Ether One

Ether One review

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I’d cracked the puzzle: found the to-do list, cleaned the coffee machine and located the Warden’s mug. To complete the memory I just had to place it on his desk, which I did, expectantly. Bugger all happened. Somewhere in Ether One’s story I’d skipped a line, too dense to connect the clues I was given. I felt daft.

Ether One’s lateral challenges are not Myst’s. Making sense out of Myst demands the mind of a prodigy and a diet of LSD. When Ether One has you stumped, you’re missing the obvious. For an adventure puzzle game that’s the Holy Grail.


Surreal psychodrama Ether One lands next week

Ian Birnbaum at

Ether One has been teasing us for quite some time, but next week the Oculus Rift–capable exploration game is finally free to mess with our minds. To celebrate, we’ve got a spanking-new release trailer to check out the weird world of the memory repair technician, also known as a Restorer.

Ether One trailer prepares you for the psychological adventure that's releasing next month

Phil Savage at

Ether One is a game about being strapped into a virtual reality machine. It's also an Oculus Rift supporting psychological thriller, making it a game that can be played by being strapped into a virtual reality machine. This is a storytelling device known in the business as "being meta as all heck". Unlike the Oculus Rift, though, Ether One now has a release date. Its virtual virtual reality will be ready for activation on March 25th.


Ether One trailer: reality optional as you explore the depths of memory

Omri Petitte at

Ether One's mystique first embedded itself in our synapses during our roundup of the best-looking upcoming games. Developer White Paper recently shared an enigmatic new trailer for the first-person adventure, which is themed around the surrealism of dreams, the dangers of mental instability, and repurposing recollections using nothing but a magical camera.