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Sep 8, 2008 | 8:35 PM EDT

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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

lol wat a stupid fukin shit for kiddies lol i didn kno this gaem was for my 6yo nephew lol hanging around clouds n shit that so gay ima go play a real fukin game for men mw3 now thats a real game not this pussy ass shit


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Love it. When you find out why the earth broke at the end and why those creatures and planets say those things, it becomes magical and even more interesting.


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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