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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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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!

Dear Esther Released on Desura

Dear Esther Released on Desura

3 years ago News 17 comments

A deserted island…a lost man…memories of a fatal crash…a book written by a dying explorer.

First Trailer, First Review, IGF and the Steam Store!

First Trailer, First Review, IGF and the Steam Store!

3 years ago News 22 comments

What an exciting week we’ve had; getting four nominations at IGF was amazing enough but we also just had our very first (and very positive) review published...

2012 IGF Announces Main Competition Finalists

2012 IGF Announces Main Competition Finalists

3 years ago News 6 comments

The Independent Games Festival (IGF) juries have announced their Main Competition finalists for the 14th annual presentation of its awards, celebrating...

Dear Esther launch date confirmed!

Dear Esther launch date confirmed!

4 years ago News 8 comments

We finally have an official launch date! (and new screens!)

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Bearclaw495 Feb 17 2015 says:

yO! guys i have some issues with gamepad compitable.Sticks don't work well.it's simple playstation-style gamepad logitech dual action with 2 sticks. for some reason game's options don't give me ways to fix that.
In the same time i'm playing in alchemilla mod without troubles.so i have no idea where is the root of an evil.someone plz help!)))

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GamePlankton Jan 5 2015 says:

Well,I bought the game from Steam and I don't really know what to say.
I really liked the story. You know, just my personal taste,: mysterious, a bit sad, kinda creepy at some points.The game has almost no replay value unless you want to hear all the story slightly altered from the beginning.The visuals and the music were stunning but I didn't really enjoy the storytelling. There's a difference between storytelling and the story itself. As I said before the story was awesome, but the game mostly feels like a cutscene where you have to keep holding the "W" button.It is fun at the beginning as you explore around the island but it looses interest shortly after and you end up walking forward and listening to the narrator talk.
Like many of you here, I find this game innovative in its own way,but it lacks the main ingredient of games.Interactivity. Interactivity is why videogames are not called movies or books etc.
Despite all that,I kinda enjoyed it and I would give it a 6/10.
Anyway,this is just my opinion,sorry for any grammatical mistaces :)

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yaminihi Jun 22 2014 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 Sep 14 2013 says:

Bought it and played it.LOVED IT!

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Trinitylynne98 Aug 21 2013 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 Aug 26 2013 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 Jul 31 2013 says:

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

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Burstup Jul 31 2013 says:

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

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Burstup Jul 31 2013 says:

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

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glasbeth Jul 5 2013 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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Highest Rated (6 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 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 by PurpleGaga27

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