The Gardens Between, the adventure puzzler from The Voxel Agents in which players manipulate time to guide two best friends through a surreal world of mysterious garden islands, plants the seed for an evocative journey on Android today with an open beta globally barring the US. The global launch will include the US later this summer on the Google Play Store while concurrently coming to Google Play Pass.
This award-winning adventure, recipient of a 2019 Apple Design Award, Australian Game Developer Awards’ 2018 Game of the Year, and named one of Polygon’s most anticipated games of 2018, flourishes like never before on Android devices. Beloved by reviewers with a PC Metacritic average of 80, The Gardens Between paints an emotional tale of childhood friendship through an unforgettable, atmospheric narrative and time-bending puzzles.
On a stormy night that will change fate forever, best friends Arina and Frendt awaken in a mysterious world of intricate islands, each peppered with mementos of their childhood together. At the peak of each island, constellations of precious memories erupt in the night sky, compelling the duo to reflect on their friendship and come to terms with what the future holds.
Manipulate time to help Arina and Frendt reach each island’s apex. Reveal the path ahead by moving time forward and back to remove obstacles and change the terrain. Interact with old game consoles, fishing pails, and other mementos from their lives, together painting a picture of their time together. Each island overcome poignantly reminds Arina, Frendt, and the player of youth’s joy, pain, and time’s inevitable passage.
On high-end devices like the Google Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy S10, The Gardens Between achieves console-quality effects and animations, with both portrait and landscape orientations painting an artful portrait of love, loss, and facing the future with resolute hope.
“The joy and love we share with the important people in our lives is a priceless blessing,” said Simon Joslin, co-founder of The Voxel Agents. “The Gardens Between shows how this love shapes us well into the future, even when life has other plans for our bonds. We invite Android players to explore this tale, reflecting on the people and bonds they treasure.”
The Gardens Between requires an Android device running Android 7.0 or newer, 2.5 GB of RAM, and at least 500 MB of storage. For the best experience, The Voxel Agents recommend high-end devices from 2017 onward.