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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It seems Dear Esther has become so famous in the indiescene, it even has its own parody called Dear Esteban. The game was created in Unity, and it's available for Win and Mac too. Heres a few words from the creators:

Posted by medve on Nov 19th, 2012

Someone wrote:The engrossing world of "Dear Esteban" was created for a very simple purpose. To blow an existential hole in the players perception of their own realities. We wanted present a story so enriching to the human condition, that years from the initial play through the player will look back and think: "How was I ever that naive child before Dear Esteban pulled the wool off my eyes". We've created an interactive tour de force, so powerful, that society at large will have no choice but to acknowledge video games as mankind ultimate art form and the final stage before the event horizon of the human singularity.Engine & Tools: Unity and a masters degree in Philosophy

 Travis Chen @TravisChenNolan Fabricius @ShiftlessHobo

 Disclaimer: We love Dear Esther. Dear Esteban was made in good fun & parody. Dear Esteban is not so much 'Fuck This'. It's more a love letter to Dear Esther from the weird kid who doesn't have a shot but you kind of feel bad for.


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CzechDeath
CzechDeath Nov 19 2012, 5:00pm says:

more like dear stalker =D

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Hezus
Hezus Nov 20 2012, 5:52am says:

Funny, yet strangely compelling :)

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl Nov 20 2012, 9:48am says:

Dear sanity...

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Rus[T]
Rus[T] Nov 20 2012, 12:01pm says:

Hehe, nicely done.

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[Night_Stalker]
[Night_Stalker] Nov 22 2012, 2:35am says:

brb Downloading for ***** and giggles

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Vcc2cc
Vcc2cc Nov 22 2012, 10:39am says:

Awesome.

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Chr0n0Tr!gg3r
Chr0n0Tr!gg3r Nov 23 2012, 6:04pm says:

Get out of Here Stalker!

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