Beyond Eyes tells the story of a ten year old girl named Rae. Although she is blind and fearful of the outside world thanks to a childhood trauma, she bravely ventures outside her comfort zone when her cat, Nani, goes missing.
The surrounding environment is gradually revealed to the player as Rae explores, emulating the experience of having to rely on scent, sound and touch to draw a mental map of the world around you.
Check out the trailer below to see what I mean. It looks stunningly beautiful, which is bittersweet, isn’t it?
Dutch developer Sherida Halatoe is responsible for this intriguing indie, which is being developed under her tiger & squid label in conjunction with Team17.
Beyond Eyes was one of a number of indies featured by Microsoft at E3, but it’s also destined for PC and got a look in at the E3 2015 PC Gaming Show. It’s expected later this year.