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Hacknet now has modding tools, so you can create your own campaigns

Hacknet was a great – and surprisingly popular – hacking sim which not only simulated the process of hacking, but did so using real methods, such as the deployment of UNIX commands. Since then the game has received a major campaign update in the form of Labyrinths, but its latest addition includes the ability to make your own campaign narratives.

Dubbed Hacknet Extensions, the update lets players "create their very own Hacknet campaigns, system networks, nodes, themes, music and story missions".  These can be uploaded and shared through the Steam Workshop, or simply enjoyed at home. Who doesn't want to create their own hairy, paranoid hacking expeditions?

It seems like a pretty exhaustive toolset: they include features not used in the vanilla Hacknet game, and there's an interactive tutorial to get you on your feet (or fingers, I guess). To celebrate, the base game is currently heavily discounted on the Steam to the tune of 66 percent, and there's also a "friendly mod" competition ongoing called #HackerJAM, with nice rewards going to the best Hacknet mods. More details on that over here.

Shaun Prescott
Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian editor and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.