Cyber Arcade Games 2018

i-Patch Pirates

Online games

i-Patch Pirates

Students playing i-Patch Pirates

This years Games Technology students have created a pirate game called 'i-Patch Pirates' which will be available to play online, through the UWE network.

All you need to do is create your character, choose your pirate name, and select which faculty galleon you would like to board. Then you're off, to sail through the high seas of cyber-crime and debauchery, whilst competing against the other faculty galleons and pirates. 

Which faculty's galleon will sail above the rest, only time will tell!

Play i-Patch Pirates now




Cybersecurity lab

Take cyber security into your own hands. In this Lab, you'll defend a company that is the target of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks. Your task is to strengthen your cyber defenses and thwart the attackers by completing a series of cyber security challenges. You'll crack passwords, craft code, and defeat mailicious hackers.



Arcade machines










Take part in a battle between ransomware attackers and IT staff.

This arcade machine is now located in the Frenchay Library Lounge 4D23.











Race to keep office workers safe by spotting and destroying malicious emails.

This arcade machine is now located in the Bower Ashton Learning Zone by Traders.


Type Fighter

Student playing Type Fighter








Battle enemies while upgrading your defence.

This arcade machine is now located in Glenside 1H41.



Virtual Reality games

VR Helpdesk

  VR game

During the event you could also play the VR game, which the games techology students have previously created.

The setting is an IT Service Desk where it is your job to fix the laptops that appear to have been infected by various malware. But this is no ordinary IT Service Desk. This is VR Helpdesk. Go inside the laptop to discover the problem and use the fix-a-tron machine to make the laptops safe again using the safe USB sticks.


Board games







During the event you may have come across the board game Cluwedo, which we had dotted around the campuses. 

It is a retro style board game, in which the players have to determine WHO is responsible for a cyber-attack at UWE Bristol, HOW the attack happened, and WHERE it took place. Play as Scarlet Fresher, or perhaps Vice Chancellor Brown. Learn about different types of cyber-attack whilst playing this classic format game.

Can you get to the bottom of this cyber security mystery?


 Cyber Essentials Badge





UWE Bristol is a Cyber Essentials certified organisation.

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