The latest indie success is Dear Esther. "Originally a mod for Half-Life 2 developed as part of a research project at the University of Portsmouth, this recrafted version of Dear Esther boasts gorgeous vistas constructed by Robert Briscoe, a former environment artist on Mirror's Edge."

"A deserted island…a lost man…memories of a fatal crash…a book written by a dying explorer.” Two years in the making, the highly anticipated Indie remake of the cult mod Dear Esther arrives on PC. Dear Esther immerses you in a stunningly realised world, a remote and desolate island somewhere in the outer Hebrides. Lets take a look at the Dear Esther System Requirements...

Dear Esther Minimum System Requirements

OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Vista64

CPU: Pentium 4 3.0GHz


GPU:128 MB, Shader model 2.0 or higher

DX: dx90c

HDD: 2 GB Hard Disk Space

Audio: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Dear Esther Recommended System Requirements

OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Vista64

CPU: Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz or higher


GPU: DirectX 9 compatible video card with Shader model 3.0. NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better


Experimental indie game Dear Esther recouped its financial backing from Indie Fund in just five and a half hours, soaring to the top of Steam's sales charts in the process.

thechineseroom and Robert Briscoe's first-person walk-'em-up released yesterday to critical acclaim, picking up glowing reviews from the likes of Edge, IGN, Eurogamer and PC Gamer.

Less than 24 hours after its release, Dear Esther has already sold over 16,000 units on Steam.