Before Your Eyes

4.6 out of 5
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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.
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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

Platform:
steam
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

Critic Reviews

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GameSpew

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...

Finger Guns

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...

Noisy Pixel

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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Relax & enjoy! 84.62%  of players consider this game to be Simple

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Before Your Eyes User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 34 ratings
86% of users would recommend this.
4.6

User Ratings Breakdown

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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Interesting short story-driven game that uses your blinking eyes as input. Not much gameplay or replay value, but compelling mechanic and emotional story. Can be finished in one sitting.
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A beafutiful game a definite 9/10.

ZU7U
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Before your eyes is a game that comes from good idea with an excellent execution. The great story combined with the suprisingly well working blink controls can make almost anyone cry. Before your eyes tells a story about life and its importance and god damn it does it well. The web cam adds so much I can't even describe it. Before your eyes takes only about 2 hours to complete but it definitely has good replayability for a second run. For the right person who likes emotional storytelling and sad stuff, I'd suggest this even for the full price. If you can get a good deal for like under 5 bucks it's a must for me at least (I got it from here for like 3 bucks). You "can" play this without the blink controls but listen to me, you NEED the webcam it's so good!
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Key worked perfectly. Emotional and engaging game!
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Try it out (with a webcam)

Fanatical User
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Really innovative gameplay, great experience overall.
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Recommended

Samum
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Great game for this price. Must buy.
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2021's greatest game

Fanatical User
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This game, no joke, no exaggeration, no machismo--made me cry. It is an emotionally powerful game that never feels like it's over-stretching, and uses creative gameplay to convey its narrative in a way that no other has before.
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Recommended

Ruben
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One of the most original games of these last years, short and beautifull
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Tank
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Really thought provoking, the less you know going in the better.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Relax and Enjoy! 92% of GameFAQs users said Before Your Eyes is Simple or Easy.
Yes, Before Your Eyes is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
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
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 2 hours.
68% of critics on Metacritic recommend Before Your Eyes. The Metascore is 77 out of 100.
86% of Fanatical users recommend Before Your Eyes. The average review score is 4.6/5
Before Your Eyes was released on April 08, 2021
Before Your Eyes is published by Skybound Games
Before Your Eyes was developed by GoodbyeWorld Games
Fanatical users tagged Before Your Eyes as Adventure, Story Rich, Interactive Fiction, and Walking Simulator
Fanatical users tagged Before Your Eyes as Narrative, Emotional, Colorful, and Drama
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Before Your Eyes as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Before Your Eyes as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Before Your Eyes as Interactive Fiction

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