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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Roogan004 Dec 18 2008 says:


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eric874 Dec 25 2008 says:

looks interesting

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mechablack Jan 17 2009 says:

Frame rate aside, The performance was quite wonderful from the Voice actor, and the writing of it also great. I've been downloading the mod as I watched this and I admit I was plenty impressed, I'm hoping to be equally impressed with the mod itself. I look forward to giving it praise should it get just that from me.

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Wiweeyum May 23 2009 replied:

The frame rate is part of the filming.

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kenope Dec 11 2009 replied:

Thats not very smart for a game where people find that exact effect extreamly annoying. Also, the music drownds him out, cant understand him.

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henkieee6 Feb 14 2009 says:

Damn, thats one very good mod I guess. If the mod is as good as the voice acting I guess the mod will be stunning. You feel like a thief downloading this for free I guess XD

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pliskin.nh Feb 11 2011 replied:

Forsight methinks. The new one has to be purchased, lol.

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cheesyattack Jul 26 2009 says:

What is this guy talking about anyways? i cant hear him.

Oh and. I see a blinking red light on top of a mountain. Is that a lighthouse?

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Dayvi Oct 7 2009 says:

Is there a better version of this video anywhere?
The music is too loud to hear some of the words :(

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Youngtusk87 Nov 13 2009 says:

This looks genuinely intriguing. Downloading right now and can't wait to play it

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BrokenGlasses Dec 11 2009 says:

Stupid super slow internet connection! I want to watch this! And PLAY! NOW!

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Gvaz Jan 10 2010 says:

Yeah fix the framerate and lower the music volume even though it's really pretty

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SolidFake Feb 3 2010 says:

hm, the voice acting should be louder compared to the music, couldn't understand that much
also the framerate really sucks

hope that the next version will feature subtitles as well!

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The.Reap3r Feb 3 2010 says:

If the framerate was ment to be artistic, it failed so hard IMO... Moreover, with the graphic overhaul this mod is getting, posting a video with none of it is presenting what we saw/played since this mod was released...

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OldBoy Feb 5 2010 replied:

Read the video descritption first ...

Sep 29th, 2008 "

So I don't think it's supposed to be marked as "updated". It's just an old vid, nothing more.

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nopushbutton Feb 3 2010 says:

you should definitely make the voice louder; in the first release, at least, I had to have my volume all the way up to hear him, and then other sounds, like footsteps, were painfully loud

wait, I just opened this thinking it was a new video ?_?
why is it in my updates if it's from 2008

probably disregard my comment, then

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HounderKnight Feb 3 2010 says:

Great for nostalgia. :) kind of interesting to think back to when I explored the mod on my own, even more so to hear the narration again after such a long time. The music is still great, and the writing eerily elegant. I can only imagine how much better the new version's going to be.

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experiment92 Jun 1 2010 says:

Your mod is spectacular, but this trailer is very lame. I don't know if the frame rate is intentional, but you should re-record these fly-by's at something like 30 frames per second. Also, find a way to make the voice louder.

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killbotvii Apr 25 2011 says:

this trailer is basicly the closest I can get to a walkthrough. I don't know how to progress beyond the hermit's cave. do I load the auto saves?

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supboyz Nov 25 2012 says:

SH**...nah cool

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Promo machinima for the Dear Esther mod

Sep 29th, 2008
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