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0 comments by chineseroom on Feb 18th, 2011

Hi all,

So as you all know by now, Dear Esther is going indie for the remake. What we're doing is now splitting the two sites off from one another. The ModDB site will remain up but focused on the original mod version, so we won't be posting to it apart from to point out new updates are available. We'll now be shifting all news about the remake over to the IndieDB site, and all media and updates will happen over there.

You'll still be able to get the original version over on ModDB, it just saves us having to update two sites at the same time.

Everything will also be posted up on the project website -

Finally, just a reminder that we're on Podcast17 this week:

Cheers, Dan

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Skrinax Jun 12 2011, 12:38pm says:

I DL'd korsakovia. It keeps crashing everytime I launch it. I have all of the Source SDK's. Please help.

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Eridani Mar 28 2011, 9:18am says:

Is Korsakovia ever gonna be on Desura?

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chineseroom Jun 1 2011, 6:04am replied:

It's so badly broken right now it's kind of unlikely - to be honest, we'd be better off starting Korsakovia again from scratch than fixing it, and it's got some pretty deep-rooted design problems too. I think it's more likely we'd go for a completely new horror game at some point - we'll see how Esther does and work it from there....

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Cryptid.Hunter Mar 27 2011, 10:20pm says:

Will this be still powered by Source engine?

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megafat Feb 21 2011, 4:33am says:

If you make enough money from Dear Esther, can you go back to Conscientious Objector. It doesn't have to be on the Doom 3 engine, and from listening to the interview from Podcast 17, that is also something that i would buy.

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chineseroom Jun 1 2011, 6:02am replied:

I'd love to make a shooter and have early plans in the works. If it ever came to light, there's bits of COb I'd love to recycle...

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Dredile Feb 17 2011, 5:06pm says:

Gratz on going indie :D Can't wait

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ytres Jan 9 2011, 10:41pm says:

You are a mapping god! All other mappers for any game/engine should pray to you every time they map. =D

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PhilipX Jan 4 2011, 7:19am says:

Will there be traditional chinese subtitles?

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EternityTransfer Dec 21 2010, 3:54am says:

It would be nice to have an Afrikaans option for Dear Esther's subtitles, for us South Africans.

Ek wil baie graag die vertaling doen, en ek hoop U sal saam stem.

(I would like to do the translation very much, and I hope you would agree.)


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