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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

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 4.5 / 5 stars

That's what you call having fun while being sad!

For some reason, that game put me in a depressive state while I was playing it. Probably the music and everyone saying something negative.

That didn't matter, the game is great. I had fun just swinging around and solving the small puzzles.

Great work. I'll be looking forward to another one.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I absolutely love this game! Totally addicting. I couldn't figure out how to do it at first, but it didn't take too long to figure out. I was actually able to finish it. It's original, it rhymes, the characters are cute, and it's all around a wonderful work of art. Nice!


Rated 3 / 5 stars

I'll give you credit for originality

But what exactly was the point?


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Kinda like drinking a coffe and having an asprin then going to sleep. Happy fun time.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

WOW, Really nice

This is a great game. It's very relaxing and very very original.

The games graphics are really well done and the music is easy to listen to.

I just wish that planets that have been solved did not show up as destinations on the star field. I seemed to keep going back and forth between planets that I had alread done. Yes, the colors are different, but they are so muted and close in hue that it was sometimes hard to differenciate.

I still gabe it 5/5 10/10 though. It was nice to see something new and fresh