I Could Stare at Aer All Day Long

Stylistically, games don’t get much prettier than Aer. Screenshots are one thing, but it’s wonderful to finally see how the game animates in-engine.

Forgotten Key and Daedalic Entertainment have something truly magical on their hands with this little beauty, an adventure game about a young girl named Auk who can seamlessly morph between human and bird forms, an ability she’ll need to explore an open world of floating island, either on the ground or from the skies above.

I don’t know if they were in fact direct influences, but the game bears unmistakable similarities to the likes of Journey and Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (with its own unique characteristics too, of course), and those are great games to be in the company of.

Teeming with natural beauty and native wildlife, the serene, majestic world of Aer is hiding the remains of an ancient civilization with what–based on the new Gamescom trailer–appears could be a deep and potentially dark history to discover. Color me titillated and tantalized.

Aer is scheduled to take flight on PC/Mac/Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in 2016. Don’t let this game slip off your radar screens in the meantime, folks!

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