Posts Tagged ‘aether’

Tell Me There’s A Heaven: Minecraft’s Aether

By Alec Meer on July 25th, 2011.

Did Duke Nukem Forever 2 just get released?

Something else to add to The Infinite Download List Of Infinite Downloads is Aether, a major mod for good ol’ Minecraft that’s so fat with features and changes that you could almost call it a total conversion. It’s also an extension of Minecraft’s ill-defined, open-to-interpretation fictional universe. If The Nether is Minecraft’s hell, then Aether is its heaven – an even more abstract cube-world of floating sky-islands, angry birds (no, not those ones), loot-holding dungeons and flying whales.
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Aether

By Alec Meer on September 4th, 2008.

This is me.

I’m hardly surprised that my spam filter decided a message with the subject line “Hey it’s Edmumd (c*nt)” should be kept from me (asterisk added by me, needless to say). Even if it had reached my inbox, I probably would presumed it was another inexplicably angry WAR fan having a shout at us or something. Fortunately, Edmund was persistent, and thanks to his follow-up mail I was discovered he was in fact Edmund McMillen, the creator of the vaginally-titled shmup we posted about last week.

He’s also the creator of the acclaimed Gish, winner of the 2005 Independent Game Festival grand prize. So when he revealed he was about to release a new game, darn-tootin’ I was interested.
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