Home | Profile - Edit | Your Page | Your Inbox Browse | Search Games   |   Log In


There are no known download links for this game.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

Eye Contact

by Thomas McMullan

Slice of life

(based on 8 ratings)
3 member reviews

About the Story

A coffee. A friend. Something to talk about.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2019
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: 24BBD3DF-26D2-42DD-B502-3A366B0F3B5D
TUID: y5gxaowjxt5rkeeu


57th Place - 25th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2019)


- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)
(Log in to add your own tags)

Member Reviews

5 star:
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 3
Write a review

It had to be samosas., December 2, 2019
I read through Eye Contact pretty quickly, which was nice because I was able to zip through it several times to gain a full understanding of the story.

It recreates the experience of meeting up with a close friend who needs to vent. I thought that the story was skillfully delivered, realistically leading up to the part where you and your friend realize why she needs to vent.

The Eyes Don't Have It, November 30, 2019
by deathbytroggles (Minneapolis, MN)
I will say that the conversation tree game is much better suited for Twine than your standard parser, as all you have to do is click rather than type “1” or “2” or whatever a hundred times. But I’ve never really cared for the genre, and I’m not sure what this story about relationships is getting at. There’s from what I can tell just a few endings, none of them terribly enlightening. The unique thing about this game is that the image on the screen is the NPC’s eyes and they shift in tone depending on how you respond, but the game is so short and so devoid of substance that there’s not much impact.

A short conversation augmented by expressive eyes, October 1, 2019
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes
The concept of this game is clever. You're having a conversation with a friend, and every emotion of the NPC is expressed by a photo of eyes. It's the same person, same pose, but with anger, happiness, sadness, etc. in the eyes.

It's very effective, kind of how emojis help express emotion in texts.

The one drawback in the interactivity and emotion of it is that it all seems a bit shallow. The story is toothless, a frivolous problem with hints at relationship issues. This same technique with a deeper story (not necessarily longer) would be splendid. As it is, it's presented in a very polished and well-done manner.

If you enjoyed Eye Contact...

Related Games

People who like Eye Contact also gave high ratings to these games:

Zozzled, by Steph Cherrywell
Average member rating: (16 ratings)
Hotsy-totsy! It's 1928 and you're madcap flapper Hazel Greene, tottering around the city's finest hotel with a gullet full of giggle juice...until a gaggle of ghosts shows up to spoil the fun by turning every drop in the place into...

The Shadow Witch, by Healy
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
It's a beautiful new morning. Time to work some evil into the world.

Seedship, by John Ayliff
Average member rating: (26 ratings)
An AI ship full of frozen colonists must find the best planet to be the new home of the human race.

Suggest a game


This is version 1 of this page, edited by MathBrush on 1 October 2019 at 11:29pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item