In my sudden exploration of indie games, I found a real gem. A game that I was enchanted by – it just kept drawing me in.
That game was Dear Esther.
“I’ve begun my voyage in a paper boat without a bottom, I will fly to the moon in it. I’ve been folded along a creasing time, a weakness in the sheet of life. Now you’ve settled on the opposite side of the paper to me. I can see your traces in the ink that soaks through the fiber, the pulped vegetation. When we become waterlogged and the cage disintegrates we will intermingle. When this paper airplane leaves the cliff edge and carves parallel vapor trails in the dark, we will come together.”
What’s it from? Dear Esther
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Gaming context: The game’s trailer as well as the narrative in the story.
I understand most haven’t even heard of this game, but please stick with me here. Dear Esther is a masterpiece among the indie game community.
I can’t give away too much, but all I can say is that you are a ship-wrecked man on an island, simply exploring…
There are no guns, no action buttons, it’s just walking for two hours. Don’t let that scare you away, the narrative in this game is simply brilliant, and I highly recommend buying it off Steam.
You can hear the quote below. Wonderful!