The games they are a-changin’. A beholder used to be “a floating orb of flesh with a large mouth, single central eye, and many smaller eyestalks on top with deadly magical powers”. You’d find them in dungeons, hovering about and making a nuisance of themselves. 2016’s Beholder [official site] is a man called Carl and he’s a whole lot creepier than a floating testocular monster:
“As Carl, the landlord of an apartment house employed to serve the state…your daily routine is simply to make the property attractive to its tenants. Little do they know that you have ulterior motives and will use any means available to observe, whether it’s spying, eavesdropping or wiretapping as you build tenant profiles…”
Papers, Please meets The Lives of Others? There’s a demo available now.