A deserted island... a lost man... memories of a fatal crash... a book written by a dying explorer.
Dear Esther is a ghost story told using first-person gaming technologies. Rather than traditional gameplay, 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 triggered by moving around the environments, making every telling unique. Features a stunning, specially commissioned soundtrack. 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 and the tunnels under the island. Or then again, they may just not be, after all...
It seems Dear Esther has become so famous in the indiescene, it even has its own parody called Dear Esteban. The game was created in Unity, and it's available for Win and Mac too. Heres a few words from...Nov 19, 2012 News
Dear Esther a fantastic mod for Half-Life 2 is out now on Desura.Feb 17, 2011 News
Just a quick update to let you know I have re-uploaded the original mod for you to download (my fault, should have been back up long ago) and that we now have an IndieDB page for those of you who wish...Feb 15, 2011 News
The remake of the cult source mod Dear Esther will be released commercially in summer 2011.Feb 11, 2011 News
Mod of the Year 2010 Players Choice - Upcoming ModificationDec 23, 2010 Article