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I Got Shot In The Head By My Tenant: The "Beholder" Experience

Megan Cronin

Posted on January 4, 2018 13:13

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Published by Alawar Premium and developed by Warm Lamp Games, "Beholder" offers players the chance to step into the shoes of a landlord in a grim dystopia. Put cameras in their smoke detectors, bug their apartments and profile them for the glory of the state! It is your duty ... but will you follow through?

Today's expedition into my ever-growing backlog of games brought me to Beholder.

By all appearances, you're a state-approved landlord who makes your building a good place for tenants to live their lives.

Your real mission is to give them no privacy. With bugs, cameras and simple observation, you thoroughly get to know your tenants and report any violation of increasingly obtuse state laws to the ministry. (Apples are illegal? Really?) In theory, it seems straightforward. However, choices matter in this environment.

Do you report a man and leave his wife alone and unable to support herself?

Do you evict a perfectly good tenant because the state doesn't like him and blacklisted him, or do you help him flee the country?

Know that if you get caught disobeying government orders, you risk your own life and those of your wife and kids. What would you do?

The game doesn't make it easy. Each character has their own jobs, desires, talents and hobbies. The skills they bring to the apartment complex weave a tapestry of interconnected relationships that the player must navigate in order to progress. Individuals can help and hinder your missions to assist others, turn them over to the state or attempt to maintain situational balance between the two.

Depending on what choices are made, multiple endings occur. As you may have gathered, my first ending was not too glorious.

Through a series of odd circumstances brought about from trying to help someone else, one of my tenants got angry with me and shot me in the head. The ending cinematic went on to explain that without my support, my wife and children all died within a year of my funeral.

No good deed goes unpunished.

Beholder is available on PC, Mac, Linux (with Steam), iOS and Android.

Megan Cronin

Posted on January 4, 2018 13:13

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