Black Ice is a Hack and Shoot - a cyberpunk first person shooter / hack and slash rpg about hacking. Think Borderlands meets Tron. The cyber-world is procedurally generated, the colors are neon, the loot is randomized, and the lasers are loud.

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Black Ice v0.5.007 Demo - Windows

Black Ice v0.5.007 Demo - Windows

Nov 13, 2014 Demo 0 comments

New enemies, reflections, Minions, and more in this huge update! Black Ice 0.5.007 is great!

Black Ice v0.5.007 Demo - Mac

Black Ice v0.5.007 Demo - Mac

Nov 13, 2014 Demo 0 comments

New enemies, reflections, Minions, and more in this huge update! Black Ice 0.5.007 is great!

Black Ice v0.5.007 Demo - Linux

Black Ice v0.5.007 Demo - Linux

Nov 13, 2014 Demo 0 comments

New enemies, reflections, Minions, and more in this huge update! Black Ice 0.5.007 is great!

Black Ice Linux 0.4.500

Black Ice Linux 0.4.500

Aug 11, 2014 Demo 0 comments

The TL;DR is that I changed a ton of numbers, fixed a bunch of bugs, and added a new item: The Lasbreaker. You should be able to carry over your old saves...

Black Ice Mac 0.4.500

Black Ice Mac 0.4.500

Aug 11, 2014 Demo 0 comments

The TL;DR is that I changed a ton of numbers, fixed a bunch of bugs, and added a new item: The Lasbreaker. You should be able to carry over your old saves...

Black Ice Windows 0.4.500

Black Ice Windows 0.4.500

Aug 11, 2014 Demo 0 comments

The TL;DR is that I changed a ton of numbers, fixed a bunch of bugs, and added a new item: The Lasbreaker. You should be able to carry over your old saves...

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Tomatrix_
Tomatrix_ Feb 4 2014, 9:04pm says:

For a little game play on the game you can check out my video series on it i HIGHLY recommend getting this game its a ton of fun. Don't forget to like the video if possible.
Click this link for video -----> Youtube.com

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BlackIceTheGame Creator
BlackIceTheGame Feb 5 2014, 6:42pm replied:

Awesome! Wait, how did this video get into my patch notes? Did I do that??

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 2 2014, 8:57am says:

This game is absolutely amazing! I haven't been looking for indie games recently but my friend actually brought this up and I was mind blown. We were talking via skype and decided we should do a video or two on this! If you want to see it when its up-loaded, I could supply a link. Only thing is I don't know this website's formatting for links like what is shown in stephenmbanham's comment...

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BlackIceTheGame Creator
BlackIceTheGame Feb 2 2014, 12:18pm replied:

Why, thank you! By all means, please make a video of the game, and feel free to monetize it. If you'd like to email me the link, I'm blackicethegame (at) gmail. You could also tweet me - twitter.com/blackicethegamee
Thanks, and have fun!

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 2 2014, 1:29pm replied:

Thank you! I only have one small problem with the game so far. When I hit save &exit, the game doesn't save my progress. Is there something I'm supposed to do to create a save file or is that just a bug or something? Also I don't know if you had the idea or not but I would appreciate implementation of melee weapons to help fight off close quarters enemies. Other than that, I don't really have anything else to say other than one question. What do you think of mods?

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BlackIceTheGame Creator
BlackIceTheGame Feb 3 2014, 11:11am replied:

There's a bug with the save system, sorry! I've already fixed it for this week's version. Thanks for telling me! I definitely plan to implement melee weapons, I just haven't gotten around to them yet :)

As for mods, I'd love to do them, but I'm not sure how to at this point. I will be looking into them eventually, though!

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 3 2014, 3:05pm replied:

Sounds awesome. When this game gets mod support, i would love to attempt to make a mod myself.Not sure how it would go considering I'm completely noob to scripting and... well, everything. I would like to try though. That is if you're okay with that. Already told a few of my friends about this game!

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BlackIceTheGame Creator
BlackIceTheGame Feb 3 2014, 10:40pm replied:

What kind of mod would you be interested in making? Maybe I could just add whatever it is to the game.

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 4 2014, 4:35pm replied:

You see, this is where I wish I had Twitter or Facebook. :P I don't have many ideas but I thought maybe there could be a way to upgrade weapons (add special little perks like poison/RAM drain or fire, whatever it would be called in the cyber world.) to be a little better so that you don't just get the best weapons near the beginning and stick with them the rest of the game. Maybe even small transport programs or personal servers you get access to through some special event which drops even better stuff. Of course there would probably have to be some major difficulty involved if you were to get maybe a sniper that deals 100+ damage or something. Maybe even a few more outside server enemies such as a MECH. Something else to add onto the threat of wandering about. The S.H.A.R.K. isn't that big of a deal unless you're doing it YOLO. Even when I wasn't, I was able to snipe it down from the top of a building. Didn't enjoy that. :/ I like challenges. It's still an excellent game as I have said before! I can't wait to see what more you will add to this and I hope that maybe these very few ideas I have help in some way.

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BlackIceTheGame Creator
BlackIceTheGame Feb 4 2014, 5:37pm replied:

You could always just get Twitter - I'm on there all the time. I do want to add wandering enemies.

