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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 4.5 / 5 stars

Maybe I'm just dumb.

But I couldn't figure a single thing out. I jumped and swung around for about ten minutes and accomplished nothing. The game still looked great and had a really cool concept. Just a couple little things I would change such as the slack in the tongue. Made it kind of difficult to swing properly. This game looks great though.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good game

My only problem was getting the gas people's planet clean.

Couldn't do it.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


totaly awesome concept!!! Just wondering how long something like this took???


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Couple of little annoyances

Don't get me wrong, absolutely wonderful game, the graphics, music and concept are great. and I liked the way you brought colour to the world when you completed the task, whle a tutorial would spoil the mood of the game, I found it frustrating rather than exciting to explore the worlds, the controls for me were just not very precise. May be it's the gravity engine, to build up a good swing is annoying because of all the slack that happens in the tongue.
But those niggles aside, loved the story, the rhyming of everything, the cute and soft graphics, even the fact that you can download a copy, big brownie points for that!
Would love to see you guys create another game like this, maybe not a sequel, that'd spoil this game, but maybe a spin off!?

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

it's so wierd

it's awesome