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The World of Haiku Combines Futuristic Cyberpunk Role-Playing With Real World Hacker Skills


Henderson, NV, April 21, 2022 — Haiku, Inc. announced that it will be launching the World of Haiku® computer game on Steam with compatibility on the PC, Mac, and Linux platforms. This game will offer gamers the opportunity to explore a futuristic cyberpunk world through RPG (Role Playing Game) style gameplay while simultaneously teaching the player real-world hacker skills.

The game will be available in the summer of 2022 and will be downloadable on Steam. In The World of Haiku, players will be sent on missions to stop a series of cyber terrorist attacks that takes place in the year 2049. A cast of supporting characters will guide players as they race against time to find, and stop, computer viruses from causing the next global apocalypse. Innovative use of Linux-inspired commands, coupled with simulations of real-world cyber tools, throw players into an exhilarating adventure, all while earning skill-based badges along the way.

World of Haiku, an exciting Role Playing Game (RPG), trains players in specific cybersecurity skills that align with Certified Ethical Hacker training. With each mission, students understand how the real Linux operating system works and how to control tools like JohnTheRipper, Hydra, Nmap, Ping, SSH, and many more.

“You can have fun while learning hacking skills, and our game can also be a way into a career in cybersecurity,” says Eric Basu, World of Haiku founder. “Our platform is making people more aware of cybersecurity risks simply by playing World of Haiku; and when you are aware of how attackers can attack you, you’re better able to defend yourself.”

The World of Haiku is poised to be the first of a multi-volume set of adventures. As the story progresses and characters develop, so too will the player’s skills in both game play and practical hacker skill sets. The volumes of games will not only provide hours of fun and adventure to players, but will reward them with skills that can open the door to new professional opportunities.

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