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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 3.5 / 5 stars October 25, 2009


wish there was a story or something or well


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars September 12, 2008


Damn, swinging around in space and exploring different planets could be a game all on its own. The fact that you added puzzles just put icing on the cake. Very atmospheric, very ambient, very cool.

The reason I'm giving it a 7 instead of a 10 is because although I understand that you were trying to create a very distinct artistic style, I feel like you've gone overboard and the result is the contrast of lights and darks is so skewed I couldn't tell what I was looking at half the time. only a minor complaint

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars April 11, 2010


It`s really nice, but I don`t get the plot......
Fantastic art work!!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars September 11, 2009


fun but man this level is so annoying !! the moon that has a bunch of people saying im going to blow this place up


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars May 30, 2012

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.