Try to save humanity in this episodic and fully voiced hacker story. Guide your partner through a thrilling and emotional science fiction journey by hacking systems and extracting information. All from your keyboard.
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By TechRaptor October 23, 2017

“Code 7's first two episodes are an almost absurd success, combining powerful story telling with creative gameplay into one of the most exciting episodic game launches I've ever seen.”

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June 20

Facing Episode 2

Hey there, hackers! It's time for another update.

We try to keep you updated on a regular basis but the further we dive into the episode's development the less spoiler-free content we have to share. We still try our best to give you tidbits of news now and then!


Story Progress (Spoiler-free)

The last couple of weeks we have been finalizing and tweaking the story for episode 2. We want it to be exciting, dramatic and suspenseful but also tying into the previous narrative. Even though we know what we want from each episode's story, there are so many fine nuances of how to get there. What are the character's desires? Their fears? How does everything play together? How does Episode 2 develop its own story while still feeding into the main story?

At this state, we're very happy with the story of Bear and Raven and we hope you will be, too! We have started to think about the key art and Paul has already worked on a composition and color draft of it that we really like and we'd like to share with you!


Three characters standing in a futuristic city alley, a menacing giant overshadowing the skyline


A while ago we announced that we combined two episodes in order to have a better story flow. This also led to a little change in the main characters. The agent Bear / Berhanu who was initially planned to be portrayed by Zein is being portrayed by the main character from the episode that got fused with the current one. We also now have a face for Raven. So meet our heroes for episode 2 (portraits not final):





Programming Hacking Game

A new mini game will be introduced in the next episode in which you will be able to program a cute little robot named Muffin in order to cross air shafts and reach rooms you otherwise couldn't. Don't worry! You don't need knowledge in programming in order to control Muffin. With simple lines of code you'll make the little robot move in different directions, push buttons and find the way out.



This mechanic ties together with Bear's stealth mechanic. You need to send Muffin through air shafts to reach rooms in which you can distract enemies. Sometimes you need to "park" Muffin in another room to access it without your partner being there.


Alex distracts a guard with sounds of a printer


Also the MiM hacking game gets expanded with switches and buttons. The message will sometimes only be triggered manually by the player so they have to time it right. This way the hacking games get a little trickier and tactical.




Event: Open Squares

We'll be on the Open Source Festival on July 14th in Düsseldorf, showcasing the game and the escape room hacking game that we showed at gamescom. A lot of people enjoyed it, so if you missed it: here's another chance to be a real-world hacker!





That's all for now! Don't hesitate to shoot us a question if you want to know anything about the game and don't forget to join our Discord Channel to get more frequent, little updates.

Your Kevin & Zein
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March 26

Breathing life into New Berlin



Hello, hackers! How have you been? I hope you're having fun. We're busy working on Episode 2 and wanted to give you some peaks into development. In case you missed it, we're streaming a lot of it live on Twitch! You can watch all the archived videos on Youtube.

We have settled into our new office in Cologne, from which we can even see the Dome! With a bunch of other cool devs we're part of the so called Cologne Game Haus, some sort of shared office space with game developers in the heart of Cologne.



Not fully done yet, but this is our new cozy wolf's lair
We plan to invite other developers over into our stream and talk with them about their games and indiedev life. Our first guest was Utz Stauder from Ludopium, you can watch the full stream here.



Development

We've been working on the finer details of Episode 2's story and we're making good progress. You'll follow the adventures of the agents Bear, Raven (some of you might know one or two things about them from the gamescom booth!) and Geron.

We're working on a lot of gameplay mechanics, that evolve the ones from episode 2. They should feel new but also familiar at the same time. We've been prototyping a so called Binary Logic puzzle and tested around with it. In the end we decided to scrap it again, because it was too limited in terms of complexity and too easily solved by just trying (you can watch the progress in the twitch archive). Prototyping and scrapping mechanics is part of game development and very normal. It's good to know early if something just doesn't work the way you want it and stop working on it. Instead we will tweak gameplay with other means.



(minor gameplay spoilers ahead)

There will be different missions that you can do with each character and every character will have their own little addition to the gameplay. Following Bear will mean stealth levels in which you can distract guards with sounds (prototyped with flushing a toilet!), Raven is the mistress of disguise and if you give her enough information about a person she can turn into them. Geron will be able to use simulations to interrogate people, very similar to the Life is Strange dialogues in which you can rewind time after learning something.

(minor spoilers end)


Cyberpunk Cityby artursadlos


The Vibe of Episode 2

With this episode we want Code 7 to feel a lot more cyberpunk-y. With New Berlin you'll be visiting a crowded location for the first time with lots of interesting and weird places, like anon-clubs in which you enter with a holographic costume to keep your identity hidden.


We've researched a lot of art and music and even though Code 7 will not show most of it, we can still recreate the vibe and atmosphere of a cyberpunk hotspot through maps, animations and sound. Expect obnoxious advertisements to ring through your headphones... do you want to buy the new HexLab ImproVein Implant to run 25% faster? Probably not. It's experimental...


Antibiotics Challenge

If you have missed it on Twitter: We're doing a special challenge! The first 10 to complete the Antibiotic achievement in Code 7 - Episode 1 will be able to name a computer in Episode 2 after them and maybe also have some references in emails. Six brave hackers have already completed the challenge, four more chances are there! Send us a screenshot of the achievement with the unlock date, like this:



Don't forget to join us on Discord to stay in touch
and please follow us on Twitch to follow live-development!


Cheers,
Kevin & Zein
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Reviews

“One of the most exciting episodic game launches I've ever seen.”
9.5 – TechRaptor

“Convincing and emotionally involved voice acting breaths life beyond words to the unfolding events.”
4/5 – Darkstation

“It's easy to get caught up in its atmospheric miasma with its great voice acting and engaging gameplay.”
75% – Quillstreak

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About This Game


Play Episode 0 for free!

This is an episodic game and doesn't feature all the episodes, yet. The season pass includes all five episodes. Every episode will be available for download upon release.


What would you do if you found yourself trapped on an eerie space station with nothing but a computer? Play as the hacker Alex and save the world from your keyboard as a sinister A.I. rises from the corner of the universe... but you are not the only one who acts from the shadows. Monsters lurk in the dark and soon humanity itself is in danger. When analog and digital worlds collide, only a master of both can survive.

Code 7 is a hacking thriller in which your imagination is the stage. The things unseen are the most terrifying ones... travel the network, gather information from e-mails, documents, and logs, hack protected computers, and navigate your partner through dangerous situations. Work together, gain their trust and make the right choices. The outcome of the story is determined by how you act and what you say.

Episode 0: Released
Episode 1: Released
Episode 2: In Development
Episode 3 & 4: TBA

Key Features:

  • Theatrical Drama:

    Fully voiced dialogue, music, and sound effects
  • Be a Hacker:

    Use the terminal-based LupOS system and hacking techniques like Man-in-the-Middle Attack, Brute Force Attack, Network Jamming and more
  • Power of Words:

    Beware what you answer and the choices you make, they will determine the course of the last episode

The game includes a mode for visually impaired players.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 252M
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.30 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 1,6 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 288 MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.12
    • Processor: GHz Intel Core i7 2,5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Processor: Intel Cor2Duo 2.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 252M
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Processor: Intel Cor2Duo 3 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GT 640
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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