I’m not sure how much attention you lot pay to my senseless babbling but I recently had a lot of nice things to say about a brilliant little hacking game called NITE Team 4. I was recently very lucky to be invited into this title’s closed beta and was more than impressed by what I saw there. I’m actually still being very impressed because I’m still playing and loving every moment of it. Now I know what you’re thinking; I haven’t just come back for a gloat. I’ve learned that a playable demo of this title has just been released on Steam so all of you nice people can have a crack at it as well and see what I’ve been ranting on about.
I’m not going to go into too much detail about how this game plays or even what it’s about. This isn’t because I don’t want you to know, rather that I’m terminally lazy and I’d just be repeating myself when you can get all the detailed information you need here. As a brief overview I will tell you that this is one of the best hacking sims I’ve ever played. You take on the role of a mercenary hacker and are then tasked with completing a series of cryptic missions. Something else that is nice is that this game feels real and that it’s distinctively story-driven. This is something that I can say from experience a lot of other hacking games I’ve played aren’t. Oh, it’s set in the Black Watchmen universe as well, so if you happen to have played Alice & Smith’s other game, this one may be right up your alley.
NITE Team 4 is set for release this summer. Believe me, you might want to take the chance to get an idea of what you’ll need to do if you’re going to succeed in tackling this really challenging game. I think it’s safe to say I’m not the only one who reflects this sentiment judging, by the following words:
“We’re asking a lot of our players,” said Andrea Doyon, puppet master and co-founder of Alice & Smith. “The tools and techniques used in NITE Team 4 are easy to learn but difficult to master. What other game asks you to learn how to hack networks and delve into private company files? This demo should help prepare you for when you start day one at the NITE Team 4 Academy this summer.”
So there you have it. If you want to get an idea of what you’re letting yourself in for, why not pop over to Steam and have a look? I genuinely believe if you like this sort of game or love a good puzzle NITE Team 4 might be well worth a go.