I enjoy a good hacking game. Few have dealt with real-world scenarios, though. With NITE Team 4, you’ll be put in the shoes of a hacker as you do what you do best. Namely, engage in cyberwarfare against your targets. The kicker is these scenarios are based on real-world cases leaked by people like Edward Snowden.

Nite Team 4

In fact, Snowden does come up in the pitch. Between admitting to using leaked documents and this name drop, I do have some concerns NITE Team 4 might end up being a target by the government. Of course, I’m also a paranoid conspiracy nut so take that for what you will. Whether it gets taken down for security reasons or it makes funding, I love the idea behind this game.

Team Hacking

Unlike most hacking games, NITE Team 4 doesn’t pit a lone wolf against a corrupt government or corporation. Instead, you’ll be leading a team against your targets. After successfully navigating your way through the system, you can send ground units in to secure the site or complete the objective. Frankly, this is a breath of fresh air from games that just have you sitting at a terminal slinging code.

Nite Team 4

Worries aside, NITE Team 4 does exist in a somewhat fictional universe. There are three possible campaign scenarios for the game’s main story, to be voted on by backers, all of which sound like fun. I may or may not back this one, but regardless I know I want to keep an eye on it. It might be fun to jump in the shoes of a black ops hacker.

Serena Nelson
Serena has been a gamer since an early age and was brought up with the classic adventure games by Sierra On-Line, LucasArts, and Infocom. She's been an active member on Kickstarter since early 2012 and has backed a large number of crowdfunded games, mostly adventures. You can also find her writing for Kickstart Ventures and evn.moe.
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  • The only thing keeping me from backing this one is that I’m already backing way too many projects right now. I love the concept and I’ll be sure to pick it up once it releases, though. I’m sure it’ll make it as they’re pretty close to being funded with over three weeks to go.