After receiving four nominations at this year’s Independent Games Festival, producer Dan Pinchbeck has released the first trailer for Dear Esther.

Built in the Source engine and originally released in 2008 as a mod for Half Life 2, Dear Esther is a ghost story, told using first-person gaming technologies. Rather than traditional gameplay, the focus here is on exploration, uncovering the mystery of the island, of who you are and why you are here. Fragments of story are randomly uncovered when exploring the various locations of the island, making every each journey a unique experience. Dear Esther will be available via Steam on February 14th.

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