Game creators are getting creative these days, implementing even their coding knowledge in a direct manner into their projects. PC “game” Untrusted is not something everyone will enjoy, but coders might get a kick out of it.
By coding appropriately, programmers can alter the reality of the game completely, which subsequently opens the door to the next level.
There’s even a neat little story tied to the whole thing. It stars a protagonist named Dr. Eval, going through these mazes as a “@” sign.
Untrusted is way beyond our level of intellect, requiring actually applied knowledge. Therefore, we can’t really go into detail about it too much, but it’s like hacking mini-games if they were ridiculously realistic and hard. Imagine playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution like that.
There seems to be 21 levels in total, as a reddit thread was kind enough to provide some guides for those who get stuck at a particularly complex level. That’s the sort of help you can use to cross-reference as well.
If Untrusted is currently out of reach for you as well, but you still like the idea, then maybe you can give Glitchspace a try. It recently released on Steam Early Access and provides a more visual representation of programming skills.
Glitchspace is also just €6.99 for a game with more content coming as it’s being developed. Those who can stand the test can play Untrusted for free.