By Michael Brough
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You are a computer hacker. You steal precious data while the world sleeps. Siphons are your lockpicks. Progs are your guns.
Connect to the sectors.
Download the data.
Escape, or be deleted alive.
A cyberspace adventure from the creator of Zaga-33.
What's New in Version 1.09
FUNCTIONALITY RESTORED ON IOS MODEL 8. THE DEVELOPER RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DEFICIENCY HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO A MANDATORY DEBASEMENT FACILITY.
On Good Games
I balked at the price tag when I first saw this game -- I mean, five dollars for an iOS game? That's just crazy. I didn't bother. But then I heard a friend talking about it, and he really seemed to like it. I still remembered seeing it in the app store, so I decided to drop the money.
Now, after a long period of ownership and hours spent waiting in lobbies playing this, I'd say it's easily one of the best $5 I've spent. It's a clever game with a lot of strategy and risk taking. I've had some surprisingly breath-taking moments -- like when I haven't been keeping track of all the cryptogs, have only one health left, and have to move to an open space, or when I need to calculate exactly how to spend my sparse resources to get out of being surrounded on three sides by ten enemies.
It's a good game. I highly recommend getting it.
6+ (iOS 9.x)
If one were to take the best representations of a genre (eg, "roguelikes" or "roguelite") and reduce them to the barest, most essential elements, then it would stand to reason that the result would rival if not surpass most if not all other representations. 868-HACK manages this with aplomb, skillfully teasing users into one of the most elegant and simple experiences on iOS or any platform for that matter. I vacillated for so long (ie, roughly one year and a half) that I had almost forgotten about this title. I would implore you curious onlooker—whether committed to the genre or merely a dilettante—to avoid that mistake. Michael Brough, the indie developer behind this title, has crafted a masterpiece.
High score game disguised as puzzler
This game uses mystery to great effect. The tutorial teaches very little and you will spend your first day or two simply learning what everything does and how to play. Once you do, the game is fairly easy to beat. It’s fun and feels good to beat the game the first time. Then it becomes super easy unless you start chasing high scores. This is also fun and adds to the replayability. Personally I would have liked the puzzle mechanics to be developed more across more levels, but still this is a fun, highly creative game. Oh, awesome visuals and sound effects too.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 25, 2014
- Version: 1.09
- Size: 8.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Michael Brough
- © Michael Brough
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.