The Gardens Between
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Developer: The Voxel Agents
Genres: Puzzle, Adventure
Best friends Arina and Frendt fall into a series of vibrant, dreamlike island gardens peppered with everyday objects from their childhood. Together they embark on an emotional journey that examines the significance of their friendship.
Manipulate time to solve puzzles and reach the apex of each isle. Follow the duo as they unpack and explore their precious moments spent together, lighting up constellations and illuminating threads of a bittersweet narrative.
Manipulate time to solve ingenious puzzles
Vibrant, storybook-inspired art style
Dreamy tale of adventure, friendship and growing-up
More than twenty gorgeous and surreal gardens islands to explore
Accessible design; simple controls, no text, speech, time pressure or complex UI
Relaxing ambient soundtrack by feature-artist Tim Shiel
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The Gardens Between is a great example of a puzzle game with the most simple of mechanics, showcasing how much can be stretched out of so little. Its light story of friendship is sweet (if not a bit too saccharine). It complements the core mechanic of controlling the passage of time, and well, the inevitability of how no matter how much you'd like time to stand still sometimes, it'll move along regardless.