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.
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Ether One Deluxe Edition available now on Steam!

13 июня 2014



Hey all!

Great news! We now have a Deluxe Edition of Ether One on Steam! A lot of you have been asking about how you can go about upgrading or getting additional content for Ether One and it's (FINALLY!) now available.

There are 2 options for buying the deluxe edition content. Firstly, if you don't already own Ether One then you can buy the full Ether One Deluxe Edition. If you have already purchased Ether One but wish to upgrade to the Deluxe Edition you can do this by buying the Ether One Deluxe Edition Upgrade.

Please note that this is not additional in-game content. The deluxe edition includes the Ether One OST, Comic books and Script along with a few more additional goodies.

Once downloaded you can find the files on your hard drive located:
Steam\steamapps\common\EtherOne\

Thank you all for your continued support and kind emails. It's great to hear all your experiences of playing Ether One and how much you're all enjoying our game - it really means a lot to us that you've taken the time to play Ether One and hopefully the deluxe edition will make it all the more meaningful.

As ever, if you have any queries, be sure to head over to the forums to chat and ask questions. We're on there daily to make sure we're providing support for anyone that needs it.

From all the team, thank you!

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Happy May Day! What are your favorite memories from Ether One?

1 мая 2014



Happy May Day Pinwheelians!

To celebrate we'd love to know everyone's most memorable May 1st experiences in Pinwheel. What did you all enjoy the most about spending time in Pinwheel & Ether One? Were you the type of player to wander through the environment just picking up the narrative? Or did you try to unravel every puzzle in the game? Possibly a mix of both?

Did the story connect with you on an emotional level? Could you relate to the story personally? Has it helped you understand or relate to dementia in any way?

Whatever your thoughts, we'd love you to share them here! :)

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Рецензии

“The world of Ether One is a superbly detailed and well thought-out place.”
4/5 – Joystiq

“It’s been just two days since I last player Ether One and I’ve not stopped thinking about it since. I thought about it before I went to bed last night, and the night before. I thought about it when I woke up this morning. I thought about it when I had lunch. So far I’ve sunk 12 hours into a game easily completable in four. I’ve not nearly managed to restore all of the projectors. And I've hardly scratched the surface.”
9/10 – Strategy Informer

“Superb: A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won't cause massive damage to what is a supreme title.”
9/10 – Destructoid

Об игре



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 its 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.

Parallel paths make Ether One accessible to a range of skilled players. Invite your friends and family around to pick their brains for help taking on challenging environmental puzzles, or soak in the atmosphere of Pinwheel at leisure. From a young age we enjoyed the first person puzzle games that required you to write cryptic notes on spare pieces of paper to unravel mysteries. Ether One aims to bring back pen and paper puzzle solving, whilst still being accessible and optional for people not wanting to get stuck and frustrated on the harder puzzles.

features

  • First Person Adventure Game.
  • Open narrative exploration in the town of Pinwheel.
  • Optional puzzle solving.
  • Accessible gameplay with additional controller support for players that aren’t as skilled with complex controls.
  • Challenging pen and paper puzzle design you can decrypt at your own pace.

Deluxe Edition




The Ether One Deluxe Edition comes with the Ether One OST, Game Script, & Comics along with a few more goodies. Please note that there is no additional in-game content.

The Ether One Original Soundtrack by Nathaniel-Jorden Apostol features more than 40 minutes of music created exclusively for Ether One. The soundtrack comes with MP3 & FLAC format along with custom artwork for the soundtrack.

MP3 & FLAC format files will be placed in the Ether One folder in the Steam Directory: ...Steam\steamapps\common\EtherOne\Soundtrack

The Ether One game scripts contain all of the spoken dialogue along with some things that got cut from the game. We hope you find it interesting to see how we developed the narrative for Ether One. Please note: These scripts contain spoilers for the game. You may wish to finish Ether One before reading these. We have noted down specifically which game script contain spoilers in the download.

PDF format files will be placed in the Ether One folder in the Steam Directory: ...Steam\steamapps\common\EtherOne\Scripts

The Strange Tale of Byron Spencer was created by Mark Penman & coloured by Andrew Tunney. It provides an alternative fiction for the world of Pinwheel.

