What You Need to Know:
- Visual novel fans are certainly in for a big treat, as Sekai Project and E.N.Nach are proud to bring you CyberRebeat -The Fifth Domain of Warfare, a visual novel that features hackers and cyberwarfare featuring a colorful cast of characters. This game, the first from scenario writer, Earu, won several awards including: Niconico Indies Game Fest 5 "Windows Forest Award", Niconico Indies Game Fest 5 Novelsphere "Award of Excellence" and the Doujin Game of the Year 2014 "Burning Excitement" Category. Check out the synopsis down below and look forward to CyberRebeat -The Fifth Domain of Warfare- when it releases on Steam August 24th!
Source: Official Press Release
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About CyberRebeat -The Fifth Domain of Warfare-
CyberRebeat -The Fifth Domain of Warfare- puts you in the shoes of Hiro, a part-time worker who lives out of a net cafe. Seemingly trudging by through life without purpose, among his many part-time jobs is the work he does for a small publishing company where he writes articles about the legendary hacker, "Warlock", who caused worldwide chaos and financial damage before disappearing without a trace. Hiro's lackadaisical life suddenly changes when his childhood friend and fellow hacker, Misa, tells him that an accidental fire at that publishing company was no mere accident.
Soon it becomes clear that there is a grand plot at hand and soon it seems even the legendary hacker, "Warlock" is making their move in what will soon become full blown cyber warfare.
Hacking: what other word could be so divisive between society's impressions and the actuality?
The word brings to mind someone furiously typing against a black and white screen, trying to infiltrate the Pentagon.
On the other hand, you have the news reporting information leaks and cyber attacks on a near-constant basis.
So what exactly are hackers, as well as crackers?
As opposed to days long past, where one would attach a virus to an email, how would today's "hacking" compare?
A hacker in the game says:
"The way we see it, this world is so full of holes, it's downright scary."
Nowadays, you could connect to the net with just about any PC out there,
and with just a measly 10 dollars, you can get your hands on some hacking tools and manuals.
The game begins with a hacking contest, "CTF", and shows a slice of their own worlds.
The world is always connected.
The world is always open.
In the sea of the net, colored by a prism,
they looked up at the sky and declared:
― We are hackers ―