Hack a financial institution, freeway signal, and your physique in Zachtronics’ Exapunks
Zachtronics has been on a roll with video games like Opus Magnum and TIS-100. The creator’s subsequent puzzle title is ready for Steam Early Entry this August. “The yr is 1997. You was once a hacker, however now you’ve gotten the phage. You made a deal: one hack, one dose. There’s nothing left to lose… besides your life.”
It is a heck of a premise and trailer. My favourite a part of Exapunks is that you simply glean suggestions and tips (and treasured worldbuilding) from a zine known as Trash World Information, which you may then put to good use when writing your personal viruses. When every thing’s mentioned and completed you may have hacked “banks, universities, factories, TV stations, freeway indicators, recreation consoles, the federal government… oh yeah, and your personal physique.”
Exapunks might be “functionally full” when it first hits Early Entry on August 21. You possibly can anticipate “a totally realized story-driven marketing campaign, a puzzle editor, Steam Workshop integration, a sandbox the place you possibly can create your personal video games, and never one however two utterly pointless minigames.”
At this level, I really feel like Zachtronics might promote a lifetime subscription and it’d get keen consumers.