March 12, 2014 8:30 AM | Anthony Swinnich
There once was a game named Ciess that won Oculus Rift and Indiecade's VR Jam in late 2013. That game has since been expanded upon and, like any truly decent hacker, has changed its appearance and name. It's now known as the somewhat sinister sounding Darknet. And its VR-first-person hacking gameplay is gunning to syphon your free time.
Darknet may make you think of Hollywood's entering internet tropes, which is wholly intentional. You'll be hacking the mainframe... from the inside, man. Breaking networks and tunneling through security is quite literal here.
The game is said to combine elements of strategy, roguelike, puzzle and action, all designed to make use of the unique VR capabilities of the Oculus Rift. Devleoper E McNeill is holding a perpetual AMA on Reddit during development. The release, which will happen on Windows, Mac and Linux, is tied to that of the Oculus Rift itself, so you'll know the date when we know when the VR headset gets a commercial release. We do know, though, that it will cost between $10 and $20 when that day comes.