A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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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.

Updated 15 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date Sep 28, 2021
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(29 total ratings)
AuthorSkybound Games
GenreInteractive Fiction
TagsExperimental, Narrative, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesGerman, English, Spanish; Castilian, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksSteam, Blog
MentionsGames of the Week: Anger, Sadness, and F...


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

before-your-eyes-mac.zip 2 GB
Version 1
before-your-eyes-windows.zip 2 GB
Version 3


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there is a setting where u can put left mouse button for blinking if any of u wanted to know

Enjoyed this game so much that I played it twice! Really wonderful storytelling, would love to see more like this :)

this is the greatest Freaking game i have ever played in my whole entire live at the end i was crying and also very happy 


This is one of my favorite games of all time. Seriously spent a good few hours bawling my eyes out and it was totally worth it. Such a neat mechanic to play with too.

Oh. my. god. I cannot recommend this game enough.

Just make sure you have a good hour or two to be alone and get ready to sob like you've never sobbed before.

Is there a way to test to see if my webcam/eyes are compatible with this game before downloading?


I used my iPhone as a webcam and my eyes are naturally relaxed to the point where the top of my iris is always hidden by eyelid and still worked like magic. You'd be fine with whatever you have, the calibration system is there for a reason.

Yeah! The calibration system is pretty great! I tried with two different pair of eyeglasses and it worked great. My only advice is to not play the game during dusk, since you'll need to re - calibrate the game by pausing it, and that breaks the pace a little.

Also there is an accessibility option that lets you control blinking with manual clicks. I assume it's on the Itch version, I own the Steam edition though.


Any chance of a Linux build?

Gorgeous game.


Such a beautiful game. 10/10 would cry again

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This game was a beautiful game and taught me that Life really counts. The story was very interesting & the entire game I couldn't help myself to be inverse.  

I really enjoyed this little story/adventure. The interaction was fantastic and the story itself , I thought, was very immersive.

I was having trouble getting the game to open on my Mac but ultimately solved the issue by downloading the itch desktop app and launching it through there. So I recommend that if you're having trouble getting the game to start!

I loved the game, still recovering from the experience.


Loved this game! Honestly thought it was great and wish I could replay this game over and over again.

my favorite of all narrative games I've ever played, by far. this game is in it's own league in every way.

I loved this game and left a very positive curator review.

This is such an amazing game.

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this is a amazing game

edit: ive seen it on youtube!


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