The Gardens Between

4.2
473 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

The Gardens Between is a single-player adventure-puzzle game about time, memory and friendship.

"A masterwork."
- The Guardian

“An incredibly clever puzzle formula.”
- Nintendo Life

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

"A magical journey that’s well worth your time."
- Polygon

“You really need to play it.”
- Engadget

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.

BUILT FOR YOU
• Play offline - anywhere, anytime
• Enjoy uninterrupted: no ads, no in-app payments
• Play your own way with full HID game controller support
• Play comfortably in landscape or portrait view
• Simple design; accessible controls, no text, time pressure or complex UI
• Your progress is safe with Google Play Games cloud saving
• Relaxing, ambient soundtrack by feature-artist Tim Shiel

AWARDS
• 'Best Puzzle Game’ Winner - Webby Awards 2019
• 'Game of the Year' Winner - AGDA 2018
• 'Most Innovative Game' Winner - Game Two 2018
• ‘Best Technology’ Winner - Sense Of Wonder Night 2018
• Plus another twenty industry award nominations. See full list at thegardensbetween.com

REQUIREMENTS
• Android 7.0 or newer
• At least 2.5GB ram
• Requires a bit more than 500mb of storage
• For the best gaming experience we recommend high-end phones from 2017, or newer

PERMISSIONS
The Gardens Between is a large game that downloads game data files from Google Play. The READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission is required by the Unity Game Engine to read these files from Google Play after they have been downloaded. We do not read any other files or information on your storage.

CONTENT CREATORS
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Updated on
Jul 12, 2020

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4.2
473 reviews
Frozengeckolover
January 17, 2022
I like this game. Very creative. I got stuck on one level, until I noticed what I needed in the background. Only two complaints: 1) The levels take a long time to load, and the game lags a lot. I have 4GB Ram, so my phone should be able to handle the game. 2) The ending scenes for the levels were cute, but making me slide until the constellation formed was annoying, and time consuming. A short gif or vid would be much better.
6 people found this review helpful
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Gary Johnson
May 18, 2021
It's hard to decide on this game. Artwork if appealing, innovative set up, unique. But I wouldn't classify as a game, it's more like a interactive story, without narrative. But in an interesting experience. Being linear and not much to else to do but go back and forth. Doesn't help a replay value, and loss of attention sets quickly. If it has some narrative and area interaction, would be a 5* plus. But a good solid 4 - 4 1/2.
40 people found this review helpful
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Landon Farley
April 10, 2021
First time leaving a review on a playstore game, but just had to for this one. I am a fan of puzzle games, but the majority of them are extremely similar and I am able to run through them easily, such as pipe puzzle in point and clicks or matching games. The mechanics for The Gardens Between was completely different, and I got bamboozled more than a few times, which added to my excitement. The story was beautiful and the soundtrack added to it's sense of melancholy. This was a masterpiece to me.
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