Aether Drift is an Arena-Based Bullet Hell Arcade game with an emphasis on speed and intensity. Fight your friends in intense Multiplayer battles, or work together to defeat Mobius's army! The game's endless Arcade mode ramps up difficulty over time, and challenges and cheatcodes keep things fresh and exciting!
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March 5

Play Online GUIDE (Aether Drift)

Do you want to play head to head matches but your buddy lives far away? Want to call on a friend for help beating the dreaded Zoa's Palace?

We've found a way to play Aether Drift online and want to share it with you!
Only one of the participating members has to own Aether Drift, so if your friend has never played- no problem!

Here's how to make it work.
Online Setup
Download and Install Parsec, a 3rd Party gaming application ( FREE )
You’ll have to make an account if you don’t already have one.

If you’re hosting, follow these steps to allow players to connect to your device.
The host should be the user with the best internet and computer power of all the connected players to ensure the best experience!
NOTE: Requires a USB controller to play online from at least 3 of the four players. Does NOT require all members to own Aether Drift, only the host!

Launch Parsec once you have it installed, and choose whichever method works best for your situation!
We recommend using Method 1 with strangers, and Method 2 with friends you already know.

Method 1- Party
1). Launch Aether Drift.
2). In Parsec, click ‘Create Party’.
3). Title the party how you wish, and restrict the party to Aether Drift.
4). Select ‘controllers’ for input. Only the host should be using Mouse and Keyboard, if they desire
5). Create the party, enter a lobby, and send the link to your party members
6). Tell your party members to click the link to connect. Make sure you're logged in on the web-app!
*NOTE: You must type a message before the join button will work! Weird quirk of Parsec, just be aware! *
7). Host should accept the party join requests
8). Press 'Start' on your controller to join the game once you see it!

Warning: Don’t let strangers use your mouse and keyboard through this method! Most people are trustworthy, but be safe out there!

Method 2 - Friendship
This will allow players to see your computer screen. Make sure to keep things you want hidden hidden!
Warning: Don’t let strangers use your mouse and keyboard through this method! Most people are trustworthy, but be safe out there!

1). Add each party member as a friend on Parsec.
2). Determine a host amongst the group
3). All non-host players request access to the host’s computer by clicking their username in Parsec, and selecting the PC that will be used to play
4). Have the Host launch Aether Drift
5). Press ‘Start’ on your gamepad to join once the game is visible!

If you have any problems, please be sure to let us know through Steam discussion boards or directly through twitter @1StupidRat. We’ll get to you as quickly as our schedules permit!
Enjoy online, and happy drifting!
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February 26


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About This Game

Aether Drift is a throwback to arcade games and bullet hell shoot 'em ups of the 1980's - with a modern twist.  It features an endless arcade mode with 9 themed arenas to challenge your skills, couch co-op and local multiplayer game modes, as well as a plethora of modifiers and challenges to spice up the gameplay!

You play as Jhin, the Aether Guardian, 
a cybernetic samurai who guards the border between the dimensions.

Mobius, ruler of all dimensions, has gone mad with power and is sending an army to destroy the Aether!  You must vanquish their evil minions by shifting between the very fabric of reality and using their one weakness against them - cold hard steel.  As an Aether Guardian, Jhin can use her "Aether Slip" to tackle the unseen menace that is assaulting the Aether and save everyone from Mobius's wrath.

- Fast-paced, challenging gameplay with tight, responsive controls
- Swap between dimensions at will
- 9 Different Arenas to Test Your Skills
- 6 Unique Guardians to Play As
 ( and 1 Secret Character )
- Two Intense Bossfights
- Competitive Online Highscores for Each Arena
- Moon Launchers
( They Shoot Moons at You! )
- 20 Insanely Hard Challenges
- Over 70 unlockable Cheat Codes

Controller Support
(Xbox, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, GameCube)
*may work with off-brand, but no guarantee

Local Splitscreen Multiplayer
    - 14 Multiplayer Arenas
   - Co-Op, Head To Head, King of the Hill, Rifts, and Hot Potato Game Modes
   - Custom Match Settings, Powerups, etc

In Aether Drift, you must survive for as long as possible in one of 9 Arenas. Waves of Mobius's soldiers will constantly attack you, so you must do your best to defeat them! The difficulty ramps up over time, up to ludicrous amounts at Max Level.

There are also 6 multiplayer modes that can be played with 2 - 4 players.
  • Co-Op has players competing for highscore in the singleplayer arenas. Unlike singleplayer, this mode lets players revive their fallen comrades.
  • Stock and Timed Modes pit players against each other in a battle to the death in one of 14 multiplayer Arenas.
  • Rifts makes players search across the Arenas for capture points which they must fight for control over.
  • King of the Hill spawns one Rift in the center of the map, and players must fight for control over it.
  • Hot Potato mode places a Potato on the first player hit, which can pass to others by hitting them. After a predetermined time the potato detonates, killing all nearby players in a spuddy explosion. Last one standing wins.
** This game is LOCAL only! **

Additional Content:
The game features 20 challenges, each of which will test your skills and agility. Beating them unlocks cheat codes for the game, which can be used to modify both singleplayer and multiplayer to a hilarious degree.

NOTE: This game works best on DESKTOPS! Do not be fooled into thinking it will work well on laptops. It WON'T.

For more information, visit the Toxic Sasquatch website!
Thanks, and happy drifting!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or Newer
    • Processor: Have one
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Recommended ( GT 1030 ) ( Integrated should work fine )
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • Additional Notes: Local Multiplayer runs better with desktops. Singleplayer should run on most builds.

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