The Humble Store just kicked off an encore of its spring sale, which was slated to end today, returning hundreds of games to their discounted states. Promoting this, the store is hosting yet another giveaway, and the game in the spotlight this time is Hacknet.
For those unfamiliar, the game is a hacking simulator, where players are tasked with following the instructions of a late hacker using "old school command prompts and real hacking processes." Taken from its store page, the game's key features are as follows:
Based on actual UNIX commands, Hacknet focuses on real hacking, not the Hollywood-style version of it. This creates a truly immersive experience and puts players right in the thick of trying to break through the firewalls.
Unlock the mystery of Bit
A hacker is dead and the media reports don't add up. When you are contacted by his "ghost" - an automated failsafe system - you're drawn into the dark and murky world of underground hackers.
You are thrust into a persistent virtual world with no "levels" or obvious game elements to break the illusion. Follow the guidance of the emails from Bit or just dive down the rabbit hole, chasing down clues and snippets of information you find as you explore different systems.
Accessible but uncompromising
Whilst not holding your hand or dumbing down, the design of the game and the learning curve enables those with no prior terminal experience to enjoy it whilst delighting those in the know.
Hack to the beat of a soundtrack featuring underground artists including Remi (Hotline Miami).
Hack your own adventures
Create your own campaigns, system networks, nodes, themes, music and story missions using the Hacknet Extensions mod tools. Share them with other players through Steam Workshop.
Hacknet sports a Very Positive user rating on Steam and would normally cost $14.99, but the game is completely free to claim on the Humble Store for the next two days. The game can be played on Windows, macOS, as well as Linux, and arrives as both a Steam key and DRM-free. Also, since this is the deluxe edition of the game, it includes the official soundtrack.