Tag Archives: Dear Esther

Weekly Trailer Rewind 9/18/16 – 9/24/16

Here’s all of the most salient trailers to release this week in one convenient place. Why? Because we love you. Continue reading Weekly Trailer Rewind 9/18/16 – 9/24/16

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Dear Esther console release date announced

Dear Esther, the narrative-driven exploration title from The Chinese Room, is set to release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 20th. It will be priced at $9.99. Continue reading Dear Esther console release date announced

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Review

A Little Tenderness


The newest game to be developed by The Chinese Room and Santa Monica Studios, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is likely to become the next greatest example where critics can point in the blossoming art medium of gaming. Much like The Chinese Room’s 2008 PC title Dear Esther (spiritual predecessor to Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture), this first-person, story driven adventure game allows players to explore and interact with its world in order to uncover the mysteries surrounding its quiet, abandoned landscape, and to delve into some of the more subtly colored fabrics of humanity. Sounds deep, right? Well it is, but quite like arguments aimed at Dear Esther, it makes us question the definition of “game,” and whether that definition even has a place in modern day entertainment.

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