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“A deserted island…a lost man…memories of a fatal crash…a book written by a dying explorer.” Two years in the making, the highly anticipated Indie remake of the cult mod Dear Esther arrives on PC. Dear Esther immerses you in a stunningly realised world, a remote and desolate island somewhere in the outer Hebrides. As you step forwards, a voice begins to read fragments of a letter: "Dear Esther..." - and so begins a journey through one of the most original first-person games of recent years. Abandoning traditional gameplay for a pure story-driven experience, Dear Esther fuses it’s beautiful environments with a breathtaking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption. Winner of 2012 IGF Excellence in Visual Art. Supported by Indie Fund.

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5 comments by robert.briscoe on Jul 16th, 2012



We're excited to announce that Dear Esther is now 50% off 
(UPDATE: now 75% off!) as part of the Steam Summer Sales, not only that but you can also grab the Game + Soundtrack bundle for 75% off too!


Dear Esther Scoops two Develop Awards

In other exciting news Dear Esther and thechineseroom won categories awards at this year's Develop awards, including 'Best use of Narrative' and 'Best Microstudio'! 

Thanks again to everyone who's supported us and helped make Dear Esther such a success! 

  

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yaminihi
yaminihi Jun 22 2014, 7:52am says:

Despite being very short, I really enjoyed every moment in Dear Esther. There should be more people trying to develop this sort of games nowadays.

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grouchbag
grouchbag Sep 14 2013, 8:19am says:

Bought it and played it.LOVED IT!

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Trinitylynne98
Trinitylynne98 Aug 21 2013, 11:26pm says:

What is the difference between this and the Dear Esther mod for Half Life? Which one came first? Just curious! I've heard nothing but great things, and when I went to look into it, I see two versions, this an dthe mod. :D

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mot852
mot852 Aug 26 2013, 10:36am replied:

the Dear Esther mod for half life 2 was the first one

this is just some kind of a graphical upgrade or a extension of the story. well i dont know?

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Burstup
Burstup Jul 31 2013, 10:00am says:

I bought this game but Installation via Desura fails every time I try.

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Burstup
Burstup Jul 31 2013, 10:00am says:

I bought this game but Installation via Desura fails every time I try.

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Burstup
Burstup Jul 31 2013, 10:00am says:

I bought this game but Installation via Desura fails every time I try.

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glasbeth
glasbeth Jul 5 2013, 10:03pm says:

I bought this game, but each time I want to play it, it makes me start over from the beginning, no matter how far around the island I managed to go the last time I played. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks! Otherwise, a really compelling experience.

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yarow12
yarow12 Jun 14 2013, 9:03pm says:

This is amazing.

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AudioGhostX
AudioGhostX Jun 2 2013, 1:40am says:

Bought the game yesterday, it was pretty cool. Different than most i've played. Graphics are great. Can't wait to see what you guys end up doing with Amnesia A Machine for Pigs.

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Dear Esther
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Highest Rated (5 agree) 10/10

I've already enjoyed the mod and so I had to buy the game. It took me 1-2 hours to play through and I guess it was the money worth. The visual is breath taking and that was the only negativ point about the mod. Now the project "Dear Esther" is quite perfect.

If you support these guys with buying their game, you'll put an example that quality should stand at the top of every video game. Maybe some big will recognize...

Feb 19 2012, 9:58am by Held

Lowest Rated (7 agree) 1/10

This game is not a game and the game length is almost as long as a movie. It's not worth the price tag for such a remake like this and should have deserved watching this through YouTube without the need to walk and play through a boring tale without the usual purpose of gameplay.

Apr 19 2012, 4:44pm by PurpleGaga27

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