Cyber Arcade Games 2019

i-Patch Pirates

Have fun whilst you learn in the Cyber Arcade

We have a variety of games available in the Cyber Arcade, many of which can be played throughout the year.

Please select your preference below to find out more:

Online games

i-Patch Pirates

Students playing i-Patch Pirates

Sail through the high seas of cyber-crime and debauchery, whilst competing against the other faculty galleons and pirates.

This year's Games Technology students are expanding the i-Patch Pirates universe, to make it even bigger and better for 2019. The updated version will be release on 14th October 2019.

Until then, you can still play the 2018 version online. 

Which pirate will sail above the rest, only time will tell!

Play i-Patch Pirates


Can you spot when you're being phished?

Phishing quiz

Identifying phishing can be harder than you think. Phishing is an attempt to trick you into giving up your personal information by pretending to be someone you know. Can you tell what's fake?

Take the phishing quiz


Cybersecurity lab

Cybersecurity Lab

Can you defend a company that is the target of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks?

You'll need to strengthen your cyber defenses and thwart the attackers by completing a series of challenges by cracking passwords, crafting code and defeating malicious hackers.

Play Cybersecurity lab

Arcade machines

Hornswoggle 2

Cyber arcade machine - Hornswoggle

Come and play the latest release of Hornswoggle, a treasure-chest codebreaking game.

The new arcade machines will be revealed at the CSW event opening, in the Frenchay Library Foyer on 14th October 2019.




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

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 can 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 come across the board game Cluwedo, which has been 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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