Dear Esther"Dear Esther" is a unique videogame. Some wouldn't call it a game at all.Dear Esther by ~AllicornUK
Presented as a free downloadable add-on for Valve's Half-Life 2 game, it is a product of Portsmouth (UK) University's TheChineseRoom research unit.
As the unidentified protagonist you explore what appears to be a bleak Hebridean island in a first-person view and - at numerous points around the isle that you may or may not reach - fragments of story are narrated, pieces of soundtrack are played and symbolism and metaphor are played out in your surroundings. A story is written upon the island, its words fragmented across the hilltops, beaches, cliffs and caves. The more you explore, the more of the story you'll encounter.
There aren't any guns or monsters, no brain-teasing puzzles or platform-jumping games - you just explore, look and listen and
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