Midnight Protocol is a tactical narrative-driven RPG with unique keyboard-only controls. Hack into servers, beat security systems and discover encrypted secrets while you try to find answers to why and how you got doxxed.
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Very Positive (187) - 90% of the 187 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 13, 2021

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“If the movie Hackers has left a lasting impression on you and you want to feel like a technical genius, Midnight Protocol is a dream come true.”
4/5 – Hey Poor Player

“Minimalist yet incredibly polished — imagine the story of your favorite sci-fi RPG was set inside its hacking mini-game.”
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“Reputation and available missions are affected by every decision in the challenging, high-stakes hacking world of Midnight Protocol.”

About This Game

You assume the mantle of a prominent hacktivist, ‘Data’, who recently got doxxed and has been targeted for blackmail by a shadowy branch of government.

You interact with the virtual environment through your home terminal that requires nothing more than your keyboard.


Will you respect others’ privacy and bank accounts, or leave no stone unturned? Midnight Protocol allows you to play as the hacker you want to be. Help the police track down a rogue hacker, or blackmail a desperate husband trying to recover… dubious pictures. Gain black, grey, and white hat reputation to change the direction of the story based on your choices.


Midnight Protocol’s design focuses on immersing you in a world of digital warfare without complicated hacking mechanics. Your keyboard is your weapon, type commands to eliminate or evade security programs, letting your keystrokes become part of the soundtrack.


Cracking a digital safe or extracting classified data requires careful planning. Pay the troll toll, use digital jackhammers, cloaks, and daggers to combat cybersecurity. Buy new programs or hardware on the black market, and customize your deck to fit your playstyle.


Take on dozens of sidequests filled with easter eggs and references, gather additional intel on your targets before you start a mission, and play some hacker chess to wind down. Midnight Protocol is jam-packed with optional missions, providing hours of additional content.


Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game narrative refers to computer hacking and crimes. There's limited use of mature language.

This game also contains fast flashing images. It may cause discomfort and trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer and player discretion is advised.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.4Ghz or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 960 / Radeon HD 7750 or better, 1GB video card memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a keyboard
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i5 3.4Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a keyboard
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: macOS 10.12+
    • Processor: AMD64 or Intel64 CPU
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX10 or OpenGL 3.2 Compatible GPU
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 MB available space
    • OS: macOS 10.12+
    • Processor: i7-7820HQ @ 2.90Hz
    • Memory: 8 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD 560m PRO - 4GB
    • Storage: 10 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04
    • Processor: i7 6700k
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX980 Ti
    • Storage: 10 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 20.04
    • Processor: i7 6700k
    • Memory: 8 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX980 Ti
    • Storage: 10 MB available space

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