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Name of Organization/Company: Gamelearn, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain
Category: Skills Training

Entry Title: Crypto, A Serious Game To Learn Cybersecurity Skills


Crypto was released at the beginning of 2020.

Crypto is a fun graphic adventure that mixes puzzles, point & click exploratory elements, and an exciting narrative adventure. Students must find, analyze, and exploit corporate cybersecurity holes throughout the five levels of the video game eventually leading to the most unexpected of endings.

Students become Alex Lee, a security analyst and private detective whose mission is to infiltrate the company and detect its security holes. To achieve this, Alex must interact with the peculiar and diverse staff working in the company. In doing so, he will discover common mistakes often made in relation to IT security, which are then used by cybercriminals to access and steal valuable confidential information.

This serious game is geared for anyone using electronic devices such as computers, tablets, or mobile phones and has little to no knowledge of cybersecurity. Those working with personal or corporate information on internal or external networks will find this course useful.

Crypto’s main training objective is to raise user awareness of the common errors and bad practices associated with computer security. Both personal and corporate IT issues are discussed as well as errors that can lead to compromising valuable data and confidential information.

The video game has five levels, and Alex, the main character, will have one goal per level, which is equivalent to one virtual day. Every day, the player will perform several actions related to situations built around the plot.

The game-based learning methodology used in this serious game is a combination of three elements:

1.Quality content, based on IT security guides provided by official bodies, with a strong practical focus that is useful and is directly applicable to work.
2. Gamification techniques such as storytelling, rankings, levels, and puzzles so that learning becomes a different and fun experience that generates student engagement.
3. An advanced simulator that recreates real-life situations so that the student can practice in a safe and stress-free environment while also receiving personalized feedback with areas for improvement.

Crypto is part of Gamelearn’s serious games catalog, which is offered in its entirety to all subscribers. Gamelearn usually suggests its clients present this serious game to their employees as part of corporate learning pathways related either to remote work or onboarding programs.

Crypto has caught the attention of a great number of large and significant companies such as Boeing, Coca-Cola, HP, Michelin, Siemens, or UBS, and more than 3,000 students have already played or are playing this serious game since it was released at the beginning of 2020. 175 organizations in total have trusted Crypto to train their employees in the best practices associated with computer security.

The figures obtained are impressive so far. Among its players, Crypto has achieved an average completion rate of 93% and a score of 8,2 out of 10. 99% of users find this serious game applicable to their daily life and 91% of them would recommend it to their colleagues.

Our LMS is full of positive reviews from students who have played Crypto under a variety of different circumstances. We’ve included a selection of some of the reviews we’ve received here: https://game-learn.com/mkt/awards/stevies/selection-of-reviews-about-Crypto-2020.pdf


Through the following links, we’d like to give you access to content that may help you better evaluate the quality and benefits of Crypto:

The synopsis describes the story behind the game, its target audience, and the learning objectives. The trailer tries to pique the viewer’s interest, whereas the other attached video gives a more instructional overview of what players can learn in this serious game, apart from listing its main training goals and learning topics.

We also provide a press release web link, which had a big impact on other media and focused on Gamelearn’s two big releases at the beginning of 2020: Echo and, of course, Crypto. https://www.issuewire.com/gamelearn-launches-echo-and-crypto-videogames-on-coaching-and-cybersecurity-1667203122055761

Finally, there’s one of our blog posts exclusively dedicated to this serious game on cybersecurity. https://www.game-learn.com/why-crypto-improves-your-companys-cybersecurity/

Improve your Company's Cybersecurity | Serious Game | Trailer Crypto | Gamelearn: https://youtu.be/ELalWvXAI4k

Cybersecurity | Serious Game: https://youtu.be/L9ZqfjzMUfI