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PSA: Dear Esther has wandered onto Steam

Moving away from de rigueur violence, we're excited to hear about the re-release of Dear Esther, a moody game and former mod that is -- last we checked -- in no way about explosions and wars. Dear Esther is available for $9.99 right now on Steam. It's an adventure game for the Windows PC where, as...

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Dear Esther is looking especially sharp after being put through the Portal 2 engine

We forgive you if you don't remember what Dear Esther is -- it's the Half-Life 2 mod turned commercial game set for release this Valentine's Day. What a perfect day for launch, as we're told the game is quite easy to fall in love with....

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Dear Esther coming to Steam on Valentine's Day for $10

The broad, early 2012 launch window of the pretty little Half-Life 2 mod-turned-full Steam game Dear Esther has been narrowed down to a sleek, streamlined release date. The game's official website just announced the title will arrive on Steam February 14 -- that's Valentine's Day, lovers -- for a...

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'Dear Esther' now launching in early 2012, moved over to Portal 2 engine

It's strange, isn't it? The day after we're supposed to give thanks for all the special things in life, we subject ourselves to unknown abuse all in the name of saving a buck. Let's instead give thanks for indie game projects that you won't ever find under the heel of a particularly ill-tempered...

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Dear Esther HL2 mod remake to be commercially released this summer

Selected in December as Mod DB's annual "Best Upcoming Mod," Dear Esther is actually a remake of a 2008 Half-Life 2 Source-engine mod by the same name. The original mod was developed by indie studio thechineseroom (at the University of Portsmouth, UK) and was "stumbled across" by Robert Briscoe, a...

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IndieCade 2009: The finalists

IndieCade 2009 was held in Culver City, CA this past weekend, and the local art galleries and restaurants were filled with independent games and their developers from all over the world. The festival billed itself as the "video game Sundance" and lived up to this self-made reputation, putting 29...

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