Begin a journey through one of the most original first-person games of recent years.
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Utgivningsdatum: 14 feb, 2012

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Köp Dear Esther

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“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 push the Source engine to new levels of beauty.
  • A poetic, semi-randomised story like you've never experienced in a game before.
  • Stunning soundtrack featuring world-class musicians.
  • An uncompromisingly inventive game delivered to the highest AAA standards.

Soundtrack

Jessica Curry's haunting and beautiful soundtrack to Dear Esther, now available on Steam, has been a hit with gamers and critics alike. Reviewers have said ""Curry's score reflects the player's feelings without oppressively instructing them. Exquisitely constructed, both sonically and visually" (Eurogamer), "as beautiful as the game is, it’d be remiss not to mention Curry’s atmospheric soundtrack...impossible to ignore." (Edge), "spellbinding, fascinating aural landscape: a resounding success" (Square Enix), "Curry's delicate & understated musical score achieves a level of excellence. It's the ultimate achievement of composition." (Bitgamer). The soundtrack was shortlisted for the Excellence in Audio award at the Independent Games Festival 2012

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Operativsystem:Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Vista64
    • Processor:Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz eller högre
    • Minne:1GB XP / 2GB Vista
    • Grafik:DirektX 9-kompatibelt grafikkort med stöd för Shader Model 3.0. NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 eller bättre (Intel-grafikchipsets innan Sandybridge stöds inte än)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hårddisk:2 GB hårddiskutrymme
    • Ljud:DirektX 9.0c-kompatibelt ljudkort
    Rekommenderat:
    • Operativsystem:Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Vista64
    • Processor: Quad core 2.4GHz eller högre
    • Minne:1GB XP / 2GB Vista
    • Grafik:DirektX 9-kompatibelt grafikkort med stöd för Shader Model 3.0. NVidia 8800, ATI Radeon 2900 pro eller bättre (Intel-grafikchipsets innan Sandybridge stöds inte)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hårddisk:2 GB hårddiskutrymme
    • Ljud:DirektX 9.0c-kompatibelt ljudkort
    • Operativsystem: MAC OS X 10.6.7 eller högre
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz eller bättre)
    • Minne: 2GB
    • Hårddiskutrymme: Minst 2 GB utrymme
    • Grafikkort: ATI Radeon 2400 eller högre / NVIDIA 8600M eller högre / Intel HD Graphics 3000
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dot.darkness
( 1.2 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 28 juni
Not a style of game I typically go for, but I was hopeful. I don't mind the lack of gameplay, but I didn't find the unfolding narrative to be intriguing enough to pay off in the end. Some environments were nice, but most of the time it just looked like Half-Life 2.
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Meghapixel
( 1.2 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 28 juni
oh my gosh! i must review this game. this game is so amazing! i don't understand why the brats here have to negatively rate this game.. they obviously didn't read a damn thing about the game before buying it... then getting ♥♥♥♥♥♥ when it wasn't what they wanted. RESEARCH your games before you dumbly buy something and think you're going to have a fallout 4 experience.. ffs people.

NOW LISTEN

this isn't your typical game, it is more of a physical audio book.. i think i'll have to play this a few times because i was so freaking blown away by the graphics and landscapes and places that i didn't taken in the entire story.... THIS GAME HAS SOME OF THE BEST GRAPHICS I HAVE EVER SEEN.
ever seen a 4k skyrim texture mod? this is it... this is it. ( besides the flowers and mushrooms being completely flat and "turn" when you walk around/past them ) but come on, THIS GAME HAS AN EPIC AMOUNT OF SCENERY

here are some images i took from my game:
http://imgur.com/a/1ZaFn

don't buy this game expecting a game, you don't interact with the world, you don't do anything but walk places and look and have your mind blown over and over.. enjoy the story. the end.

not necessarily worth $10 ... about like 1/4th that, but it was worth it in my eyes.. i can replay this many many many times and the photographer in me with work hours to get some photos of this place ( which is my goal )

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PrincessAlmighty
( 42.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 28 juni
Literally makes me cry. From the ♥♥♥♥♥♥. with love! :D
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Proysen
( 3.2 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 27 juni
Proof that the source engine can still be used for art. Source SDK, give it a try, learn to model, it will change your life.
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Jocko
( 2.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 27 juni
First of all, understand why a lot of (if not most) negative reviews exist: People don't comprehend the game.

This is one of those games that you don't play, you live it.
It requires emotional sensitivity to grasp its content, and specially its intent.
Yes, it is only walking through beautiful places, but that's not the point.
This game is a journey, not only on your computer screen, but also a personal one. Open yourself to this game and you'll understand it, but most important, you may understand yourself.

I strongly recommend this game for all those who face depression and understand its nature.
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not_imposter_lynx
( 2.8 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 27 juni
¯\_(^u^)_/¯ Can't complain!
I liked it, nice narration, slightly spooky or atmospheric as they say. For 3 hours and a price of under 10,- definetely worth the buy.
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GoneWithLaw
( 1.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 juni
This game was an enjoyable experience, but it's length left *much* to be desired - my 1.3 hours of gameplay was completing the game in it's entirety AND exploring off the intended path only to find nothing of value. While the story and environments were positively beautiful, it felt completely linear and narrative driven with little no action that can be considered "gameplay" and virtually no replay value. I got this game via a bundle online, and if you can as well I would say it would be worthwhile to play through it for the short but captivating story. Otherwise, I cannot recommend purchasing this game at it's current value of $10.
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an intangible concept
( 2.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 juni
there are lots of rocks and it gave me the tinglies
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amic403
( 5.5 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 24 juni
stands out for the soundtrack alone. Let alone the amazing visuals. I've played multiple times and end up with the same result... spellbound.
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.Yorveen
( 2.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 24 juni
Amazing. Atmospheric. Even more beautiful after every new attempt.
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19 av 20 personer (95%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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6.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 14 juni
As an English major, maybe I am biased. Maybe also I am biased by the facts that my fiance died 12 months ago, that my mother died several months after that, and that my father soon died after her. It has been a rough year. Maybe that's why I love this game, and why I already own about ~3-4 copies of it so far, due to Humble Bundles and whatnot...

