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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

Visit for other games by Glaiel!


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

Nothing more to be said other than what already been stated, well designed game with simple puzzles that allow the user to enjoy the games graphics. I only wish the characters would react to the worlds changes, I checked every npc to see if they changed their attitude after the world changed but nope.
After beating the game, I stayed to listen to the music.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I've played this game in the past, but I think now that I've seen Indie Game: The Movie and I've seen the way Edmund Mcmillen talks about it, it makes a lot more sense to me on a very profound level. The little boy is a space cadet, just like I was at his age. He's so lost in his own world that Earth becomes little more than a blurry backdrop to everything else that he's experiencing and eventually, he finds himself lost within himself. I love it, very inspiring and very relatable for me.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I must say, I am very impressed with this game. It was a very interesting experience. I thought the opening scene was lovely, and making it rhyme was a very good idea. However, I can understand how some people got a little upset with the music. Personally, I thought it was wonderful, but a mute button WOULD be nice. I can also see how some would be confused as to how to go about winning some of the puzzles. Perhaps a "Hint Button" would suffice? Either way, it was really cool the way you hid those moons and such around the planets. I suggest you all look for them. Some even had NPCs! You two make a wonderful team. I can't wait for a sequel! Sorry this review was so all over the place, there's just so much in this game to talk about.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very simple and amazing game. Love the concept of swinging yourself into outer space!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This is so cute and adorable! i really like it so far! my only problem is that I'm having a very hard time with the controls. i am having huge difficulty getting out from the pink planet. i manage to get out of it, then fall right back in without enough time to move out of the way. i have done it once already, but the game glitches and didn't save my progress. i am pushing the same buttons as before, but it won't let me do the same thing. if the controls are fixed, i would enjoy playing it more.