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Some of our older readers might know The Nightfall Incident, an early 2000s game available on the LEGO website. The overall idea was revived in the homage Nightfall Hacker that's out now. Not to be confused with The Nightfall Incident that's up on, which an unofficial remake.

This is not some cheap imitation or remake though, far from it. This is a full and complete experience with additional programs, way more levels, and the inclusion of a level editor. Created by developer Teradile, in Nightfall Hacker you're a freelancer who "lives and dies by code" and it turns it all into a turn-based strategy game with skirmish battles against malicious software and dangerous payloads.

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"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).

Feature Highlight:

  • 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.

You can buy Nightfall Hacker on Steam.

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TwistyTrev 11 Mar
The original is one of my all time favourite games. So this was an instant purchase.
When I hear "Nightfall Incident" all I think of is that old classic Isaac Asimov story "Nightfall".
Teradile 12 Mar
The original is one of my favourites too. I tried to capture everything that made it good while improving on the flaws.
TwistyTrev 13 Mar
Quoting: TeradileThe original is one of my favourites too. I tried to capture everything that made it good while improving on the flaws.

Good that's great to hear.
Any plans to release on GOG?
Teradile 21 Mar
Quoting: TwistyTrevGood that's great to hear.
Any plans to release on GOG?

Not in the immediate future, no.
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