Aether is a simple experimental “Art” game about childhood and escapism. Its a very honest and personal project, says Edmund; that he’s been a little worried about making public because its exposes a lot of the fears he had as a child and puts him in a vulnerable place. Edmund does feel like there are some out there that can appreciate something honest that has a lot of heart.
In the game you play as a boy who leaves the earth in search of life in outer space, someone he can relate to. in the process he discovers lost planets that need to be saved, solving puzzles on these planet bring life back to them and the galaxy expands.
The game has gone on to receive a lot of positive praise.
“Personal and a bit different”
“It’s everything you want an “art game” to be. A uniquely personal, touching game that we can’t wait for you to try.”
-Rock paper shotgun
“It’s like an arty, philosophical…Bionic Commando…with gravity and physics!”
“A gentle loneliness”
-Play This Thing
“Very personal and revelatory”
It’s a MUST-PLAY for all gamers (Hardcore & Casual). (Play it Now)