Dear Esther

About Dear Esther

Dear Esther is a mod of Half Life 2 that uses the technology and appearance of traditional games in a very innovative and non-traditional way. A ghost story written by Dan Pichbeck, Dear Esther is a narrative dispersed through a digital space, encouraging exploration by the player, but also allowing her to navigate the story in the order she chooses, discovering different elements and moments at her own pace and through her own experiences and perceptions. Pinchbeck has created a layered narrative, strengthened and reinforced by symbols and codes also hidden throughout the game space, creating a complex space commenting on the fragmentary nature of narrative and interactivity.


IndieCade Awards

IndieCade E3 2009 Showcase Selection and IndieCade Festival 2009 Award Winner

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