“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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Neo Apr 26 2012, 3:46am says:

I want to see a Linux version!

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Mkilbride Apr 26 2012, 4:37am replied:

Up to Valve first to port the Source Engine.

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ZeroGravityZero Apr 26 2012, 3:36am says:

My god , that is really good graphics!

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Dude5464673 Feb 26 2012, 12:26am buried:


what the hell, im not paying ten bux for a ****** mod **** that ********

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GusTheCrocodile Feb 26 2012, 7:55pm replied:

Correct, you aren't. The mod is free.

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PurpleGaga27 Apr 19 2012, 4:45pm replied:

The HL2 version of the mod is free but the remake Indie version is not.

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GusTheCrocodile Apr 25 2012, 3:10am replied:

The latter is not a mod. It's a full game using the Source Engine.

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DevilMind Mar 1 2012, 6:01pm replied:

What is the Difference between this Game & the Free Mod??
Any Changes or Improvements other than the Price Tag??

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Mkilbride Apr 26 2012, 4:35am replied:

Pretty much everything. Graphics, new areas, longer, ect.

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Flametrace Apr 24 2012, 10:11pm replied:

You can support the makers. :)

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Released Feb 12, 2012
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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, 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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