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Before Your Eyes

4.7 out of 5
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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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Average score from 30 ratings
87% of users would recommend this.
4.7

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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Before Your Eyes is story game about your character's live, trying to relive it to see what were the most important events in it. I will get to the chase, this game is one of the best I have ever played recently. The graphics really fit for the game, feels like a dream, where you don't remember anything particular in details, music and sounds are really nice, voice actors really did their best, controls are limited to the mouse and to the webcam. I was a bit anxious about the registering with the webcam, but if your face is indeed well lit and properly calibrated, you will be fine and you will have a great experience. Story is definitely the high point of the game. I don't want to spoil anything, just play it by yourself, but it's interesting and full of emotions. Sadly, you can play through the game under 2 hours, but actually you can try play it one more time, because of different choices.
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Take few hours and play this little masterpiece. It's easy, you just have to blink!

Giordano
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Amazing game to play in few hours. Starting from its original blinking mechanics, to the narrative approach, and the graphic style, Before your eyes is a jewel that I recommend to everybody looking for something fresh. The player lives the life of a dead man though short memories that quickly fade away every time he blinks (and the software that recognize the blinking works well once it's calibrated). The graphic is minimal but very pleasant to the eye. The plot contains few twists that really makes the trip very enjoyable. I don't want to say more because I played not knowing anything about the game and I really enjoyed it like this.
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Recommended

Cerebrum
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Before Your Eyes is an amazing indie game with a premise I have not seen before, and a unique mechanic. You play as Benny. He is dead, and his life is "flashing before his eyes". Due to my room setup I couldn't play with the camera tracking, which would make the game more immersive, but it was still worth playing. It has a great story, and brought me to tears. This is a story heavy game, if you are looking for action, or fancy graphics then this isn't for you. However, if you want a great story with immersive gameplay, then Before Your Eyes is worth at least one play through.
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Buy this game, plug in your webcam, and enjoy taking part in this story.

Steven
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A short and immersive narrative game with a unique facial-recognition blinking mechanic via webcam. Not difficult to 100%, but required a few chapters of replay with webcam disabled.
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