Before Your Eyes

Before Your Eyes is a narrative game utilizing players' blinks as a central mode of interaction, with each blink evolving the story. A mythical Ferryman is tasked with shepherding souls, including yours, to the afterlife. The Ferryman must make your case to the Gatekeeper, so you tell him the story of your life in a series of flashbacks. With each blink, time passes faster and faster. But the Ferryman questions the truth of your story. He forces you deeper into a painfully repressed past, revealing a tragic truth. Before Your Eyes tells a relatable story about the impossible expectations we place on ourselves, and the irrational regrets we carry with us when we feel we aren’t measuring up.

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photo of Graham Parkes



Graham Parkes, Will Hellwarth & Oliver Lewin


Jake Sally


Graham Parkes

Sound Designer:

Dillon Terry, Trevor Estes


Oliver Lewin, Dillon Terry

Principal Cast:

Sarah Burns, Eric Edelstein, Stephen Friedrich, Heidi Kang, Benmio Mccrea, Sara Schedeen

Additional Credits:

Lead Designer: Bela Messex, Lead Engineer: Richard Beare, Audio Lead: Dillon Terry, Artist: Hana Lee, 3D Artist: Elisa Marchesi, 3D Artist: Brieyh'leai Simmons, 3D Art Lead: Coyan Candenas, Art Director: Griffin Libby-Bleser



Lucas Jozefowicz

Public Film Contact:

GoodbyeWorld Games

Publicity Contact:

Oliver Lewin

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Platinum Badge
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Secondary Access
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50 mins