“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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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 in Edge Magazine today, with a score of 8/10! Finally, to top it all off, we now have an official Steam Store Page! To celebrate we wanted to do something special...

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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 in Edge Magazine today, with a score of 8/10! Finally, to top it all off, we now have an official Steam Store Page! To celebrate we wanted to do something special...

...And here it is – our first Official Trailer!


Not long to go now until February 14th - So go head over to our Steam Page and be sure to put Dear Esther on your Wish List!

In the meantime be sure to check out our official website for the Full HD Trailer, news and other media!

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jalex3
jalex3

Absolutely wonderful.

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP!

instant buy!

will there be a retail "real phyisical" version too?

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robert.briscoe Author
robert.briscoe

We're toying with the idea of doing a limited collectors edition at some point post-release, with a physical disc/box etc. again, all depends on how well sales go and if we can afford to fund it. Would be nice though!

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zim1112
zim1112

On feb 14, 2011 I asked the developers if I should wait for the new game or play the old one first. They said to wait for the new version. I am very happy they aren't making me wait over a year but, they are cutting it a little close. The game looks truly amazing.

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SinKing
SinKing

Dear Esther was one of my favorite mods when it looked like one. Now it looks really fantastic, and I hope many people get the opportunity to experience this simple, yet elegant story.

When I played it "to" a friend, all he did when taking over was bunny-hopping and complaining there is nothing to do. The finer detail of the narration completely escaped him. I wondered then, if I could be wrong about Esther being a great game. However, now I see again that he was just an idiot ;)

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Congrats! looks great :) On my wishlish and bought when I have more time :D

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Rukus_
Rukus_

Dear God, you redid the voicework and everything 0_0

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HandSolo
HandSolo

getting released 3 days before my birthday, awesome, it's gonna the best birthday present, that i'm gonna get my hands on ( virtually )

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xxx.xxx.xxx
xxx.xxx.xxx

how much ???
Thechineseroom.co.uk seems like you are gonna release 2
games more this year, no ?? great can't wait

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Spinobreaker
Spinobreaker

URGENT!!!
VERY VERY IMPORTANT NEWS
Youtube.com
SOPA is a threat to the whole modding comunity, want to help fight it, go here to find out, or this mod, and the whole site could disapear forever...

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xxx.xxx.xxx
xxx.xxx.xxx

MUCH MORE IMPORTANT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M6AxNM3pa4

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jokerice
jokerice

i salute you dear sir on you amazing mapping .the way the maps ar composed ar out of this world i touth i woud never see maps like this for the source engine you just show us the best mapping and highres source engine somthingk valve never showed us before with halflife 2 .the detail is so amazing it almost blinded me when i lookt at the screenshots for the first time.

i hope you get the chance to work on halflife 3 your mapping will make that a top sell ar .
With Grats Jokerice

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ZitaX
ZitaX

I agree with everyone here! Instant buy!

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

Amazing level design.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Going to buy it guys.

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Zay333
Zay333

Who the **** told you that?

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unbeknowenst503
unbeknowenst503

now this is a epic indie game hope we get to see more like these

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Smoth
Smoth

wow

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Sph!nx

Grats on the nominations and all the praise you received. It's well deserved. It looks absolutely stunning!

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m82sniper
m82sniper

You have my money.

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Noxian
Noxian

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

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vapaavarsiWellu
vapaavarsiWellu

To my oogling my eye it looked really amazing. Hard to say which one has better atmosphere, original or this one. 2009 mod was first of this type of storytelling/gameplaying I had fortune to stumble upon, so it has a special place in my heart nevertheless any crudeness considering mapping and/or other things. Both versions got me goose bumped! Great work indeed!

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