Retro amateur hacking game
Hack RUN is a fun hacking game where you have to hack into a mysterious organization to uncover it's secrets.
Learn a bit of DOS and UNIX
Hack RUN is based on languages such as DOS and UNIX that simulate a real operating system so you may learn a little programming along the way although it should be stressed that Hack RUN is accessible enough for anyone to play. Your main task is to snoop on employees in a mysterious company to find out exactly what the company is doing.
Hack RUN does a great job of recreating what a real hacking experience might feel like and you soon get absorbed into trying to work out employee passwords, remember who's having a fling with who, and who holds the key to cracking the puzzle. Be warned that there is the odd rude word as you snoop on employee e-mails so it's not entirely suitable for kids.
Easy to start hacking
If you have some programming knowledge it may help but it's not essential. Hack RUN makes it clear the commands available to you and even non-geeks can play it. The only problem is taking break. If you don't write down a lot of what you've learned, it would be very hard to get back into the game at a later date so make sure you've got a pen and paper ready!
A fun, light-hearted take on hacking
Hack RUN is a fun game which brings the intrigue of hacking to a wider non-geeky audience.