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Debugger 3.16: Hack'n'Run

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Your keyboard is the strongest weapon in this puzzle/action platformer while you're helping the Debugger 3.16 to find and delete all errors and bugs in the latest game of its developer. Use program code to manipulate objects, foes and even the Debugger 3.16 itself.

Hello human user!

My name is Debugger 3.16, I’m a debug program and I need YOUR HELP to find and delete all BUGS in the newest game of my developer, Mr. Schaefer. PLEASE HELP!

I’m the 316th version of debug functions created by Mr. Schaefer. However, my predecessors had been lost in the endless scripts of Mr. Schaefers program or MUTANTED TO BUGS… :(

I don’t want to be tranformed in such a brainless creature - that’s the reason I’m asking you today to help me. A scan of your Steam achievements showed me that you have enough experience to guide me through the DARK CYBERSPACE and the different game worlds Mr. Schaefer created.

I’ll show you some tricks of my world - we’ll hack objects and delete our foes with program code! Don’t worry, you don’t need any programming skills, I’ll teach you everything you have to know step by step.

My developer is not the best programmer in the world so we have to deal with thousands of bugs, but with such a talented gamer like you we should be able to do it.


  • Experience twisted puzzle action in a huge, dangerous cyberworld!

    Discover different game worlds and save all the 315 predecessor of the Debugger 3.16 which mutanted to bugs or got trapped

  • Thousands of bugs to deal with!

    Fight against small bugs, big bugs, shooting bugs, intelligent bugs, not so intelligent bugs, spewing bugs, bugs with one eye, bugs with more then one eye, king bugs, queen bugs and even evil boss bugs

  • Learn and use program code to overcome your foes and stay alive!

    You don't need any coding skills, the Debugger 3.16 will show you everything you need to know step by step

  • Meet the developer of the game!

    Yes, that's right, from time to time you will see the developer and you will also hear his voice (don't know if this a good thing x°)

  • Use the learned things to program your own game!

    You’ll get access to a step-by-step tutorial which shows you how to program a small game right from the start. Most functions used in that tutorial are similar to the ones in the main game so it’s much easier for you to master them

Here're the thoughts of some Steam users:

"I LOVE the command input! Wonderful, will buy!"

"I like the art style keep it going!"

"Computer Themed with some comedy. :) Epic Throw in some easter eggs. Reminds me of ole school gaming :) "

"Oh excellent! As a web developer I want it! Just fun to debug in a game, but in a shooter game! I ever wanted shot my bugs with a gun! :)"

"This is such a great concept. I have a feeling this will instill a curiousity for programming in people or children who have never tried it."

"Watched the video, now wantwantwantwantwant."This game is made...
  • ... for all who want to play a puzzle-platformer of the other kind
  • ... for all who want an easy access into the world of game programming (you don't need previous knowledge)
  • ... for all developer and programmer in this world who hate bugs and want to get revenge
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Spiderwork Games
Spiderwork Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Processor: 2,0 GHz Dual Core or better
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024 MB 3D video card (Nvidia or AMD) with Shader 3.0 support
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: A keyboard with english letters is required and only 16:9 resolutions are supported
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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First Boss
Great, you deleted the first boss bug!
You got through quadrant 19 to 20 without using "manipulate();". Even the Developer is impressed - you're very talented!
Jungle Bumble
You brought the game world of "Jungle Bumble" back to life!
Ultimate Debugger
WOOOW!!! You deleted really EVERY bug in the game! The developer is proud of you.
You deleted half of all bugs in the game! GO ON!
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Debugger 3.16: Hack'n'Run reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Product received for free Early Access Review Yes, well. My first Review, what should I say? The Game is incredibly cool. You control a small robot/Program/debugger in a 2D world. In doing so, as in the good Old games, you jump your Way through the different Levels. In Addition, there are two Things: On the One hand, you shoot, very nice varrierte, Bugs. And on The Other hand, you have to change certain Parts of the Game world by reprogramming them. The Music fits very well, the Game idea is awesome. Learn To code while playing. A thoroughly successful Game.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Gameplay of the Game is really Fun! You can combine the Commands creatively and have so many Options. The Story is simple but nice told and the Graphics quite handsome. I can definitely recommend the Game after my first run;) The Developer's Path deepens the programmier skills on a second run, although I haven't started doing it yet. The Puzzles were something to think about here and there, but went well out of hand. Programming should work well for Beginners, too. The Jump n Run Elements were slightly demanding but in my Opinion not difficult (so no "Meat Boy" ^-^) There is a little Criticism point: Real Bugs° Win7, 64Bit). Sometimes the Screen goes black and the game continues to run, with the menu working normally and you can just reload. Input 4 times in 12std. Of Which is 3 times in the Spaceship world. Once other, only the background has loaded and nothing else. I also couldn't get into the Menu and had to finish with Task manager. In 12std Game time performed 5 times. Of Which is 4 times in the Castle World. No heavy Bugs but a bit annoying already when you have to repeat 15min gameplay ^^ ' Note: I bought the Game in the Sale. Personally, I find the full 20 Euros quite high.
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Early Access Review When I was allowed to meet the Developer at Gamescom last Year and he suggested the Idea of this Game to me and my Friends, I was very excited and couldn't wait to finally gamble. Now that the Game has appeared in Early Access, I have struck directly and have not been disappointed so far. Of Course, there are a few small Mistakes here and there that the Info window cannot be closed or that the Game does not like to be minimized:) But otherwise from Scratch solid. A nice easy Entry that also takes Away the fun of the Game by people who have not yet Programmed or have not been Programmed enough. However, I would like to see a Feature that allows you to see your previous Entries in the Programming Console again, so as not to have to rewrite everything again and again (I just haven't discovered this Feature yet, even though it exists). In addition, one should also be fruit-resistant if, like me, you try to break the Bugs with the Blocks, because they sometimes move very hectically and it can be that you do not hit. Nevertheless, I recommend this Game to all those who like programming, who might even want a playful Introduction to the Programming world or who simply want to discover a cool Game Mechanic.
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