Dev calls out player who refunded his game after saying it was 'amazing,' player apologizes and rebuys it

By many accounts, Before Your Eyes is a smart and affecting game, and the control system seems cool: It uses your webcam to determine when you blink. It’s also a short game, and at least one player took advantage of that fact by completing it in under two hours and then refunding it on Steam.

Steam’s refund policy allows users to return games “within two weeks of purchase and with less than two hours of playtime” for any reason. It doesn’t matter whether or not they finished the game, or if they liked it. Before Your Eyes lead designer and programmer Bela Messex knew someone had refunded the game despite enjoying the whole thing because they left a Steam user review, calling Before Your Eyes “amazing” before getting their money back.