Rob houses, buy items, figure out how to break the cycle.

The Beast Is Within You is an updated version of a game Mickey originally made for Ludum Dare 33 based on the theme "You Are The Monster."

Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorNew Beings
TagsCrime, drugs, drug-wars, Indie, jail, javascript, Pixel Art, police, prison, robbery
Average sessionA few minutes


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I beat it - my favorite part came from the first time I got a job, and realized that given my spending needs I was never going to be able to live on the pay the job was giving me, and I'd have to resort to robbing again.. This seems like a realistic way to drive home the feeling of being trapped you might experience as a formerly incarcerated person.. The dynamic of rehab being an important part of breaking the cycle, while also being very expensive and therefore requiring crime in order to achieve is also a good example of the way the gameplay rules reinforce a theme.

So some really powerful messaging built into the game rules in a way that is subtle and does not stand out as moralizing. Good stuff.

Does the getaway driver have 100% chance of screwing you over?

The chance is very high lol - it might be 100% - there are possibly some bugs left over in here too.

Very good idea and hook. Fun to play in free time. Fun gameplay with a message.

Thanks gallerdude!