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...
Just a quick update to let you know I have re-uploaded the original mod for you to download (my fault, should have been back up long ago) and that we now have an IndieDB page for those of you who wish to follow our indie progress.
Posted by chineseroom on Feb 15th, 2011
Just a quick update to let you know I have re-uploaded the original mod for you to download (my fault, should have been back up long ago) and that now have a new IndieDB page for those of you who wish to follow our indie progress.
Also be sure to check out our official website where I have also been sprucing up the design and working on getting our and forums up and running. (Apologies if it's a bit rough around the edges, I had to kinda throw it together in 2 days) :s
I know that some of you feel let down the recent announcement, even angry, for what it's worth, I can honestly say that wasn't our intent. I have written up a post on my development blog giving a more in-depth look at the story behind our move to indie, which I hope will give you a clearer understanding of the how it all came to be.
In related news, Dan and I will also be appearing on Podcast17 this week to talk about Dear Esther Indie and answer your questions, so if you do have anything you want to put forward to us, just email firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment to the agenda located at Podcast17.com. This show will be recorded live and streamed over their shout cast server. Details on how to connect to this live stream can be found over on their website.