As for weapons, well, you can now get fireball weapons that set things on fire, which is new. I'm surprised you think you get the best weapons near the beginning - it's possible, but pretty unlikely.

Tron Cycles are going to be a thing, for racing outside the city.

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 4 2014, 5:53pm replied:

Well, you see the thing is... Twitter is blocked. My dad is a little overly strict about the web. I definitely would follow if i could get a Twitter account though!

As for the weapons it only takes me a matter of minutes of hacking, slashing and selling to be able to buy it in a shop. I was able to buy one on my first playthrough when I was about level 5 or something. It was the AMRAM. On another playthrough I was about level 10 and got the meglaser. or whatever it was called... Memory is a bit foggy so if it's actually impossible to get them at those levels, just add 5. Still takes a matter of minutes though if you know how to level up quickly. Strats from a friend! :3

Also with Light Cycles comes a new idea. Other cities! Maybe different kinds of cities where they have a set culture. Meaning you could start in an American city and travel to a Mexican/Chinese city with unique server names relating to the culture. Maybe even add oceans to traverse with hackable boats or ships. Then maybe ship battles!

Just realizing that ideas take seconds but actually making them real could take months or years... Whatever you can do would be awesome.

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BlackIceTheGame Creator
BlackIceTheGame Feb 5 2014, 6:33pm replied:

One of the things I've been thinking about doing is adding level requirements to items so you *have* to level up before you can use the really good items. Right now, the only barrier to better items is RAM cost. I think that's fair, for now. If you spend points on RAM, you won't have as good offense or defense.

I would love to do other cities with specific buildings and stuff, but I think it might make more sense to focus on the one city, and make it spectacular and more varying. Instead of having a Bejing and a Mexico City, I could combine them and have a Chinatown and a Mexicotown within one big city. It makes the one city more interesting.

Ships, I think, would be a bit too much. Vehicles are probably outside my scope, but having an ability that simulates a light cycle should be doable. You're totally right that ideas that take seconds to come up with can take months to implement.

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 5 2014, 7:57pm replied:

I just want to see how far this game will come over the years. I think it's going to be epic.

The level cap should definitely be a thing. I am in total agreement with that.

I see what you mean about the mixed culture servers. Actually, it kind of reminds me of Epcot from Disney World. A bunch of cultures mixed into one area. I think that's pretty cool. Can't wait for that!

Also I see the ships would be a little too big a project. I'm just throwing out an idea that could possibly be done. It would be pretty cool but the way the game is now I see that isn't possible at the moment.

Also I subscribed to you on YouTube. :3

Now, I was told by my friend that multiplayer will be a thing sometime? How is that going to work out? Just local servers?

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BlackIceTheGame Creator
BlackIceTheGame Feb 5 2014, 10:48pm replied:

I do love Epcot, so that's high praise! Did you know the sky was inspired by the Infinity Room effect at end of the Spaceship Earth ride at Epcot?

Glad you subbed to my youtube - I don't post videos much, but I do keep the playlists updated with people that make videos!

Multiplayer will be co-op, and yeah just local servers. Think Minecraft.

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 6 2014, 4:08pm replied:

I did not know that about Epcot! That's pretty cool to hear. Or... read I guess...

Also if I were to think Minecraft then I'd be thinking of not just local servers but public servers as well hosted by a website and plugins. That and modded servers too.

That should be interesting when it comes out.

I will try to work on a video as soon as possible, but apparently my recording software requires admin rights. I'm getting that fixed soon.

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BlackIceTheGame Creator
BlackIceTheGame Feb 7 2014, 6:27pm replied:

Well, I don't have plans for modded servers, but if I find a way to do that easily, I'll make that happen. You should be able to start a server, maybe just a listen server at first (as opposed to a dedicated server where you can have no one playing). Either way, you'll be able to give out the IP address associated with the server so others can join.

Take your time on a video, it's all good :)

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 7 2014, 9:05pm replied:

Admin rights fixed. Now I can record. Expect a video sometime next week. Possibly a little later if there are unforeseen events that'll push back recording and production time.

When in doubt, study. If my father was correct in saying that almost all scripting languages are similar, maybe Minecraft Forge could help you get an idea of how to make singleplayer mods possible and maybe even server mods.

Though maybe Unity's scripting is way different from Java... I haven't scripted with Unity or anything else for that matter. Just Java.

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BlackIceTheGame Creator
BlackIceTheGame Feb 9 2014, 3:23am replied:

Right, I know modding is definitely possible, but I need to make the core game good enough to make people want to make mods, lol. It's more of a focus thing.

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 10 2014, 7:21pm replied:

Yeah, I kinda figured. Anyways, I already got an idea for a mod which adds in an old meme which has something to do with firing and lazars and blargh. Yeah, you probably know what I'm talking about. XD

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BlackIceTheGame Creator
BlackIceTheGame Feb 10 2014, 7:49pm replied:

You can always name your hacker Shoop Da Whoop :P

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IBMrYanshu
IBMrYanshu Feb 10 2014, 8:08pm replied:

Well yeah but does it do the sound effect and does it fire a huge blue laser that decimates everything it touches?

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