In 1986, hackers were detected entering computers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. What followed was cyber espionage as Cilfford Stoll attempted to figure out who the attackers were. (These are written about in the excellent book “The Cuckoo’s egg”
While this game will not be about these exact events, the focus will be on the old era of computers. It takes place at a simulated Linux Terminal, and you can connect to different devices.
I need to do a bit more work on the terminal itself (ie have a flashing cursor, uparrow history, editing commands etc.), but am quite pleased with the system I have come up with. Each program you run is actually a python file in the simulated computers /bin folder. I plan to implement rudimentary text editing in the console as well, but I’m not sure.
This game is likely to play similar to interactive fiction.
Tomorrow will see the development of connecting to different computers.
Yes, it grabs your computers username and hostname, so you will see your name rather than mine when you play it.
Also, for a while you could change directory to anywhere in your (real) computers file system. I figured this was a bit dangerous.