James O’Sullivan

Figure 1. A scene from Dear Esther, demonstrating the wide expanses of the island that players can seemingly explore.

 

Figure 2. Players encounter a Fibonacci spiral, which approximates the golden ratio, on one of the island’s beaches.

 

Figure 3. What appears to be an ultrasound, discovered in one of the houses you encounter on the island.

 

Figure 4. A cave in Dear Esther, from which you ascend into the final act.

 

Figure 5. A blowhole from Dear Esther.