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

Posted by Protektor on Apr 26th, 2012

“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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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan Apr 26 2012, 3:17am says:

I will fly to the moon in a paper boat.

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Neo
Neo Apr 26 2012, 3:44am says:

I want to see a Linux version.

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AlexVSharp
AlexVSharp Apr 26 2012, 5:41am replied:

As soon as Source gets ported you might just get your wish.

+9 votes     reply to comment
medve
medve Apr 26 2012, 4:09am says:

i would like to see a special edition pack with soundtrack included

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michael89
michael89 Apr 26 2012, 9:49am replied:

You can find the songs from the game´s files.
No conversion needed.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Apr 26 2012, 4:34am says:

I would like to see a super special Limited Edition physical pack for like 29.99$

Maybe print out like 500 of them or so? And then sell them?

Comes with like a concept art design leaflet, soundtrack, ect.

+6 votes     reply to comment
Newbez
Newbez Apr 26 2012, 4:55pm replied:

wow..
i remember when dear esther announced they were going indie, you were complaining about being charged for a mod.

+10 votes     reply to comment
xalener
xalener May 8 2012, 3:51am replied:

If there was a *ZING!* button.
A *WINNER* would do too.

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SinKing
SinKing Apr 26 2012, 4:34am says:

Warning! to some this post may contain spoilers, but very mild ones.

the game is brilliant in this form. In the old mod you could bunnyhop all over the place and some friend of mine thought that was the best thing about it. People really need to listen and get into the mood and this works great with the imagery provided.

I always find it peculiar how people say "ohh these maps are so realistic" when they talk about the game. The cave and even the exteriors bare a strong sense of surrealism to me. The island situation gives it the encapsulated feel and the voice does the rest. I think that's the main success of Dear Esther. It makes you takes a surreal situation for real and learn that you were wrong, as the story unfolds.

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ghostings
ghostings Apr 26 2012, 12:02pm replied:

Hardly a spoiler.

+2 votes     reply to comment
SickBow
SickBow Apr 26 2012, 7:44am says:

I do hope those level design tutorials are still being considered!

+2 votes     reply to comment
GuyWithBrokenGlasses
GuyWithBrokenGlasses Apr 26 2012, 9:06am says:

I can't believe this was achieved with Source engine. I guess it has been heavily updated

+2 votes     reply to comment
michael89
michael89 Apr 26 2012, 9:50am replied:

Portal 2 - source pushed to it´s limits.

+2 votes     reply to comment
medve
medve Apr 26 2012, 1:41pm replied:

yeah...portal with its 2 textures really done a good job pushing the limits

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michael89
michael89 Apr 26 2012, 2:00pm replied:

But medve... Hungarian casual gamer punks dont have an opinion.

Didnt you know that?

-2 votes     reply to comment
xalener
xalener Apr 26 2012, 3:24pm replied:

Pcgamersworld.com

Try harder.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Digital_CHE
Digital_CHE Nov 16 2012, 9:08am says:

What kind of DRM has this game... Just a serial Key, or somekind of Online Activation? I avoid Online Activations If I can....

+1 vote     reply to comment
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