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Before Your Eyes

4.7 out of 5
30 User Ratings
5 Stars
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Before Your Eyes
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About Before Your Eyes

About this game

Before Your Eyes is a first-person narrative adventure which tells the story of a soul’s journey into the afterlife using a new and innovative form of interaction—your real-life blinks.

The story begins after your death, aboard the ship of a mythical Ferryman tasked with shepherding souls to the afterlife. In order to help you pass on, he must first learn the story of your life. And so, he sends you back to relive your most important moments.

The game uses your webcam to immerse you in this story in a way you've never experienced before. You will learn to control the flow of the narrative with your actual eyes–blinking through precious memories of family, first love, and the rise of an artistic career. But soon the Ferryman will suspect you aren't showing him everything he needs to see. So he will force you deeper into the dark recesses of your most repressed memories, ultimately revealing a heartbreaking truth.

By combining its innovative blink interaction mechanic with a charming world and a fully voice-acted story, Before Your Eyes is a deeply emotional and relatable journey—one about the impossible expectations we place on ourselves and the regrets we carry with us.

An earlier version of the game, titled Close Your, received the Game Developers Choice award at Indiecade and the Student Award at the Independent Game Awards (IGF), before receiving funding through a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Game Details

Release Date:
April 08, 2021
Developer:
GoodbyeWorld Games
Publisher:
Skybound Games
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit and above
  • Processor: AMD Athlon X4 880K 4Ghz or Intel Pentium G4500 3.5Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 or AMD Radeon Vega Integrated Graphics
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 1500X 3.5Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD RX 480, NVIDIA GTX 970, 4 GB of Video Memory and above
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

YouTube Videos

IF You Want To CRY, Watch This! | Before Your Eyes

August 20, 2021

IF YOU BLINK YOU DIE | Before Your Eyes

April 23, 2021

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January 23, 2023

Critic Reviews

90 / 100
"Before Your Eyes is a short journey, but it is one that you’ll likely find yourself playing again and again. You’ve never heard a story like this before and you’ve certainly...
80 / 100
"A few annoying glitches can’t spoil the ground-breaking, emotional journey of Before Your Eyes. An imaginative control method is used in ingenious ways to tell an occasionally...
85 / 100
"What works so well for Before Your Eyes is the sheer amount of quality and effort put into its creation. It is a simple narrative that’s completely fleshed out thanks to a...
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User Rating

Average score from 30 ratings
87% of users would recommend this.
4.7

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Tank
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Really thought provoking, the less you know going in the better.
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Fanatical User
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1- Come here by recommendation. 2- Read the reviews talking about "crying a lot", "pain", "sad", etc. Nothing specific. 3- Buy the game, anyways. 4- Play the game like a rock for the first 3/4 of the game. 5- Cry like a monster at the end. 6- Write a review talking about "crying a lot", "pain", "sad", etc. Nothing specific. 7- You're next.
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Fanatical User
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I'm not crying. You're crying. Shut up.
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guy
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i am crying and my eyes hurt. solid game.
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lolliminator
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I really enjoyed this game. The story is very interesting and has nice plottwists. The story made me even think about this game after I have finished it. I also enjoyed the artstyle in this game, it's relly cute and beautiful. This game would be a 5/5 for me, but sadly the blink mechanic didn't work every time. It often detected a blink even if i haven't blinked and this was a bit frustrating as i couldn't enjoy some parts of the story.
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Amazing emotional game. Well worth the asking price even for this short game.

The_Numbers
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One of the most amazing games I've ever played. The game is short but full of brilliant ideas that will more than likely make you cry. Do yourself a favor, and set aside ~1.5 hours where no one will bother you. Then play straight through this game so you can feel the full emotional impact.
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vran
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This game has an uncommon system. Cam system makes this game emotional and have amazing atmosphere. One of the Best game in this year.
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Put
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game is nice, won't play it again, it's just heavy
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