporations also celebrate the end-of-year festivities!
That's why we are going to release the "Hacking Winter" update on December 20th.

In the Christmas spirit, the update will add 2 new playable characters, Christmas decoration in the 24 levels and multiple special skins and accessories to be earned until January 8th. The Winter hacking update also bring Steam achievements as well as numerous requested improvements and, of course, some Christmas surprise gifts!



The Winter Hacking update additions and improvements:
  • Two new playable characters, the foxes (for a total of 12 different characters)
  • Added dozens of unique skins and accessories for the end-of-year celebrations
  • Added 42 steam achievements
  • Revamped the reward system: over 360 customisations items to unlock!
  • The 24 levels have been redecorated for Christmas
  • New social features
  • Improved graphics across all levels
  • Rebalanced difficulty
  • And, of course, some Christmas surprise gifts!


    If you want to know more about the update before the release, we will certainly show you some cool stuff on social networks in the upcoming days. So stay tuned!

    See you!
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December 6

Version 0.15.2f1 is now available

Hello Hackers,

This week patch is mainly about improving and fixing remaining network issues, but also tutorial & local games issues that have been caused by the use of the new network technologies.
In previous patches, we added new network technologies to allow players who weren't able to connect to each other (mainly due to blocking firewalls). Things went well, but obviously it created some unforeseen conflicts with the existing technology for some of you because, hey, what fun would it be without complications? But we are now getting to the end of the road for that matter and this update will prevent most of the issues encountered during the past weeks.

Of course, if you still experience issues, please contact us on Discord & include as many details as possible as it helps us to make a better game and besides all, because we want you to play the game! :D

And again, we are really sorry for the inconvenience caused by this, the fixes took far more time than expected! We thank you a lot for your patience and understanding!

Here is the patch note :

2017-12-06 Changelist v0.15.2f1 - Early Access

General:
  • You cannot unlock the autumn sales special items anymore. (sorry guys!)
  • Fixed: some already existing characters weren't properly displayed nor customizable
  • Fixed the fact that after a 'player 2' played with the keyboard in local play the 'player 1' couldn't use it again in the main menu
  • Now you can select your character and join properly an online game after the end of a game played through friend invitation.
  • When we detect that the game resolution is wrong (not visible), we reset it automatically.
  • Fixed bugs in the interface caused by the upgrade of our game engine, some could have been blocking
  • Fixed leaderboard not loading fresh data because of the regional settings other than ones compatible with EN/US settings.
  • Slightly better performance ingame than the version 0.15.2. But there is still some work remaining.

Gameplay:
  • Fixed Jailbreaker skill preventing mini-game for the IDS to be triggered. (blocking bug)

Tutorial:
  • In tutorial, quitting the password mini-game with the A.I is no longer definitive.
  • Fixed a bug on the hacker medal in the tutorial
Network:
  • The use matching of players in online games should be easier, and the best technologies are now selected for the connections.
  • Add proper usage of different network technologies to match players online: direct, uPnP, NAT-Punchthrough, relay servers
  • Fixed a conflict between the use of NAT-Punchthrough and direct connection technologies that was causing the NAT-Punchthrough to be always selected.
  • Fixed a conflict between the use of NAT-Punchthrough and direct connection technologies that was causing an infinite connection wait.
  • Fixed access to tutorial and local games for players with regional settings other than ones compatible with EN/US settings.
  • Fixed disconnections while entering a map in online games, bug introduced with version 0.15.2
    Now that network connectivity must be better for most of you, we can focus again on gameplay, features and content!
    If you still encounter such issues, please join our discord server at http://www.hacktag-thegame.com/discord for live chat and direct support!

    By the way, do you know why our team is called Piece of Cake studios?
    Check this out!

    Laterz Hackerz!
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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

“A unique take on co-op play”
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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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