Upgrade Your Account!

Hey! To start this decade right, we believe Newgrounds should be ad-free for EVERYONE. For this to work, we need people who have the means to become paying supporters. For just $3 per month or $25 for the year, you can help this happen and get some nice perks!

For the month of April we have disabled ads on all E-M content. We need 44 people to reach our goal of 3,000 active supporters. If we hit that, we'll continue with a new goal in May!

Please check out our Supporter Upgrade and consider coming aboard!


Share Collapse

Author Comments

***The sequel has been released***

Welcome to 1978, You are a hacker hired by Shadow_seQuence to delete a file from an ftp server. You have one computer, one terminal, and a whole lot of hacking skill.

(Music: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/510489 )

**Spoilers MAY follow**
Walkthrough: http://pastebin.com/b6rq7ycZ

Hint: Since the beginning is harder than I thought, the answer is 'reboot',
the undecipherable code is 'r3b00t'


Intro - System Failure:

Pay close attention to the undecipherable code

Main Game - System Online:

Use all of the knowledge you can find on what to do next, pay close attention to your Mission Info, and all of your emails. Note down ANYTHING you think will be useful later

Log in / sign up to vote & review!

Newgrounds accounts are free and registered users see fewer ads!

In all honesty the game was fun, however there were a few technical things that could be fixed.
one of them being to type "john" instead of what was given. Another small nitpick is the fact is that it's a little too puzzling, I understand the fact that the game is about hacking but the game isn't just for people who have hacked before, try to give a couple of hints something along the lines if just some small text on the side like "maybe i should try this", or "maybe i need to go back" for people new to this type of game, yet another smaller nitpick is the fact that before typing any hack you had to type "r3b00t" i feel that it made the game a little more tedious than it needed to be being that if i misspelled something i'd have to type the entire line again while adding 2% tracking on me, and lastly the I understand this is text based game however it got kind of boring to look at the gray background and black text; maybe some red text for mistakes and green text for correct actions, along with a couple of Easter eggs would make the experience better.

this was a fairly decent game and i enjoyed playing it thanks for taking the time to make this
and I hope to see a sequel soon.

Cool game, but there are a few details about this that are annoying

Things most be more clear, if you are going to dox someone, don't make people just put "john" please, that was so annoying, knowing what to do but just not working because the game is too troll, also is annoying to type r3b00t over and over, is better to do it just 1 time

Also it was too short :/ I like how tricky it was to find r3b00t and things like that, if people can't find it well you may need to left some hints even something outside the command box or even the character saying it, saying something like "mm.... maybe I am forgetting something, better go back" you don't need a voice actor you can just put a bubble, well I hope part 2 is a lot better and is longer, I wish you could do something out of the story with more commands and random customers, not just one, it could be great
Well, I enjoyed the challenge but it was annoying, 3.5 stars

Interesting concept, but some puzzles are too hard to solve (not enough information is given). Fun game, please make a sequel.

andrew65952 responds:

Thanks for the feedback, I would love to make a sequel to the game. I just wish there was more of a story element (maybe in the future there will be), and thanks for mentioning the lack of detail/hints giving(I think the hardest part is the beginning which is why most people are likely to quit :( ...). I loved making a game like this, I would definitely make a sequel too!

i don't know if the commands needed are really proper 1978 apple II commands, but well... the music is nice ^^

Interesting concept, but the screen doesn't autoscroll and I'm not up for scrolling down the screen with every input. Look forward to seeing how this develops, though.

andrew65952 responds:

Thanks for the feedback, within a few minutes of posting this reply, there should be an auto-scroll