AER official artwork featuring part of the logo

AER is a colorful open-world exploration game set on a planet filled with a variety of floating islands and strange creatures. There are absolutely no enemies to fight or gear to collect - its just you, your ability to transform into a bird at will, and a whole bunch of secrets, puzzles, and story clues to discover.

Since trying to explain these types of games through words alone is mostly a pointless task, allow me to share with you the recent launch trailer. It should give you a pretty damn good idea of just what to expect from AER. Have a look, its quite a relaxing video:

If you haven't figured it out already, AER belongs to the whole "walking simulator" genre, though with the ability to fly at high speeds that name is a bit of a stretch here. Either way, if you're looking for an action-packed adventure I'm afraid you won't find that in AER, but if you're more interested in a highly atmospheric journey that focuses on exploration and passive storytelling above all else, then AER might be worth a playthrough. Chances are you already know where you stand just from watching the trailer above, so I'd recommend going with your gut feeling on this one.

To learn more about AER, or just find out what the story is even all about, you should head over to either Steam or the official website. And finally, let me leave you with a couple of colorful images, just to help set the mood:

AER screenshot of a giant monster with yellow eyes

AER screenshot of glowing blue star-people

AER screenshot of a house on the hill made entirely out of keyholes