Post Thumbnail

Robert Briscoe, artist and environmental designer of The Chinese Room's first-person interactive story Dear Esther, has taken on a job at Valve Software, citing a need to break away from "the solitary life" of indie development. "For the past five years, 90% of my days have been spent working al...

1 year ago 0 Comments
March 13, 2014 at 6:00PM
Post Thumbnail

For the past two months, environment artist Robert Briscoe has been working to make Dear Esther run in Unity, rather than Valve's Source Engine, and he has some pretty gifs to show for it. He's bringing the entire game to Unity, six years after it launched as a free Source engine mod and two years ...

1 year ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The pay-what-you-want Humble Weekly Sale highlights select Indie games and supports the IndieCade Foundation this week. Dropping any amount of cash will net you the first three chapters of point-and-click adventure game The Dream Machine, along with puzzle-platformer And Yet It Moves and vibrant...

1 year ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

British development studio thechineseroom, the outfit you may remember for its work on Dear Esther and the upcoming Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, is working on an open-world, first-person game for next-generation consoles. "We have just signed a development deal with a major publisher and are exp...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The Humble Indie Bundle 8 launched today, offering up downloadable Windows, Mac, and Linux versions of Thomas Was Alone, Awesomenauts, Little Inferno, Dear Esther, and Capsized as part of its pay-what-you-want base package. Buyers who beat the average purchase price (currently around $5) will ...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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...

3 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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....

3 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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...

3 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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 ...

3 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The broad, early 2012 launch window of the pretty little Half-Life 2 mod-turned-full Steam game Dear Esther has been narrowed down to a sleek, streamlined release date. The game's official website just announced the title will arrive on Steam February 14 -- that's Valentine's Day, lovers -- for a...

3 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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 ...

4 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

IndieCade 2009 was held in Culver City, CA this past weekend, and the local art galleries and restaurants were filled with independent games and their developers from all over the world. The festival billed itself as the "video game Sundance" and lived up to this self-made reputation, putting 29 d...

5 years ago 0 Comments