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Dear Esther

Released 14th February 2012, this game is unavailable.
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About Dear Esther

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.
“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 its beautiful environments with a breathtaking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption.

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, the windswept cliffs and buried in the darkness of the tunnels beneath the island… Or then again, they may just not be, after all…

Dear Esther is supported by Indie Fund.

KEY FEATURES
- Every play-through a unique experience, with randomly generated audio, visuals and events.
- Explore incredible environments that fully immerse you in the haunting island and its mysterious past.
- A poetic, semi-randomised story like you've never experienced in a game before.
- Stunning soundtrack composed by Jessica Curry, featuring world-class musicians.
- An uncompromisingly inventive game delivered to the highest AAA standards.

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Game Developer (1)

Developed by The Chinese Room.

Game Publisher (1)

Published by The Chinese Room.


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Operating System (OS):Windows, macOS
Storage (Size):2GB
Memory (RAM):1GB XP / 2GB Vista
Processor (CPU):Quad core 2.4GHz or higher
Graphics Card (GPU):NVidia 8800, ATI Radeon 2900
DirectX Version:9.0c

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  • PC

When was this video game released?

Dear Esther was released:

14th February 2012

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Name:Dear Esther
Franchise:Dear Esther
Release Date:14th February 2012 (14/02/2012)
Current Price:Unavailable (Compare Prices)
Platforms:PC
Official Website:http://www.dear-esther.com
Age Rating:ESRB Teen, PEGI 12
Developer:The Chinese Room
Publisher:The Chinese Room

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