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Dear Esther

Dear Esther is an adventure game with a first person perspective, with a rather heavy and dark climate. Here we are only exploring the surroundings and listening to the scraps of stories, which we have to put together into a coherent story.

Adventure | FPP | indie games | experimental/art | exploration games

Dear Esther cover

developer: The Chinese Room

publisher: The Chinese Room

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:





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, making every each journey a unique experience. Dear Esther features a stunning, specially commissioned soundtrack from Jessica Curry.

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…

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 7600 GT or better), 2 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7

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