A deserted island... a lost man... memories of a fatal crash... a book written by a dying explorer. Dear Esther is a ghost story told using first-person gaming technologies. Rather than traditional gameplay, the focus here is on exploration, uncovering the mystery of the island, of who you are and why you are here. Fragments of story are randomly triggered by moving around the environments, making every telling unique. Features a stunning, specially commissioned soundtrack. Forget the normal rules of play; if nothing seems real here, it's because it may just be all a delusion. What is the significance of the aerial - What happened on the motorway - is the island real or imagined - who is Esther and why has she chosen to summon you here? The answers are out there, on the lost beach and the tunnels under the island. Or then again, they may just not be, after all...

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This pdf contains the script for the interactive story Dear Esther, as requested...

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freredarme
freredarme

Cool. Good idea.

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tnathan475
tnathan475

Very nice

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c0m4r
c0m4r

Thanks Dan.

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Fiasco
Fiasco

Its a great script.

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n3rday
n3rday

Do these go in order? Because I can't seem to find all of the points that trigger some of the dialogue.

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chineseroom Author
chineseroom

More or less, but they are randomised and a few have moved about in the final version. Plus, I'm going to do a bit more moving in the new iteration as well...

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Held
Held

I didn' t get it

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Kraig_Walker
Kraig_Walker

I've had a couple of friends play it. It's been really interesting. They all have a different range of English skills and Those with the higher English marks understood it better than those with lower. It seems like it all depends on your literacy level to me.

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chineseroom Author
chineseroom

We have got plans (when I have time...) to convert the entities so we can subtitle. Don't know quite when that's going to happen though!

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Vcc2cc
Vcc2cc

I'd prefer just louder VO :)

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:Blackwolf
:Blackwolf

This modification is incredible. It is a totally new experience.

The voice takes you to another world. The soundtrack really is stunning.

The whole modification seems to be professional. It feels professional.
I think for the first we all can ignore the marginal bugs.

Stylistic. Impressive. Affecting.

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dvlstx
dvlstx

I just read the entire script and...

just wow! Whoever wrote this is, writes with a deep, mysterious, intreaging style that... well, keep it up!

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n3rday
n3rday

Has anything been added to the script since Dear Esther moved to version 1.1, and if so, is it included here?

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chineseroom Author
chineseroom

The script hasn't changed, but a couple of extra cues were added to the first environment, as not all of the script initially made it into the final piece: check for:

Follow the beach with the symbol out towards the beach under the white lines in the cliff.

Get up onto the headland separating the valley from the cliff path - you can run along the top back down towards the first jetty and there's a voice-over up there too.

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Jinoru
Jinoru

Great mod. Though I'm not sure If the games ended yet. The ending Cinematic has finished and gone to a black screen but there is no THE END or Credits after. So I don't know if I've finished yet.

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Ogachi
Ogachi

That was an amazing script, you should be doing more than making mods!

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jackman
jackman

so is this the full game or....

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Reevs
Reevs

Just bought and played the game.. (from steam)
very good mood and the voice acting by Nigel Carrington was excellent..
how ever i think it was boring as a game but as a piece of art its briliant ..

we realy need this kind of games but i would like the gameplay to become more captivating over time..

again brilliant and hope you get a decent income from the game on steam...

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