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else Heart.Break() Hacking Into September

Oh, memories!

else Heart.Break() [official site] reminds me a lot of the PlayStation 2 era, and not just because it, you know, looks like a PS2 game. Combining infiltration and hacking with open-world social RPG stuff is the kind of curious idea I'd associate with those strange and experimental days - or at least my golden memory of The Old Days. These memories probably have little relation to reality, but I remember the PS2 having lots of strange games doing strange things that I wish had come to PC but never did, so I only peered at them from afar and probably got a far rosier picture of them. Anyway!

That won't be a problem with else Heart.Break(), as it is coming to PC - on September 24th, creator Erik Svedäng has now announced.

As you'll see in this gameplay trailer, else Heart.Break() is a game about hacking into machines and rewriting their code as you please, whether that's opening doors, changing what machines make, or simply rewriting the welcome messages on company computers:

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It's also a game where you're new to a strange city, wandering around, getting to know the city and its people, and hanging out in cafes:

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I'm still not entirely sure what it is, but what I've seen is fascinating and I am quite keen to start poking at it.

else Heart.Break() will be on Windows, Mac, and Linux, sold through Steam and the Humble Store. Here's a new 'release' trailer:

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

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