Now here’s odd. A small British games developer has come out with a game based around computer hacking. Uplink is not your usual shoot ’em up and run fare, instead you have to conduct clandestine operations – i.e. hack other people’s computer systems – on behalf of a mysterious agency in order to earn money. And with the money you can buy yet more tools to hack your way to fame and fortune.
I’m intrigued because this would make a great soapbox platform for the sensationalist popular press, and who knows whether it might not just be a CIA recruiting ploy? Just joking fellas! Anyway there’s a playable demo available on the site, which from first looks seems like fun.