Before Your Eyes

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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.

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.

CW: Before Your Eyes deals with themes of death, illness and grief

Fixed issue for Mac M1 users who experienced crashes on "new game". Fixed issue on Mac Air where game screen would not be visible (auto screen-resolution detection issue).

2022-05-19

Don't ever think you're not enough! Thanks to your support, we can now say Before Your Eyes is a BAFTA-winning game! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/36762339/f93e2e353dbea0610e415d359a908b5c5e0f9dff.png Developing BYE has been a long, 7 year journey for our team and it has all been worth it - mainly by seeing your reactions to it but also by receiving this very, very fancy award. We are incredibly excited and we hope to make more amazing experiences for you in the future. In the mean time, stay tuned for mor...

2022-04-09

Hello Everyone, First, Thank you! Thank you for your support of BYE. Back in November we asked for your support in our pursuit of recognition for our game and the response was overwhelming. All of that hard work paid off. We are so happy to report that BYE has been nominated for a BAFTA! The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has nominated BYE in their Game Beyond Entertainment category and we couldn’t be more happy that the game you all love is being recognized the world over. You can ...

2022-03-10

Hello everyone, yesterday we asked you to nominate Before Your Eyes in the Most Innovative Gameplay category of Steam Awards. Now we are asking you for one more thing: vote for BYE in this year's TGA Awards! BYE has been nominated in the Games for Impact category for this year's The Game Awards. There are some great games in this category, but if BYE has made an impact on you, we'd really appreciate your vote! Being recognized by the voting jury has been a great honor, but being recognized by th...

2021-11-25

Hello everyone, The Holiday season is upon us, and this means it’s time for the Steam Awards nominations! If you have played Before Your Eyes and think we delivered on our goal of creating an immersive, emotional narrative game (or if you just liked what you played), we’d like to ask you to consider voting for BYE in this year’s Steam Awards in the Most Innovative Gameplay category. Every vote count and we’re grateful for all the support you have shown us so far – thank you!

2021-11-24

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

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: 5 GB available space

 

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

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: 5 GB available space

 

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Mac OS 10.12 Sierra or better
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel i5 or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Discrete GPU
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

 

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