See no evil! Hear no evil! Speak no evil!

"Beholder" is a simulation of the life of an ordinary human being at the frightening dystopian World where the State controls every aspect of private and social life.

Peeping and eavesdropping is a job. As the State-installed manager of a busy apartment complex, you must enter the dwellings of your tenants while they're at work or simply out of apartments, install hidden surveillance equipment, and search their rooms for anything that threatens the authority of the State. You must also watch everyone closely, listen to their conversations, and collect the information you need for putting together a dossier on each tenant. Ultimately, the decisions you make will shape each person's fate.

You will not only interfere with the privacy of your tenants, you will also track their loyalty to the State, suppress illegal activity, and embed in those you oversee the mindset the government desires. You must also ensure the well-being and comfort of your residents. After all, happy and well-fed people violate the law less, right?

Despite being a small screw in the vast and ruthless machinations of the State, you will always have a choice between being a diligent but thoughtless executor of the will of the State, or risking it all and remaining a human capable of empathy and sympathy.

For example, will you report the illegal activities of the father of a large family, knowing he'll never back down from the police, and leave his children without a breadwinner? Or will you take pity on him and give him a chance to set things right? Then again, you could blackmail him and obtain the money your family desperately needs. Or you could make life in his apartment so miserable, he moves and becomes someone else's problem. Making choices that affect the lives of people you don't know might sound easy, but would you reach the same decisions if the violator were a member of YOUR family?

Will you accept the position of manager, or remain one of the faceless masses at the mercy of the ultimate authority? The State awaits your answer.


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