Darknet is one of the best and most highly-regarded VR puzzle
games out right now. Available today on both Rift and Gear VR,
it positions players as hackers in a cyberpunk futuristic
environment where they must retrieve data from some of the
world’s most secure networks. According to an official press
release, starting March 7th, that list of
support platforms is expanding to also include Sony’s
PlayStation VR (PSVR).
It’s a very 90s-style retro-futuristic approach to the concept
of hacking that takes you “inside” of computers and makes you
feel like what you thought computer hackers were back when you
were a kid.
The objective of the game is to inject viruses into anti-virus
points in the correct pattern so that they spread and infect
the core of a node. It sounds confusing, but works incredibly
well mechanically and gradually gets more and more difficult as
the game progresses — like any good puzzle experience.
Here’s a video of the game’s creator, E McNeill, explaining it himself
on the Gear VR version:
Interestingly, this marks the first time a game by E McNeill
has appeared on a non-Oculus platform. Darknet, Tactera, and
Skylight have all been released on Gear VR and Darknet is also
on the Oculus Rift. But nothing on Vive or Google’s Daydream
In its port over to PSVR, Darknet is also…