The game's fun and teaches good knowledge. My complaints are more personal in terms of getting better passwords when I have a different one for all my accounts on different websites. Wonder if there's a place to consult that.
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When I was playing, the sound got really crinkly. pls fix
best game in terms of variety, love the idea, I just wish I could download it :/
i beat the last one with ONE LOWERCASE MEELEE CHARACTER im so proud of "x
fun game broski fun game
I never thought I would see these assets in a game like this, incredible idea and execution, it gave me a lot of inspiration and was excellent in the idea of educating about the subject, I think if there was a form of pvp it would be awesome, I know it's kind of complicated hahahaha, another interesting thing would be to allow the writing of the password itself.
Thanks for pointing this out, you have some great points! To be more transparent about my calculations:
- I assume that the attacker has access to the hashed password for all attacks, as that is the most common form of attack.
- My "clever dictionary attack" would be to brute force whole words as well as characters, which means that the xkcd password is only 4 "characters" long. I would start by using the most common words and slowly expand my dictionary, which means that my character pool would reach about 12k "characters" before cracking that password. This would also destroy passwords like "catlover99" and "strong_password", however, I admit it is still rather idealistic haha.
- 2 very easy ways to avoid this are to change one of the words to a very niche one (e.g. Panthera) and to throw a random character in the middle of a word!
This video explains this pretty well!
This is impressive. Here is the only, or at least one of the only, edutainment browser games I've ever seen. It gives me renewed interest in the possibility of browser games, which to be honest rarely set a lasting good impression on me in the early 2000's.
Each other item I can think of to say in praise has already been said by users who have already posted here. The gameplay itself, the way you interwove the lessons with the gameplay. I will also add that the general presentation is well-executed. These little letters, numbers, and symbols feel alive as they fight, right down to the AI. It even feels tragic watching the other passwords fall, and the survivors back away into corners only to be mowed down.
If I may leave a little constructive criticism, a couple of things.
First of all, kids should be introduced to the logic and importance of password protection early in life, and this game would be perfect- and yet I personally think it's important let kids keep clean language as long as possible. Please consider replacing the word "pissed" with "ticked" and otherwise letting profanity be given a miss.
Secondly, the accomplishment of defeating all the other passwords is fairly significant in my opinion. I would like to advise adding something after defeating the last password. Even just a text block saying , in more words, "Congratulations! Remember that these principles apply in real life, so feel free to use what you've learned here in any passwords you make going forward!" This would bookend what has otherwise been a unique and enjoyable edutainment experience.
Third, the ranged attacks of the numbers are easily dodged just by the back-and-forth the other team's symbols do by default. This makes numbers feel like they're missing out on their potential. The best I can suggest is a very slight tracking system, or just having the arrows come out horizontally.
Fourth, the simplicity of combat makes the point-and-click movement feel unrealized in its potential. If you ever want to integrate additional concepts into password security education, please consider working them into the arena so we have something more to click on than the other guy's password symbol troupe.
This is all in love. You've made a darn good browser game here, and edutainment game. Please keep up the good work!
Thank you so much for your kind words, as well as for taking the time to give such amazing feedback! I really appreciate it, and will definitely work on these for my next patch.
Thank you so much for playing! 🥰🥰🥰
Not only was this cute & educational, I actually had fun playing this, which is pretty rare for an educational game lol. The educational bits were incorporated into the gameplay instead of feeling like it was just crammed in, AND I actually learned a thing or two & will be updating my passwords accordingly. I feel like it would've been even better if players could enter their custom passwords, but from a cyber security perspective it's 100% understandable why you didn't go that route XD
All in all, a unique concept executed really well!!!
Super cool concept, my password game has changed forever after playing this.
Weirdly fun! I beat all the passwords. I also think your obsessed with lions.
XKCD’s password seems vulerable :-P
By the way, played in FireFox ’cause it wouldn’t load into chrome…
Especially since everyone knows it now ;)
Thanks for the feedback! I'll look into it
Very nice game
What a cool game! At first I was a little "eh just having to sit back and see things run on their own, but I got absorbed by the importance of the arrangements and buffs of the password. Really neat aspect. I loved hearing the booms, too.
This caught my eyes because I had to learn the hard way of having a BUFF password (and I randomly felt like going on itch.io), so this was a very pleasant reminder to not be so careless about security.
Thanks so much Lio Lim for the amazing educational game. I had so much fun playing it. Keep up the amazing work and stay safe online and offline :) Ps, I have a 40 letter beast of a password now :D
Hey, I would ask you if I can stream your game on twitch?
can't enter Password
Just did a hotfix, do try again!
why i can't run this game
What issues are you facing?
If your game doesn't load at all, you might have blocked cookies!
If you are stuck in the tutorial, try typing "password"!
Best thing, learning useful stuff and having fun UwU
really neat game! helpful to play if i'm making a new password especially since i'm not the creative type, although i do have a few suggestions.
for one could you make this downloadable,
2 it'd be neat if when you beat all the passwords you could copy the resulting password
Thanks for the feedback! I did have an idea to steal letters from defeated passwords, I might add that in the future ;)
i can't find the downloads :(:(:(:(:(
This is a desktop browser game! There are no downloads required haha
then how do I play 🤨🤨🤨
type in "Password" when you start the game
How are you viewing the game?
If you are viewing it in a browser, you will see a "Play Game" button near the top of the page. I recommend using Google Chrome for this, but other browsers should work as well :)
If you are viewing it in the itch.io app, you can install it as you would any other game. An Install button should appear at the bottom right corner! (Might take a while to load haha)
very neat game that really emphasizes how to make passwords stronger! I will definitely be applying this to my own passwords so they won't be uncovered in just a few months, a quadrillion years is my goal!!
this was my password at the end lol:
In 30 minutes and I learned a lot about making a powerful, easy-to-remember secure password! (especially that last one, hoo!) If you were to take out what few swear words there are then I'm confident this would be a great tool to teach kids, or adults in my case, through play!
As the result of a 2-week game jam, this is AMAZING. Well done!
This looks really cool, but I can't seem to get past the please enter your password screen? Neither clicking nor any keys seem to do anything, game is in focus.
NEVERMIND! I looked at the comments and see I have to type "password." Some emphasis on the next letter you need to type would probably help get this across a bit better.
wow this game is awsome. can you make more of it? like more types of letters, more passwords to crack or entire rpg. thanks so much:)
Thanks for your kind words! 🥰 I'd love to expand on it after the jam ends, possibly teaching other important concepts such as password managers!
Wow, that last password really did piss me off! Those pesky symbols used their AOE attack while all my letters rushed in and they got wrecked. Making my password longer or adding capital letters just delays the inevetable, as symbols are simply more powerful than letters. I had to grind a while to get more sybols and letters.
If this isn't the best way to prove a point with gameplay, I don't know what is. Good job!
Doesn't work for some reason. It loads, I can click "log in" but them am unable to type anything in where it asks for me to submit a password.
I'm sorry to hear that! :( May I ask what OS and browser you are using? I will try to fix it once submissions reopen
Windows 10 with Ungoogled-Chromium. Just read the other comment though that said I needed to actually type "password" though. My mistake because I was trying to use something akin to a legitimate password that I would actually use. My mistake, but that requirement could have been a bit clearer.
you have to type "password" i was tricked too lol
Very cool game! Password strengths very well represented!
What a fantastic way to represent password strength. Great execution!