We Become What We Behold is a simple, free browser-based game with cartoony graphics that calls on you to maintain a social media feed, taking photographs of exciting events. However, the events you focus on have an effect on the community that sees them.
A simple parable with the occasional murder
We Become What We Behold is ultimately about the toxic effects of social media, which it exemplifies using a simple game mechanic. You control a camera window that you use to click on events occurring among the crowd of cartoon people on screen. Photograph dramatic events and you'll get more viewers -- but what those viewers see will affect how they behave. That can be as simple as starting a fashion for jaunty hats or as dangerous as stoking a culture of hatred that ultimately leads to violence.
A 5-minute downer with interesting ideas
We Become What We Behold isn't a complex game, and only lasts about 5 minutes. The graphics are simple but cute and the message is a little disturbing. It's worth investing a little time in -- and, after all, a little time is all it takes.