h a c k m u d is a cyberpunk themed text-based hacking simulator for intel-compatible personal home computers. Get lost in a deep and complex world full of challenging puzzles as you engage in a rich narrative riddled with intrigue and deception.

  • Learn who you can trust as you make friends and enemies exploring the depths of abandoned future internet cyber-structure
  • Prove your worth to cyber-society by navigating the trials laid out for you by the Multi-User Domain’s governing super-intelligence, ‘The Trust’
  • ‘Patch into the hardline’ to access other users’ protected systems and steal their digital goods
  • Demonstrate hunger for power, flexibility of thought, and keen strategy to convince The Trust of your value and escape the virtual L.A.N.
  • Let the text-based interface transport you back to the early internet-era when computing was full of discovery
  • Create and destroy digital empires while exploring the constantly evolving user-created multiplayer world
  • Use real-world hacking skills (social engineering, cracking, research, scripting...) for power and influence in the M.U.D. at large


  • A deep, nuanced and engaging storyline full of discovery that will keep you guessing
  • Encourages deep exploration and testing the limits of the system through rich side-content
  • An intuitive retro-futuristic text-based computing interface that escalates to advanced with glitches, hidden commands, and arcane syntax
  • 90s film style ‘hacking mode,’ for when you need to get some ‘serious’ hacking done
  • An original electronic soundtrack which will chill you out while exploring or amp you up when the pressure’s on
  • Persistent and constantly-evolving game universe powered by an almost endless stream of user created tools, puzzles, traps and much more
  • A fluid and organic class system determined by the currently loaded upgrades on your system
  • A fully scriptable in-game world with a global player-based economy of code and in-game botting
  • Regular balance patches to keep the game fun and engaging for players of all styles and at all levels of experience
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