PC Hacking RPG Midnight Protocol IGF Nominated, Adds Campaign Editor ⌨️
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Hacking RPG Midnight Protocol has been selected by the prestigious Independent Game Festival as a finalist for their “Excellence in Design Award”. The category recognises qualities such as overall game design, level design and a balanced gaming experience.
Developers at LuGus Studios remarked:
It is an immense compliment and honour to be mentioned among other amazing indie games we've enjoyed this year! We highly recommend checking out (and playing) the other IGF nominations.
To celebrate these amazing moments, the team has just introduced the game's next major update: a Campaign Editor. This means starting now, new Midnight Protocol adventures will be created by you!
The developers have written a guide to help you get started and created a modding channel on Discord where you can ask questions and show off your creations. Of course, there's also a dedicated Steam forum!
The Campaign Editor is still in beta, so your feedback is much appreciated!
Developed by LuGus Studios in Belgium and published by Iceberg Interactive, the game is a tactical narrative-driven RPG with unique keyboard-only controls. Hack into servers, beat security systems and discover encrypted secrets while you try to find answers to why and how you got doxxed.
Khee Hoon Chan at The Indie Game Website said: "[Midnight Protocol] succinctly captures the intrigue and conspiracies of a tech dystopia in one act: the depraved megacorporations, the sophisticated tech, the notion of living off the digital grid, and more."
> HANG YOUR [H]AT
Will you respect others’ privacy and bank accounts, or leave no stone unturned? Midnight Protocol allows you to play as the hacker you want to be. Help the police track down a rogue hacker, or blackmail a desperate husband trying to recover… dubious pictures. Gain black, grey, and white hat reputation to change the direction of the story based on your choices.
> I[M]MERSION OVERLOAD
Midnight Protocol’s design focuses on immersing you in a world of digital warfare without complicated hacking mechanics. Your keyboard is your weapon, type commands to eliminate or evade security programs, letting your keystrokes become part of the soundtrack.
> NICE [D]ECK
Cracking a digital safe or extracting classified data requires careful planning. Pay the troll toll, use digital jackhammers, cloaks, and daggers to combat cybersecurity. Buy new programs or hardware on the black market, and customize your deck to fit your playstyle.
> DI[S]TRACTIONS ABOUND
Take on dozens of sidequests filled with easter eggs and references, gather additional intel on your targets before you start a mission, and play some hacker chess to wind down. Midnight Protocol is jam-packed with optional missions, providing hours of additional content.
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The press kit for Midnight Protocol including the new key art can be found here.
ABOUT LUGUS STUDIOS
At LuGus Studios, we create clever and attractive games that broaden the medium's horizon, including titles such as Liftoff: Drone Racing and Midnight Protocol.
Our projects incorporate culture, education, healthcare, art, history, science, and all things beyond mere entertainment.
LuGus Studios consists of talented core team members and freelancers. Our people are not just aces at what they do, but also have commitment, passion and a professional attitude.
ABOUT ICEBERG INTERACTIVE
Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans. Located in Haarlem, The Netherlands and staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an assembly of game developers around the world, both midsize and indie.
Known for many hit franchises including Starpoint Gemini, Killing Floor and Circle Empires; the company has enjoyed recent success with PC titles such as Shortest Trip to Earth, The Sojourn and Railroad Corporation. Iceberg Interactive has many exciting multi-format games coming up, including Blazing Sails (PC), Strange Horticulture (PC) and Sacred Fire (PC).