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You are trying to fall asleep.
In the midst of a silent night, a shadowy being approches your bed.
You can't see it... but across the darkness of your eyelids, a silhuette forms nonetheless.
It seeks one thing: for you to open your eyes, and tell them how they look.
Will you comply? Or will you refuse to see them for what they are?
The choice is yours.

"(Don't) Open Your Eyes" is a short, horror-themed Visual Novel about a midnight encounter with a mysterious being. Through conversation, you'll learn more about them, such as their journey so far, or what they think about themselves. And every now and then, it'll make a simple request out of you: to open your eyes.

It's up to you whether to open your eyes or not. It's up to you to believe if they're really there, or if that whispering voice is only a part of your imagination. Just don't keep your visitor waiting for too long.

Features:

  • A chilling tale about a creature's eternal search.
  • Fully-voiced experience.
  • Choose how the creature looks like at specific points in the story, with up to 27 possible combinations.
  • Each option provides a new bit of dialogue, so be sure to try them all!
  • A succint experience, between 30 minutes and 1 hour in length.

Credits:

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(Don't)OpenYourEyes-1.0-win.zip 72 MB
(Don't)OpenYourEyes-1.0-mac.zip 71 MB
(Don't)OpenYourEyes-1.0-linux.tar.bz2 73 MB

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This was very creepy and unsettling. I was totally memorized by the being though.

That voice, that place, those thoughts. I wanna play again and again and again till I see my friend. That's an awesome work. With just one place you did a lot. It made me question myself and every single choice I had done... (Don't) Open Your Eyes was a perfect experience for me. Good job!

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Unsettling but interesting! The voice acting was eerie too (and very well done!). The writing was *thumbs up* Nice pacing and follow-ups after picking an option.

Hello, I'm Nagasari Ferrea and I'm a Malaysian VTuber. May I stream this game on YouTube and suggest it to my fellow VTuber friends?

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i love how basically the entire comment section is just thirsting over this demon man


and i agree wholeheartedly serve me a slice of his miasmic form please and thank you

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im so sad and dissapointed in my self by saying, i agree that the weird man is hot.

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OK i saw this game when it first release and im hearing EVERYONE out. this man is so fine ngl. god i'd open my eyes anyday for him.

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game good.. but need ending where i giobve him the sl;oppy... mmmmmn heyeah /srs

you get it

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there needs to be an ending where we can kiss him bro i need him

Such a unique and interesting experience. Creativity really pops on this one and the insight into our thoughts is so accurate. Well done. Very creepy, chilling. 

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I really enjoyed this game. It's like how you sometimes have fears, but don't want to face them, but learn you must. Ten out of ten for this game!!

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Why's he tryna seduce me? I'm not mad. Well I'm mad that there isn't a way for us to be together :[ Anyways, I loved it. I really conform with him in many ways

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"i slowly, i slowly started to be seducted by him like he started to seduce me." iykyk

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amazing game the horror atmosphere is amazing one of the best games I played
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my guy needs therapy

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This was the first game that I've ever downloaded from itchio, and I loved it. I loved the art, the voice acting, the aesthetic, and especially the writing. I fully agree with the comment saying that it felt like creating a connection with parts of yourself that might normally remain hidden, or might only feel truly real when your eyes are closed and you're ready to drift off into another reality (like sleep).

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damn...most of them hit different, like it was a connection with the demon within you, and this game helps you create it. 5.5/5

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pretty good. the guy is hot ngl. 4/5

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it was boring so i skipped most of it :((

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I liked it. I even teared up because of some words when I felt like "this is me", could totlly relate to some thing it said.

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This was very creepy and unsettling. I was totally memorized by the being though.

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hes so fine .

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hear me out

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this is was a really interesting thought experiment that engaged me and surprisingly didnt scare me, even though i was expecting to be

thanks for the great game!

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I liked the unsettling atmosphere of running around in your own head. Most people will not admit to it, but I know quite a few individuals personally, that are  always on heightened alert when dealing with the 'outside' world.  This game drags you into their unhinged vision of 'normality.'

A very refreshing take on what true horror can be to some, whereas others just close their eyes and sleep.

Well done and kudos to all involved.

Please make an Android version I wanna play this so badly馃槶

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Game was very unsettling. I have to say there was to much talking/dialogue, to the point it wasn't creepy or just boring. Would I recommend? No. Overall 2/5.

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This guy creeped me out so much and somehow  I loved it xD  thank you for the fun game!

AWESOME GAME KEEP IT UP THE GOOD WORK!!! GOD BLESS TO YOU ALL
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This game reminded me of something. Being afraid of the dark makes no sense. There is nothing about darkness that should make it scary. What we are actually afraid of is what could be lurking in the darkness. We are afraid of NOT being alone in the dark.

ostatnio nikt si臋 nie skar偶y艂 na t膮 gr臋... bo nikt nie prze偶y艂 (nobody has complained about this game lately ... because nobody survived)

This game really creeped me out! Really enjoyed this one! Check out my gameplay of it 馃榿

Pretty cool! Does a lot with very little! Reminds me of being in bed as a child & being afraid of the dark.....when your imagination runs wild about what could be lurking in the dark....the ending wasn't very satisfying but this concept could be expanded into something really interesting. Enjoyed this for what it was!

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A great minimalistic and creepy bedtime story. I strongly recommend this game!

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This is one of the best games on itch ive played in a while. Thank you.

This was very creepy and unsettling. I was totally memorized by the being though. Great VN 10/10.

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Absolutely one of the best games I have played on the site! The games overall so well voice acted. Though it takes a minimalistic approach, it does it better than I have ever seen it done before. Loved the story and multiple endings, the environment and mystery of the creature was incredible. 

Again great work on this masterpiece of a game! Will be trying out some of your other games! Thank you as well for being cool and retweeting my tweet that I played the game :) 

This guy creeped me out so much and somehow  I loved it xD  thank you for the fun game!

This game really unsettled me, I slept with the lights on after I played this game.

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