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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

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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

Blue baby FTW!!


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Thanks for this game!!
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Rated 5 / 5 stars

The best!

This is definately one of my favorite games! I really don't have anything bad to say about it all, except I wish it would be much longer. I'm glad it will continue at some point.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


I would suggest that you add some textures to the different planets, maybe some pastel colors. You could theme it so that each planetary system was a particular color. In fact you could have different regions of space that were recognizable as a part of a particular system, that is the asteroids that were associated with that part of space took on the characteristics of the planet nearby. I'd try to have something different at each system as well. I'm no games developer so I don't know, but I could mention ideas from other games, but then that wouldn't be original, lol. As someone else mentions; the game seems sluggish in places (I have a high end system, so it's not my computer that's causing it). That does need to be addressed. At the moment I've only played the game for a short time, so need more time to think, but I think you have something very special here.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Art Game

Many exotism and melancholy in this game that transports us into a kind of dream in which our traditional benchmarks (north, south, up, down) constantly changing with our actions.
The next gray level really gives the game an atmosphere that is comforting but scary.
It is truly a masterpiece and one of the best flash game I have ever seen.
Thank you very much for this moment of peace and relaxation.

PS: I just regret not being able to play with the arrows on the keyboard, I prefer :P


Rated 5 / 5 stars


The storyline is hard to grasp...
But great work, 10/10
Aaand... The music makes boring feeling...