Tracer is an ongoing project, which is still under heavy development.
About the project
This is my first attempt at a game, which is not a clone or port of anything.
I aim to get the game into a presentable, playable state in September 2018 for the conference Datenspuren. But there is still quite a lot to do until then...
About the game
In this game you play an anonymous hacker/spy for hire. You have recently been hired to steal the database of a company. The database is stored offline on-site at the company's headquarters, where you set out to intrude using means of social engineering.
For building the game you need an installation of
There is a
shell.nix file to build you a nix-shell environment as build
environment. There is only one assumption in this file:
To get the build environment, just run
in a console from the project's folder.
After the environment has been built, run
to build and run the game's executable.
Other GNU/Linux systems
To get the build environment, make sure you have a recent version (>= 8.4.3)
ghc installed acompanied by a matching
cabal-install. Both of these are
available from https://haskell.org in a bundle called
can also check your system's package manager for it.
Additionally you need the development libraries for:
Before you install any haskell packages I recommend highly to build a sandbox for the project. To do this, invoke
cabal sandbox init
in a terminal in the project folder.
Now your sandbox is ready for installing all haskell dependencies by invoking
cabal install --only-dependencies -j
This may take some time, depending on your hardware.
Compiling the game
To compile the game, run
in the sandbox.
Running the game
To run the game, invoke
in the sandbox.