Dear Esther

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“A deserted island…a lost man…memories of a fatal crash…a book written by a dying explorer.” Two years in the making, the highly anticipated Indie remake of the cult mod Dear Esther arrives on PC. 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. Abandoning traditional gameplay for a pure story-driven experience, Dear Esther fuses it’s beautiful environments with a breathtaking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption. Winner of 2012 IGF Excellence in Visual Art. Supported by Indie Fund.

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  • Bearclaw495 Bearclaw495

    yO! guys i have some issues with gamepad compitable.Sticks don't work well.it's simple playstation-style gamepad logitech dual action with 2 sticks. for some reason game's options don't give me ways to fix that.
    In the same time i'm playing in alchemilla mod without troubles.so i have no idea where is the root of an evil.someone plz help!)))

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  • RoentgenPlankton RoentgenPlankton

    Well,I bought the game from Steam and I don't really know what to say.
    I really liked the story. You know, just my personal taste,: mysterious, a bit sad, kinda creepy at some points.The game has almost no replay value unless you want to hear all the story slightly altered from the beginning.The visuals and the music were stunning but I didn't really enjoy the storytelling. There's a difference between storytelling and the story itself. As I said before the story was awesome, but the game mostly feels like a cutscene where you have to keep holding the "W" button.It is fun at the beginning as you explore around the island but it looses interest shortly after and you end up walking forward and listening to the narrator talk.
    Like many of you here, I find this game innovative in its own way,but it lacks the main ingredient of games.Interactivity. Interactivity is why videogames are not called movies or books etc.
    Despite all that,I kinda enjoyed it and I would give it a 6/10.
    Anyway,this is just my opinion,sorry for any grammatical mistaces :)

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  • yaminihi yaminihi

    Despite being very short, I really enjoyed every moment in Dear Esther. There should be more people trying to develop this sort of games nowadays.

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  • grouchbag grouchbag

    Bought it and played it.LOVED IT!

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  • Trinitylynne98 Trinitylynne98

    What is the difference between this and the Dear Esther mod for Half Life? Which one came first? Just curious! I've heard nothing but great things, and when I went to look into it, I see two versions, this an dthe mod. :D

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    • mot852 mot852

      the Dear Esther mod for half life 2 was the first one

      this is just some kind of a graphical upgrade or a extension of the story. well i dont know?

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  • Burstup Burstup

    I bought this game but Installation via Desura fails every time I try.

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  • Burstup Burstup

    I bought this game but Installation via Desura fails every time I try.

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  • Burstup Burstup

    I bought this game but Installation via Desura fails every time I try.

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  • glasbeth glasbeth

    I bought this game, but each time I want to play it, it makes me start over from the beginning, no matter how far around the island I managed to go the last time I played. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks! Otherwise, a really compelling experience.

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