Dear Esther by thechineseroom
This game is DRM-free
"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, award winning, 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…
How to Play
Dear Esther is a ghost story, told using first-person gaming technologies.
Rather than traditional game-play the focus here is on exploration, uncovering the mystery of the island, of who you are and why you are here.
Fragments of story are randomly uncovered when exploring the various locations of the island, through both the environment and the voice narrative, offering clues to the tragic events that bought you to the island as well as the history of the island itself, it’s past inhabitants, and the various tragedies and misfortunes which have also plagued them throughout its cursed past.