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Dear Esther Smashes 100K Sales Mark

Matt Gardner
Dear Esther, Indie Games, PC games, Rob Briscoe, Sales, thechineseroom

Dear Esther Smashes 100K Sales Mark

thechineseroom's atmospheric indie hit Dear Esther has broken the 100,000 sales barrier, with the company's Robert Briscoe spilled the beans on Dear Esther's official site.


"Late last night Dear Esther hit a phenomenal 100,000 sales!" Briscoe announced.

"This is a huge landmark for us and I’m still completely taken aback by how well it’s done. I have to admit I was a little unsure as to what to expect from sales of Dear Esther once we went to retail, we all were – there was no real benchmark to go by at the time, so I’m extremely pleased to see so many people enjoying the game, and most importantly, proving that gamers are open and eager to new ideas and experiences outside of the boundaries of  ’traditional’ gameplay.

"Thanks to everyone who has supported us through this journey, and who will hopefully continue to support us in the future!"

Here's what Jon had to say about the game in our Dear Esther review:

Like the Mona Lisa's smile, Dear Esther is an enigma - and a jumping off point for players to form their own conclusions and debate its story, symbolism and themes with others. Many simply won't understand or enjoy the experience, but for £6.99, I'd urge you to try.

Speaking of which, you won't have to pay £6.99, as it's currently half price on Steam at £3.49.

Add a comment2 comments
gunnx  May. 17, 2012 at 11:30

Yup I just purchased this morning, will try it out tonight.

phil16  May. 17, 2012 at 12:16

I saw this on offer on steam Tuesday night and grabbed it. Not sure what I think of it yet but bit surprised when I thought I'd done a few areas, left the game and came back later to find it hadn't any save of me completing any areas so had to start again...


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