Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Hacker Café

by sacredseedstudio - Jam Entry

Welcome to the Hacker Café, the only room you'll ever need to spend time in again!

At the Hacker Café, you use their computers, and the security is a little lacking to say the least. You'll be bombarded with pings from questionable sources. It's up to you to decide how (and IF) you want to respond.

Making decisions will affect your bitcoin, hacker rep (white hat vs black hat), software and hardware. Keep everything in balance to stay alive, make it to the top and most importantly, get that 1337 status.

How long will you survive?

**On typos: it's a feature, not a bug

Some Notes:
- We didn't create the audio
- The game is still lacking in content, and we definitely plan to add much (much) more, don't be surprised when the same things happen more than once ;)
- We only used 2/3 days to actually work on the game (party, hangover, ya know)
- We're going to keep working on this (REALLY happy with it)
- This is our 3rd Ludum Dare (32, 36 & 37)
- Sarah is the og hacker name, deal with it
- :) :) :) :)

- The names at the login screen are randomized, but you can change it if you like
- When I say lacking in content, I mean there are ONLY 25 unique pings right now, check back at the end of the voting for an updated version :)

Downloads and Links




onixowl says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:07am

Interesting concept. Looks like it can be cool base for some narrative-heavy based game

EthanBierlein says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:45pm

I really like the concept, and the game has a cool vibe, but it felt like there weren't very many unique notifications.

gdcvdqpl says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:20pm

Notifications felt a bit repetitive over time. Some stuff made me laugh a bit, like when you try to hack someone but "unfortunately he is better than you" lol... As if hacking was like in the movies where actors type really really fast on their keyboard.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:46am

Minimalistic, perfect and functional style.
Smooth gameplay.
Very nice entry! Well done!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:53am

I wish the text boxes at the beginning for the username and password didn't already have text in them. I wish there were some more skill involved, like maybe when you try and hack someone you have to type some random nonsense really fast.

limmmmm says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:19am

Nice UI and animations. couldn't really tell whether i won or lost? is it a loss if the game ends at all?

Fuad says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:03pm

I like heavy narrative games. This game gives interesting view on "hacker life" :)

I found one bug, if you don't close choice window and begin to click on menu bar on left, the messages will begin appear and game efficiently stuck.

freyby says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:43pm

Really smooth gameplay and nice looking grapchics, i dunno why, but this game reminded me of game called Reigns.

Ithildin says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:54pm

I liked the concept, a bit "Reigns meets Mr Robot" :)

It was fun to play, although it became a bit repetitive eventually. I didn't get to see if there were connections between some of your actions besides the obvious pluses/minuses to the resources, that would be interesting.

And a small bug: on my first replay one of the notification panels glitched and remained on-screen until I started a new game.

Nice job!

BlackQuiltro says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:11pm

It is an interesting concept :)
It needed a bit more focus or clearer objectives.
Loved the interface, very clean.

Protrance says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:33am

Cool little game, but I wish there was a bit more to it.

bigpan says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:55am

I'm guessing you got inspired by the recent hacker game released by Ubisoft? Good job on the mechanics, I think the game is polished and fun. Keep making games!

Ednei says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 3:43am

Interesting concept and innovation on the theme, I like the graphic and sound, but I could not understand the factor of victory and defeat perfectly. But good job, very well!

Andrew Deem says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:51am

Cool take on the theme. Would love to see this expanded further into a bigger game. Could take a cool approach with morality on this one (like white hat vs black hat).

XenosNS says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:35pm

I feel so l33t now!

nilead says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 5:25pm

Like KINGS but more 1337. The seed for a good indie game if you work on it further.

Firellon says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 5:35pm

Looks good, but a repetitiveness eventually stopped me from playing.
Nice work, anyway. Lots of stuff!

dominisz says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 8:31pm

Interesting idea, but i'm not sure how player's choices affect the indicators.

Shivur says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 3:36pm

Very original game.

Dec 18, 2016 @ 5:12pm

Neat game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

SoulBound says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 3:04am

This is a very fun game. The music and art enhanced the atmosphere of the game. Well done!

terryg says ...
Dec 19, 2016 @ 4:32am

nice game. Needs a bit more, but good job using only 2/3 of the time.

Dec 19, 2016 @ 7:39pm

Cool idea, but way too limited in dialog. After a few minutes my feed was filled with the same boxes.

axoona says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 2:38pm

cool game, I like the concept and it sounds fun to play as a hacker. it surely has potential
However I tried a few times and I don't really know if I was any good at it or no. I guess the icons in the top right corner indicate something but it would have been good to give some more explicit feedback to the player.

Iak says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 9:40pm

The game has good graphics and sounds. I like the concept and the different options, though the goal wasn't very clear.

I also had a bit of a bug? I think. I sometimes couldn't click anything. Not sure why. But after clicking around randomly for a bit it worked again.

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