Tag Archives: Dear Esther

Dear Esther and Story. Blog 4.

Dear Esther strays from traditional story telling in video games. The game isn’t so much playable as it is observable. Players do not create the action, but rather mull around an island and perceive pieces of a story that has … Continue reading

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Becoming Esther

Dear Esther is an intriguing, unique gameplay experience.  It deprives you of the things you take for granted as standard aspects of videogames – you are unable to jump, run, interact with objects, or really perform any action aside from … Continue reading

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To Jump, or Not to Jump? That is the Question

I told myself that on this blog and the final paper that I was going to try and stay away from Dear Esther because it can be analyzed in many different ways but it has been my favorite game of … Continue reading

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How Confusion Leads To Immersion In Dear Esther

From beginning to end, The Chinese Room’s ghostly game, Dear Esther, continuously blends the natural with the supernatural to create a feeling of confusion. Many of the elements of the game are portrayed very believably, including the landscapes and scenery, … Continue reading

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Dear Esther Wiki

Just thought I would draw your attention to this potentially useful resource: the Dear Esther Wiki. They also have a whole page giving the entire script of Dear Esther (2012) that you might find useful.

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