The Gardens Between

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The Gardens Between is a single-player adventure-puzzle game about time, memory and friendship.

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.

Features

  • Vibrant, storybook-inspired art style
  • Dreamy tale of adventure, friendship and growing-up
  • Gorgeous single player experience with a meaningful personal story
  • Bespoke ingenious puzzles require the manipulation of time to solve
  • Accessible design; simple controls, and no text, speech, time pressure or complex UI
  • Relaxing, ambient soundtrack by feature-artist Tim Shiel
  • Play in full detail on your gorgeous 4k screen

 

Reception


"Full of creative touches and small magical moments."
- GameSpot

"An incredibly clever and frighteningly intricate puzzle formula."
- Nintendo Life

"Every element works in unison with everything else to deliver on an idea."
- Shindig.nz

"A magical journey that’s well worth your time."
- Polygon

"You really need to play it."
- Engadget

Awards and Festivals

  • Apple 'Mac Game of the Year' Winner 2018
  • 'Game of the Year' Winner at the Australia Game Developer Awards 2018
  • 'Most Innovative Game' Winner by RocketBeans.tv 2018
  • 'Best Technology' Winner at Sense Of Wonder Night 2018
  • 'Visual Excellence' Finalist at IGF 2018
  • 'Best of MIX' Winner at MIX Seattle 2018
  • 'Game Design Excellence' Winner BIC Fest 2017
  • Plus another twenty industry award nominations
  • Made the final selection of indie game festivals across the world, including; Indie MEGABOOTH (PAX East, West, Aus), Indie Arena at Gamescom, IGF, IGF China, Day of the Devs, Out of Index, ACMI, Unity Showcase, BIC Fest, Cinekid MediaLab, and Sense of Wonder Night.

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2020-01-13

Glowing Pains: Deep Cuts - the second volume of the official soundtrack to The Gardens Between, made by the game’s musician Tim Shiel, is out now! Stream or purchase on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Bandcamp. The artist Tim Shiel shared some thoughts about the origins of this album: ‘Deep Cuts’ create the scars that you later cherish from things that might have hurt wh...

2019-06-01

Video game worlds are facades, and sometimes we catch a glimpse of what's beyond. Recently, while exploring one of the intricate levels of Dusk, I somehow managed to slip through the cracks and found myself on the other side of the invisible partition that upholds the illusion of coherent space. I'd entered a world of broken, gravity-defying architecture, and there in the middle of the level had opened a pit that revealed a vast grey void beneath my feet. Close by, there was an exasperated messa...

2019-04-08

Hey Gardeners :) We're super excited today. We've just been nominated as a finalist for two Webby awards - Best Art Direction & Best Puzzle Game. There's some phenomenal games on the list and we're incredibly humbled to make it to the top 5. YOU DECIDE WHO WINS! The fun news is: You decide who wins the people's choice award in each category. Vote for your favourite games here:...

2019-04-02

Who likes art!? We sure do! I was recently having a look through the archives, and boy do we have some treasures to share. I don't want to bore you with words here, a picture tells a thousand of them. In The Gardens Between we let the art tell the story, and that's what I'm going to do below. Enjoy this visual story of several long years of game development. Enjoy! Frustration - Nightmare

2019-02-15

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: 7
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 Series
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

 

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

 

  • OS: 10
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 780
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

 

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • OS: 10.11.6 (El Capitan)
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 Series
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

 

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

 

  • OS: 10.13.6 (High Sierra)
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz
  • Graphics: Radeon R9 M370X
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

 

LINUX SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • Processor: 1.8 GHz
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 Series
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

 

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

 

  • Processor: 2.4 GHz
  • Graphics: GeForce 780
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

 

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