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Dear Esther Developer Temporarily “Going Dark” And Letting Staff Go

The Chinese Room studio has been in the videogame industry for nearly a decade, which had its origins in a humble mod for Half-Life 2 called Dear Esther that went on to…

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Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Review – To Tell A Tedious Tale

Growing up in suburban Oregon, one of my favorite hobbies was hiking around Portland’s Forest Park. The best part of those hikes was the sense of exploration I got from…

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Dear Esther Getting Stage Play Adaptation

The deserted island walking simulator game from Chinese Room called Dear Esther is now getting a play adaptation according to Barbican. The premise of the game is fairly simple but…

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KekRaptor: The Chinese Room’s Guide to Female Characters

Recently the development team behind instant classic and mechanical marvel Everyone Goes To The Rapture, The Chinese Room, directed a firm criticism at CD Projekt Red, regarding their depiction of women in…

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Dear Esther Is Walking Over To Consoles This Summer

If you didn’t quite get your fill of discussing whether something is games or is decidedly not games, then hold on to your hats because this summer you’ll be able…

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Jessica Curry is “sort of” leaving The Chinese Room

Jessica Curry, Director and Composer for game developer The Chinese Room is “sort of” leaving the company according to a post made on the company’s official blog. The post opens with…

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How to Make a Successful Walking Simulator

Recently, the independent game company Tale of Tales announced they would no longer be making games commercially, after their most recent game, Sunset, failed to sell. Despite spending a great deal…

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Dear Esther Dev Leaves the Comfort Zone to Work at Valve

On March 11, successful indie developer Robert Briscoe announced via his blog that after a long work visa application process, he would be taking a position at Valve Software, creators…