A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
!!NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BUYERS!!I am a solo dev on this project. There WERE many server load issues at launch that have now been solved. That being said; this game is INCREDIBLY complex to maintain, and there will be many game-wide issues in the future. These issues will most likely be in-game player discovered exploits. THIS IS PART OF THE GAME!
As long as there are servers running the game, there will be balance patches and fixes. Read AS MUCH AS YOU CAN about the game and player's experiences before making your purchase decision.
Excited to have you in game.
h a c k m u d is a cyberpunk themed text-based hacking simulator for intel-compatible personal home computers. Get lost in a deep and complex world full of challenging puzzles as you engage in a rich narrative riddled with intrigue and deception.
- Learn who you can trust as you make friends and enemies exploring the depths of abandoned future internet cyber-structure
- Prove your worth to cyber-society by navigating the trials laid out for you by the Multi-User Domain's governing super-intelligence, 'The Trust'
- 'Patch into the hardline' to access other users' protected systems and steal their digital goods
- Demonstrate hunger for power, flexibility of thought, and keen strategy to convince The Trust of your value and escape the virtual L.A.N.
- Let the text-based interface transport you back to the early internet-era when computing was full of discovery
- Create and destroy digital empires while exploring the constantly evolving user-created multiplayer world
- Use real-world hacking skills (social engineering, cracking, research, scripting...) for power and influence in the M.U.D. at large
- A deep, nuanced and engaging storyline full of discovery that will keep you guessing
- Encourages deep exploration and testing the limits of the system through rich side-content
- An intuitive retro-futuristic text-based computing interface that escalates to advanced with glitches, hidden commands, and arcane syntax
- 90s film style 'hacking mode,' for when you need to get some 'serious' hacking done
- An original electronic soundtrack which will chill you out while exploring or amp you up when the pressure's on
- Persistent and constantly-evolving game universe powered by an almost endless stream of user created tools, puzzles, traps and much more
- A fluid and organic class system determined by the currently loaded upgrades on your system
- A fully scriptable in-game world with a global player-based economy of code and in-game botting
- Regular balance patches to keep the game fun and engaging for players of all styles and at all levels of experience
NOTICE: This game is online-only and requires a steam account to play.
(itch.io authentication is planned for the future)
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $19.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
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Phreaker's Phirst Edition
Phirst to market has the advantage-
- Explore the game early, learn its secrets and its complexities
- Directly influence the design of the game -- your early exploits help shape the gameplay for years to come
- Establish yourself in the game and the community as a leader (for good or for evil or for neutral) ;)
- Experience and share / stream the game before others
- New pushes and content weekly
- Steam key available pending steam integration