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Double Fine Announces Computer Hacking–Themed Puzzle Game Hack ‘n’ Slash

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Posted on December 11, 2013 AT 11:29am

Double Fine is releasing a computer hacking–themed puzzle game sometime in the first half of 2014, the developer announced.

Titled Hack ’n’ Slash, the puzzler sees players taking on the role of a young elf who uses computer hacking skills to cheat in a “classic action/adventure game” she’s playing. By Double Fine’s description, Hack ’n’ Slash will subvert “old-school gaming tropes with unique hacking mechanics” to allow players who don’t know the first thing about programming to experience something similar to hackers of actual old-school adventure titles.

Hack ’n’ Slash first came together during Double Fine’s Amnesia Fortnight 2012 game jam. After earning attention from the public, its development was lengthened to a two-week prototyping before obtaining funding through Indie Fund, Humble Bundle, Hemisphere Games, and more to be included as a two-title publishing arrangement along with the recently released Spacebase DF-9.

Hack ’n’ Slash is headed to Windows PC, Mac, and Linux in 2014.

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern, a fancy phrase for "slave") before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. [Meet the rest of the crew]

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