Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Command Line Hacker

by bitowl - Compo Entry

Some evil government has started a cyber war.
You broke your mouse yesterday, so you have to use your keyboard.
MorpheusCat, appearently a leader of rebellion forces, contacted you to help him and the others in this cyber war.

You will learn some basics about the linux command line which may be useful.
The game kind of supports saving with the command save, but if you looked at too many computers it will be terribly slow loading the next time. To reset your progress, type reset.

bug fixes:
21.04: game now runs in chrome
21.04: fix backspace and autoscrolling in chrome

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cbear_wallis says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:50pm

It's kind of hard to play because when i hit backspace it takes to the last page in my history :(

ChaosCult says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:52pm

Interesting idea. The backspace does not work, and the text does not auto-scroll, making far a frustrating experience.

Also, for someone having experience with actual command-line tools the handholding is annoying.. although I'm sure less experienced people would appreciate it!

Reccy says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:52pm

I like the concept of using hacking in a war, and I felt that this game matched the theme quite well. The controls feel a bit clumsy though, backspace coudln't let me delete and when new text is entered, the window doesn't auto-scroll to the bottom. They're two minor issues though, the overall game is quite enjoyable though. :)

Fenaer says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 12:55pm

You can't delete what you've typed, making mistakes very tedious to undo.
No Instructions, so hard to know what to do.

bitowl says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:14pm

Thanks for your feedback!
I didn't have motivation to test it in other browsers than firefox.

But backspace and autoscrolling should now work in chrome as well.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:00am

I have seen this concept too many times, but it's great. You must integrate other commands like "help" so as to retrieve all tips. In other case, it's not really easy to play. I liked. Thank you ++

raisedmedia says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 11:41am

Good entry and happy to see tab completion!

bossmojoman says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:27am

Nice job. could use a help command,

SoftCoconuts says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:29am

Very nice game! I felt very naughty changing that bank account pin... Hehehe! Very cool!

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