The lights are on
The critically acclaimed, interactive story Dear Esther was profitable after only six hours of launching last week.
The developer said today that within one week they've sold over 50,000 copies. "This is great, as it shows that there’s a real audience for this type of work, and responses have been amazing," they said. "Not only have we received amazingly positive reviews, but the response from fans has been outstanding."
Game Informer's Tim Turi gave Dear Esther an 8 out of 10, saying: "If you’re interested in absorbing an intellectual story and gorgeous visuals without having to exert a drop of effort, take a chance on this curious experiment."
Additionally, translation packs and patches are due out sometime next week
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I loved the game and recommend it to anyone who loves an engrossing story.
I don't know what this is, but color me interested.
I saw this on Steam and was intrigued. Looks like I should make an effort to squeeze this into the rotation. So glad this is encouraging for the developers.
If you have a Steam account, I highly recommend this interactive story. I'm reluctant to call it a game because it's technically not, but it's still amazing and well worth the 10 dollar price tag.
Some kind of crazy horror sequel, perhaps?
That's cool. I have to try and check it out...
Bought it, got to say, Short but it does have a very intriguing narrative, nice to see that games like this are getting the recognition they deserve.
Gosh! I feel ashamed for not having those 10 bucks and start playing it right away. I fell in love with the mod (and that gorgeous girl Esther in my job place).
I need to pick this one up. Sounds interesting to me.
Profitable after six hours with sales in the tens of thousands and a good review? That must be an incredibly efficient and equally talented studio.
I bought this day 1 and loved it. Good for them. Great atmosphere and story-telling.
This goes to show that combining video games and in-depth literary merit is a good thing, and something others desire. I'm personally probably not going to be able to play this game till I get a gaming PC, but I'm reading the script and it is very, VERY, in-depth. Whoever wrote this is definitely a writer with some from of experience, if not a ton.
I just bought this game off of steam. It is downloading as I type this. I think it is awesome that an adventure game is having great sales. I hope Tim Shaefers will as well. I have always been a fan of his work.
That's fantastic to hear! He's making money, and doing what he loves.. I'm so jealous x|
But of course, more power to him. I definitely want to try it some time
I'm so glad to see something different being attempted and to see it succeed