Nightfall Hacker is launching today on Steam!

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The 2D turn-based strategy game Nightfall Hacker is launching today on Steam!

If you were around the ‘net in the early 2000s, you might remember a browser game that ran on the LEGO website called The Nightfall Incident – now regarded as a cult classic. Nightfall Hacker is a full-featured homage with additional programs, way more levels, and the inclusion of a level editor (watch the trailer for a full breakdown).

Check out the Nightfall Hacker launch trailer below:

Developed by UK studio TeradileNightfall Hacker turns white hat hacking into no holds barred, unflinching turn-based strategy skirmishes against malicious software and dangerous payloads. You’re a freelance hacker – someone who lives and dies by code. Making money is easy: All you need to do is to accept jobs, deliver the goods, and get paid. Win enough new clients, and the world is yours – with the upgraded programs that go along with it. Nevertheless, you eventually come to grips with the fact that black hat hackers are up to something nefarious – and it’s up to you to find out!

Back in the day, I was heavily into LEGO’s The Nightfall Incident – a turn-based browser game about hacking on a 2D grid. Although the game was simple, some of the levels required a lot of thought – and the openness allowed you to approach each level in different ways. Years later, after learning to use Godot and looking for a game to make, the answer was obvious: a 2D hacking game with similar mechanics to The Nightfall Incident but improved in every way. The rest, as they say, is history.

James Harvey (Founder and Programmer, Teradile)
Nightfall Hacker gameplay

Key Features

  • Hacking with simple, straightforward rules.
  • More than 100 levels to get through.
  • Nerve-wracking turn-based battles.
  • Custom level editor included.
  • Two single-player campaigns.

Pricing and Availability

Nightfall Hacker is now available on Steam for only $7.99 –  20% off. On March 17, the game will return to its original retail price of $9.99. Nightfall Hacker is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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