Dear Esther screenshot
Dear Esther screenshot

Acclaimed indie game Dear Esther recouped its financial backing from Indie Fund and began to make a profit just five and a half hours after going on sale via Steam.

Less than 24 hours after release the game has sold over 16,000 copies on Steam.

The game began as a mod for Half-Life 2 developed as part of a research project at the University of Portsmouth, the version released boasts visuals constructed by Robert Briscoe, a former environment artist on Mirror's Edge.

Dear Esther is a ghost story, told in the first person. 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.

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Woffls

I got the impression that this is one of those games that's as good as you want it to be, like Limbo ;p
Posted 12:02 on 16 February 2012
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EverTheOptimist

Good for them, nice to see something experimental doing well.
Posted 10:52 on 16 February 2012
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Endless

Quote:
The game began as a mod for Half-Life 2 developed as part of a research project at the University of Portsmouth, the version released boasts visuals constructed by Robert Briscoe, a former environment artist on Mirror's Edge.

Dear Esther is a ghost story, told in the first person. 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.

That right there told me more than the 2-page review. But I still wouldnt buy it :)
Posted 09:15 on 16 February 2012

Game Stats

Release Date: 14/02/2012
Developer: The Chinese Room
Publisher: Valve
Genre: Unknown
Rating: TBC
Site Rank: 3,117 681
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