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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Dear Esther a fantastic mod for Half-Life 2 is out now on Desura.

Posted by Henley on Feb 17th, 2011

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...



Enjoy Dear Esther and many other great mods on Desura. Also don't forget to check out the Dear Esther game now in development.

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VirusxXx
VirusxXx Feb 17 2011, 3:07am says:

Holy **** :3

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Nynx
Nynx Feb 17 2011, 3:11am says:

now is this the original version or the remake? *confused*

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Nihillo
Nihillo Feb 17 2011, 3:18am replied:

Probably the original.

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Vcc2cc
Vcc2cc Feb 17 2011, 3:26am replied:

yet the pics on the official site are all of remake, don't think they'd make it for desure free? or perhaps faked us out?

dont have desure so I cant see it

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DazJW
DazJW Feb 17 2011, 4:02am replied:

The post is by Henley who works for ModDB, etcetera rather than by one of the mod/game team. I think he's gotten confused about what version is available and attached a video of the updated version rather than the older mod version that is actually downloadable.

The profile media has just carried over from the ModDB profile, which was showing all the updated version stuff.

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chineseroom
chineseroom Feb 17 2011, 8:56am replied:

This is the original guys, sorry for the confusion. I've no idea why all of the new media is on it, probably just gets carried over, like you said. Will try and get this sorted asap.
- Rob

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Harmondale2
Harmondale2 Feb 17 2011, 5:53am says:

OMG I just downloaded and played this last night for the first time and now its on desura? lol, thats just my luck :P

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PytoX
PytoX Feb 17 2011, 6:15am says: Online

The landscapes are like concepts in reality :o

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0 Feb 17 2011, 7:35am says:

Waiting on remake, I'm assuming this is the original.

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DazJW
DazJW Feb 17 2011, 10:27am replied:

Remake is here now: Indiedb.com

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Noxian
Noxian Feb 17 2011, 9:10am says:

Good job! You deserved it.

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chineseroom
chineseroom Feb 17 2011, 12:08pm says:

Just to re-iterate - this is an install for THE ORIGINAL mod, not the new version -dan

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Wesley
Wesley Feb 17 2011, 3:56pm replied:

Then perhaps you should have used AN ORIGINAL screenshot as well :p
Nice mod, played it when Rob said he would remake it back in the day, enjoyed it, although a bit short.

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DazJW
DazJW Feb 18 2011, 10:28am replied:

The mod team didn't post the news, a ModDB staff member did ;)

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Henley
Henley Feb 17 2011, 9:10pm says:

Sorry for the confusion it should be fixed up now.

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