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Darknet
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Apr 7, 2014 @ 10:51am
Aug 1, 2014 @ 12:54pm
Description
Release date: Oculus Rift Launch
Darknet is a strategic hacking game set in a Virtual Reality cyberspace.

"The job is simple: break through the firewall and retrieve the data. But the net can be a dangerous place."

Inspired by classic cyberpunk fiction such as Ghost in the Shell, Johnny Mnemonic, and The Lawnmower Man, Darknet casts the player as an elite hacker in cyberspace. Zip between the nodes of a vibrant neon network, breaking ICE, slinging viruses, and tunneling through layer upon layer of cybersecurity on your way to the data.

Originally posted by Jason Johnson - Kill Screen:
"Darknet lets you pretty much live out Neuromancer, minus the neural damage."

The gameplay combines aspects of strategy, puzzle, action, and roguelike games. Each network contains dozens of interconnected servers, and each server contains a mind-bending, randomly-generated challenge. Scan the network, plan your attack, acquire software, and reach the data before time runs out!

To get a better sense of the gameplay, check out Cymatic Bruce's playthrough of the Darknet demo.



Darknet is the expanded version of Ciess, the winner of the 2013 Oculus VR Jam, and is designed from the ground up for the Oculus Rift.

Originally posted by Ben Kuchera - Polygon:
"Could be one of the Oculus Rift's best launch titles... One of the Rift's killer apps."

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chrishaugh2301 Jan 16 @ 12:57pm 
I noticed on the website you use a 2D version and mouse. Any chance you could release that?
dilomanouche Jan 13 @ 10:32am 
???
Raspek Da 'Blum Dec 28, 2014 @ 6:24pm 
Reminds me of the in-the-computer scenes of movies like Hackers, Lawnmower Man, and Johnny Mnemonic.
tlacroix Sep 27, 2014 @ 3:39pm 
when i load the game site, it gives me a totaly blank page. is there even a gamesite?
kelticraven Sep 7, 2014 @ 2:27pm 
Looks like a bad rip from Johnny Mnemonic.
Империя Природы Aug 30, 2014 @ 10:36am 
Интересненько.
railboy Aug 23, 2014 @ 9:07am 
Congrats on getting greenlit, can't wait to play this!
Soverance Aug 3, 2014 @ 8:08am 
Awesome! Can't wait
Term1t Aug 2, 2014 @ 10:09am 
екпкарпр
STVR Aug 1, 2014 @ 1:49pm 
Congrats! Consider supporting folks w/o Oculus plz!