“I turn all the streetlights blue”
Cheating the system in else Heart. Brea k()
In the world of else Heart.Break(), atoms have been replaced by bits. This means you can hack the very fabric of reality and bend it to your will, providing you have the right tools. Modifiers are devices used by hackers to pull up the code for an object, whether it’s a cup of coffee or a door, then edit it. If you’re tired, you can hack the coffee to boost its caffeine content by 200%. Or if a key won’t open a door, you can inject a piece of code that will make it brute force the lock.
But it takes a while to become powerful. This is a slow game, and you don’t find high-level modifiers— which have no restrictions on hacking—until near the end. I’ve decided to replay the game, but I want to get straight to the hacking.
So I decide to play dirty and upgrade a modifier to the highest level. The first step is finding a room with a modifier in it, and teleporting there by hacking a fuse box with a piece of code.
I teleport and use my low-level modifier to hack another one I find lying on a desk. I bring up the code and edit it so that there’s no level restriction, and suddenly I have the ability to hack anything I want.
I can bypass a locked door by finding its ID number in the code, then making a nearby unlocked door lead there. I hack the city’s central financial computer to give myself $10,000. I turn all the streetlights blue. I’ve gone mad.
This is cheating, sure. But else Heart. Break() is about pushing boundaries and breaking systems. That’s what hackers do. I wouldn’t have done this on my first playthrough, because it severely breaks the flow of the game, but for a second playthrough it’s a lot of fun. Almost everything I can see can be hacked and manipulated, and I can go pretty much anywhere in Dorisburg unchallenged.
It’s amazing how powerful the in-game language, Språk, is. Some people have created software in it, and even simple arcade games. But the beauty of else Heart.Break() is that you can dabble in hacking without knowing code. There really is no other game like it, and I’d hack my arm off for a sequel.
Hacked the planet, literally. THIS MONTH ALSO PLAYED TheSexyBrutale
If you see it, you can hack it.