Hacknet begins with an esteemed hacker’s failsafe mechanism kicking in and sending instructions to one other person — you. Players must use real Unix OS commands to follow their instructions and perform increasingly challenging hacking tasks.
There have been hacking games in the past, and this looks to improve on the formula by being focused on immersion, player-based learning, and a storyline to uncover along the way.
You’ll be able to play Hacknet via a $9.99 purchase on Steam or the Humble Store when the game launches on August 12. In the meantime, feel free to check out the reveal trailer: