Dear Esther Makes its Money Back in a Few Hours

The Success of the story driven first-person game Dear Esther proves that it’s not all doom and gloom for the indie game scene. Developed by UK developer thechineseroom, Dear Esther tells the story of “A deserted island… a lost man… memories of a fatal crash… a book written by a dying explorer.”

Locations on the island are randomized, so each playthrough is different. The $9.99 game made back its $55,000 investment within a few hours of its release on the Steam store. The game’s ad on the Steam website looks more like a mystery/romance novel than a video game. This disproves so much conventional wisdom about what it takes to make a successful indie game that other so-called “indie” platforms should stand up and take notice.


Battlestar #Galactibash Gallery

The Battlestar Galactibash celebrating the end of the Battlestar Galactica Exhibit at the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle took place on Friday. Lauren Hall-Stigerts (pictured above, rocking the fatigues) was on hand to take some photos for us. The exhibit closes March 2nd, so check it out today!

‘Arrow’ Adds Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn

CW’s The Arrow just updated its cast list today to include Colin Donnell as title hero’s best friend Tommy Merlyn. In this incarnation, Merlyn is one of Oliver Queen’s fellow “trustafarian” friends from his past, but notices that Oliver returns to the city a changed man. Whether that Tommy will become the Green Arrow’s arch-rival Merlyn in this series remains to be seen.