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Posts tagged “Warm Lamp Games”

Beholder becomes a short film from the Papers Please movie crew

Orwellian snoop 'em up Beholder is an uncomfortable game to play, and I feel this official live-action short from Kinodom Films captures some of its uneasy tension. Produced by the same crew that gave us the live-action Papers, PleaseĀ film, this one goes the near-silent route, steadily escalating music aside. As in the game, a landlord turned snoop spies on his tenants, and tries to decide…

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Feature: The best Steam games you missed over Christmas

Unknown Pleasures: The Last Gasp of 2018

We're back! Did you have a good Christmas break? Get into that backlog, did you? Yeah, me neither. Not to worry! Due to the awkward way the games industry and linear time interact, this week's selection is technically of 2018 vintage, so you're allowed to try them all without any anxiety or apologies to the other 73 unplayed games you'll totally get round to sometime…

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Beholder 2’s first trailer features EXTREME paperwork

Beholder was an interactive morality play not entirely dissimilar to Papers, Please about living the life of a prying landlord in a world where access to information can decide who lives and who dies. The sequel promises an interesting new angle on the scenario, putting you in the shoes of a minor government official with aspirations of power and control.

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Dystopia Simulator Beholder Out Just in the Nick of Time

In a totalitarian society you never know who's working for the state. It could be a neighbor, family member, or in the case of Beholder [official site], your landlord. Warm Lamp Games say their surveillance 'em up, which launched this week, is inspired by "the oppressive laws introduced by the Russian Government," and it certainly gives at least a grim portrayal of life under the…

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Demo Of Surveillance Game Beholder Now Available

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:…

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