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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:59 am 
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You may or may not be familiar with a mod called Dear Esther. It is a single-player mod for Half-Life 2 created by Dan Pinchbeck, described as an interactive narrative first-person game. Well a certain Robert Briscoe who's worked on games like Mirrors Edge is doing a remake and it looks simply stunning. All source engine remember. Check out this update trailer for one of the levels. Also checkout the moddb page and Briscoe's blog for more screens an info.





For those that haven't tried the original Dear Esther, I'd say it's worth checking out. Obviously the original game doesn't look anything near the quality as seen in the new updated version, but it's an interesting experience none the less. Though I did find some part's a bit glitchy.

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Robert Briscoe Devblog- http://www.littlelostpoly.co.uk/devblog/

Dear Esther Moddb page - http://www.moddb.com/mods/dear-esther

Dear Esther V1.1 download - http://www.moddb.com/mods/dear-esther/d ... -v11-fixed


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:10 am 
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Looks incredible. Gets a download from me


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:13 am 
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I absolutely love this mod, beautifully written with oodles of atmosphere. You might want to check out Korsakovia, also by the Chinese Room.



It's really creepy, has more action than Dear Esther, which is kind of where it falls down a bit- it can be quite confusing and annoying at times, but it's well worth sticking with it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:22 am 
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Expected a tribute to That's Life. Planning to finish Half-Life 2 this weekend, only took about 3 years.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:53 am 
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That looks phenomenal!

It's really staggering to see how good Source still looks amongst fresh and new engines coming out in recent years.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:02 pm 
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That's running on Source engine? strawberry float me, it looks good. Looks a bit like a better version of the caves in the opening of Oblivion, too.

Although having seen that, I think I'll have to wait until this new version is out before trying it.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:52 pm 
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Over the past few months, we've managed to implement a more realistic swaying foliage system that is much more efficient and the standard Valve implementation. We moved a lot of the calculations onto the gpu and utilised the SSE instruction calculations for the CPU side of things.

The video is a little jumpy for some reason, but it gives you a rough idea of how it looks in-game.

For more media and info visit my blog: http://www.littlelostpoly.co.uk/devblog/


Really want this.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:59 pm 
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It really is looking good.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:49 pm 
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Looks incredible.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:21 pm 
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No response to this, really? This is the HL2 engine, you do understand this right :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:37 pm 
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No response because the trailer shows off bugger all, perhaps?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:43 pm 
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I'm interested, but I'm trying to maintain a low profile. Plus my PC's rubbish and probably won't run it properly.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:04 am 
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If you play the original you'd know what it's about, it's a narrative based interactive story. It's not like a full on game, it's more about the atmosphere.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:06 am 
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It does look fantastic.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:11 am 
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Obligatory post expressing interest to keep zXe happy.

Roll on Feb 14th.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:18 pm 
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Just finished this. A stunningly written, visually gorgeous piece of work that is oozing in atmosphere and emotion. It took me about 2 hours to finish, and I was hooked the whole way. The story is very well written and interesting, with so much symbology and subtle things to find. This is highly recommended.

The soundtrack is just so hauntingly beautiful. :wub:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:45 pm 
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Just finished it too. Very good, excellent atmosphere, story is a bit confusing in a vague sense but its well written and keeps you going. Glad to see 4 people on my steam friends already bought it :D
Cant get over how good it looks too. The caves in particular were :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:41 pm 
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I feel bad as I haven't bought it yet seeing as I started this thread, but I intend to soon. I'm glad to see it's getting a good reviews, though I was confident it would. Looks incredible from an atmospheric point of view.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:38 am 
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I remember my friend mentioning this ages ago. Just watched the trailer and it looks like something that would be right up my street (love my atmospheric games). Got loads to play at the moment so might pick it up in a few months time.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:17 am 
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I've bought this zXe. Better be worth it.

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