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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.


  • 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!
  • Different endings depending on your choice.
  • A succint experience, between 30 minutes and 1 hour in length.


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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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Voice actor did his thing with this one

I lI like the concept very much, projecting one's shortcomings into a monster (if perhaps the dialogue a little bit on the nose). I'll recommend this game to my friends.

Spooky and also intriguing had a great time so far!

I love the sound and the concept, this game had me all in my feelings. Perfect execution

Really enjoyed the game and the presentation! I like intimate horror like this (for lack of a better term). The atmosphere was great and I loved the voice acting! My only complaint would be to maybe specify how many endings there are in the game, because I feel like there are only two endings. I would love to see this game expanded on and maybe more endings added too! While I'm a little sad that it seems like there are only two endings, I haven't played anything like this game before and I'm happy that I found it.

I really enjoyed this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6pIwZCDaVE

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The game is fantastic, I love how deep the voice is, I really enjoyed this experience

Not sure what the endings are, I only get the one where I open my eyes after picking all his features and he isn't there. He's too nice to kill you, right? When does he kill you???

He killed me after I picked all the features, he forced my eyes open and then killed me. I picked lost eyes, tired hands and surprised grimace. I never once opened my eyes EXCEPT when he DEMANDED it. But he just forced them open even if I said I'd open them. I wonder if there's a good end. 

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This.. made me feel.

Looks really good from the screenshots but my anti-virus says it's an infected file. Any reason for this?

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Is there some sort of walk-through? Coz I can only get 2 endings unless, that was supposed to happen.

Awesome visual novel. The writing was fantastic! 

I just streamed this on Twitch & I've got to agree with some of the other posters here about the incredibly creepy voice acting...SO well done! I thoroughly enjoyed this game & will be playing it again to see the other possible endings. Here is the link to my Twitch playthrough: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/471447023


If there was a dating simulator version of this game i would buy it

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This was such a good game loved the atmosphere and the voice acting sent chills down my spine but really wish I could see him instead of either getting my head getting smashed in or opening my eyes to see nothing despite him begging for me to look at him :( but also funny enough this came out on my birthday! Wish I found this out before hand but again really loved it would love to see more like this!!


Awesome game, really fun to play with the different options and choosing your own. I came here from John Wolfe's video and wanted to play it myself. The build up is great and I came to really like the monster. I cant find any other endings though despite the tag and searching on the internet. I really wanted to be able to open my eyes at the end but I kept getting the same ending. Please make more like this developer! 

Fantastic visual novel!


This was a really interesting experience to go through and had me on the absolute edge towards the end ... the way the little demon starts to act and speak creeped me the hell out-

Bro this is the best experience i have ever had, thank you very much about it. it makes me different (but also like him). I will love if you did another game like this.(sorry but i can`t support you)


This was a great experience. Love the creepy atmosphere.

i played this with my friend and after dying when not opening our eyes and seeing what happened if you did open youre eyes was so cool. 10/10

This game sent so many chills down my spine. It still freaks me out even now.

Hey, I reviewed this game on my gaming channel. Loved it!!


Ugh, I dont feel good saying this, but I think I kinda fell in some kinda of weird affection to "him", I call him Wallflower



Does anyone have a post on all the endings? I've been getting the same 2 and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. 

same here

Great games! Love that creepy ASMR voice! This is my ITALIAN GAMEPLAY 


Came here from John Wolfe, didn't regret.

I wonder who did the voice? Was it you or someone you knew? The voice and ambient music are simply great


Amazing, i loved it, i wonder what he left in my hand, what is him omg, wish there was a secret ending to be able to know what he is and how he is. 9/10


this is a very good visual novel not relying on cheap jumpscares but more on just the smallest sounds i enjoyed this very much really well thought out not gonna lie started the first time and opened my eyes....pfft whoops !highly recommend

There you go my dear !!!!


I'm starting to wonder if there's possibly a bug, considering that either "You wake up and see nothing" or die. Unless those ARE the "multiple endings".

thought the same thing. always getting only 2 endings

Made a vid about it!

I really liked this, awesome horror game! But I really wanted to help him!

so did I!!!

Wow, this game is wonderful. I love this slow buildup and payoff. It's horryifing and really makes you feel uncomfortable the further you delve into it. One of the best VN's I've played in a long time. You should be super proud dev!


almost had a panic attack when i said my final no

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What is the music playing in the background of the game?


Hello, I played this game for like hour and half or so, and I was completely smitten by his/their voice, and I'm just wondering... Is there any path to unlock an ending that doesn't end in them brutally murdering us?

I didn't get killed...after picking his eyes, hands and smile I said yes to opening my eyes to see him and he just decided to disappear. 

Literally my fear coming to life. This is why I sleep with all my doors and windows CLOSED. 
great voice acting and awesome game overall

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