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Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

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It’s nearly ten years since the original Dear Esther was released, and nearly 5 years since the commercial version changed the landscape of storytelling in games. Now The Chinese Room bring last year’s Unity console port to the PC, and add a long awaited developer commentary to this definitive edition of the classic game.

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

Art

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Celebrating 20 years since its first London outing, Art returns for a limited run with a new cast. A tale of three friends and a plain white painting, Art remains a masterful observation of the tragedy hiding within fragile relationships.

Art

The Humans

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Professor Andrew Martin has finally solved the Riemann Equation, a puzzle that has stumped mathematicians for years. This discovery could be the catalyst for huge leaps in human progress. But not everyone feels positive about that…

The Humans

The Elder Ice

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Harry Stubbs is looking for a mysterious legacy left by a polar explorer. But the legacy is as deadly as it is valuable, and the trail leads to something more horrifying than Harry could ever have imagined.

The Elder Ice

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

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In 2012, The Chinese Room made a name for themselves with the lovely Dear Esther, an experimental new way to tell stories in games. Now this talented team demonstrate their exceptional craft with a beautiful and elegiac story about the end of the world.

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

The Girl on the Train

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Rachel Watson imagines perfect lives for people she sees from the train on her daily commute. One day she witnesses something that doesn’t match her imagined fantasies and is compelled to get involved.

The Girl on the Train

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

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Alan Garner’s classic children’s adventure has enchanted generations with its tale of dark magic and ancient myth. I read it in 1982, aged 10 and was instantly hooked. Thirty-four years later, can it still capture my adult imagination?

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Reasons to Stay Alive

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When he was 24, author Matt Haig suffered an emotional breakdown and tried to take his own life. In this short book he takes a brief look at the journey he took trying to overcome the depression and anxiety that had led him to contemplate suicide.

Reasons to Stay Alive