Head Games: Ether One Only One Month Away

By Nathan Grayson on February 27th, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

I wish the inside of *my* brain looked like that

If you’ve forgotten – perhaps because some malevolent soul infiltrated your mind and mixed up all the wiring – Ether One is an extremely promising-looking first-person adventure about spelunking dreamy brain caves in hopes of unraveling a giant techno-countryside mystery. It looks gorgeous, and its thin film of cyberpunk static sizzles with intrigue. Think Myst meets To The Moon, and you’re basically there. It’s finally coming out next month! Announcement trailer below.

Ether One will be out on March 25th, which is not very many days from now at all. Key to the experience is the ability to freely explore or solve complex Myst-influenced puzzles to progress. In effect, you can choose how you want to experience that game’s mind-bending, reality-warping narrative.

“Ether One is a first person adventure that deals with the fragility of the human mind. There are two paths in the world you can choose from. At it’s core is a story exploration path free from puzzles where you can unfold the story at your own pace. There is also a deeper, more adventurous path in which you can complete complex puzzles to restore life changing events of the patients history in order to help the validation of their life. The choice is left to you.”

I interviewed the developers a while back, and you can read all about an (admittedly less fleshed-out) version of the game right here. It’s extremely enticing stuff, but it remains to be seen whether or not it will all come together. Fingers and fleshy brain cords crossed for yes.

Who’s making a mental note of this one? I definitely am and oh wait what was I talking about hey I just forgot fourth grade oh well I’m sure it’s nothing.

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  1. Luciferous says:

    “Are you ready?”

    Yes Ma’am!

    “Gladiators…. Ready!”

    Wait, no…

    3…

    shiiiiii

    2….

    iiiiiiiit

    1…

    Oh bugger.

  2. Chordian says:

    That red chair looks an awful lot like the one from the beginning of BioShock Infinite.

    • CookPassBabtridge says:

      I can’t figure out if I am about to explore people’s brains in it or have a haircut in the 1970’s

    • Ross Angus says:

      I demand a FlappyGate!

  3. bhauck says:

    So the “explore” mode is a “walk along and have the story told to you mode” rather than a “here is a large, 3D world, look around to find interesting things and ways to progress” mode? The first is fine, but the second is more my speed.