Skybound Games announced they will publisher GoodbyeWorld Games-developed narrative adventure Before Your Eyes on PC-via Steam on April 8, 2021.
Before Your Eyes tells the story of an emotional adventure of self-discovery, players will reflect and relive the happy, beautiful, and heartbreaking moments of a life once lived. Through the narrative, players will journey with a Ferryman who is tasked with taking souls to the afterlife. Players will move through the game using real-world blinking.
Before Your Eyes features a blink mechanic that uses the player’s webcam to track their blinking; through this, life literally flashes before their eyes. Each blink will allow the players to interact with the world or even make a memory fade away like a dream. Players will organically move through the story and experience the emotional narrative until the end of the journey.
“We’ve been working on this game since college—for the better part of a decade—so it’s really the definition of a labor of love,” said Oliver Lewin, game director, and composer.
“We really can’t wait to get this into the hands of players, so they can finally experience this completely new way of using tech to tell human stories,” added Graham Parkes, writer, and creative director. “It’s really something you have to experience firsthand.”
“GoodbyeWorld Games has made a unique and unforgettable experience with Before Your Eyes,” said Ian Howe, CEO of Skybound Games. “While keeping our eyes open can help us see, closing them may at times reveal what we hide from ourselves, and I love how the game conveys this. Most of us at Skybound teared up while playing the game and are honored to help this incredibly creative team deliver such an artistic and relatable game.”
You can watch the announcement trailer below:
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