The last few days i’ve been addicted to a fairly recent browser based game called “Slave Hack” at http://www.slavehack.com.
Its hard to explain it to people unfamiliar with the genre of “Hacking Simulations”, such as Neuromancer (a classic game based on the book by William Gibson) or more recently, Uplink and Street Hacker. If you like any of those games, you’ll enjoy SlaveHack. If you didn’t, you wont like this one either. If you’ve never tried one, heres your chance, though it can be a bit rough and brutal at the early stages as a newbie. One of the things that makes this game so addictive is the fact that most of the machines you are hacking are other players. There is nothing quite like uploading a virus to another player’s machine to send spam out and earn you some needed cash, or turning the machine into a ddos zombie. Or realising that the player you just hacked forgot to clean out their logs and left their bank account number there just waiting for you.
If you’re already a player, welcome. I’ve written a small utility to help store info while you play. It has a few nice features, my favorite being stripping IP’s out of logs automatically so you can store a list of places to visit later. I can think of a few things I might change later, but for now it suits me better than notepad.
Be warned, this is an alpha product. No warrenties, no documentation, no installer. Just unzip to a directory and run. It’ll save automatically when you close the program – it hasn’t crashed for me yet but again, no guarentees. Save often.
If you like it, or have any questions, or hate it, or have suggestions, leave a comment and i’ll do what I can to help.
Get the program here. It requires the .Net Framework 2.0 to run.
Killroy 2.0 is everywhere.
Edit – 29th June, 2007: Slave Hack Companion has been released under the GPL. Download the binary and the source at http://sourceforge.net/projects/shcompanion/