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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 www.glaielgames.com 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.



i would run to the left and it kept running to the left after you let go
same with jumping
couldnt figure out waht to do
im usre it was a great game

not great

I'm glad i played it, and the concept was interesting, but it could have been better implemented. The tongue controls were interesting but awkward, and it took too long to navigate between planets. The little story there was was also poorly developed - each planet seemed to have a story, but it wasn't fully there.

All the best

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Yeah... sureish...

I muted my computer, so i don't know if there was anything outside the music to hear, but I didn't really like the music. Tell me again, why am I causing pointless destruction on those planets again? And what do all those depressed emo beasts have to do with me? They don't even cheer up when their world becomes slightly less gray-scaleish. Anyway, got to destroy the earth, that's something. I really don't know what to say about this game, from one side it's really original and not too simple, from the other side it's a bit too artsy for me and the the puzzles just make no sense, it's a matter of trying things out. Even the simplest tasks get hard of you have to find out about them this way. I liked flying through space, but the planets could have been a little closer together...

Do play this game if you:
-have too much time on your hands
-like talking planets, moons, dots and stripes
-want to add more reasons to this list
Don't play this game if you:
-are a suicidal dot, this will give you the push
-just want to kill things with fire

Or something.

P.S: This review may be unclear, but at least it's clearer thqn the game itself...

A Little Derivative

First, props for making such a nice program on flash, this is highly polished and must have taken an enormous amount of work. Heres my problem: basically every element of this game was borrowed from Mario Galaxy. The story book intro recalls to my mind the library sequences in MG. Running all the way around planets is obvious. The swinging mechanic is almost identical to the 2D gravity star sections in Galaxy. Even the music and art seem directly inspired by the dreamy, ephimeral atmosphere of Miyamoto's latest masterpiece. This is a good game, but don't try to pass it off as "experimental art".


I got so frustrated playing this game, just swinging about forever and not getting anywhere. and the music just got so annoying after a while. it could be that I'm just not very good at these kind of games, but this one just pissed me off big time. but hey, the graphics were great and a really beautiful game. Nice job..

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4.44 / 5.00

Sep 8, 2008
8:35 PM EDT
Action - Other

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