6 brilliant indie games from Gamescom 2018
The Gardens Between is a stunning puzzle game that lets you play two adorable friends, who together are looking to make it further and further in each island. The two characters are Arina, a headstrong girl, and Frendt, a very wise boy. The various islands are full of giant versions of everyday items such as TVs, cricket balls, and coolers – some of which are in your way. These items move and shift as you move forward, but you are able to manipulate time to change them.
As you move backwards, time shifts, moving items back into place and small robots back to where they were before. These robots collect light orbs – orbs that you can pick up in lanterns and use to make bridges or turn on switches. You will need to figure out how to bring light to these robots so they can carry them to new places and help you move forward.
Some of the puzzles in The Gardens Between are quite challenging, forcing you to think about the objects you are coming into contact with and how your different characters interact with these little worlds. The islands also subconsciously follow the storyline and life of these children, seeing where their memories came from and what they are leaving behind.
Formats: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC
Release Date: 20th September 2018