Dystopia Simulator ‘Beholder’ Gets “Blissful Sleep” Expansion

Beholder [$ 4.99] is a very well designed dystopia simulator where you have to make very difficult choices as the landlord in a totalitarian regime, and now you can enjoy even more despair in the expansion Blissful Sleep, which is now available as an IAP. Blissful Sleep lets you explore the backstory to Beholder, in the process adding deeper and more complicated characters backgrounds that should help bring all those characters to life even better (and, in turn, make your decisions even harder and more costly). The game starts with you as Hector, the landlord who was promptly beaten and dragged away in the beginning of Beholder, and life is about to get difficult.

You’ll once again have to make very difficult choices that will you have balancing the well-being of others and the well-being of your own family. Even if you don’t want to play the game as a cog in the authoritarian machine, you’re forced to do so by circumstances. If you enjoyed Beholder, with its “fun” story twists and excellent art direction, you should go grab Blissful Sleep, available now for $ 1.99. Read our review of the original game if you’re unsure whether Beholder is your kind of game (torture).

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