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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.


  • 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


  • Nominated for an IGF 2018 award in 'Visual Excellence', amongst 17 other international award nominations.
  • Named one of the most ‘highly anticipated titles of 2018’ by Polygon and lauded as one of ‘18 indie games to look forward to in 2018’ by Destructoid.
  • Featured in numerous festivals including; Indie MEGABOOTH (PAX East, West), Indie Arena, IGF, IGF China, Out of Index, ACMI, PAX AUS Showcase, Unity Showcase and BIC Fest.


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Way Too Many Games Nintendo Switch Sep 26, 2018 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep 28, 2018 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Nintendo Switch Sep 19, 2018 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 4 Oct 19, 2018 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Videogameszone Nintendo Switch Oct 09, 2018 8 out of 10 80 Nintendo Switch Jan 15, 2020 15 out of 20 75 Windows Oct 10, 2018 74 out of 100 74 Nintendo Switch Oct 10, 2018 73 out of 100 73
The Game Hoard Xbox One Jan 03, 2019 4 out of 7 57
Big Boss Battle (B3) Windows Oct 04, 2018 Unscored Unscored


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