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Ether One is bringing optional puzzle solving to PS4, recreated from scratch

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Ether One, White Paper Games' adventure game with optional puzzles, is headed to PlayStation 4 "soon," game designer and co-founder Pete Bottomley announced this week on the PlayStation Blog.

The developer is rebuilding its first game in Unreal Engine 4 "to make it feel great on console," Bottomley wrote.

According to the studio's co-founder, you play as a character with the ability to project yourself into the memory of someone with an illness, hoping to restore their memory. He also explained the design of Ether One's optional elements and who they'll appeal to.

"Ether One is a first-person exploration game with optional puzzle solving," he wrote. "If you like to explore worlds and unravel the story without worrying about puzzles, then you're free to do so. However, if you're the old-school adventure, pen-and-paper type player that loves solving all the puzzles then Ether One has a lot of that for you, too. If you choose to pull apart everything in the world you'll be rewarded with a deeper narrative understanding."

Ether One is currently available for Windows PC on its official website, GOG, The Humble Store and Steam. You can check out the release trailer for the game below.

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