Rivals Of Aether

Indie fighter that is pixel perfection

Welcome to a vast new world featuring a unique roster of characters known as the Rivals, each Rival can harness and manipulate one of four classical elements – Fire, Water, Air or Earth. Use these powers wisely as you compete for the dominance of their home world, Aether. You’ll quickly find out that each character possesses different skills which can command the battlefield in their own way such as Fire Pits, Teleportation Puddles, Speed-Increasing Wind Currents and Towering Rock Pillars. Instead becoming another traditional fighting game, we find a true indie beauty that is primarily inspired by the all time classic platform fighting series ‘Super Smash Brothers’. Featuring incredibly fun couch multiplayer as well as the depth for competitive 1v1, your preferred style is well and truly catered for here. Rivals Of Aether is planned for release in 2015, take a look over the shots below:

  • Choose VERSUS MODE to duke it out in competitive 1v1 or 2v2 fights, or jump into a free-for-all.
  • Play RIVALS MODE to learn the story behind each rival and begin to uncover the hidden mysteries of Aether.
  • Dive into ABYSS MODE to see how many waves of shadowy fighters you can defeat and reach the leaderboards alone or with a friend.
  • Customize your rival for ABYSS VERSUS and see how you fare against other customized fighters.


I think we owe credit to someone for this, please say hello to Dan Fornace. He started out as an independent developer while in college, releasing Super Smash Land as a free fangame in 2011. To date, Super Smash Land has been downloaded over 400,000 times. After college, he was hired by Microsoft Studios and worked as a Game Designer on their XBLA and Digital Design teams. He worked as a Design Consultant on Trials Evolution, Mark of the Ninja, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Dust: An Elysian Tail and Ori and the Blind Forest. In 2012, he was appointed the Lead Designer of Killer Instinct for Season 1. In April of 2014, he left Microsoft Studios in order to start his latest independent game, Rivals Of Aether. I think we can all agree on one thing, that’s some seriously cool looking experience.

What a treat we are in for with ‘Rivals Of Aether’ with jaw dropping graphics, inspiration from a classic, a soundtrack perfectly suited and a title that you could easily play again and again. I can’t wait for this gem to touch down, will you be adding it to your game library too?


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Chris 'whyayemincepie' Nash

Gamer dad to three kids, we all act the same age and wouldn't have it any other way. Also managed to get myself the most amazing wife that loves gaming too, plus she puts up with me and my funny charms.

One thought on “Rivals Of Aether

  • 20/07/2015 at 7:44 pm

    Online multiplayer? If not, how can we make it happen? I feel like the I miss out on so many fun titles because I don’t have friends that play games, but am apart of large online communities.

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