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Dear Esther sales crash against 100,000

Dear Esther, the atmospheric indie title from thechineseroom, has sold more than 100,000 copies, shortly following the title's launch for Mac on Steam. Developer Robert Briscoe shared the news on Dear Esther's official site: "I have to admit I was a little unsure as to what to expect from sales of...

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Dear Esther comes to Mac on Steam, is half off through Thursday

Dear Esther has finally wandered across the barren PC wasteland to end up on Mac as part of the larger Steam island system. Dear Esther, developed by current Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs team thechineseroom, now supports SteamPlay and is half off for Midweek Madness, through May 17....

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Amnesia dev shares secrets of evolving the horror genre

Frictional Games proved it knows how to make a game that would scare the bejeezus out of Beelzebub himself with Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but there's always room for improvement. Frictional's Thomas Grip has compiled a list of 10 items that can "take horror games to the next level," and (surprisin...

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs aims to frighten you, even if you know what to expect

Amnesia proved, among other things, that atmosphere is one of the most important aspects in a horror title, trumping jumpy music, grotesque character designs and top-of-the-line graphics -- but now imagine Amnesia's panicked, clammy tone coming from a game as dark and beautiful as Dear Esther. Pure...

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Building A Machine for Pigs and expanding the universe of Amnesia

It takes place sixty years after Amnesia: The Dark Descent at the turn of the twentieth century, yet the next game to carry the franchise's moniker will feel like familiar territory in one major respect: it is built to scare you senseless. It's six-o-clock in the morning. My tea jolts me awake. The...

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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is the next title from Frictional Games and Dear Esther dev

The power of two crowned indie developer darlings have joined together to form one team, set to bring the Amnesia franchise into a new era. Speaking exclusively with Joystiq, Frictional Games and Dear Esther's thechineseroom have revealed their latest project, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Developed...

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Dear Esther turned a profit in just 5 hours, 30 minutes

Last year Indie Fund voted to support Dear Esther, a rebuild of the popular Half-Life 2 mod, and it gave developer thechineseroom $55,000 in one lump sum. Indie Fund had its reservations: In an email to thechineseroom's Dan Pinchbeck before handing over the money, Indie Fund said the Steam audience...

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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' 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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