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After appearing on itch.io, the very clever Sophie's Safecracking Simulator is now available on Steam if that is your preferred way to grab Linux games. What is it? It teaches you how to crack simulated (obviously) locks by using real-world techniques. It's a wonderful idea for a sort-of game.

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Features:

  • Learn how a mechanical safe lock works by peering inside and watching the moving parts
  • Includes a tutorial explaining how safe locks work, and how to crack them
  • Features a variety of high-tech tools to help as you learn
  • Generate locks with random combinations and see how quickly you can get past them!

The best way to crack open a lock, without really breaking and entering? Quite possibly. You do get a little tutorial to work you through and explain various parts. So not only is it quite fun to keep trying, it's educational too as it teaches you more about everyday things that are everywhere. It's limited though, so do keep in mind this is a small and contained experience with not a lot of variation on the types of locks you will be cracking through, it present the same with unique combinations each time. A fantastic concept though, would love to see it explored more in an update.

Pick it up from itch.io or now Steam too.

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CatKiller 18 Jun, 2021
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Hmm. My little one loves machines and loves puzzles. Showing a five year old how to pick locks couldn't possibly have negative future consequences, right?
Eike 18 Jun, 2021
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Quoting: CatKillerHmm. My little one loves machines and loves puzzles. Showing a five year old how to pick locks couldn't possibly have negative future consequences, right?

What could possibly go wrong?!?
WorMzy 18 Jun, 2021
Nice, I'll be sure to pick this up.
Purple Library Guy 18 Jun, 2021
Whoa, it's only a couple of bucks. Well worth a quick impulse buy, which on impulse I just quickly did.
WorMzy 18 Jun, 2021
First impressions: the tutorial's really informative, although the camera controls aren't really fit for purpose and get in the way more often than not. I picked up the basics, with no prior interest in safe cracking, and was able to crack a 10-code lock within 30 minutes of playing (albeit with xray mode enabled). I now know more about combination locks than I ever thought I would, and getting me to learn something after work on a Friday evening is no small feat I tell you.
14 19 Jun, 2021
Bought on itch!
stud68 19 Jun, 2021
Is it in VR?
buckysrevenge 19 Jun, 2021
Quoting: 14Bought on itch!
This makes the most sense since the itch purchase comes with a Steam key
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