Hackwork is a new node-based 3D realtime strategy game in which you have to slip into the role of a hacker and control your army of viruses in a smart way in order to take over as many machines as possible. On your journey through the 'net, you have to take care of several parameters which determine the strength of the machines you want to attack and the benefit of taking them over, such as
CPU Performance - controlling the recovery-speed of the opponent-node
Connectivity - the number of yet invisible nodes that will be revealed when taking the node
The Type of the system - Important servers have usually better security than some random desktop machines - but they are also more useful when attacking from them
The Operating system - Different kinds of Viruses do different amounts of damage, depending on the target OS
Bandwidth - DDOS'ing a server with a smartphone seems pretty pointless, right?
--- Source code (which also includes the soundtrack!) available for every buyer! ---
I picked this up for 4 euros and didn't regret it.
The theme is well done and I giggled a bit when I received the quest from Anonymous ;)
Music is quite simple but enjoyable and it fits nicely.
The pace seems too slow, only at the third mission the enemy actually fights back (and even then, he seems to be shy)
There are some performance issues, if I gather 200 viruses or something on a node, and then let them loose, it slows down quite a bit.