“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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CockyBoi Feb 14 2011 says:

Do those plants use classic structure - flat mesh with alpha-layered texture, or it`s something more complicated?

And this vid got me some inspiration about nature stuff =)

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jjawinte Feb 16 2011 says:

Impressively beautiful work all around - simple as that !

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HyPer128 Feb 17 2011 says:

fantastic, i love it, absolutely perfect, im quite impressed! and that's rare.

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AmaroqDricaldari Apr 17 2011 says:

Do they always wave like that? Or is it based on wind and incline?

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AmaroqDricaldari Apr 18 2011 replied:

And Gravity, I forgot to mention that.

Now it would be really cool if they faced the sun when it was out, and if the game had a day/night cycle (preferably either real-time or slightly accelerated, but not ultra-accelerated).

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Showing off some of the improvements we've made to the Foliage in the Source Engine

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Feb 14th, 2011
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