We are A Bunch of Hacks, the Netherlands' first worker-owned cooperative for game development.
Software engineering, game design, spriting, deep engine tinkering
TimeSplitters, Age of Empires, Heroes of the Storm, Hades
Tools of choice:
Sublime Text, Godot, Aseprite, rustc, ripgrep
After five years, our time at A Bunch of Hacks has come to a close. Work on our second title, an unannounced turn-based tactics game, has halted after the project failed to secure funding. The multiplayer servers for Epicinium will continue to operate.
Epicinium is a multiplayer strategy game where nature is a finite resource. Is it worth winning a war when you end up conquering nothing but dirt and ash?
On 12 October 2020, the game was released for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam and itchio. That same day, its source code was made available under the AGPL open source license.
A Bunch of Hacks was set up as a democratic workplace where creators from different sectors work together on an equal basis. Since our foundation in June 2018 we continued to strive for independence, inclusiveness, worker-ownership and consensus decision-making, as established in our constitution. As members of a worker cooperative, we support the values of the international cooperative movement. Furthermore, A Bunch of Hacks was a member of the Dutch Council for Cooperatives.