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Brassknocker, 1979 is a game based on the cryptozoological sightings of an unidentified creature in Somerset in the 1970s and 80s, known as the Beast of Brassknocker Hill.

Locals in the Monkton Combe area reported seeing a bear-like creature with fangs and white rings around its eyes. Some responded with shotgun vigils, some blamed a nearby alpaca owner…

Now it’s your turn to take on the role of two curious locals who made it their mission to learn more about the beast! Follow clues, interrogate witnesses and uncover the truth about THE BEAST OF BRASKNOCKER HILL.

Brassknocker, 1979 is a short narrative game by Benjamin Hall, that gives you the chance to re-enact the thrilling cryptozoological legend of The Beast of Brassknocker Hill.

An intimate, lo-fi exploration of wild stories and why we continue to tell them, Brassknocker, 1979 is a work-in-progress project that lets you see game development at its most raw and experimental.

Follow the links below to download your copy and remember, The Beast is out there!


Download for Windows

Download for Mac

Download for Mac, without intro

  • Windows & Mac versions only, not playable on tablets/mobile.
  • Follow the links below to download a .Zip file of the game. Extract it to your desired location and look out for this icon:

  • You may be prompted to accept changes by an unknown/’untrusted’ app which should be allowed.
  • Mac users can find additional information on this process, here.
  • Mac users may also experience some technical issues when loading the game’s intro sequence. If this happens, please download the alternative version without intro.

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