Tag Archives: First Person

Dear Esther

No matter what other games or mods you play this year, or indeed for the next five years, not many will come close to trumping the confusion factor of Dear Esther. You can imagine Dan Pinchbeck, the mod’s creator, cackling maniacally while piecing together the most befuddling narrative he could conjure up. Indeed, if his job was to get people talking about his game, then he can safely say mission accomplished. As a matter of fact, to even call Dear Esther a game would be quite a stretch, perhaps even an insult. Fundamentally, Dear Esther is a first person interactive…

Back to School

Remember your first time? Nervously looking around at people you don’t know? Fiddling about trying to work out what goes where and trying to think of all the things you’re supposed to be learning? Like the first day of school, the introduction to any new game is important for both the developer and the player. Both parties want to ensure that the player is well equipped for the tasks and challenges to come and there’s no worse feeling than the frustration of either being able to see the solution in front of your eyes, but not knowing how exactly to…