Posts Tagged ‘Hackmud’

Podcast: Who’s your favourite robot?

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Perhaps ~~you’re~~ the robot? Did you ever think of that, huh? No, it’s fine, you’re a human, a human who likes the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. This week, we’re chatting about our favourite mechanoids, cyberfolk and rust-buckets. Alec likes the robo-ostrich from World of Warcraft, a bird capable of great speed (and good for showing off). Brendan is fond of the abandoned bots of Hackmud, and their tragicomic existence on a humanless earth. Meanwhile, John loves little BUD of Grow Home and his wobbly walking animations.

Speaking of large, bi-pedal machines, we’ve also been playing strategy mech-em-up Battletech. Well, Alec has. He’s been stomping around, slowly firing missiles. But is it any good? Read the rest of this entry »

The 10 Best Hacking, Coding, Computing Games

As anyone who watches their feeds knows, we live in a constantly evolving cyberpunk dystopia. They’re connecting toilets to the internet, for heavens sake. If this Gibsonist world is just too REAL for you, we have put together the ten best videogames about hacking, programming and computing so you can escape into meta-dystopia. Which I’m sure is a much better place.

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The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 7th – hackmud

We like to make mischief around these parts, and if we can do so in the confines of a multiplayer world where we get to play as a rogue AI, all the better. The RPS Advent Calendar highlights our favourite games of the year, daily, and behind today’s door is…

The year’s best mmo: reality-confounding hackmud [official site].

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Lizard Games: My sordid double life among Hackmud’s failing newspapers and rigged casinos

I once ran a newspaper. It wasn’t a real newspaper, with TV supplements and columnists to threaten. It was a fictional newspaper inside a fictional future – the cyberpunk dystopia of Hackmud [official site], a dense multiplayer hacking sim we’ve told you about before. It was a newspaper rooted in a fake world, which is arguably true of every newspaper. And yet the stories I was printing at the time felt real. They were real. Well, most of them. The story about the rigged casino in issue four probably left out some important facts. For example, the fact that I was also the person programming the dice.
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Wot I Think: Hackmud

Multiplayer hacking sim Hackmud [official site] launched on Friday, catching us by surprise. We tasked our most elite hacker with entering its digital realms to crack the mainframe and report back. Sadly, Alice couldn’t make it. So we sent Brendan instead, who quickly found himself in over his head, lost in a world of player-made malware, intrigue, deception and guilt.

I played Hackmud all weekend. Almost all my free time time for the past two days that wasn’t spent eating, peeing, or sleeping my way through the necessities of meatspace, has been spent exploring the murky chat channels and malicious scripts of this game, which appeared, seemingly out of the ether, on Friday. To give you some background: it is an “MMO” hacking sim in which you must earn GC – a digital currency – by breaching NPCs or other players and stealing their money. The more money you have, the more upgrades you can buy, the better you can hack, and the more money you can get next time. Levelling up through ‘tiers’ like this is the standard of MMOs. But I want to tell you that, despite some issues, this game is far from standard.

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Hackmud Is An MMO Hacking Sim With A 90s Vibe

One of the silly hidden features of Hacknet was the ability to open your own CD tray with a typed command. The creator said this was a hangover from an unfinished multiplayer mode, whereby players could freak each other out by opening their opponents’ CD trays. That vision of multiplayer digital trespass sadly did not come to pass, but perhaps this can scratch that cyperpunk itch. Hackmud [official site] is a ‘massively-multiplayer hacking sim’ and it has just been released. Go put on your best hacker sunglasses and come back to watch the trailer.

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