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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

Beautifull, pure emotion, joy.

A relationship is based on emotions, and you'll have a relationship with this game the second you start playing. Wonderfull.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

hard but really fun!

first time i tried it I had no clue what to do. was thinking "whats with this game?" so I jumped around at all plantes but I had no fucking clue what to do. BUT after I while I began to understand the point of the game. And as far I came I start to realise that the planet earth dont have anything to do with the game exept for the end. for those who wonder why you cant beat earth is because you cant. you have to salve all the other planets pussels before going back to earth and then you can complete the game ^___^

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Relly nice movements

The jumping around, swinging from could to cloud was really fun and kept me entertained for some time.

But I think it needs to have more gameplay and stuff you can do. It seems like the object is to solve those puzzle, and that it doesn't really have anything to do with the puzzling that you have to spend time comming from one planet to another.

Lacks a bit of action/gameplay, graphics and movements are perfect!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Ugh...starting to get giddy.

I like the unique gameplay since it's not all about killing things or whatsoever. The swinging's my favourite because getting momentum and stuff are one of my favourite things to do in a game.

The only thing I didn't like was the characters' views on the main character. I didn't play through it all but from all the characters that I've been through, none of them actually wanted the main character's help. I don't know if I'm not getting the story or whatsoever. Anyway, you should make the boy be able to make some friends and stuff and give him new abilities, skills or anything.

Great game anyway :)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I just spent like an hour playing this game

I usually don't spend that much time playing a flash game...but this game was so incredibly unique that it sucked me in and I had to finish it. The shear size of it was amazing. And the puzzles were fantastic as well. The scenery, the music, ah I could rave on and on about why this is an unbelievable game, but I'll contain myself. I agree with mountpanic that this could definitely branch the gap between flash and console games. This would be perfect as like an X-box live arcade game, or better yet this would be amazing on the Wii! Hands down this is my favorite flash game I've ever played!
5/5 i wish i could give more

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