A terminal-based hacking game, following the story of a recently deceased hacker Bit, whose death may not have been the accident the media reports. LAN Multiplayer allows you to go head to head hacking competitively, to compromise the other's computer first.

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7 comments by Orann on Nov 5th, 2013

Hacknet v1.23 (Current Version)

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Hacknet is back in full development - in fact is has been for a long time now! Lots of new features, new missions, new programs (new everything) are in. The story now splits into multiple paths, that are completely different. It's making development take a lot longer, but should improve the game significantly. The paths play quite differently - Hacknet watches your actions and you'll end up with a different game depending on what attitude you take towards things. It's exciting times!

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Hacknet v1.23

Hacknet v1.23

Mar 6, 2012 Full Version 4 comments

Patch 1.23 of Hacknet, fixing several issues that were reported, and some other bugs with save files.

Hacknet v1.22

Hacknet v1.22

Feb 26, 2012 Full Version 1 comment

Hacknet Version 1.22 Fixes many bugs, and adds some small features.

Hacknet v1.2

Hacknet v1.2

Feb 18, 2012 Full Version 1 comment

The Full Version 1.2 of Hacknet - fixed every reported bug, added saves and improved some terminal functions to be more like their *nix equivalents.

Hacknet v1.1

Hacknet v1.1

Jan 25, 2012 Full Version 3 comments

The full alpha version of Hacknet. This version has both single player and multiplayer options. Patch 1.1 - fixed many bugs of the initial release and...

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Delwynndwn Feb 5 2012, 2:01pm says:

FTPBounce seems to be broken. When running on the appropriate port, it says it's the wrong port. Tried all other ports as well to no avail. This is of course after bypassing any proxies. As soon as I get it, I'm not able to do a thing with it.

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AutomaticFrenzy Feb 5 2012, 5:01pm replied:

Same thing for me. It works in multiplayer though

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Orann Feb 6 2012, 8:18am replied:

Hmm, that's incredibly weird. I just tested it myself and I cant see anything wrong with it. Are you sure you were running it on the right port (21)?

Any more details you can give me would be a great help.

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Soif Feb 5 2012, 8:03am says:

The game is great but when I click on multiplayer I get the "has stopped working" error... Plus when I do alt-tab I get back to the main menu.
Of course I understand it's still in alpha :)

Keep up the good work!

PS : I'm on Windows 7 64-bit

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AutomaticFrenzy Feb 5 2012, 9:41pm replied:

A possible fix for multiplayer is going into the taskmanager while the game isn't running and finding "Hacknet.exe" and end the task

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Dazzito Feb 5 2012, 6:20am says:

I really enjoyed the game, i had to register just to post a comment. :D
One thing is that theres no save and somehow it kept crashing so i'm just gonna wait until you add a save option.

And for the multiplayer maybe you could make it a big chat room or something, would be awesome.

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Echaru Feb 5 2012, 2:05am says:

Wow, multiplayer is a blast! I know it's in early stages, but implementing more than two players would be amazing.

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Orann Feb 4 2012, 9:47pm says:

For those looking for a download early: I apologize, the verification process for the updated version is taking much longer than I expected.

If you don't mind taking the risk, you can download a copy here:


Thanks for checking out Hacknet!

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T-mansim Feb 4 2012, 11:18pm replied:

Seems like you just got approved!

Great game, really brings back memories of Uplink (in a good way). I also love your callbacks to that game. So many projects like this just decide to ignore their source idea.

One nitpick, however. Why no save function? It just seems weird. Additionally, I'd like it if you could use the GUI to run programs/copy stuff. Using the GUI for most stuff EXCEPT that just seems weird and it'd be nice if you could use either interface.

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darktomas Feb 4 2012, 5:23pm says:

Too short :(

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Awesome game

Jan 29 2012, 11:43am by fictitious

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