Dear Esther

PC / Other / Release: Feb 14, 2012 / ESRB: U

Humble Bundle 8 now available

By Steve Watts, May 28, 2013 2:00pm PDT

The Humble Bundle 8 is now available, offering Awesomenauts, Capsized, Dear Esther, Little Inferno, and Thomas Was Alone for one price. Paying more than the average also nets you Hotline Miami and Proteus.

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is Dear Esther dev's next

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a "spiritual successor" to Dear Esther, and it takes place one hour before the world ends.

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Dear Esther sale celebrates Mac launch

By Alice O'Connor, May 16, 2012 6:00am PDT

The promised Mac edition of Dear Esther, accompanied by a hearty 50% discount bringing the celebrated indie explore-a-story down to only $4.99. At that price, those curious about why it's so divisive would do well to pick it up.

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Fez wins IGF 2012 Grand Prize

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 08, 2012 7:00am PST

The movers and shakers of the indie scene came together at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last night for the 2012 Independent Games Festival awards ceremony, where prizes aplenty were handed out to this year's winners and future stars.

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Indie Jeff's Weekly Pick: Dear Esther

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 19, 2012 8:00am PST

For this week's Indie Pick, I roam through the poetically-beautiful Dear Esther by thechineseroom, a Valve-sanctioned remake of a Half-Life 2 mod.

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Dear Esther Mac port confirmed

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 14, 2012 5:00pm PST

The gorgeous commercial remake Dear Esther launches today but only for Windows, much to the chagrin of Mac users who played the original mod on their white computers. Fear not! A Mac version is indeed in the works.

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Dear Esther trailer teases Feb. 14 release

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 18, 2012 6:00pm PST

A new trailer for Dear Esther has been released, teasing the high-definition remake's upcoming release in February.

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IGF 2012 Main Competition finalists announced

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 10, 2012 11:30am PST

The finalists for the 14th annual Independent Games Festival's Main Competition have been announced, highlighting some of the greatest indie games of 2012.

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Dear Esther launching on Valentine's Day at $10

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 08, 2011 6:15am PST

There's no time more lonely, confusing and woeful than Valentine's Day, and next year's will be especially so. Dear Esther, the commercial revamp of the acclaimed melancholy mod, will be released on that fateful day, priced at $9.99.

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Dear Esther delayed by Source engine upgrade

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 22, 2011 6:00am PDT

The gorgeous commercial revamp of acclaimed HL2 mod Dear Esther is now likely to launch this fall, after switching to the Portal 2 engine for better graphics and performance brought unexpected bugs.

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Dear Esther gets Indie Fund cash injection

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 02, 2011 11:00am PDT

Fascinating mod-turned-full game Dear Esther has become the latest project to receive a financial helping hand from the superstar Indie Fund. Developer thechineseroom also revealed it's aiming for a sub-$10 price.

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HL2 Mod 'Dear Esther' Getting Commercial Release

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 11, 2011 9:25am PST

The remake of critically-acclaimed Half-Life 2 mod 'Dear Esther' that's been wowing the Internet will in fact be a standalone commercial Steam...

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