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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发行日期: 2014年3月25日

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"It has a melancholy to it, and a wistfulness that I rarely find in games. They kept it grounded, focusing on the loneliness of memories slipping away."
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6月13日

Ether One Deluxe Edition available now on Steam!



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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5月1日

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



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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“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

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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

系统需求

    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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8 人中有 8 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
10.9 小时(记录在案的)
这个游戏我在商店页面看了半天也没看到吸引我的地方,看到画面还算精美,想玩玩看看吧,看了看成就列表,以为游戏内容不会太多,心想玩下通关得了,结果没想到内容不是一般的丰富,用了很长时间才算满意通关。
游戏是从医院开始的,在未来,随着医学技术的进步,人们可以将人以意识形态送人别人的意识世界中,通过在其中进行探索和改造,修复、提醒或是引导主人的思维,以此帮助一些有精神障碍的病人恢复正常或是找回记忆等。玩家扮演的主角即是一名“恢复者”,她进入了一个精神受创的植物人的思维世界,在其中引领病人寻回重要的记忆,发现关键性的事件,找到引起精神创伤的原因,帮助病人脱离精神死锁。
玩家来到患者记忆中后,有一个独立的“安全屋”,安全屋与病人的记忆世界相连,玩家可以随时返回安全屋以便规避记忆世界的不稳定区块,也可以在这里储存记忆世界的物品以及保存数据。由于病人深陷在自己过去的回忆中,而潜意识会选择最安宁的部分,所以玩家就是从病人孩童时代的故乡小镇开始的,到处都是笼罩了旧色的安宁祥和的气氛的小镇,画面和色彩非常精美。由于过去的已经永远凝固在记忆中,所以玩家面对的就是一个巨大的、完整的但却静止的镇子,人们好像刚好全都消失,但一切都保留着正常状态,除了没有一个人以外,到处都是正常生活的状态:酒吧吧台上四散着喝了一半的酒杯,医生的屋子贴着当日的预约,酿酒坊的箱子还没装满,浴室的柜子打开了若干,花洒正在洒水....算是个“小镇沙盘”吧,场景非常全面和精致,让人忍不住在里面徜徉不已,但不仅如此,作为一个解谜游戏,在这个沙盘场景中,有着许许多多的信息和线索,简直就是处处都是信息,玩家要在其中仔细寻找和分析,筛选出有用的、需要的,在其中找到方法去改造这个静止空间,或者说是让一部分关键场景在记忆中“活动”起来,从而重现某种场景的影像,以此唤起病人的相关记忆。作为“恢复者”,玩家的目的就是前往若干个此记忆世界的不同记忆区,找寻并重现和记录这些关键影像,一点点追寻病人的人生和经历,找到治愈他的关键所在。
除此之外,还有很多东西可以在记忆世界中寻得,一些记忆碎片散落在各个场景中,这些记忆并没有被遗忘,到了正确的地方立刻就被忆起,还有一见到就能唤起病人记忆的收集品等等,是给玩家探索的奖励。
游戏的历程自然不能是这么一帆风顺,随着大块的记忆被找回,整个记忆世界出现了许多偏离预料方向的东西:不知是什么时候的场景和对话,不知属于谁的来自何方的记忆片段,不明原因的记忆区自毁,和现实世界的重叠,还有来自外面世界的电话声音如此熟悉,这一切都带来更多的谜团和疑惑,说明这片“记忆虚空”并不是医生解释的那么简单,一个故事逐渐拼接完整,在玩家的旅程走到终点时,很多答案都将得到解答。
最后说一点,这个游戏真的不恐怖,现在的游戏真是毁人,恐怖游戏弄得一片祥和,结果让人觉得越安宁越可能潜伏什么恐怖的东西,所以玩这个游戏心里总觉得会有什么恐怖的事情发生,越玩越忧心,最后发现根本没有,完全是一篇静谧么,白自己吓唬自己了。
发布于:10月10日
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23 人中有 22 人(96%)觉得这篇评测有价值
56.1 小时(记录在案的)
I just finished Ether One. It's a brilliant game with an exceptional story. It reminds me of the Adventure games of yore where it is best to take notes, make maps, draw diagrams and exam everything. I took my time and I worked on a section at a time trying to complete it before moving on. The puzzles can be challenging, but your note taking efforts will greatly help. This also comes in mighty helpful when it is necessary to go back into an area. These efforts will help to complete the game as it should be completed and the rewards for doing so are three-fold. The story is in-depth with a lot of substance. It's also a teaching experience. I finished with tears in my eyes, a filled heart and a mind enveloped in wonderment. This is, by far, one of the best games i have ever played. Outstanding !!
发布于:7月3日
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10 人中有 9 人(90%)觉得这篇评测有价值
10.1 小时(记录在案的)
let me begin with the nutshell version of this review: Ether One will give back to you, threefold, whatever you put into it. if you take your time with this game and immerse yourself entirely in the story, the ending will likely bring you to tears. if not, you have missed out on a wonderful opportunity to have your heartstrings tugged at.

