Ok, so this is obviously inspired by the other two threads! But it got me thinking: a lot of pc gamers appear to have at least some basic knowledge of computer programming, or an interest in learning. A lot of us actually enjoy creating programs and puzzle solving! And I'm sure quite a lot of people who program also play some games.
are there any games that involve coding as a game mechanic? Usually, "hacking" is treated as a simplistic match 3 puzzle game something.
The only example I can think of just now is Spacechem. And Notch is planning on having a programmable computer in the space game he's working on, but I don't think many details have been released.
Any other ideas?