Hack 'n' Slash

a.k.a. Hack and Slash / Hack n Slash / HnS / Hack n' Slash

created and published by Double Fine in 2014, running on Windows
type: action/reflex, maze, adventure
genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action-Adventure
series: Amnesia Fortnight
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng
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Official descriptions (2)

Based on childhood experiences hacking games in emulators to discover new things (and break others), Hack 'n' Slash is a world of puzzle dungeons based on progressively more sophisticated cheating, hacking, and reverse engineering techniques. Instead of a sword, you get a laptop, searching for and building software to help you dismantle and rebuild the world around you.
# 2014-11-21 12:07:21 - official description
Hack ‘n’ Slash is a puzzle action game about hacking -- reprogram object properties, hijack global variables, hack creature behavior, and even rewrite the game’s code. The only way to win is not to play...by the rules!

The wizard has mandated that everyone confine themselves to the village, the castle armory has started to forge weapons so powerful that no one but guards are allowed to carry them, and anyone who attempts to find a sprite and demonstrate their bravery would face certain death. The new laws are for your own protection, but you don’t buy it. You’ll show everyone what "brave" means and, if you’re clever, maybe uncover the secret reasons why everything’s gone sideways.

Key Features:

Use in-game tools to hack the game while you’re playing it
Your sword can hack the variables of objects. You find magic artifacts that allow you to tune global variables to your liking. Discover equipment that lets you see the game’s internal debug visualization to uncover things that weren’t meant to be seen.

Hack the code
As you achieve advanced hacking mastery, you’ll be able to dive directly into the game’s assembly in the form of procedurally generated dungeons and modify the live-running code.

Make the game yours
Puzzles have myriad solutions, many of which we haven’t anticipated. As you master the game’s hacking mechanics, you can mold and shape the game in whatever way you desire.

Crash it!
You’re hacking the game for real! You can totally break it. Roll back in time to change the rules so the bugs don’t cause the world to fall apart, whether they’re yours or ours!
Steam - # 2014-11-21 12:03:24 - official description - source

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Authors / Staff


Brandon Dillon (project lead)

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