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Before Your Eyes Review

Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: Ellen Robertson, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Before Your Eyes is a narrative game you play with a webcam. It detects each time you blink and advances the story. In this way you work through different scenes from your life, looking around with the mouse and choosing interactions by blinking. It uses this unusual way to play to intimately involve you in an emotional journey about the impossible expectations we place on ourselves and the regrets we carry with us.

Before Your Eyes begins on a desolate sea with a captain taking you to be judged. You're then instructed to 'remember' your life before you reached this place. When remembering, you blink to progress a memory or to move on to the next, but eventually the captain believes you aren’t showing him everything from your life and forces you to uncover suppressed and uncomfortable memories.

Before Your Eyes explores the unforgiving pace of life, as there are no opportunities to go back to a moment if you accidentally blink. The uncertainty of how much time you blink forward (ranging anywhere in between 5 seconds to 5 years) keeps you on your toes and makes for an unpredictable and emotive game.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 08/04/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Narrative

Accessibility: 26 features

Developer: Goodbye World (@Goodbye__World_)


Duration: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 105 minutes to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

It's a game that deals with grief and death. There is a little blood but not in relation to human characters. There's a scene where wine is discussed and glasses are raised in a toast. The game includes the word 'hell'.


The only time limit is how long you can stop yourself blinking. The game saves via checkpoints for each chapter. You can opt to use mouse clicks rather than a web-camera.
Our Before Your Eyes Accessibility Report documents 26 accessibility features:

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