A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

in hack_the_world, it's the year 2020X and you're a secret agent. you have the power to change the physics of the world around you. invert gravity, remove friction, and more. use your powers to eliminate all targets and free the world.

hack_the_world was created for the A Game By Its Cover 2017 Jam, based off this wonderful game cover by graphic designer Kurt Texter:

(if you suffer from eye strain or other problems related to chromatic aberration, please play the no_chroma version of the game.)

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
Made withlibGDX
Tags8-Bit, Minimalist, Neon, Puzzle-Platformer, Shoot 'Em Up, Side Scroller
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller


hack_the_world.zip 9 MB
hack_the_world_no_chroma.zip 9 MB

Install instructions

hack_the_world is an executable .JAR file that can run on Windows, Apple, and Linux OS. In order to run it, you must have Java installed on your computer. From there, it should be as simple as double clicking on the program; if that doesn't work, please look up how to run a .JAR executable on your operating system.

If you suffer from eye strain or other problems related to chromatic aberration please play the no_chroma version of the game.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback about hack_the_world, please email me at byninegiga [at] gmail [dot] com. If you'd like to see more similar content, follow me at bynineb.tumblr.com or here at https://itch.io/profile/bynine. Thanks and enjoy!


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would like to see sequal and more, where is trailer?


damn, that's a good score! nice!

great visuals, cool idea and neat exectuion but the difficulty is top noth like I was not capable of getting through the thrid level

hey, thanks for the feedback! i'm really glad you liked it. i've heard similar things about the difficulty from other sources - i'll see if i can't try and tweak it before the end of the jam.