Previously released on Apple Arcade and the Epic Games Store in October 2019, Manifold Garden took advantage of a dedicated window during Nintendo’s Indie World to announce its arrival on Switch. (Just after the confirmations for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions).
William Chyr Studio’s title was previously teased during the 2014 PlayStation Experience – Relativity, but the long-fledged independent creation has taken on an astonishing artistic turn with gameplay that plays with gravity. Graphically inspired by the works of Maurits Cornelis Escher, the game takes us on a real dive through impossible, complex and vertiginous structures.
While the eye may be subjugated and often deceived, the brain may not necessarily like it since the gameplay will of course draw the potential of such an environment. So when you are at the bottom of a building and you fall, you will land on its roof. The structures are therefore infinite in all directions. So it’s up to you to manipulate gravity by browsing the different worlds that the game will offer, and restore them by bringing back the vegetation within them.
The software will include in particular a Photo mode which, we can easily imagine. It may give particularly interesting shots, as evidenced in particular by those taken thanks to the “Random” feature of this mode.
Manifold Garden is available for USD 19.99 on Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. 10% discount is also allocated to all Microsoft and Nintendo players, while on Sony’s side, the discount is valid on both Standard and Deluxe editions, but only for PS + subscribers. The Deluxe Edition costs USD 26.99 and includes the base game plus a dynamic theme created by Truant Pixel, and the soundtrack composed by Laryssa Okada.