Create a mortal race to worship you and grow your strength. Guide them in their daily lives and help them grow. The power you collect will grow your mind and body. Dabble in the affairs of other gods or seek to destroy them and steal their power.

"The Aether: Life as a God" is a 60,000 word interactive fantasy novel by A. Reddwolf, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

• Create a custom mortal race.
• Engage in mortal affairs.
• Travel the Aether and steal power from lesser beings.
• Dabble in political affairs at The Court of Gods.
• Battle other gods in epic one one one conflicts.
• Complete unique quests and events with impactful outcomes.

What’s New

Version 1.0.3

Added support for iPhone X. If you enjoy playing "The Aether: Life as a God," please leave a written review. It really helps!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Jayceu93 ,

Very enjoyable text based RPG

There was only one thing I didn’t like so I’ll start with that first. I disliked how short it seemed but I also played it fast. Now for the good, I really enjoyed the story and I am hoping for a second one that’s longer and another planet to rule. I couldn’t seem to put this down, every chance I got I was playing. The feeling of creating a race and planet and manipulating their way of existence is more fun I think than killing gods. All-in-all this was well worth the money.

Magic Kingdom Zeal ,

Dubious omnipotence

Your race's traits never seen to affect ANYTHING. Progressives advance at the same rate as fundies. Cooperative worlds have just as much predation and conflict as violent worlds. Events remain constant no matter what prior decisions have been made. Killing gods has no real influence beyond essence boosts, which doesn't matter...

Because all your energy will be used in the final conflict, no matter how much you have, only for you to be saved by a literal deus ex machina. Appropriate in a god game, perhaps, but...

My relationship with other gods didn't matter. If I killed them or befriended them, it made no difference. Politics were essentially nonexistent. Nor were there tradeoffs: complying with Calabius's request and backstabbing him garnered essentially the same amount of essence. Ylen was too dim to realize I was lying about the demon book having made its getaway. Asos gave me the exact same amount of energy whether or not he liked my changes. I could go on. But I think I've made my point.

It's a pity, because I enjoyed the premise and want to give it more stars. I can't justify it, however.

I DO hope, however, that the author produces more games. This was a promising first effort, and it would be great to see it expanded into a more detailed game.

James1758 ,

A must play

I’d agree that the game was slightly short but other than that this game really just envelopes you in a different universe and the goings of it. It’s a game you really can’t stop playing once you start. Makes you feel kind of attached and also some what melancholy at the world we live in now. If you are looking for some insight to our own universe and some feels then this is the universe to play with :)


Hosted Games LLC
17.4 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2018 A. Reddwolf


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