Today's 2018 Indies Showcase has revealed that The Gardens Between, an upcoming puzzle adventure game, will be arriving on Switch on 20th September.
We first heard about this one coming to Switch back in July, with its peaceful, calming puzzler vibes intriguing us even then. Players are tasked with manipulating time to guide two best friends through a surreal world of mysterious garden islands. As you can see in the trailer above, the player appears to be able to turn back time to rearrange certain environments.
You'll be journeying with the headstrong Arina and thoughtful Frendt as they get swept into a world of reality-warping isles. Players must twist the dreamlike spaces of the gardens to help these two characters discover, reminisce, and traverse together. With a bit of guidance, Arina and Frendt will solve puzzles and ignite constellations to revisit precious moments they’ve spent together.
The game seems to be built around the idea of this close friendship and the relationship between the two characters. Simon Joslin, co-founder of the game's developer The Voxel Agents, has said the following:
“It’s our hope that players are not only touched by the story of Arina and Frendt, but that they take time to remember their own special relationships growing up. While so many of the objects featured in the gardens are from our own childhoods, we hope our audience will relate and recall a time when friendship meant everything.”
Pre-orders for The Gardens Between are expected to go live today for $19.99 / £17.99, and the game will also be playable at Gamescom should you be attending.
Are you interested in this one? Will it be going on your Switch game wishlist? Share your thoughts with us down in the comments.