Game: Manifold Garden
Manifold Garden is presented by William Chyr Studio.
About the game
Manifold Garden is an indie first-person puzzle video game developed by American artist William Chyr. It was released on Windows, macOS, and iOS on October 18, 2019. The player must navigate an abstract series of structures that appear to repeat into infinity while solving a progression of puzzles.
Manifold Garden is available for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Classic Mac OS, Macintosh operating systems.
Tips and tricks:
The following are tips and tricks for the smooth gameplay.
- Flip Gravity
Manifold Garden’s most disorienting trick is that you can flip gravity by hitting a button whenever you’re facing a flat surface. That surface is your floor now. It doesn’t take as long as you might think to wrap your head around, largely thanks to some clever design—while the rooms and corridors of Manifold Garden have a muted color palette approaching monochrome, they actually have a color assigned to them that you can’t see from afar but fades in as you get closer.
- Re-Orient Yourself Around:
The A button interacts, hitting switches or picking up boxes, while tapping ZR will plant your feet on whichever surface you’re aiming at; basically, you’re able to re-orient yourself on walls and ceilings in order to get around. You’ll need to because the puzzles here involve picking up and placing boxes on switches, some of which are found at completely different orientations to the state that you may enter a room in. The catch is that you can’t manipulate said boxes without being at the correct orientation, and gravity will only apply to them as long as you remain in such a position. Flicking between walls, ceilings and floors to manipulate multiple elements in order to get a single box where you want it isn’t just common – it’s pretty much all you do.