The Password Game is a browser-based puzzle game created by Neal Agarwal, a web developer and designer who also creates games, visualizations, interactives, and other odd things.
The objective of the game is to create a password that adheres to increasingly peculiar and complex regulations. For instance, the first rule stipulates that the password must contain at least eight characters. Second, the password must include at least one number. The third rule stipulates that the password cannot include any vowels. As the game progresses, the regulations become increasingly ludicrous and difficult, such as requiring the password to be a palindrome, to rhyme with "orange", or to include a word from the NATO phonetic alphabet.
The game is intended as a humorous and satirical commentary on the password policies that many websites and services require their users to adhere to. The game was developed for two months using HTML, CSS, and Java using Agarwal's knowledge of password policies as a guide. The browser-based game can be played for free. Originality, creativity, and amusement have garnered positive reviews from participants and critics.