But perhaps not.

I loved Dear Esther long before any of that stared, after all. I certainly played it at least more than 21 times, trying to figure out where its lines were, though I could never exactly locate them on my maps. I would try to explain it to my fiance, to my dad, to my mom, back when they were still alive, why a 'video game' meant so much to me. How stupid was that? Trying to explain why a 'video game' actually meant something? Instanity, right? Like a barnacle, clinging stupidly to a rock, just trying to not slide into the ocean.

Or, perhaps, it is just that Dear Esther is really not a game, but rather a brilliant piece of existential human literature? Is that a real option? Really?

Maybe this 'game' is as good as the hype, or at least maybe it is for those who are listening for its quiet themes and narratives. Maybe it captured something its 'haters' are deaf to.

Ah, who cares...

This is my all-time favourite video 'game', and I don't care if it's not really a game or not, or if scores of others don't understand/appreciate it and instead choose to pile heaps of scorn/mockery/ridicule on it for not fitting within the mold they've decided it needs to fit.

This is, uquestionably, IMHO, the greatest video 'game' I've ever played, full-stop, even if there is no actual game to play. Dear Esther is a rare, precious gem of a 'game', and it makes me feel good just to have had the priveledge of experiencing it.
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7 av 9 personer (78%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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0.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 maj
Personally I found this game pretty good. The broken fragments of the narrator recalling letters he sent to Esther and the bits and pieces of left behind mysteries you find among your walk of the island are haunting yet calming. I find the game had me creating my own story of what happened, which personally I like as it's essentially reading a book that you get to visualize and make your own image of whats happening. There is a few points where you see figures among the mountains and in various areas, makes me wonder exactly what is happening, almost like following the life of a schizophrenic obsessed with a woman named Esther. I recommend it at sale price, not for 10$.
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4 av 4 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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23.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 17 juni
Do not get this if you are expecting a game.
You do not shoot anything, in fact there are no other characters or any other living things with the exception of a random bird or two.

I wouldn't even recommend getting this at the full price of $10, but I am not hating on this.

This little piece of software is in a strange little categoy that is hard to explain, but it is rather fun to walk around on this island and check things out, look at the beauty, and listen to the story unfold. This is not a game it is dark poetry and I would highly recommend it if there is a steam sale on. Be warned, you can complete the whole thing in about an hour...but since it is so short it is fun to walk through several times because you have a tendancy to find things you missed the first time.

P.S. It has some pretty caves.
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2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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2.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 15 juni
I played this when it first came out on Steam. And it stays with me to this day, unlike almost everything else I have played. The music is superb - bravo, Jessica Curry! - and the journey I took meant so much more to me than any other PC game.
No, you cannot hop and jump etc. That takes some getting used to. But you don't need to. From the vistas to the haunting speeches, from the shock of a half-seen spectral figure to the jarringly unnatural elements of some of the scenery, such as car parts and glowing paintings, playing this game changed me. I genuinely experienced a great deal, and the ending left me speechless with joy.
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3 av 4 personer (75%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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2.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 26 juni
there are lots of rocks and it gave me the tinglies
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1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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1.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 juni
oh my gosh! i must review this game. this game is so amazing! i don't understand why the brats here have to negatively rate this game.. they obviously didn't read a damn thing about the game before buying it... then getting ♥♥♥♥♥♥ when it wasn't what they wanted. RESEARCH your games before you dumbly buy something and think you're going to have a fallout 4 experience.. ffs people.

NOW LISTEN

this isn't your typical game, it is more of a physical audio book.. i think i'll have to play this a few times because i was so freaking blown away by the graphics and landscapes and places that i didn't taken in the entire story.... THIS GAME HAS SOME OF THE BEST GRAPHICS I HAVE EVER SEEN.
ever seen a 4k skyrim texture mod? this is it... this is it. ( besides the flowers and mushrooms being completely flat and "turn" when you walk around/past them ) but come on, THIS GAME HAS AN EPIC AMOUNT OF SCENERY

here are some images i took from my game:
http://imgur.com/a/1ZaFn

don't buy this game expecting a game, you don't interact with the world, you don't do anything but walk places and look and have your mind blown over and over.. enjoy the story. the end.

not necessarily worth $10 ... about like 1/4th that, but it was worth it in my eyes.. i can replay this many many many times and the photographer in me with work hours to get some photos of this place ( which is my goal )

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2 av 3 personer (67%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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5.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 21 juni
Very awe-inspiring and emotional. The graphics in this game have really been improved.

I remember when I first tried this game out when it was a mod for Source (2007 I think?). It always struck me as a unique mod at the time that sort of strayed away from action in favor of narration, suspense, and a bit of exploration.

Runtime is only about an hour and half if you take your time, but I feel its worth it. Great job.
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5 av 8 personer (63%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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2.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 januari, 2014
Alltså, det här spelet är som Chips. Men bara om man gillar Ö-porr. Ignorera berättarrösten bara, den behövs inte.
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3 av 5 personer (60%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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19.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 5 februari, 2015
Riktigt bra spel!!

Är man riktigt uttråkad så är detta spelet perfekt!
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1 av 3 personer (33%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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Upplagd: 23 december, 2014
SKIT & BRA
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