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The Gravity Ether
 
 
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Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Feb 13, 2014 @ 9:05am
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Description
Release date: Released for iOS Fall 2013, can release immediately for STEAM
Fly through outer space, where zero gravity is the norm and the force from a nearby planet is felt like a bowling ball, because it’s the only thing around. This is the world of our universe, shrunk down and brought to your screen in The Gravity Ether. Planets will drift aimlessly through the expanse of space, unless you control their motion by creating and destroying black holes with the tap of your finger.

The objectives are simple: break blocks, collect coins, force the planets into collisions or fling objects through space at high velocities. But you can’t tap or push planets directly, you can only move them by placing and removing black holes to manipulate the gravitational ether. Learn to manipulate the physics of gravity in this adorably simple simulation game.

The game also comes equipped with a built-in level editor. Make your own levels and upload them to the game server, for others to rate and play.

This game is intended for any kind of player craving a fun puzzle/simulation game, but specifically made for use by teachers in classrooms. We are committed to making this game a free and open-source learning tool. We want to change the way we educate our kids, and this game is one of many ways we are working to do so. Why can’t we make a game that is fun to play in its own right, and is also an amazing learning tool? Well we can, and for the most part we haven’t yet (with a few exceptions like Portal, SimCity, and Civilization). We believe that for games to change schools, we need to make tons of these fun-to-play yet very explicitly educational games. That’s what we’re doing here, with The Gravity Ether.

We are working to bring this games to teachers and classroom through outreach to our organization’s partner school. But we also want to bring this game to the Steam community, because a good game is a good game, whether or not it’s meant to teach.

This game was designed by Iridescent (a science-education nonprofit) and developed by Robot Super Brain, with graphic design by Ioana. We are able to make this game freely available with support from the Office of Naval Research and the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust. Check out the game's webpage for more info: iridescentlearning.org/ethers/gravity/.
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58 Comments
Gareth Aug 16, 2014 @ 9:17am 
I would buy this if it was on a tablet. Sadly, I cannot give you my vote for Steam.
hentayschik Aug 10, 2014 @ 7:33am 
good game
Dannycopo Aug 8, 2014 @ 11:58pm 
And if it is on greenlight then it does NOT mean it is something new butits been released on something else before.
Dannycopo Aug 8, 2014 @ 11:56pm 
It does not matter if its aphone game you use the mouse as you finger And it looks pretty epic with the level making and that stuff.
legofan94 May 29, 2014 @ 10:34am 
keeep tablet games off steam!
Писюнчик Apr 18, 2014 @ 5:38pm 
Ну на любителей сойдет можно поиграть:)
LCpl_Underdog Apr 18, 2014 @ 5:17am 
I have to agree with many others on this. This is meant for phones and tablets. I do admit it looks interesting for tablets but please don't clutter steam games with nonsense.
HyperDoge Mar 22, 2014 @ 6:58pm 
the dude in the video is puting up his middle finger.........................................
HyperDoge Mar 22, 2014 @ 6:56pm 
why doesnt this game come out already?
HyperDoge Mar 22, 2014 @ 6:56pm 
why doesnt dis game cum ote alrodys