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Dear Esther Landmark Edition released on Steam, available for free to all Dear Esther owners

The Chinese Room has just released the Landmark Edition of Dear Esther on Steam. This brand new version of Dear Esther (that was originally released on consoles) is powered by the Unity Engine – instead of the Source Engine – and is offered for free to all owners of the original Dear Esther game. Continue reading Dear Esther Landmark Edition released on Steam, available for free to all Dear Esther owners

Dear Esther gets its first patch; UI updated, graphics settings no longer break visuals

The Chinese Room has released the first patch for their unique indie game, Dear Esther. This patch comes with updated UI and fixes the graphics settings breaking visuals for some, as well as a crash when switching between high>low shader detail settings in-game. The update will be auto-downloaded next time you start the Steam client and you can view its changelog below. Enjoy! Continue reading Dear Esther gets its first patch; UI updated, graphics settings no longer break visuals

A Homage to Dear Esther – Lovely video that showcases the beauty of The Chinese Room’s little gem

A few days ago, Justin Salih informed as about his new video for Dear Esther. Well, it was good but not THAT good, so we didn’t feature it. And we are delighted to see Justin feeling the same way with us. Yeah, it was good but the shots that were used were not good enough to really show off what the game is capable of. Fast forward a couple of days and here we are with a new video from Justin. This new video is lovely and relaxing, also due to the song that Justin used. Great job mate and this time, you are featured. Enjoy everyone! Continue reading A Homage to Dear Esther – Lovely video that showcases the beauty of The Chinese Room’s little gem

Dear Esther Comparison – 2008 Mod version vs 2011 Commercial version

YouTube’s member ‘SirCrest’ has created an interesting comparison video between the original mod project and the fully fledged commercial remake of Dear Esther. Developed by The Chinese Room and the talented Robert Briscoe, 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 a Hebridean island, of who you are and why you are there. Enjoy the comparison! Continue reading Dear Esther Comparison – 2008 Mod version vs 2011 Commercial version

Dear Esther sells 16,000 units on its first day

Experimental indie game Dear Esther recouped its financial backing from Indie Fund in just five and a half hours, soaring to the top of Steam’s sales charts in the process. thechineseroom and Robert Briscoe’s first-person walk-’em-up released yesterday to critical acclaim, picking up glowing reviews from various gaming websites. Continue reading Dear Esther sells 16,000 units on its first day

Dear Esther is now available on Steam

And it’s finally here with us. Indie game, Dear Esther, has finally been released on Steam and is priced at 6.99 euros. Dear Esther immerses you in a stunningly realised world, a remote and desolate island somewhere in the outer Hebrides. As you step forwards, a voice begins to read fragments of a letter: “Dear Esther…” – and so begins a journey through one of the most original first-person games of recent years. Dear Esther is a truly unique experience and we highly recommend it. Continue reading Dear Esther is now available on Steam

Dear Esther OST Announced

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. Continue reading Dear Esther OST Announced

Dear Esther – Official Trailer Released

In order to celebrate the four nominations at this year’s IGF, the team behind Dear Esther decided to finally release its official trailer. Dear Esther promises to immerse you in stunningly realised environments spanning a remote and desolate island somewhere in the outer Hebrides. Abandoning traditional gameplay for a purely story-driven experience, Dear Esther fuses its beautiful landscapes with a breathtaking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption. The game will hit the PC on February 14th! Continue reading Dear Esther – Official Trailer Released

Dear Esther comes to the PC on February 14th; to be priced at $9.99

Two years in the making, the highly anticipated indie remake of the award-winning mod Dear Esther is set to arrive on PC in February. Dear Esther promises to immerse you in stunningly realised environments spanning a remote and desolate island somewhere in the outer Hebrides. Abandoning traditional gameplay for a purely story-driven experience, Dear Esther fuses its beautiful landscapes with a breathtaking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption. Continue reading Dear Esther comes to the PC on February 14th; to be priced at $9.99

PC gamers, meet Dear Esther; A mesmerizing adventure game that is powered by the Portal 2 Engine

Built in the Source engine and originally released in 2008 as a mod for Half Life 2, Dear Esther quickly established itself as an award-winning, critically acclaimed experimental first-person game. It abandons all traditional game play, leaving only a rich world soaked in atmosphere, and an abstract, poetic story to explore. In 2009, it was picked up by a professional game artist, Robert Briscoe, for a complete overhaul of the visuals and level design, in the hopes that it would be able to overcome it’s early shortcomings as a mod and be able to fulfil its true potential. Continue reading PC gamers, meet Dear Esther; A mesmerizing adventure game that is powered by the Portal 2 Engine