Before “The Purge”…

FROM THE PROLOGUE: “There comes a time in one‘s life when they find a book so compelling, so enriching to our spirit, it illuminates our personal darkness and lifts us up, leaving us this feeling of great empowerment over all things possible…This ain‘t that book.”


“Cleaners” – dystopic novel by T. Ray

I love dystopia. I love to play “what if?” This is the product of one of my games and I dedicated it to my childhood hero and my dad.

BACKPAGE: In 2159, the dictator of the United States is slain. The country breathes easier again, welcoming the first presidential election in over seven hard years. But, although the people rejoice the death of the “Red Queen” and the oppressions of her reign, they refuse to forego one legacy she left behind:

The right to commit one free murder a year.

Now, in a country in limbo, we meet the pawns and players in the genocidal game: Brad – A victim, consumed with fear; Simon – A registrant, determined to prove himself; Frank – A candidate, caught between what is right and what is correct; and America, itself.

Will the upcoming election be the end of the ultimate freedom…or is there still too much at stake?

FROM THE PROLOGUE: “In third grade, when we were asked what we wanted to be when we grew up, much to the dismay of my teacher, I answered that wanted to be Alice Cooper. Not that I‘m disappointed in the way I‘ve actually evolved, but still, my little 8-year-old self reasoned, “Well, who wouldn’t want to wear black make-up and sing with snakes? (Like, ―duh)!”