“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

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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!

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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...

2012 IGF Announces Main Competition Finalists

2012 IGF Announces Main Competition Finalists

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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!

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

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

At right pricing (i.e. somewhere in the neighborhood of 10€) I'm sure that DE will be one of the most successful and talked-about indie titles this year.

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wallycrooze
wallycrooze

Gorgeous.

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jjawinte
jjawinte

Honestly, who couldn't be impressed with the outstanding quality of that video ?

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Xylemon
Xylemon

I don't care that I have to pay money for it, I'm still getting it. Period.

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DazJW
DazJW

Can I make a request? Please, please, please don't publish any media of the latter stages of the game.
There are a number of places where the unexpected visuals increase the impact, a specific example being the cliffs.

I really want to be able to keep up to date with the game but I don't want the remade versions of the areas to be spoilt for me. I want my first sight of them to be as I round a corner ingame and they come into view.

Also, you have forums on this IndieDB profile and forums on your website. Wouldn't it be better to just have the website forums?
It seems a bit unnecessary to have forums here as people can comment on everything you add anyway.

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Held
Held

will there be subtitles and if so in which language ?

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chineseroom Creator
chineseroom

There will be closed captions - we're currently assembling a list of languages and will hopefully confirm those at the beginning of March - dan

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chineseroom Creator
chineseroom

Forums are now up over at our other site: Dear-esther.com

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chineseroom Creator
chineseroom

I'm going to delete any further comments which either contain racist, sexist, homophobic or other bigoted terms in them, or use the term 'rape'. We will happily chat and discuss with people about the process of going commercial (and see the Podcast17 interview this weekend) but these are not acceptable and I'm not going to tolerate them. If you think being asked to pay for a computer game is like 'rape' you need to get some perspective. Dan

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taylorinalaska
taylorinalaska

I suppose that is a good way to ignore my questions. You could have at least messaged me the answers. Good luck with your project.

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CockyBoi
CockyBoi

Same here.
If it gonna be Steam only you could at least confirm that.

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chineseroom Creator
chineseroom

If you want to rephrase it, I'll happily answer it. It's worth looking at Rob's new devblog post first, and checking out Podcast17 as we may well be answering questions about the process of going commercial. Dan

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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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