The soundtrack to upcoming indie game Dear Esther has already received plenty of acclaim, and today it is announced that the OST will see its own release via digital channels. Composer Jessica Curry created the haunting music and soundscapes for the original Dear Esther, an experimental Source mod released in 2008. The music has been re-orchestrated and re-recorded by Curry for the upcoming indie remake, due for release via Steam on 14th February 2012.
Among the four Independent Games Festival award nominations that Dear Esther has received is a nomination for Excellence In Audio. The game is also nominated for Excellence In Visual Art, the Nuovo Award (which covers innovative and esoteric games), and the coveted Seumas McNally Grand Prize.
Dear Esther scored an enviable 8 out of 10 in Edge Magazine, the review heaping praise upon the ‘integral’ and ‘atmospheric’ music. The game takes place on a deserted Hebridean island, and invites players to explore the desolate environment as they piece together an intricate and emotive story of faith, loss, guilt and redemption.
The 17-track OST will be available from a range of digital retailers for £5.99 / €6.99 / $7.99. Dates TBC. A preview of the soundtrack can be found on Curry’s Zimbalam page.
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