Carl Stein, a small cog in a huge and all-seeing state machine, got appointed to the post of a manager of an apartment building. Together with his family, he settles in an apartment given to them and takes up his duties: to settle the tenants, to collect residence fee from them, to repair breakdowns and to identify unreliable anti-state elements among these tenants.
That’s how this incredible story begins, and, depending on your actions, it can end at any time: you and your family can be killed, arrested, they can die because of lack of medicines or be destroyed for deliberate disobedience to the authorities. The world of Carl Stein is a permanent choice: to be honest or to be a traitor, to be an informer or a concealer, to support the revolution or fight it. Everything you do will affect the further story of the character and his family, and the end of this game depends only on you.
Upon an order of a government you will have to spy on tenants, to dig up dirt and write reports on them. You can take the initiative: to plant prohibited items on the tenants, to blackmail them or arrange secret searches. For each completed task you will be awarded by the state with money and reputation points, which you can use to purchase a new spy equipment. You will need money for more complicated tasks: depending on which course of conduct you have chosen for the character, you will need funds either for immigration, for bribes, or for maintaining the existing system.
A special feature of the game is a huge number of options for the development of events. Every action you’ve ever made influences the development of the plot, every decision of yours changes the world around you, every word can turn out to be fatal. Whom you will become at the end of the game depends on you, but remember that freedom of will in this world is punished in the most brutal way!
Beholder — the choice is yours...
- In this gloomy totalitarian future all people’s lives belong to the State!
- Your post is the manager of an apartment building!
- Your job is to eavesdrop and peep!
- Your duty is to report on unreliable citizens!
- Will you stand the test of power?
- And what if you have to choose between your debt and family?
- Will you be able to report on a person who can save your loved ones?
- All choices have consequences, so stay among those who could make the right choice!