“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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5 comments by robert.briscoe on Jul 16th, 2012



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! 

  

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foreverplays
foreverplays Jun 1 2013, 11:45pm says:

i would like to buy this game but my parents wont A L L O W!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AudioGhostX
AudioGhostX Jun 2 2013, 1:38am replied:

lol xD

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starfleet86
starfleet86 May 18 2013, 7:48pm says:

This "game" is amazing. If you're a gaming bookworm, then you'd have a blast with this story. I loved piecing together the story, it was quite fun. I'd recommend it to all of my friends!

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JakeEscape
JakeEscape Mar 16 2013, 10:53pm says:

Its a great change when your looking for something a bit different.

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disturbedtilly
disturbedtilly Mar 16 2013, 6:29pm says:

Great game :) and a really unique concept

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Kaleidoskopklimpern
Kaleidoskopklimpern Mar 3 2013, 5:18pm says:

It's interesting. I don't realy like it as a game, but as a kind of interactive storytelling-experiment it's quite exciting.

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nofucksaretobegiven
nofucksaretobegiven Feb 27 2013, 7:34am says:

dem graphics are epic

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INDUSTRIALIST
INDUSTRIALIST Feb 24 2013, 4:59pm says:

the incredible game!

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LordFinnagin
LordFinnagin Feb 23 2013, 3:04pm says:

System Req?

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Mattlob
Mattlob Feb 23 2013, 11:33am says:

not a game, just a cutscene

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Dear Esther
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Highest Rated (5 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, 9:58am 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, 4:44pm by PurpleGaga27

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