Time is a curious thing, isn’t it? It can heal all wounds, make the heart grow fonder, and often make you far more forgetful as it ticks past.
In The Gardens Between time plays a major role, not only metaphorically, but also physically as it explores the idea of puzzle solving in a curiously clever sense that only becomes more exciting as the levels go on.
It’s got a few flaws, sure, but this is a game that you need to play with patience to get the most out of it.
This way, that way
The Gardens Between follows two friends, Arina and Frendt, on an abstract journey through their memories. Though there’s no black-and-white storytelling, you understand the majority of what’s going on through the level design.
In each level the goal is to reach the peak of the carefully designed gardens and light up the platform. To do this you need to solve the puzzles scattered about the pathways using time as your only weapon.