Beholder Demo Launches for PC

Friday, October 7th, 2016

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a government official spying on the tenants of a building? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Warm Lamp Games and Alawar Entertainment have released a demo of Beholder for PC players on Steam. Beholder is a totalitarian spying game where every choice you make has consequences. The developers have also released a trailer:

 

Check out the full press release below:


 

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MEDIA BLAST: Try your hand at neighborly espionage in Beholder

Warm Lamp Games’ totalitarian spying game Beholder gets free PC demo

 

Good news for those who have always wanted to know what it’s like to be a government official spying on a building full of tenants: indie developer Warm Lamp Games and publisher Alawar Entertainment today released a demo for their upcoming totalitarian spying game Beholder. In Beholder, players are tasked with rooting out subversion and anti-government sentiment among the tenants in their building, while constantly asking themselves the question: is this right?

 

Watch the trailer here:

The Beholder demo is now available on Steam at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/475550

 

As Carl, the landlord of an apartment house employed to serve the state, new tenants are moving in and out, and at first impression, your daily routine is simply to make the property attractive to its tenants. Little do they know that as a servant of the the state you have ulterior motives and will use any means available to observe, whether it’s spying, eavesdropping or wiretapping as you build tenant profiles to report any illegal activities to the authorities.

 

Inspired heavily by George Orwell’s groundbreaking 1984, oppressive laws introduced by the Russian Government and the recent classified information leaks from the likes ofEdward Snowden and Julian Assange – the philosophical narrative of Beholder, opens up questions around issues of social and moral values. If you are given power to destroy privacy, should you follow the orders of the giver? Or should you treat those that you spy on the way they deserve? Who decides what is deserved? And what if two different people deserve to be saved, but one has to go? Who will you choose?

Beholder is slated for launch later this Fall.

 

About Alawar Entertainment

Founded in 1999, we specialize in the development, publishing, and distribution of casual games, reaching players all over the world. The company has published over 350 casual games, including leading downloadable and mobile brands like Farm Frenzy and The Treasures of Montezuma, on more than 15 platforms. In addition to game development and publishing, Alawar manages the worldwide digital content distribution, including distributing its games through its own websites and partners.

 

About Warm Lamp Games

A game developing studio founded in Siberia in 2015. Every team member has a strong background of experience in creating and developing successful projects for casual games market. WLG is a team of 11 professionals who gathered together to create a game of their dreams. Game development is not only a job, but also a captivating process that we put our hearts and souls into.

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About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.