This atmospheric, Metroidvania hacking adventure lets you take control of a semi-sapient program struggling against deletion. Recompile features intense combat, tight 3D platforming, super-powered abilities and an environmental logic -based hacking mechanic.

About the game

Witness the birth of sapient AI in this sprawling atmospheric hacking adventure.
Combining Metroidvania progression with non-linear exploration and gameplay. Recompile challenges players to explore, fight, hack and survive. Discover the many secrets beneath the ancient digital landscape and prepare for system-wide reconfiguration.
The game's entire narrative takes place within 1 second of real time.


Delve into the ancient, sprawling ruins of the Mainframe and discover a range of traversal abilities to help you on your journey towards attaining true sapience.
The game has multiple endings based on the players actions; you can repair systems, restore lost data, hack or destroy enemies, all whilst uncovering the truth about the Hypervisor and the original purpose of the Mainframe.


The inhabitants of the Mainframe are strange and diverse, and many are found to be inherently hostile. A full complement of powerful weapons and abilities are available to help you survive, defend and destroy.


Many environmental features, such locked doors, forcefields, elevators and even enemy spawning systems are all powered by intricate, interconnected logic gate circuitry.
Nothing is hardcoded, everything is systemic, and all fully exploitable.
Logic gates can be freely inverted (and reverted), allowing puzzles or other threatening obstacles to be peacefully and safely bypassed. Even the inhabitants themselves can be tampered with, their programming changed to follow the player’s commands.


The story explores everything from machine sentience to the nature of choice.
Life and death. Chaos and determinism. Sentience and sapience. Intelligence exists in many forms. In this dying world, one must explore all possibilities. Observe and respect all perspectives. Only then, can we truly survive.

Games that inspired us:

Axiom Verge, Hollow Knight, Ori and the Blind Forest, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Rime


  • 19%
    Critics Recommend
  • 64
    Top Critic Average
  • Weak
    OpenCritic Rating
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by Travis Northup
6 / 10
“Recompile is a short-lived metroidvania with a great story but forgettable platforming, puzzles, and combat.”
by Tony Bae
87 / 100
“Recompile is the complete adventure package. It has good gameplay, an intriguing minimalist story, striking visuals and music, and developers who respect the player’s ability to explore on their own. Go get it, you won’t be disappointed.”
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by Jacob Zeranko
“Overall, Recompile is a mixed bag that struggles to balance each aspect of its design.”
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Windows OSWindows 7+
Windows OSWindows 7+
Windows Processor3 GHz
Windows Processor3.2 GHz
Windows Memory8 GB
Windows Memory8 GB
Windows Storage2.5 GB
Windows Storage3 GB
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English
  • TEXT: English, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Portuguese - Brazil, Chinese - Simplified
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