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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 5 / 5 stars


seriously their needs to be more games like this on ng the depth is amazing seriously not without its faults but amazing the only problem is it needs more places to go to and more difficult and varied puzzles but besides that amazing i downloaded this and its gonna stay on comp for a while great game definately make a sequal there has to be


Rated 2 / 5 stars

Interesting game, but with glaring faults.

There are two, but they're enough to seriously detract from the game for me.

1) Sound. The music is horrendous. Worse still, when you actually start the game, the volume intensifies. Fortunately, as there don't seem to be any sound effects, you can turn the sound off on your computer to make it stop. Unfortunately, that is inexcusable; games anymore really need an option to turn off the music separately.

2) Controls. You cannot remap them. WASD hurts my hand.

Please edit and do something about the former (the latter, I suspect, is hard-coded).


Rated 5 / 5 stars


deep, entertaining, and executed flawlessly. amazing job and GREAT idea.

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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!