“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.

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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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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan

I will fly to the moon in a paper boat.

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Neo
Neo

I want to see a Linux version.

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AlexVSharp
AlexVSharp

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

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medve
medve

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

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michael89
michael89

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

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

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.

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Newbez
Newbez

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

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xalener
xalener

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

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SinKing
SinKing

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

Hardly a spoiler.

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SickBow
SickBow

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

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BrokenGlasses
BrokenGlasses

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

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michael89
michael89

Portal 2 - source pushed to it´s limits.

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medve
medve

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

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michael89
michael89

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

Didnt you know that?

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xalener
xalener

Pcgamersworld.com

Try harder.

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Digital_CHE
Digital_CHE

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

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