Ever wanted to be a hacker? Play Hack RUN Lite! Hack your way into the heart of a mysterious organization to uncover their secrets. Hack RUN Lite is a game which uses 'old school' command prompts (like DOS or UNIX) that simulate a real operating system. Learn the commands of each system to help you navigate through your adventure.

As you hack into their systems, you will learn about the organization and the people who work there. Read files and emails to find clues and riddles which will give you access to more accounts. Data found on their systems will help you learn about the motives of the organization, and how dark their plans can get. You may also discover dirty little secrets about the employees as well.

Hacking into new accounts or discovering key information will increase your skill level. As you achieve your goals, you will move closer and closer to the final achievement; over 50 levels deep in the full version!

It's time for a Hack RUN!

Great news! Hack RUN® has been featured in the App Store! We are thrilled Apple has given us this honor, and we hope you enjoy it as much as they do!

LITE VERSION: This Lite version of Hack RUN does not contain all of the levels of the full game.

Stuck on a level? Just use the 'hint' or 'answer' commands to help you along.

Make sure to play the SECOND, THIRD and FOURTH games in this series called Hack Run ZERO, Hack Time and Hack NET after you complete this game.

Hack RUN Lite is a game. It is not a tool or aid for learning how to hack into real computer systems. i273 LLC does not endorse hacking.

What's New

Version 5.0

> fixed issue where web browser wouldn't work for some players
> minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Gracie Hounslow


Love this game. Fun and works my brain.


Fun game!

Loving this hacking simulation game!


good puzzle game

It's a puzzle game with a hacking theme. No, you don't need programming or hacking experience. If you've ever used a shell or played a text adventure game and know basic computer knowledge (like what email and websites are) then you should be able to play this game just fine. You enter commands into a shell. Some are familiar to a unix shell (ls to list files, and help, but that's about it). You can type help at any time to list the commands available to you. It's pretty simple really. Read peopel's email and check their favorite websites in hopes of discovering what their password might be. It was simple and fun. I wish the puzzles were a bit more difficult to solve or took a few more steps, but overall it was fun.


i273, LLC
1.8 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
© 2017 i273 LLC


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