First-person hacking simulator Hacknet grosses $650,000 in 10 weeks

Remember when we told you about Hacknet? Remember how we told you it was incredible, how the soundtrack was amazing, and how you should definitely check it out? It seems a few of you took our advice – Hacknet has grossed more than AU$650,000 in its first 10 weeks on sale, meaning Adelaide-based developer Matt Trobbiani has been able to quit his day job and work on the game full-time.

To celebrate, you can now pick up the game’s killer soundtrack via Steam or Bandcamp – and we guarantee it’ll make your office job at least 54% more exciting, as every keystroke feels like you’re hacking the Gibson.

The soundtrack itself features artists like Rémi Gallego from The Algorithm and Carpenter Brut (also featured in Hotline Miami), and has been produced in conjunction with The Otherworld Agency.

With his time now 100% dedicated to Hacknet development, Trobbiani has promised support for Mac and Linux (hopefully by the end of the year), and he’s also hinted at mod support, localisation and – if we’re lucky – a competitive multiplayer mode.

If you missed our review, let me recap: Hacknet is a first-person hacking simulator that sees you use real UNIX commands to try and solve a murder mystery and prevent Hacknet-OS from falling into the wrong hands.

Of course, if you’ve not yet played Hacknet, you should probably get onto that. It’s available now for a 25% discount (so is the soundtrack) as part of this week’s Midweek Madness promotion on Steam – but hurry, the sale ends this Friday, October 23 2015.

Still not convinced? Hacknet will be on show at PAX Australia next weekend, as part of the PAX Australia Indie Showcase. Trobbiani will also be appearing on the Aussie Indie Showcase Panel on Saturday October 31 at 6:30pm, hosted by yours truly, Jessica Citizen. See you there!

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