Have you ever wanted to be the greatest hacker ever know to man, but never actually wanted to take the time to learn the ins and outs of a computer? Back in 2001, Introversion Software's Uplink was an enormous hit with the younger generation. It was described as a magnificent simulator of the cinematic depiction of computer hacking. While Uplink was fun for the time being, everyone slowly began to drift away from playing it as the years continued to pass. However, a new title with similar game mechanics will be coming to Steam and the Humble Store on August 12th. Hacknet is an upcoming terminal-based computer hacking simulator developed by the Australian one-man studio, Team Fractal Alligator. You can check out the Hacknet reveal trailer below.
I don't know much about computer hacking, however over all this game appears to be quite promising. According to Polygon, Hacknet supposedly implements real UNIX commands, which actually sounds quite riveting. Believe it or not, the story is the most compelling component of this game. The player must follow instructions of a hacker named Bit, who reportedly died a very mysterious death after creating the largest security system breach on the planet. Players can communicate with the hacker by using command prompts and other hacking processes. However, it will be your job to solve Bit's death before the timer runs out. Can you handle the pressure?