“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.

Report content RSS feed Dear Esther launch date confirmed!

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

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We have an official launch date! Dear Esther will be available on Steam on Valentine’s Day next year: 14th February 2012.

We are finishing off Steam integration and you can expect to see a page arrive on Steam in the very near future,including system specifications and a shiny new trailer. We can also confirm that Dear Esther will retail at $9.99.

Release date media!

Release date media!


In other news,we can also confirm we will be speaking at GDC2012′s Game Design track about Dear Esther,the approach to environmental build,audio,voice-overs and storytelling.


Don't Forget to vote for us in IndieDB's Indie of the Year!


then head over to dear-esther.com for more pretty pictures!

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claytonian
claytonian

My bank account's gonna be down $10 on February 14th.

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NicolasLee
NicolasLee

Extremely excited, to say the least.

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Master_Of_Hiddenry
Master_Of_Hiddenry

Excellent! It's so soon, I can almost taste it! No chance of a collector's edition though?

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl

Good luck then ! But in my opinion the prize may be a little bit much...
Just saying !

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ElderGamer
ElderGamer

I sincerely hope that prize wasn't a mistype and you meant that getting this freaking amazing "prize" of Dear Esther for just 10 dollars is too much for out tiny brains to handle.

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tschumann
tschumann

Looking forward to it.

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hollowminds
hollowminds

Awesome news, ten bucks sounds like a great price for it too.

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jjawinte
jjawinte

Outstanding ! You've done quite well for yourselves and I for one, commend you. It'll be wonderful to see the official release.

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