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Sep 8, 2008 | 8:35 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place September 9, 2008

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Venture into space! Exploring distant planets and solving their puzzles to change the way the world

views you, become a hero!

Each planet has a puzzle to solve, when you figure out what it is and solve it the planet will regain

color and the screen will flash.

- Use the W and S keys to spin all the way around in a circle (A-S-D-W-A).
- Hit P or Esc to pause.
- If you're stuck on a planet,take a break and come back to it later.


Aether is an "Art Game" about personal childhood feelings and experiences. Please keep and open mind

when playing, relax and enjoy the game.

If the game is running slow for you, there is a link on the title screen to a standalone PC/Mac version

that will run a lot faster on slower computers.

Edmund McMillen = Design/Art
Tyler Glaiel = Programing/Design/Music

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ASDW = Move and jump.
Mouse click = Shoot out your grapple tongue to grab onto clouds, swing around to throw yourself into

space, release the mouse to let go. Keep in mind with enough momentum you can swing all the way around.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful game. The graphics are adorable and the music is outstanding!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

A game with some deeper meaning! Absolutely love it. Who needs MW3 :P great game LOVE the art. Keep it up Edmund! To think this game is related to Super Meat Boy.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

This is a really wonderful and creative game, much different from other games and I think it's better without a very big story.

P.S. People who think it's named after a Minecraft mod, I'm talking to you. "Aether" is a Greek god. In Greek mythology, Aether, also known as Acmon, is one of the primordial deities, the first-born elementals. His name means "light" in ancient Greek. Aether is the personification and elemental god of "the bright, glowing upper air of heaven - the substance of light". He embodies the pure upper air that the gods breathe, as opposed to the normal air breathed by mortals. Like Tartarus and Erebus, Aether may have had shrines in Hella, but he had no temples, and it is unlikely that he had a cult.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

awsome game!!!!naming a game after a minecraft mod
you are so brave!XD


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is written solely on the preloader.... This game could be complete garbage, but i've had so much fun destroying the smiley face i wouldn't care :) Just wish the game would hurry up and load... I have a good feeling about this one :)