Hacker-themed browser-based PHP game — ORPG —open source & live preview — 2021 update


Having made the code available in 2018 on GitHub, there is now a live demo available with some small cleanups published to the repository. Within a few minutes, anyone can create their own instance. Contributions are welcome if anyone will be so inclined. There may be some additional features coming in this year.

Version 3 (above is version 4, simpler and more modern) has received a few bugs fixed as well and is available on a live deployed version too!

Hosting and technology

The game works on the latest version of PHP 7 & MySQL with nothing else needed, and instructions are available within the README file. While PHP isn’t the most stable of choices, as highlighted in another post, it made sense at the time to approach it from this direction.

The live demos are hosted on Dreamhost, and I strongly recommend their hosting platform, very easy to set up and with DNS configs and SSL [HTTPS] at the push of a button (was able to give up even on Cloudflare by just transitioning to Dreamhost).

Mobile app

These repositories can be used to publish on the iOS and Google Play stores and render the website

  1. https://github.com/nenuadrian/iOS-website-elegant-rendering-swift-app
  2. https://github.com/nenuadrian/android-website-elegant-rendering

Future Plans

Active development is not planned to resume, but the code will remain available and I will be aiming to keep it hosted for preview.

If any interest at all comes about for the project, will consider introducing all-around documentation and opening it up for people to create missions and make them part of the main codebase which would be quite interesting if the mission system is advanced.

Playing a mission can look something like this

With a relatively complete, as far as current features, mission editor is available within the game itself.


Feel free to reach out if you have any potential interest in the project, either by replying here or on GitHub.



Adrian M. Nenu 😺
Secret Republic — Open Source Game

Software engineer, passionate about elegant code, photography and writing — works @ Google — connect @ nenuadrian.com