A downloadable interactive fiction

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This work requests you to put yourself in the
shoes of a political prisoner, or anyone
incarcerated for politics-adjacent reasons.

While the text is intentionally distant, they
are written to evoke fear and pain universally.

Therefore, this book comes with a warning for

If it terrifies, it will be here.
If it hurts, it will be used.

The Regime will find whatever they need
to make you comply.


The Name of a Beast is an interactive fiction told in first person, and played via the Wretched and Alone system, based on Chris Bissette's The Wretched.

Two PDF versions are currently available (a dark mode and a light mode). Both are functionally the same (file size due to... reasons).

Submission to the Wretched and Alone Jam.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Average sessionA few hours
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Blind friendly


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this interactive fiction you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

W&A-The Name of the Beast (Hope).pdf 1 MB
W&A-The Name of the Beast (Despair).pdf 107 MB

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Community Copies

For those experiencing financial constraints, community copies will be available for every copy of the game sold.

Every sale of $3 (min. price) adds 1 community copy.
Every sale of $5 (rec. price) adds 2 community copies.
Every $2 tip over $5 adds 1 community copy.

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