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NewsForge: Gaming review: Uplink for Linux puts you inside world of high-tech espionage

Dec 14, 2001, 15:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Mrochuk)

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"'Connecting to Gateway...' That's the beginning of every day for an Uplink Agent. How it ends is up to you. Uplink is the first offering from Introversion, a game design company from the United Kingdom. The game ships with both a Windows and Linux version on its CD.

Uplink is, essentially, a hacking (and cracking) simulator. More accurately, its a game that simulates high-tech crime and espionage. It should be noted here that Uplink won't really teach you how to crack computer systems -- this is a simulation set in the year 2010, so the game has several tools that don't exist today. You play the role of an anonymous contract employee of the Uplink Corporation. You take jobs based on your preference and skill, and complete them for a paycheck.

Do you accept?"

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