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Privilege Escalation

by FlashRocks - Jam Entry

Privilege Escalation is less a game, and more an... "experience". In it, you are whitehat, an (obviously white hat) hacker. It seems that even in the afterlife, people do not understand that your line of work is completely legal. So, you have been thrown in hell.

However, you have noticed that the afterlife uses a Unix-like shell to control the various aspects of the area. Maybe you can use that to your advantage, and spend eternity with the clouds and nyan cat...

WARNING: Please do not exit fullscreen mode, else everything may break!

FlashRocks (a.k.a: bobbybee): programming
Matthew Petry (a.k.a: fire219): art, music

Standard WASD/arrow keys apply. Some scenes do not allow up/down movement. In the terminal scene, you need to click the input box to type commands, and in some browsers, it may be necessary to also click the enter box.

Common pitfalls:
In the control room, the only way out is through the computer. You need to get the passcode through the computer as well. You cannot teleport to heaven from the computer. Once you reach heaven, the game is over.

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pxlcoder says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:25pm

Interesting concept! Loved the backstory.

Spang says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:34pm

Havn't seen a game like this in a while. :)

dook says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 10:59pm

Short, sweet and silly. I like it :)

leondryaso says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:00pm

Very nice concept, but I accidentally left the fullscreen mode and since than I can't do anything

FlashRocks says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:10pm


You can potentially right-click and click fullscreen, but still.

davisan says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:23pm

Loved the hacking experience, I would add a root access. :)

Aug 28, 2014 @ 5:18pm

It's funny, and I like the depiction of hackers as cholesterol addled dorks with ugly fedoras. But I just didn't find it enjoyable as a game.

RodRoy1 says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 5:35pm

Interesting hacking, and interesting concept.

jukimv1986 says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 10:31pm

Quite unique, a different take on the theme. Well done!

mrexcessive says ...
Sep 1, 2014 @ 3:27pm

Hi there. Liked the idea. Found the computer part slightly frustrating, couldn't ftp down metasploit...

brookman says ...
Sep 10, 2014 @ 11:40am

That was fun. :) Did I finish the game when entering heaven? Why is there another computer there? Can I do anything else?

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