Beholder is a 2016 released title by Warm Lamp Games and Alawar Premium that aims to explore totalitarian regimes and the ideas of a surveillance state. In it, you play a landlord installed by the state and while your daily job appears on the surface to be making your building a nice place to live, in reality, your job is to spy on the residents.
Here’s a description from the developers:
Welcome to a grim dystopian future.
A totalitarian State controls every aspect of private and public life. Laws are oppressive. Surveillance is total. Privacy is dead. You are the State-installed manager of an apartment building. Your daily routine involves making the building a sweet spot for tenants, who will come and go.
However, that is simply a facade that hides your real mission…
The State has appointed you to SPY ON YOUR TENANTS! Your primary task is to covertly watch your tenants and eavesdrop on their conversations. You must BUG their apartments while they’re away, SEARCH their belongings for whatever can threaten the authority of the State, and PROFILE them for your superiors. You must also REPORT anyone capable of violating the laws or plotting subversive activities against the State to the authorities.
You MUST! But WILL YOU???
BEHOLDER IS ALL ABOUT MAKING CHOICES – CHOICES THAT MATTER!
What will you do with the information you collect? Will you report the suspicious activities of a father and orphan his children? Or will you withhold the details about his illegal activities and give him a chance to make things right? You may also choose to blackmail him to acquire the money your family desperately needs.
Release DateNovember 9, 2016
DeveloperWarm Lamp Games
MonetizationOne Time Purchase
RatingT - Teen
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