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A hacker-typing stealth game where you guide a desperate stranger through a mysterious station performing dark experiments.


  • Windows 8, 10, or later
  • Mac OS High Sierra or later
  • Can run using Wine on Linux

On Mac, it only launches if you download+run it via the itch.io app. If you get a security warning, you'll have to go to Security & Privacy and manually give the game permission to run.

Linux version TBD

Epilepsy Warning

This game contains high contrast color and occasional flashing/blinking. It does not currently have options to disable this, but I hope to eventually add that feature.

A Note on Difficulty

This is a typing game that plays out in real-time. If you have difficulty typing fast, or have a disability that might cause you pain by doing so, this might not be good for you.

Some of the later levels are quite challenging, and if you are unable to complete them but still want to see the rest of the story, you can use the «SKIP» command at any time to skip the current level.


Version 1.002 — January 28, 2020

  • Attempt to fix game running way too fast when VSYNC doesn't work on some computers.

Version 1.003 — January 29, 2020

  • Level now auto-resets when player dies. Windows was doing a weird bug where the input would stick during the reset screen.
  • Made a bunch of levels a lot easier in the latter half of the game.
  • Added Mac build for Mac OS High Sierra 10.13

Version 1.004 — January 29, 2020

  • Fix bug where keystrokes were being lost on some windows laptops

Version 1.005 — February 7, 2020

  • Fix bug loading JSON files on systems that use decimal commas by default
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(133 total ratings)
TagsHacking, Horror, Roguelike, Space, Stealth, Typing


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NOISE1.app.zip 15 MB
NOISE1.exe 33 MB


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Incredible game! Came in not expecting too much, but ended up with some fun gameplay, challenge, and a nice little story. 

Only issue I had was lack of sound, though I don't know if that was a bug or not.

amazing idea! love it! 

10/10, clever gameplay idea, awesome graphics execution

also made me feel things

the game is cool but esc should be "delete all" and not leave, holding esc however

Amazing adventure, thank you for this! I don't know if it improved my typing speed but I sure have panicked more than I should in some sections

The version of Windows does not work for me, I thought it was for my PC, but I tried it on another and it did not work either, what can I do?

I'm loving this. Real quick, does the game have any sound?


its beautiful - only complaint is that it ends

I loved this game.

In terms of gameplay, it's more of a timing and typing game than a puzzle game, but it is really well made, and a lot of thought was put in renewing how we approach the levels. There are many twists that will recontextualize every elements of the level, for example quards being able to open doors, the X 'monster' being able to kill other guards or even Hunter which changes the game entirely thanks to RNG.

I really loved the story bits and other setpieces making me interract with the characters, making them more than just gameplay elements, which played a big part in setting the tone of the game. The story was fairly cliché, nothing surprised me, but I believe it was with intent, reinforcing the idea of getting back to the time where we started seeing on cinema hackers typing random shit on green on their big square laptops. And I still ended up carring about the story, and litterally 'playing along' thanks to the writing.

Also quick thanks for not having any weird characters anywhere to type. As someone on azerty keyboard, I sometimes have trouble with these kind of games made for qwerty.

Also another quick thanks for taking your time to work around how to integrate in-game explainations for why each command exists, and how you can interract with the characters, it really helped me with immersion.

I do not know how to conclude, as this comment is mostly just dumping why I think this game is amazing.

Please play it.

The game crashes very often in main menu and early gameplay

I really enjoyed this game, though I had absolutely zero audio the whole way through, was that normal or was my game bugged out?

I really really like the look of this game, but it keeps kicking me out at seemingly random times.

Is anybody else having this issue, or does anybody know what I can do to resolve it?


This game is AWESOME! Not enough well made stealth games! Love the graphics, gameplay makes me feel like a hacker from a 90's movie, and the story is excellent! Emotionally invested in an '@' and 'X'. The cutscene in the quarantine area is really well done! More people need to play this game!


this game is absolutely wonderful! so much good from such a simple concept, will be telling all my friends about it!



This is such a great idea for a game! The minimalist approach really let my imagination visualize everything. Thanks for including the ability to skip, I love the idea but I'm nowhere near fast enough to play this.

Very interesting so-far, this is going to be fun

um... why does the pathing restrict me from running straight to door F?


AMAZING game, really, just. Phenomenal.


