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a network security game
In [d0x3d!], you and up to three other players take on the role of an 1337 hacker syndicate, infiltrating a network to reclaim valuable digital assets that have been stolen from them. What are these assets? There are four types---financial data, personally identifiable information, authentication credentials, and intellectual property---but what exactly these represents is your little secret. Embarrassing photos? The recipe for the best BBQ in the world? You decide.
As you seek out these valuable digital assets, the network admins respond: patching compromised machines, raising alarms, sometimes changing its very topology to impede your movement. You and your team work together, compromising and looting machines on the network, trying to not alert the network admins of your presence. If the admins feel too threatened by the activity they see on their network, they will take your stolen personal data and release it onto the internet! In other words, you'll get d0x3d!
You all win together, or you all lose together. Brave the network and protect your data!
[d0x3d!] is inspired by Forbidden Island, created by Matt Leacock and published by Gamewright. www.gamewright.com. All rights reserved.