- www.ether-game.com
- www.gog.com/game/ether_one
- Humblebundle.com
- Store.steampowered.com

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.

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.The choice is left to you.

Welcome to Pinwheel.


  • 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.

"Every once in a while a game comes along that hits you with a vivid art style and intriguing design at a hundred miles per hour" - Indie Game Magazine

"From what they've shown us so far, the art style of Ether is gorgeous." - Destructoid

Ether One is developed by White Paper Games, an independent game developer of 6 that is situated in the heart of Manchester in the UK. Ether One is developed using the Unreal Development Kit.

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· www.ether-game.com

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Hi everyone!

So it has been two weeks to the day since Ether One launched for PC and I thought I would follow up with a news post that summarised a whole load of different things that have been happening over the past couple of weeks with us.


On the 25th March 2014 White Paper Games released their very first title Ether One for the PC. We had been working on this title for the past two and half years and it has been so great to finally get it out to everyone so they can experience what we have been passionately creating for what seems like an age.

Over the past two weeks the first reviews have come rolling in and below is a summary of the highlights.

"An exceptional collection of puzzles bound by narrative which gets a little ahead of itself. 82/100" -PC Gamer

"Ether One lets you invade the lives of others. You're already in someone's memories, so why stop there? There's a whole town's worth of gossip to catch up on: private thoughts, forbidden love, the devilish plans of children. If you can put the puzzle work in, you'll become happily entangled in the web that ties together the inhabitants of Pinwheel and their ordinary lives." - Kill Screen Daily

"It's been just two days since I last played 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. 9/10" - Strategy Informer

"If you want a puzzle game that feels a lot like Myst, this game is for you. If you want a driven story a la Dear Esther or Gone Home, this is for you. The world is stunning and very well thought out, and simply existing in it can bring about a feeling that is rarely achieved in digital media. 5/5" - Side Questing

"The world of Ether One is a superbly detailed and well thought-out place. The gameplay hearkens back to an age when you needed three pages of notes to solve a single puzzle. The story is both heartbreaking and horrifying, as well as intriguing and enigmatic. 4/5" - Joystiq

There are also loads of Let's Plays out there and podcasts to get info and thoughts on the game.

Joystiq Stream - Joystiq.com

The Axe Factor Podcast - Epicbattleaxe.com

Joystiq podcast - Joystiq.com

The Sparrows Journey Let's
- Youtube.com

EGXRezzed 2014

On the weekend of the 29th White Paper Games attended the NEC in Birmingham to showcase Ether One for the first time as a completed game at EGX Rezzed 2014. There were tons and tons of amazing games on show including the highly anticipated Alien: Isolation and it was an honour to showcase next to everyone. Below are some great photos from the event.

We are officially Sony Developers!

That's right, as well as developing for PC and Mac we are now officially licensed Sony Developers. We have been chatting to Sony for quite a while about the possibilities of working together and over the next couple of weeks we are going to be looking at getting Ether One onto the Playstation platforms (although we aren't sure which ones yet).

Nothing is confirmed or agreed upon yet but keep your eyes peeled for more news to follow.

The Gadget Show Live

I'm not sure how it happened but The Gadget Show Live thought our game was good enough to showcase there! It honestly looks like such a fun event and we've never been before so we're really excited to head down there and show Ether One. If any of you are around the Birmingham NEC between the 9th-13th April be sure to stop by and say hi! We're surrounded by some very cool looking indie games so it should be great to showcase Ether One there.


I think that's all for now. Remember that Ether One is OUT NOW through Steam, GOG, Humble & Gamers Gate. We'll announce more events as we confirm them but we're going to try and get Ether One out to as many shows as we can, funds permitting!

Thank you all so much for your support over launch. Whether it's watching people play Ether One on Youtube, reading reviews or chatting to people on the forums it's really been awesome to see everyone enjoying our game (minus a few small bugs). Hopefully over these next few weeks Ether One will continue to gain momentum.

Ether One release trailer and pre-orders live

Ether One release trailer and pre-orders live

1 year ago News 4 comments Report

Today White Paper Games has shown their release trailer for Ether One and announced that pre-orders are now live. Check out the trailer now!

Ether One Teaser Trailer and Release Date!

Ether One Teaser Trailer and Release Date!

1 year ago News 3 comments Report

So it’s finally here. We’re really happy to announce that we have a brand new teaser trailer with the date of March 25th for release! We’re really...

Ether One Dev Update

Ether One Dev Update

1 year ago News 2 comments Report

We wanted to make sure we updated all of you on the progress of how things are going on Ether, since we’ve been so quiet recently. Things at the studio...

Ether One Supporting Oculus Rift

Ether One Supporting Oculus Rift

2 years ago News 2 comments Report

Ether One has announced that it will be supporting Oculus Rift.

Ether One is a first person adventure that deals with the fragility of the human mind.


3 years ago Music 0 comments

Hope is a sample music track from the world of Ether. It represents one of the many emotional memories that you will explore in Jeans mind.



3 years ago Music 0 comments

Belief is a music track from the world of Ether. It represents one of the many emotional memories that you will explore within Jeans mind.

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TheUnbeholden Apr 4 2015 says:

The puzzles are obtuse and wholly divorced from the narrative. I'd probably have played through Ether One by now if it didn't have them. Nevermind is shaping upto to be more like what I've been wanting, psychological game with puzzles that fit the game, you enter the clients mind and by understanding what the persons subconscious is saying you help them overcome their mental problems. Its still not finished of course and don't know whether it will be disturbing/scary like it implies (or if even having a heart rate monitor will actually affect the game like it says it will ie biofeedback). Anyway, shame that this game couldn't allow you to skip the puzzles because they just frustrate and bore the player.

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Kt_Smag May 6 2014 says:

This game absolutely incredible. It's so beautiful and amazing. I love it.

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TheSparrowsJourney Mar 25 2014 says:

As the game releases I've started posting my walkthrough, enjoy :) Youtube.com

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ShakesPub Jan 31 2014 says:

www.ShakesPub.net is very excited about what we are seeing here...def will be following your work. Cheers and best of luck!

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CtrlF4 Jun 13 2013 says:

Hello from Manchester! The games looks beautiful, can't wait for release.

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Guest Jun 6 2013 says:

I want play Either One. xDDDDD

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Shredhead Apr 29 2013 says:

Looking great guys!

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xemnas164 Feb 21 2013 says:

insaaaaane! i want this game.

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KIN0025 Jun 19 2013 replied:


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@The7thLevel Hey Kneel, we're aware of this issue - if you leave the game loading it should load up for you. We're looking into a fix.

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@jack_fiddes That's awesome, Jack! Great job :) Did you study at FW?

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@SisselMarston Hey Jack! We're just waiting for the official date any time now - it should be VERY SOON though! Thank you for the support!

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@Jonavan22 Hey Jonavan, we are currently fixing a free issue, yes! :) If you leave the game loading it should un-freeze for you though.

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