Absolute banger.  Genuinely furious more people have not played this

Thank you so much for submitting NOISE 1 to the itch.io bundle for racial justice and equality! I've been reviewing games for my indie gaming site from the bundle and stumbled across NOISE 1. I loved the way you made this game! 

Full Review is here in case you're interested: https://knavegaming.com/noise-1-review/

Your game is amazing

I'm from Perú, thank you for this amazing experience for real.

I really like the game, but I put it down for a few days and can't remember the command to toggle the lasers. Can somebody remind me? An in-game HELP or command list would also be greatly appreciated :)

I really felt for x and @

I went fully sweaty tryhard near the end there. This was a lot of fun!

This was really fun and interesting! I need more typing-based puzzle games.

This was really good!! I only played it once-are there two endings?

it is quite interesting and also really fun.

Amazing little game. So simple, yet challenging! Definitely got really frustrated on some levels, but that’s more a my skill level versus the game design itself…(I can’t type without looking at the keys, so I had to memorize the routes and do them basically blind on timing alone) Thank you for adding a skip function! I’m a big fan of storytelling done in a one-way system like this, but it can get boring if it’s just paragraphs upon paragraphs. Having short sentence bursts with the added tension of the puzzles kept it fresh and made me want to figure out the puzzles to read more. The realistic way the dialogue was written had me hooked from the first screen. The only “bad” thing for me was the instant way the conversation replied after a ping, with no time for “real typing” of a reply. But, I assume that has to do with the way the game itself needs to function for the puzzles to work, so I can’t even really complain about it. Overall 10/10 curse my shaky hands and poor typing skills.

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The most jarring aspect about some of the console/terminal based games is that they just do not behave like actual terminals. When I press 'up' on a keyboard, more often than not I want it to move to the previous command that I typed instead of moving text in the terminal. 

Would be incredible if there was an option to enable the authentic behavior. Feels quite eh to play otherwise. 


yeah, a couple folks here and there have requested this. i didn't add it cuz it didn't seem like it'd be particularly useful (maybe like, a little bit), and didn't seem too fun. but it'd be mostly harmless to add, so maybe if i ever do an update i'll drop that feature in for kicks.

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That game is amazing! Super fun to play, it has the right balance between puzzle and action in my opinion. The difficulty is nice too (for me at least), not too easy (I had trouble on some levels) but not too hard (it never really got frustrating and I never had to SKIP)

The story is good as well and I really like how the characters are written (you really get involved and want them to succeed)

The gameplay at the ending was very fun, I love how you found unique ways to change how it works while keeping the same global idea and just changing some elements

Overall, a really great game.

This is quite fun and sucked me in for several levels in a row. I love the growing difficulty and expanded tactics.

This game rules.

The game keeps crashing midway through the first level (at least a half dozen times so far) due to a "Fatal error. System.AccessViolationException: Attempted to read or write protected memory". I took a screenshot that I'll include here as it has a lot of text afterwards:

Now I am running this on Windows 7 so it may just be a simple "don't run on that, sorry" situation, but I figure no harm in asking if anyone knows a fix for this.

FWIW the first half of the first level seemed pretty neat! :)

I was not expecting such good gameplay out of this. The work done here, exploring all these mechanics, was super well made. I am so glad to have given a chance to this game, it was worth it! Thank you!

I had no idea what to expect from this, but it's a fun game which deserves some attention. 

I think the hacking theme works well here too. As someone who can't code at all, frantically typing commands to manipulate security systems while my ally dashes through does give me that tv/movie hacker feel. 

I didn't really know what to expect from this, and I was very pleased with it. This is exactly the kind of game I like, a mechanically novel game with a great story that has a distinct atmosphere and style, which is a real feat given it's all displayed in unicode. The shorter runtime allows each puzzle to feel unique and the story to feel concise and satisfying, with just enough left to the imagination.

Got this in a bundle. The engagement and how much you got me to care about those little letter people was really nice, it was a very good game.
Thanks for making it :)

thanks for playing!!

I don't know why, but when i run it i got errors and requests arguments on .exe running. Any suggestions? Win10 x64 pc and not native with windows. I really want to try it :]

Awesome game, it is amazing how simple and engaging this game is! Could you release a pdf with all the commands? The reason is that i am in an advanced level but i didn't play for a while so now i can't remember the commands. (I only remember SCAN and OPEN; is that all? Thanks and congrats!)

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