PDF format files will be placed in the Ether One folder in the Steam Directory: ...Steam\steamapps\common\EtherOne\Comics

Системные требования

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2.2+ Ghz Dual-Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 460 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows XP is not supported for Ether One. Laptop equivalent GPU's struggle in comparison to desktop GPU's.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2.6+ Ghz Dual-Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows XP is not supported for Ether One. Laptop equivalent GPU's struggle in comparison to desktop GPU's.
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17 из 21 пользователей (81%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
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11.0 ч. в игре
Описывать Ether One по среднестатистическим критериям – дело неблагодарное. Красивую картинку и чудесную музыку вам покажут в трейлере; игровой процесс со слов толком не понять, нужно пощупать собственными руками (хотя он многое унаследовал от классических квестов с богатым инвентарём предметов). А вот возникающие по ходу приключения аллюзии и мысли – на что, собственно, делает основной упор приключение – дело столь личное, что по ним бессмысленно пытаться анализировать предмет разговора и выставлять сухие оценки.

Творение White Paper Games относится к тому новообразованному поколению игр (официально не признано, но существует), которые очень легко полюбить, однако сложно понять. Красивая, без скидок на условности умная, с выверенным художественным стилем – вот вам и полная характеристика. Чисто внешне Ether One поначалу сильно напоминает первые часы Bioshock Infinite, случайно или намеренно. Но если присмотреться внимательно, то можно разглядеть референсы к серии Myst – та же светлая меланхолия, множество необязательных на первый взгляд деталей. Есть что-то общее и с тягучей созерцательной Dear Esther, а уж с киберпанково-богоискательской Master Reboot пересечений и вовсе полно, вплоть до общих идей.

Но вот авторский замысел от неподготовленного человека рискует ускользнуть, ведь тут всё зависит от желания выстраивать по кусочкам цельную картину у себя в голове. Например, добрая половина интерактивностей и загадок носит сугубо добровольный характер, можно пройти мимо и не ломать голову. Правда, тогда и половина сюжета грозит куда-то улетучится. Но если уж взялись за дело, то будьте любезны внимательно изучать все найденные письма, прослушивать оставленные аудиозаписи и искать зерно истины в путаных фразах вашего куратора.

У такого подхода есть свои недостатки. В частности, аудитория ограничивается людьми, обладающими соответствующим терпением и готовыми прилагать хоть какие-то умственные усилия. Зато и плюсов предостаточно, один из них – большая вовлечённость геймера-зрителя в игровой процесс. Когда тебя не пинают под зад каждые две минуты, напоминая о необходимости срочно бежать, решать головоломки или ронять кому-нибудь на голову наковальню с помощью морских ракушек и шоколадного батончика, – тогда и у исследования окружающего мира, пусть странного и живущего по своим законам, есть все шансы превратиться из повинности в естественную потребность. Ну, если игре есть чем награждать исследователей за старания. Ether One – есть. Но часть скептиков, тем не менее, с полным правом может сказать авторам: «Заигрались».

http://www.kino-govno.com/games/etherone/reviews/ageev
Опубликовано: 27 апреля 2014
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2 из 12 пользователей (17%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
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7.6 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 21 мая 2014
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64 из 73 пользователей (88%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
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3.0 ч. в игре
Stunning visuals, incredible audio and a genuinely moving narrative

Whether you play only for the main plot, ignoring the games many puzzles, or you take it slow and uncover all the mysteries Pin Wheel has hidden behind its spooky and unsettling atmosphere, Ether One will impress.

An independent studio boasting a triple A quality game, highly, highly recommend.
Опубликовано: 25 марта 2014
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136 из 185 пользователей (74%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
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10.7 ч. в игре
http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_656882913&feature=iv&index=3&list=PLBqXrq67D6oqHjOXJ2jp90P__1DS2kbtO&src_vid=rt0yfIvDEvk&v=6glTHczG4p4

I now write this review as I finished the game (main story). Gotta say: mind blowing. Without trying to spoil anything, let's just say the game puts you on somebody's shoes living a terrifying experience, one impossible to picture, unless it actually happens in your life at some point (hope not). It's an indie game delivering completely different experiences, the ones you don't find in most AAA games. Great adventure.
Опубликовано: 21 марта 2014
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38 из 45 пользователей (84%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
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6.3 ч. в игре
Ether One is a first person adventure where you play as a restorer and it's your job to restore the memories of a patient suffering from dementia. There are two paths you can choose, one where you casually experience the story and another where you test your own mind by solving the many optional puzzles sprinkled throughout the game.

Puzzles became challenging (at least for me) which I loved. The pacing of the story is perfect and I never felt rushed through the experience. I was able to go at my own pace and fully enjoy the Bioshock meets Half Life art style and the triple A quality voice acting. I defiantly recommend checking Ether One out for yourself, especially if you love a good puzzle and a look inside the human mind.

Here is my video review of Ether One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWsmxsDEDds
Опубликовано: 27 марта 2014
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