This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

Greenlight is being retired. For more information on how to submit games to steam, refer to this blog post.
Desktop Hacker
Genre: Simulation
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Sep 4, 2012 @ 5:40am
Nov 4, 2016 @ 3:47am
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Desktop Hacker to get an upgrade
HWO Greenlit
Enjoy a safe hacking experience, easy to play and you might even learn something about hacking. The game uses concepts from the real world and allows you to experience the hacking world without the possibility of getting in trouble. Start off with basic software and hardware, upgrade your station, purchase software and tools, develop better versions of software. Many dynamic missions available, compete to become a top player on the leaderboard. Whitehat or blackhat, the choice is yours.

Having slaves is essential, use the slave mission to acquire them, you can run slave programs on your target
Scan your targets to learn what programs and versions they are running
User level access can be gained using a dictionary cracker, brute force or a remote exploit
Admin level access can be gained with brute force and local exploit
Anti-virus will remove all malicious programs on target PC
Use malicious programs like viruses, back-doors and root-kits to extend slave time
The attacking program has to be of the same or higher version to work successfully
To delete a program drag it to the recycle bin.
You can get gold by clicking on the gold bars button.
Have fun
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critic  [author] Nov 14, 2016 @ 11:13pm 
I'm glad you noticed, been thinking of how to improve the game and get this released, the name change is in response to suggestions here. It's a small step towards a relase, I will post an update when there is more to say.
QueenOfDeathAus Nov 14, 2016 @ 4:28pm 
Hacker World Online is renamed but still no updated on if it will ever be released? Anyone have any updates?
QueenOfDeathAus Feb 3, 2016 @ 10:00am 
Hacker World Online has been greenlit, thank you for the support. THATS AWESOME
Gothic Sep 16, 2015 @ 9:04am 
Critic make it a single player game at first and after a while start to impliment a multiplayer mode in to the game. We all want to play this game it looks amazing and has inspired me to start working on my own game. I think this game can do great on steam and even if you wont be able to put a multiplayer mode in it will still be fun to play. To help with the multiplayer always bring DLC's to the game like more missions, maybe new things to hack like banks and the government and maybe even china and other places. I really want a game like this to be out the desktop view and more! I dont mind if there cant be a multiplayer mode and i dont think lost of people would mind ether so please release this game and I will gladly buy it! And before I forget if this game is a sucsess which i think it will be you can make a second game like HWO 2 and maybe that one will have a multiplayer mode. Please read this and rethink releasing what looks to be an amazing game!
critic  [author] Aug 26, 2015 @ 5:08am 
I have a dilemma guys, first, judging from the sales of my other Greenlit title Galaxy Union, I might not be able to afford a server for HWO and be profitable after a few months. Second thing is that in HWO there really is not much "Online" going on that is visible, yes everything goes through and online server, but there is no player-player interaction besides a leaderboard. I'm afraid that the game will be shot down by the community... I don't wish to put something mediocre on Steam and gain a reputation based on that. So I understand your desire for this game to be released, I'm just not sure if it is the right thing for me to do.
Genius 'n Rich Aug 25, 2015 @ 9:49am 
Again three month is gone :(
Goraidin May 4, 2015 @ 12:30pm 
Again one month is gone :(
I wanna play..
critic  [author] Apr 4, 2015 @ 12:10am 
No, not at the moment.
Goraidin Apr 3, 2015 @ 3:13pm 
Hm.. nothing new? :(
Goraidin Mar 3, 2015 @ 2:06pm 
Hey critic, will there be a english version only or do you plan to release it in other languages, too?