Before Your EyesBefore Your Eyes
Embark on an emotional first-person narrative adventure where you control the story—and affect its outcomes—with your real-life blinks. With this innovative technique you will immerse yourself in a world of memories as your whole life flashes before your eyes.
Before Your Eyes
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.
- 72%Critics Recommend
- 84Top Critic Average
- MightyOpenCritic Rating
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by Lawrence Le
75 / 100
“Mechanically, it falls short of its true potential, but you can't help but get swept up in the journeys of these characters. The game's got heart, and none of its flaws can really take that away.”
God is a Geek
by Chris White
9 / 10
“Before Your Eyes is an emotional tale with an interesting mechanic at its core that helps to make the game so immersive. The music and voice acting is superb, and it is something you should certainly experience.”
by Tony Bae
70 / 100
“I still commend the studio for its bravery and innovation. Before Your Eyes is unique enough to try out if you are interested. It’s just that although the game is backed by many wonderful talents, it lacked that little “umph” to turn it into something truly memorable.”
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OSWindows 7 64-bit and above
OSWindows 10 64-bit
ProcessorAMD Athlon X4 880K, 4Ghz., or Intel Pentium G4500, 3.5Ghz
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 1500X, 3.5Ghz or equivalent
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
Storage5 GB available space
Storage5 GB available space
Direct XDirectX 11
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 520, or AMD Radeon Vega Integrated Graphics
GraphicsAMD RX 480, NVIDIA GTX 970 , 4 GB of Video Memory and above
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