Dear Esther was spawned as a Half-Life 2 mod that was nothing short of a critical hit in the modding community, then a year after it’s 2008 release, it was picked up by an artist who wanted to bring more vibrancy to the world. A year after that, it was being completely redone, from the ground up by a small team, seven people in fact. Then, again, a year after that we have it’s release, today. Honestly, this day is kind of a perfect choice for the commercial release of this bit of software, Valentines Day. Perfect, that is, to tell you a good story of love and loss, and a beautiful story at that.