These days it takes a lot for a game to stand out visually, but William Chyr Studio’s Manifold Garden manages to pull it off. It’s a spacious puzzle game where you’re wandering an Escher-like world of staircases and platforms in first-person. This world was once filled with plant life, but it’s fallen on bad times. Your main task as you explore is to reroute the flow of nutrients and revitalize the vast garden.
The puzzles may be obtuse at first, but gravity is at your command…you can walk up walls and on ceilings by shifting the center of gravity to your needs. If you fall, no worries…you’re in a repeating void, so you’ll just loop back around to where you fell from. One puzzle block at a time, you’ll figure Manifold Garden out.
- An expansive and visually striking world filled with mind-bending puzzles.
- Manipulate gravity to gain new perspectives and walk on any visible surface.
- Experience space in new ways as you explore infinitely repeating Escheresque architecture
William Chyr has been working on Manifold Garden since at least 2012, but this is probably the first you’ve ever heard of it. You don’t have to wait quite as long as he did…it’s out now, on Apple Arcade (if you have Apple Arcade) and Epic Games Store (if you don’t). A PS4 version was also in the works at one point…we don’t know if it’s still coming, as it’s absent from the latest press.
Explore a beautiful Escheresque world where the laws of physics are different. Geometry repeats infinitely in every direction, and falling down leads you back to where you started. Manipulate gravity to change your perspective and see the world in new ways. Master the rules of the universe and restore a barren world with vegetation and life.