Darknet is a strategy/puzzle game in which you play as an elite hacker contracted to retrieve data from the world's most secure networks. Dive into the Net, install viruses, inject code, and hack your way through cybersecurity in an experience inspired by the classic cyberpunk vision of the future.
Your VR headset becomes your virtual window to a hidden digital world. Conquer the underground webspace by diving directly into nodes for an up-close-and-personal hacking experience. Using various tools of digital mayhem, it's a race against the clock to infiltrate the network before time runs out...or your signal is traced.
Darknet began as the Grand Prize winner of the VR Jam, a three week game jam created by Oculus and IndieCade. The title was then released on Gear VR in 2014, earning praise from critics and fans alike, before launching for the Oculus Rift in 2016. Now, with a strong online community and a roster of accolades such as the PAX Golden Sushi Award and Protos Awards’ “Best Gameplay,” Archiact and E McNeill have joined forces to bring this hacker hit to Playstation VR.
On September 26, 2017, Darknet on PlayStation recieved the "VR-Optional" Update, enabling PS4 users to experience the deep gameplay and strategy of Darknet in VR, or traditional gaming. Players with PSVR can switch between modes in-game by removing or wearing their headset.
Strategic Gameplay. An intelligent puzzle/strategy game with deep gameplay, presented in an immersive first-person perspective.
Race Against the Clock. Each network level must be hacked before the timer hits zero. Challenge yourself and your friends to beat your best time.
Endless Challenges. Procedural level generation means that no two networks are alike. Test your skills against increasingly difficult challenges, or try to beat your best times in networks you've already conquered.
Clever Players Are Rewarded. Winning requires careful planning and smart execution. The observant hacker will uncover hidden details that elevate their gameplay to the next level.
Join a Tight-knit Community. Players connect across social media, including a dedicated subreddit. Exchange tips, chat with fellow hackers, and even chat with the developer.
VR Optional. Whether you own a PSVR, or just a PS4, you too can now experience the incredibly deep strategy of Darknet for yourself, no headset required!