Hacknet now available for Linux and Mac

Developer, Team Fractal Alligator and indie label, Surprise Attack Games, have announced that Hacknet, the smash hit terminal-based hacking game, is now available for Linux and Mac gamers.

Hacknet is a terminal-based hacking game using real UNIX commands and abstractions of real hacking processes. The game tells the tale of Bit, a hacker responsible for creating the most invasive security system on the planet. When he is murdered, his failsafe kicks in, sending instructions to a lone user who can help unravel the mystery and ensure that Hacknet-OS doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.


Matt Trobbianni, developer of Hacknet;

“Given the UNIX-based nature of the game, it’s not surprising that the number one request we get is to add Linux support, Initially I thought this wouldn’t be possible given the game was developed in XNA and has some complex platform code, but with some help from Ethan, Lee and his FNA libraries, we’re excited to be able to bring the game to Linux and also Mac users.”

Launching for Windows PC’s in August 2015, close to 100,000 gamers have purchased Hacknet to date and it enjoys an overwhelmingly positive (>95%) user review rating on Steam.


  • Hacknet is now available for Linux and Mac
  • A terminal-based hacking game using real UNIX commands
  • Linux and Mac porting through the FNA
  • Launched for Windows in August 2015, it has sold just under 100k copies to date
  • Available from Steam, Humble Store, GOG.com and other digital retailers for US$9.99

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