Ether One is gorgeous in a thousand different ways, and although it isn't exactly a next-gen game, White Paper Games has managed to bring some incredible ideas into play. some of these worked and some of these did not, but the overall impact of the game is a positive one, bittersweet-ness included.

i'll begin with what worked: the graphics had an almost Walking Dead kind of feel to them, and when coupled with the MASTERFUL ambience and audio of the game, the effect was honestly enchanting. i was concerned at first when I saw the "horror" tag but, although the game both deals with and alludes to very serious tragedies, it could hardly be called a horror game. when putting enough effort in, your input is rewarded in a way that truly feels satisfying, as more pieces of the story come together whenever you complete a specific task.

another aspect of this game i enjoyed (albeit reluctantly, at first) was the kind of real-world puzzle-solving i've only ever experienced in Amnesia (i can't attest to the rarity of it; i only mean to say that i'm newer to exploration games). recreating the life and times of Pinwheel -- even something as simple as putting coffee on someone's desk -- is something i'll have a hard time forgetting, because nearly every puzzle was so meaningful in and of itself.

the "inventory" system was also one that was a pleasantly odd choice: instead of having a "bag" or "backpack", the player will be able to physically store items on shelves in a small room you can instantly transport yourself to and from. this, although seeming to be inconvenient at first, really serves as a 'centering' place, and allows the objects you pick up to really and truly seem like objects of interest and not just flat tools you equip and never see again. you have the ability to misplace things (if you're stupid, like me), which really does add to the immersion, as odd as that sounds.

now, onto the more negative aspects:

i may just be inexperienced with these kinds of games, but the puzzles ended up being relatively difficult at times. keep in mind that the core of the game doesn't necessarily involve puzzles as much as the "projector side quest" does, but i was dead set on trying to get as many as i could and, therefore, did a number on myself trying to solve a thousand puzzles.

my favourite area, the harbor, was followed by my LEAST FAVOURITE EVER area, the industrial area.

hear me out when i say i LOVED this game, but i HATED the industrial area. this is probably a highly personal issue, but i got lost ALL THE ♥♥♥♥IN TIME and i ended up getting frustrated to the point where i had to go have a snack to calm down.

granted, this frustration made it slightly more worth it in the end, but i think the layout of the area was confusing with no real signs pointing anywhere or telling anyone what to do. although this contributes heavily to the realism -- you must solve puzzles as you would in real life, which is one of this game's shining points -- it ended up being very difficult, at least for me. it was something that held such promise and followed through with a lot of it, but ended up causing a lot of frustration that pulled away from the depth of the immersion -- and the deeper you are, the more annoying it is to have to come up for air.

another issue i found was actually a result of this realism: the game does not always react so realistically. moving through water has no effect (no ripples), you cannot just place things down on the floor or on a table -- in fact, if you pick something up and decide to hold onto it, you can only put it down in PLACE of another item you pick up, or on one of the surfaces in your "home base", or scattered sparsely across the maps. some items -- we'll say a bottle of beer, for example -- can be picked up, and others are just textures in the background. this is also quite frustrating, because when you feel like everything in the world is so real, it's jarring to be unable to touch something or move somewhere.

in spite of these issues, however, Ether One is a gem of an indie game. the story is rich and compelling, unfolding itself deliciously slowly as you learn to love the characters within, the environment feels real, even without next-gen graphics -- i wanted to walk through the forests of Pinwheel more times than i could count, and if i had been able to open the fridges and see some fresh food in there, i would've wanted to live in this world forever. this game took the hours i invested into it and rewarded me with a subtle, sweet, and heart-wrenching conclusion -- it made me cry, and i'm glad it did.

an easy 8-8.5/10.

if you have some time on your hands, some patience, and a penchant for the enchanting and bittersweet, this is absolutely a game to pick up.
发布于:6月24日
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7 人中有 6 人(86%)觉得这篇评测有价值
13.0 小时(记录在案的)
Fantastic Game. Touching story and very well built game.
The puzzles really take some time to figure out, but you get out what you put in!
This game really doesn't hold your hand and it's down to you how you play
发布于:4月27日
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9 人中有 7 人(78%)觉得这篇评测有价值
8.9 小时(记录在案的)
9/10

+ very nice presentation, art is awesome, runs great on max settings
+ nice music, good voice acting
+ point and click adventure game with some very hard puzzles, that are not essentially needed to proceed, meaning you can just explore the environment and complete the story without solving almost any puzzle. this is NOT recommendded - the puzzles are extremely well designed, they are mostly about reconstructing a memory by reading and finding relevant items, cracking safes etc. - great idea about moving between the 2 worlds of the game and storing items or reading the important documents you found so far
+ complex story, emotional at times , with some horror elements, very interesting though you will want to see what happens
+ controls and gameplay mechanics flawless
+ good duration, replayability (as it is very hard to complete it the first time by solving everything)

- playing for the first time you might not understand exactly what you have to do or how to solve the puzzles, if you have the patience to proceed a bit you will be rewarded though - it could be a bit more beginner friendly
- sometimes finding items needed to solve puzzles is frustrating, they might be far away from the scene or even in a totally different location (item or hint)

one of my favorites adventures of the year, very professional work, highly recommended to those who like adventure and puzzle games in general with a good story
发布于:10月15日
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