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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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Creative Europe Reveals Elex 2, New 11bit Project and More

First spotted by Eurogamer, Creative Europe’s list of grants has revealed numerous titles currently in the works by companies in Europe. Companies that were included in this are Daedalic Entertainment, This…

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Amnesia Collection Coming to PlayStation 4 Next Month

Quick, what’s the scariest game you’ve ever played? For a lot of people the answer to that question is Amnesia: The Dark Descent. While it may be a popular choice…

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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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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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Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Confirmed For PC Release

In a recent tweet by development team The Chinese Room, who you may know as the creators of games such as Dear Esther and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs,  announced that the…

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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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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…