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Description

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: the memories they’ve built, what must be let go, and what should never be left behind.

Lost in a mysterious realm where cause and effect are malleable, the friends find that time flows in all directions. Manipulate time to solve puzzles and reach the apex of each isle. Follow the duo as they unpack and explore their significant moments spent together, lighting up constellations and illuminating threads of a bittersweet narrative.


"A masterwork."
- The Guardian

“A must-have title for anyone who enjoys puzzle games.”
- Gaming Trend

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

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

"A magical journey."
- Polygon

“You really need to play it.’
- Engadget


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 widescreen landscape or tall portrait view
• Seventeen achievements to find and complete

AWARDS
• 'Mac Game of the Year' Winner, named by Apple 2018
• 'Game of the Year' Winner at AGDA 2018
• 'Most Innovative Game' Winner by Game Two 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
• 'Final Selection' of more than 16 international festivals

Stream or buy the original and extended soundtrack of The Gardens Between at https://awal.lnk.to/glowingpains

What’s New

Version 1.01

• MFi wireless gamepads & Bluetooth keyboards are more responsive.
• Overhauled multitouch system so it works in all situations. Try us. Have 11 fingers? Give it a go.
• Improved rendering performance in the most dense gardens.
• Better progress syncing with iCloud.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
676 Ratings

676 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

The Gardens Between is pure magic. Two friends are transported to a cluster of surreal, spiraling islands populated with treasures from childhood memories. An elegant control system lets you manipulate time to help the pair navigate beautiful puzzles that evoke growth, loss, and friendship. A contemplative game that rewards observation and curiosity, The Gardens Between's inspired creativity is full of heart.

ROBBIE was here ,

Beautiful Design at its finest

The gardens between is a gorgeous and inventive puzzle game with clever time bending mechanics. Only ten or so levels in and even though it hasn’t become very difficult yet every time a puzzle comes together I get the biggest smile and find myself repeating each time “okay this game is really cool.” Just realizing the solution then watching the pieces fall into place is so satisfying and that satisfaction is only bolstered by the lovely animations and an incredibly strong art direction (seriously in love with this art style!) Very thoughtful level design; beautiful, winding mountains covered with household objects that tower over you as you ascend the summit, manipulating time to position falling objects or jumping boxes, orchestrating a “right place right time” flow of events. All of it services a very satisfying gameplay loop and a clear sense of place; stooped in nostalgia and our relationships with the passage of time. Besides some minor hitching on level start-up and that it makes my iPad (6th gen) really hot pretty quickly, the game runs well and the touch controls are good and simple; not a bunch of different inputs and not finicky in any way. I could go on about how great the sound design and music are (which they really really are superb) and how much I like the subtle, wordless storytelling/atmosphere building, but I’ll stop here and heavily implore you buy this game and experience it for yourself.

CarlisleMunk ,

Fun, pretty, but slow

I’m halfway through the game and it’s just beautiful. I understand the cost for the graphics and sound/music alone but I’m beginning to regret spending $5 on this and not a different app... The puzzles are getting harder now but it’s annoying how SLOW everything moves. There are times when you have to repeat the same process over and over going back and forth in time and while the graphics and scenery are pretty to look at, I just want the kids to hurry up. Maybe there should be a speed setting for that. Also when you finally finish a level it takes too long to see the scene and light up the constellation and all I’m left wanting to do is get a move on to the next puzzle. I get it. It’s a story too not just puzzles and it’s like monument valley with the little animations after you complete a level but monument valleys are much quicker or more engaging I guess. I’m gonna finish it regardless but I wrote this hoping the developers will see it and maybe consider making an update with an option to speed things up a little.

Editors’ Choice

The Gardens Between is pure magic. Two friends are transported to a cluster of surreal, spiraling islands populated with treasures from childhood memories. An elegant control system lets you manipulate time to help the pair navigate beautiful puzzles that evoke growth, loss, and friendship. A contemplative game that rewards observation and curiosity, The Gardens Between's inspired creativity is full of heart.

Information

Seller
The Voxel Agents
Size
747.4 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© The Voxel Agents 2019
Price
$4.99

Supports

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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