Double Fine's hacking action puzzle game, Hack 'n' Slash, is now available on Steam Early Access. Initially conceived during the company's annual Amnesia Fortnight game jam, the title allows you to hack in-game objects and manipulate the world.
You play as an elf named Alice, who's armed with a variety of hacking equipment that allows her to cheat her way past enemies and obstacles. You can hack an enemy to reduce its health or lower its damage, for example.
As is normal for an Early Access title, Hack 'n' Slash is still missing a number of features, all of which should be added by the time the game gets a full release this Summer. If you want to get your hands on it now, it will cost you $19.99. Here's what you can expect from the Early Access version right now.
-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 mould and shape the game in whatever way you desire.
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!