- 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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· @whitepapergames
· www.facebook.com/whitepapergames.com
· www.ether-game.com

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2 comments by Benni_Hill on Apr 8th, 2014

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.

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Sep 15, 2012 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.



Sep 15, 2012 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.

Post comment Comments  (10 - 20 of 27)
MarcyRoars Jan 26 2013, 4:58pm says:

Great graphics, reminds me of a comic book. I love it! The story sounds interesting too. Tracking!

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FrankieGirlGamerWoo Jan 6 2013, 12:55pm says:

Are there monsters in this game? Also, would you mind if I did a Let's Play once the demo/beta/release is out? :)

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Benni_Hill Creator
Benni_Hill Jan 14 2013, 1:02pm replied:

Hi! There are no monsters in the game although there is a threat of sorts that we haven't revealed yet - keep posted for some more info coming soon!

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Guest Dec 24 2012, 8:00am says:

This looks shiny :) is it just puzzles? Love an eerie atmosphere but not so big on cheap jump scares.

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Benni_Hill Creator
Benni_Hill Jan 14 2013, 1:04pm replied:

No jump scares in here! Puzzles make up the breadth of game play in Ether One although there are some very important abilities that you will be using that haven't been revealed yet. Hint - you are a 'Restorer' ;)

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MrFidelmios Dec 7 2012, 11:10pm says:

I'll be using this game in an upcoming video, would you mind sending me a shot maybe minute of just random non editing gameplay?

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Benni_Hill Creator
Benni_Hill Jan 14 2013, 1:05pm replied:

Hi there! Sorry for the very late reply - we have been super busy developing the game. We will be revealing more info on the game next month where we will be able to send you some more info. Email us at 'contact at whitepapergames dot com' for more info and correspondence.

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nosfer4tu Oct 16 2012, 4:34am says:

As long as this is not another slenderman-like game - this is awesome. Nice level design.

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Benni_Hill Creator
Benni_Hill Oct 16 2012, 9:07am replied:

I can happily inform you that this is not another slenderman game in any shape or form! :) Thanks for the comment.

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nosfer4tu Oct 16 2012, 1:56pm replied:

Good to hear, and I love the way textures look. This mod really needs attention. (not from pewdiepie) You are doing nice job guys!

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