i love the xkcd reference
Cryptic Clash is an educational auto-battler where password strength is taken very literally. Ever wondered how strong a password is? Well now you can watch them battle it out!
Controls: Click to move your password
Made in 2 weeks for Cybersecurity Game Jam 2021 🥈
Theme: Good Password and Bad Password - Players will learn about how to compose a good password and avoid composing bad passwords.
Want to learn more about what makes a good password? Check out my sources here!
Best played using Windows 10, in a Google Chrome browser
- Post Jam Update!Jul 23, 2021
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I'm hoping that this game will get an update. Played and "beat" it several times and really liked it.
Nice idea, unfortunately it's teaching the wrong way to think about password security.. For those actually interested, google Diceware
my password is so long it isn't even on the screen anymore lol
eventually I made a god-tier password BEHOLD
oh you expect this to be my password?
hehehe you really are foolish
This game was really fun. The interesting game concept drew me in, and I got kinda addicted. It was also fun learning about different aspects of password strength, but something I felt was wrong was the background of the levels. I was expecting a grid and kinda tech-ish background so seeing a forest was surprising. But overall, I really loved the game.
Very fun! :D
This game is good but it can’t save progress over long terms
tip have a lot of symbol symbols = fireball
my password is so good i forgot it
Final password: Wait, did you really think I would post it? Hah, jokes on you!
Ended up with 42 charcters XD
How to get it on Windows 7?
i got " d1iop'nOWR$b+Dnemd='yhgmp@EXmow$9r]tuy$#T3ex " lmao
managed to bug game by dying and winning at same time
This was a really great and fun game. The way it shows different password strengths and how to make a password stronger through various techniques was innovative and interesting! I also liked the little blurbs that gave information about the passwords being fought. If this game ever gets expanded upon, I do think an interesting piece of information to be added is the fact that even if someone has a strong password, if they use it on multiple sites, it might as well be useless due to leaks and such.
Overall, a really great game!
I'm glad you liked it! Great point, there are many more important aspects to cybersecurity than just raw password strength 💪
really cool game
my password was mrrt@$dSO!p$$^pcAW]rOy
I enjoyed this game very much.
how did people get such short passwords to win? i won at S@Owd/#QO3sc2tro!$ppfb_
This was alot of fun! grinded out a longer password to slaughter the final enemy!
nice game 9/10
i like this game
i ended up with the password $ROTOr;9`_=@s`0$d1 and won the boss
fun little learning game. quick way to kill some free time in school
Nice. Final password is REDACTED
wow thats nice idea
Really nice little learning experience as well as a surprisingly fun game. Nice work!
I'd love to see an addition so that how easy to remember a password is had an effect on its stats.
you know what happened, I won but the last enemy attack hit me and kill me but I still won thought
this is good
Ended up with T~@.)OSQRS9D3WVON5
I had an alarming amount of fun with this one. It’s just simple combat fun done in a nifty way. I’m impressed with how well you managed to portray password strength via the medium of silly video game combat. The difficulty level seems to go up consistently with the strength of each password you fight, too, and I’m absolutely stunned at how well you managed to math that out. There’s even a strategy element where you have to decide if you want weaker characters at the front to let your ranged characters harass the enemy or put the explosive-throwing characters up front to weaken the enemy forces.
One little niggle, it seems like the passwords work really hard to stay in formation, and that lead me to some problems where I would direct my password to go to the right and the first letter would end up hanging too far to the left to aggro and attack the enemy while I was waiting for the later letters and the ones with ranged attacks to catch up. Had some frustrating moments with that.
I feel like the ability to fight against custom passwords wouldn’t go amiss either. That way you can get people to enter their real-life passwords and the game can show where they’re weak and then duke it out with the procedurally-generated password you get from playing the game. Maybe people can even compete to see who can find the strongest passwords.
this was a really good game :)
it says: An embedded page at v6p9d9t4.ssl.hwcdn.net says Your browser does not support WebGL
Please try another browser! I would reccomend using Google Chrome
Very fun and engaging! I ended up accidentally learning something too! :D
i began with password, I ended with #$$@W@R=30@DoE%
confusing end password but fun game :)
My first shuffle and the beginning of my password was dpr5sin