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Grey Hack

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Grey Hack is a massively multiplayer hacking simulator game. You're a hacker with full freedom to act as you want on a vast network of computers procedurally created. The interface of the game is similar to a current desktop operating system. The file explorer, the command terminal or text editor are some of the programs that will be available from the start of the game. As you improve your skills you will encounter new utilities may install and use. In Grey Hack, terminal has a fundamental role, it is also based on actual unix commands and will be an indispensable tool to perform successfully hacking actions.Early Access Main Features Simulator based on real UNIX commands. Share the same world with other players online. World generated procedurally. Online data persistence, allowing you to continue later in the same world and with the same computer after leaving the game. General Development Plan The following features are not yet included in the game. During the development in Early Access will be completed, expanded and improved based on feedback from the community. One of the main objectives of the development is that each player action influence the world and therefore the other players. For example, you will be able to act on your own benefit, even if you cause collateral damage, help the authorities stop criminals or simply keep a low profile and take advantage of the actions of other players. In future versions of the game, you will have the possibility to join a group of hackers to carry out coordinated attacks or even create your own group in which you will be able to recruit other players. Currently each computer in the network is used by at least one user. Each user lives consistently in the world; go to work, shop online, etc. In future versions of the game you will be able to directly or indirectly influence the lives of these people depending on what you do. This concept of action-reaction is going to be expanded and completed throughout the development in Early Access.
Release date
Dec 15, 2017
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System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 17.04 or equivalent
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Opengl 3.2 core profile support.
  • Storage: 545 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Microsoft from French
Early access review edit: following the clarification and publication of the roadmap by the developer: I am reassured on too many wipes for my liking, as they seem to be an exception related to important or major updates, not the a standard. Ditto with regard to the roadmap and its lot of new features, and new missions, which I look forward to discovering! I would definitely recommend it! ----------------------A game with potential, but that at the moment lacks a lot of content on the solo (only part I tested). The tutorial is almost non-existent while it is a game that, wanting a little more realistic than the games of the genre, is a little obscure to take in hand at the beginning. Only solution, YouTube tutorials and there is the drama, because there are very few and those that exist, date from several months and report features that have been changed since or outright that no longer exist. There are however 2 community guides (in English) on steam that are invaluable help. The more: mechanics and a Linux environment (Terminal and controls) more realistic than the games of the genre including the most recent hacknet. For example, it is possible to do social engineering (it does not fly well high but this feature has the merit of existing and reinforces realism). A detection leads to a game over and a wipe, so it puts the pressure well. Compromising a machine sometimes requires digging your head and knowing the purpose of the tools available. The minus:-no Tuto, while the game is a little difficult to take in hands, at first. -Solo mode with obligation to be connected and visibly no history at the moment (good at the same time with a dev who does a wipe every 2 days, we have no time to go far). -Wipe many many trops on the solo and that require to start all over from the beginning (re-create a user, an email account, a bank account, redownload the apps) and this is hyper relou, so much so that I do not want to play there anymore! -a game that is visibly more MMO-oriented than solo. -Game only in English at the moment. In the end a game that I do not recommend, if like me your first intention is to be able to play tranquilor, as with many other games in AA (early access). If on the other hand you want to support a game that relies on the theme hacking, with real potential then this game deserves well the €9.99 it asks. On the other hand, the interaction with the dev especially with regard to its roadmap seems to me more minimalistic it explains this by the fact of not wanting to put pressure, announcing features or content that it will have difficulty to implement or to hold deadlines, but on the other hand a little pressure and commitment to those who paid does not hurt, because the early ones that last 5 or 8 years (dayz, Castle story etc.) it's fine 5 minutes.
Such a difficult game HAS to have a tutorial. But the devs decided it’s OK without any explanation how to master this thing. Well, I failed here. And I want my money back.  
Well, it’s not a game, actually, not in an ordinary way. It uses real UNIX commands and in fact learns you some basics. Great for beginners in programming. It could have a better tutorial but with some ingame guides it would be easy to figure out how it works. I like to learn from this game, and recommend it to everyone who likes to learn too.  
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