The Gardens Between is a surreal puzzle adventure that follows best friends, Arina and Frendt, as they fall into a mysterious world of beautiful garden islands. Manipulate time to solve puzzles and discover the secrets of each island.
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Very Positive (19) - 94% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (104) - 92% of the 104 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 19, 2018
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November 2

Livestream with Developer Commentary

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 3rd



Join us tomorrow, Saturday, November 3rd, at 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern/8pm GMT when we join up with Jessa from The Jessa Channel to play The Gardens Between with developer commentary by Simon Joslin of The Voxel Agents!

Jessa produces livestreams served up with a soupçon of silly and a whole lot of story, so come watch us right here on Steam. See you then!

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Reviews

“A miniature meditative masterwork. This time-bending story is an impeccably crafted minimalist model of video game and puzzle design.”
4 / 5 – The Guardian

“The Gardens Between is a masterpiece of minimalist storytelling, creating a shockingly moving, personal experience. Featuring a gorgeous, surrealist style and challenging but fair puzzles, this is a must-have title for anyone who enjoys puzzle games.”
9.5 / 10 – Gaming Trend

“Along with mind-boggling goodness, the presentation is fantastic. The Gardens Between managed to suck me in and leave me begging for more.”
Destructoid

About This Game

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
  • More than twenty mysterious and surreal garden islands to explore
  • Accessible design; simple controls, and no text, speech, time pressure or complex UI
  • Relaxing, ambient soundtrack by feature-artist Tim Shiel

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

  • '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
  • ... and fourteen more 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.

System Requirements

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    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:
    • OS: 10
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 780
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.11.6 (El Capitan)
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 Series
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.13.6 (High Sierra)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 M370X
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 Series
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Graphics: GeForce 780
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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