news\ Jul 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Dear Esther sells over 250K copies

Dear Esther

Dan Pinchbeck, the creative director of Thechineseroom — we interviewed him early this month about their upcoming games, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs — announced via Twitter that their previous work, Dear Esther, has gone on to sell over 250,000 copies.

The Steam summer sale, which reduced the game and its soundtrack to half price (until July 23), helped tremendously. The company pushed 118,000 copies in a mere 48 hours.

"We’re absolutely over the moon here at the moment," wrote Robert Briscoe, artist and level designer for Thechineseroom.

"We always said we'd celebrate if we shifted 20,000," tweeted Pinchbeck.

Dear Esther is only $4.99 for a limited time.

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