A downloadable Interactive Experience for Windows

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Welcome to Interactivity: The Interactive Experience, an exhibition by Aetheric Games, featuring The Button. In the world of videogames, interaction engineers have spent years rigidly defining the specialised and determinate ways that you, a videogame protagonist, may interact with your world. Here in this guided tour you will find them all, glistening with promise, awaiting the click of your mouse and ready to edutain you! Please enjoy. Except for The Button. That's not for you.


Interactivity: The Interactive Experience is a short* meta-narrative experience about how our interaction with game worlds is limited by convention.

Originally created for the Jan 2016 Unreal Jam (the theme was "Don't push the button"), this version is updated with voice-over, an expanded and easier to find "true" ending, as well as a bit more polish here and there.


*In this case, short means 5-10 min if you run straight through, or 20-30 min if you take your time and see everything there is to see.

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Interactivity - v1.1 Windows 64bit 154 MB
Interactivity - v1.1 Windows 32bit 127 MB

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Ummm... I played it for a bit, but all of the walls seemed to be invisible. Please fix!

Hi Ree Dee.

Development of Interactivity is finished, so there won't be any patches for this free game, I'm afraid. But if you describe the problem I bit more, I will help if I can.

I'm not sure what you mean. Are you saying that the screen was blank? What are your system specs?

I am running the game on a 4GB laptop. The game runs smoothly, but some of the walls appear to be missing.  I can see into different rooms too. I tried to take a screenshot, but all that appeared in the folder was a black screen. 

Unreal Engine can be pretty hungry, so chances are it will only run perfectly on a desktop with a semi-beefy graphics card. I never worked out the minimum specification for Interactivity, so I don't know exactly what you'd need. It's possible you might not be able to play it on your machine. Sorry about that!

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That's okay! I am actually saving up for a gaming laptop, so that will probably be able to run Interactivity. The game looks awesome from play through videos! I hope to play the game myself in the near future. Thank you for all of your help! Also, do you know if one of the two downloads (32 and 64) may work?

Only one of them will work, depending on your PC. Most PCs are 64 bit these days. If you right click on "This PC" or "My Computer" in Windows, and then choose properties, you'll see a bunch of info. Somewhere it will say either 32 or 64 bit.

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A really funny game. We enjoyed it very much.

Here is a short video we made while playing:

Keep up the good work!!!
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I had an unusual reaction to this game? Honestly I got really into it. I was inspired. The narrarator's voice is hypnotic. Here is a sample, perhaps someone can explain this...

Hey, thanks for playing. Not sure what was going on with that spooky interference! The original version of the game had that bug, but then I decided to completely remove ALL traces of The Button from the game, so it should be fixed now. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Really interesting game and dialog from the "narrator"! I had to try really hard to break this game and get to the button! 

Great game! It was lot's of fun, and pretty tricky, but once I finally got to the button and pushed it it was so worth it. Great job with the build up. and the solution to finding the button made me think outside of the box multiple times. Very reminiscent of the stanly parable. Great job.

Great game. Build up was fantastic and all played out very well. Runs very smoothly and fun to play. Superb job. Well done... :)

Hi, thanks for making the vid - glad you enjoyed it. I'm planning to share your vid on twitter - do you have an account you that I can @ you?

Don't use twitter. Sorry. Thanks for sharing tho. :)

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You made a cute little game! I enjoyed myself. Pretty meta, pretty silly, slightly educating, cheeky, etc. Good stuff! I'll follow you in case you make more rad stuff :P 

Enjoy the Lumps Play. Lumps Plays are pop-up commentary. Quite different from the typical let's play! I hope you like it, cheers.

This was fun ^^ I probably should've given this a playthrough when I wasn't sick though XD


Really enjoyed the game, Reminded me a lot of the Stanley Parable. I admit I was stupidly stuck in the third room for a long time though. The flashlight was a bit of a hindrance, but come to find out you really didn't need it. Short and enjoyable.
My Let's Play of the Interactivity

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This game was super cool!
A neat little puzzle game that breaks the forth wall
which is a super awesome thing to do! :)
Absolutely inspired by "The Stanley Parable" so
if you like that game you will love this amazing
but short adventure. :)


Stay Rad Everybody!!
/RadiCarl