It was a little weird that a terminal based hacking game wasn't on Linux to begin with, but now it is! Hacknet joins our growing list of interesting titles.
It's the first title to be ported using what will be the big 1.0 release of the FNA project by Ethan Lee. Sounds like it wasn't an easy port either, and you can read Ethan's thoughts here.
About the game (Official)
Hacknet is an immersive, terminal-based hacking simulator for PC. Dive down a rabbit hoIe as you follow the instructions of a recently deceased hacker, whose death may not have been the accident the media reports. Using old school command prompts and real hacking processes, you’ll solve the mystery with minimal hand-holding and a rich world full of secrets to explore.
Bit, a hacker responsible for creating the most invasive security system on the planet, is dead. When he fails to reconnect to his system for 14 days, his failsafe kicks in, sending instructions in automated emails to a lone user. As that user, it’s up to you to unravel the mystery and ensure that Hacknet-OS doesn't fall into the wrong hands.
About the author - Liam Dawe