A Physical Agent and a Virtual Hacker Team Up in Asymmetric Co-op Missions to Steal Data, Avoid Panda Guards, Make Delicious Coffee and Have a Ton of Fun!
Piece of Cake Studios, an independent videogame studio specializing in co-op games, today announced that its award-winning co-op stealth game, Hacktag, will release for PC and Mac via Steam on February 14th. The isometric game, which features both solo and two-player modes, pairs a physical Agent and a virtual Hacker as they secretly infiltrate corporations and “liberate” their data.
Set in 2029 in a parallel world populated by cute, anthropomorphic animals, Hacktag is a fast-paced two-player co-op stealth-game with asymmetric gameplay. One player is an Agent in the field while the other is a virtually-infiltrated Hacker. Hired as mercenaries by competing corporations, the two players work together to carry out espionage missions via online or local co-op—or in solo mode, one player switches between the two roles.
“We’ve been working night and day to get Hacktag ready to bring co-op stealth to PC players who like to play together,” said Marine Lemaitre Freland, Co-Founder and CEO of Piece of Cake Studios. “Feedback from our community has been tremendous and we’ve added new modes and features to make the game even more fun while keeping its subversive nature front and center.”
In Hacktag, the Agent moves physically through a corporate building level while the Hacker moves alongside electronically via network nodes. While the Agent avoids physical guards (watch out for those pandas!), the Hacker avoids anti-virus software moving through the network, with both players seeking to hack computers to steal the data required for mission success. While some tasks can be accomplished by either player, many tasks require the cooperation of both—for instance, opening a locked door requires the Hacker to electronically unlock it while the Agent physically opens it.
The game was first released on Steam Early Access in June 2017, where it has been continually refined and expanded in keeping with community feedback. Hacktag will be available for $19.99/€19.99, with a 25% launch week discount that will make the price just $14.99.