Hacknet - Orann
Three years ago, on August 13, 2015, a game I’d been working on for a few years was released. I mean, it was actually the August 14th for me, since I’m in Australia, but it happened all the same.

In that time, Hacknet has been played by over 1.4 million people. That number being so huge was helped a lot by the two 48 hours free giveaways we did recently, but even those bumps aside, the success and reach of the game has been so incredible. Thankyou so much to every one of you that played the game, spoke about it, recommended it, worked on extensions, hung out in the discord (https://discord.gg/7cHhVT9), and helped Hacknet become what it is today. It means the world to me.

So Hacknet’s on sale again!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/365450/Hacknet/

Also, I put together this album with all of the Hacknet and Labyrinths wallpapers in it if you’re interested:
https://imgur.com/a/79JrcPq




I’m working on a brand new game now. It’s going to be something completely different - I needed a change of pace after 6 years of Hacknet stuff. I’ll be posting updates about that on my Twitter ( www.twitter.com/Orann ) when I’m ready!

-Matt
Hacknet - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 80% on Hacknet!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Wednesday at 10AM Pacific Time
Hacknet - Pixels for Breakfast


Today our publisher, Surprise Attack Games, is relaunching as Fellow Traveller.

To celebrate, Hacknet is on sale along with the rest of their catalogue. Check out their publisher sale page for all the details - https://store.steampowered.com/publisher/fellowtraveller.

Here’s some more from the team at Fellow Traveller on what the change is all about:

For the past seven years, our journey as a small indie publisher from the shores of Australia has been quite momentous. Today marks the biggest stop on that journey so far. A new name. A new vision. A chance for us to stand up and declare our love for games with something important, something special, something weird to say.

Welcome to Fellow Traveller.

From the dystopian worlds of Hacknet and Orwell, to our upcoming releases including Neo Cab, Genesis Noir and In Other Waters, Fellow Traveller is here to support developers that take a unique approach to narrative in games.

If this sounds like your kind of jam, you can follow us on our Steam publisher page, join us in The Traveller's Tavern on Discord or sign up to our newsletter
Hacknet - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Matt Cox)

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When Hacknet‘s tutorial told me I needed to kill its process in order to progress, I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Not out of sympathy for a sentient piece of software – this isn’t Hackmud. I’m reasonably confident the tutorial was just a lifeless bit of code, I just couldn’t do it because I’m a terrible hacker who can’t tell a firewall from a floppy.

Maybe you’re fare better. If you download Hacknet before 6pm BST on Saturday, you’ll get to keep one of the ten best hacking games for free. No nethacking required. (more…)

Hacknet - Pixels for Breakfast


We are currently giving away Hacknet for FREE via Steam for 48 hours only as part of a special promotion. Described by Kotaku as “the closest thing I’ve seen to a real life hacking sim”, the command line interface game will lead you on an adventure down a digital rabbit hole as you search for answers surrounding the mysterious murder of a hacker known only as “Bit”.

You can download the game from the Hacknet store page.

Should you love your experience with Hacknet, be sure to pick up the major expansion, Hacknet Labyrinths, leave a review, and spread the word about the free game via your social feeds, tagging @Hacknet_OS.

-Team Fractal Alligator
Hacknet - Valve
Add Hacknet to your account and play for FREE starting now until July 14th at 10AM Pacific Time!
Once you add the game it will remain in your account after the free period, so don't miss out on this opportunity to play this immersive, terminal-based hacking simulator!


Hacknet - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% on Hacknet!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Tuesday at 10AM Pacific Time
Hacknet - Pixels for Breakfast


Our friends over at Humble are currently giving away Hacknet Deluxe for free as part of their Spring Sale promotion. Those who head on over to the Humble Store can sign up for a free Humble account, and they will be delivered a Steam key for the base game and the awesome OST.

So tell all your friends, and for those who haven't picked up Hacknet Labyrinths yet, Humble are also running a 25% off promotion which will provide you with the ultimate Hacknet experience.
Hacknet - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 70% on Hacknet!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Friday at 10AM Pacific Time
Uplink - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brendan Caldwell)

As anyone who watches their feeds knows, we live in a constantly evolving cyberpunk dystopia. They’re connecting toilets to the internet, for heavens sake. If this Gibsonist world is just too REAL for you, we have put together the ten best videogames about hacking, programming and computing so you can escape into meta-dystopia. Which I’m sure is a much better place.

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