First launched on PC back in 2012, Dear Esther from developer The Chinese Room was probably one of the pioneer walking simulator games. It was later ported to PS4 and Xbox One, but nowhere else since. That is about to change soon as it has just been announced that Dear Esther will be coming to iOS later this year, allowing players to experience it on the go.

Dear Esther Mobile
Dear Esther is coming to iOS later this year

If you haven’t heard of this game yet, it is a first-person adventure game in which you’ll explore a dark and desolated island with the assistance of a narrator who will read out loud portions of a letter for you. Your task is to pierce together all the information to unveil its story. That’s about it. There is virtually no gameplay to speak of here, as this is a purely narrative-driven experience.

Dear Esther Environment
Explore a dark and desolated island

As unconventional as that might sound, Dear Esther was still regarded highly by many people for its touching and hauntingly beautiful plot, captivating environment, and sweet soundtrack. Not only that, but the events, visuals, and audio are all randomly-generated, so every playthrough is different. Check out the original trailer for the game below:

At the moment, there are no details on the pricing of the iOS version or whether it will support controllers or not. Honestly, the game is not too input-heavy, so it’d probably work wonderfully with a touch-based control scheme. Still, it’s understandable that players who are used to play on consoles would prefer a controller. We’ll have to wait and see.

The Chinese Room also commented that it wants this iOS port of Dear Esther to pave the way for its upcoming game Little Orpheus, which is set to launch next year.  As of now, there is no release date for either title yet, so do stay tuned for more updates!