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Los Angeles, CA (08.04.2021) - Award-winning, independent game developer GoodbyeWorld Games, alongside Skybound Games, are proud to announce today that the emotional narrative adventure Before Your Eyes is out now on PC for $9.99 / £7.99 / €8.99 .  Before Your Eyes is playable in six languages including English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarin. Fans can buy the game right now on Steam (here) and the Epic Games Store (here).

The new launch trailer for Before Your Eyes can be viewed here.

In Before Your Eyes, players find themselves in the company of The Ferryman, tasked with locating souls who have lived extraordinary lives and transporting them to the afterlife. While sailing to their ultimate destination, players must reflect on the character’s life, the meaningful choices they made, and the moments that defined who they were.

All of this is controlled through the eyes of the player. Utilizing a webcam, the player’s glances and blinks will drive the narrative journey in Before Your Eyes. Literally experiencing the events of the game through the character’s eyes, players are able to view each memory and control important choices throughout the story. It is often said that life passes by in the blink of an eye and Before Your Eyes aims to capture that experience in an organic and authentic way to immerse players within the story.

Before Your Eyes is a gaming experience like no other - sailing into unexplored territory thanks to its innovative approach to storytelling. Through a groundbreaking control method, Before Your Eyes is an intensely immersive and emotional adventure that is sure to find a place in players' hearts and stay with them long after their journey with The Ferryman comes to its end.

“The team at Goodbye World Games used a unique mechanic to enhance a beautiful story, making a truly memorable game,” said Ian Howe, Co-CEO of Skybound Games. “We love this journey and the creative blinking technique, and are honored to publish Before Your Eyes as Skybound’s first original title.” 

“We’ve been in the game mines for so long, it’s a relief to smell fresh air and see cracks of daylight as we finally share Before Your Eyes with the world,” said Will Hellwarth, Creator & Studio Director at Goodbye World Games. “We are extremely proud of the game we’re emerging with, and we hope gamers take a chance on something different. We guarantee it is like nothing out there.”

The press kit for Before Your Eyes can be found here.

Review keys and interviews with GoodbyeWorld Games are available upon request.

For more information about Before Your Eyes, please visit the Steam store, and follow the social channels on Twitter, Facebook, Discord, and YouTube

About GoodbyeWorld Games

GoodbyeWorld Games is an award-winning independent collective of gamemakers based in Los Angeles. Its first project, Close Your, was the winner of the Indiecade Developer's Choice Award (2014), and the IGF Best Student Game Award (2015). Its debut full length project, Before Your Eyes, will be released in April of 2021 and published by Skybound Games. Before Your Eyes represents the work of a talented core team currently comprised of Will Hellwarth (founder, studio director), Graham Parkes (lead writer, creative director), Oliver Lewin (game director, composer), Bela Messex (lead designer), Richard Beare (lead engineer), Hana Lee (artist), Brieyh'leai Simmons (3d artist), and Dillon Terry (audio lead, composer). 

About Skybound Games

Skybound Games is a division of Skybound Entertainment with the capability to produce tabletop and video games. The team works closely with creators to expand their unique and exceptional IP to new platforms. Skybound Games’ slate across video games includes Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Baldur’s Gate, and Slime Rancher. The tabletop slate includes Pitchstorm, Superfight, and The Walking Dead: Something to Fear. Skybound Games can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.