Manifold Garden

GAMEPLAY

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THE GAME

Manifold Garden (previously known as Relativity) is an exploration puzzle game that imagines a universe with a different set of physical laws. Set in an Escher-esque world filled with secrets and mysteries, you utilize a unique gravity manipulation mechanic to turn walls into floors. Learn to see the world through whole new perspectives as you navigate mind-boggling architecture and solve seemingly impossible puzzles.
Manifold Garden is being designed and developed by William Chyr, and is intended to be released on PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and Linux in 2016.

THE DEVELOPER

William Chyr is an independent game developer and artist currently based in Chicago. As an installation artist, he has exhibited works at the Lawrence Arts Center, Telus Spark, and High Concept Laboratories. Some of his more notable past creations include a limited-edition art label for Beck's Beer, a crowdsourced novel - The Collabowriters, and a somewhat infamous print ad. He holds a B.A. degree in Physics and Economics from the University of Chicago.

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QUOTES

"It really does appear as a space where Chyr has cultivated, not flowers or plants, but engulfing structures that stretch out in every direction, eternally."

KILLSCREEN

"Every room I walked into had an "Aha!" moment where, in an instant, the confusing pieces fit together."

POLYGON

"The demo I played featured the moments of frustration followed by sudden and intense satisfaction that games like Portal have, while delivering a unique mechanic that adds freshness to the formula"

GAME INFORMER

"I really enjoyed playing the game, and loved the way it challenged me to think about gravity’s effects in ways that I’ve never really thought about them before."

US GAMER

"You begin with gravity shifting, but before long you’re out and about in an Escher wet dream that infinitely wraps around itself."

KOTAKU

"It is a mind-bending exercise to play Manifold Garden."

VENTUREBEAT

"The world emulates the black and white minimalism of Escher’s work, and the crisp modern design populating the walls, windows, and massive towers seen in the distance inspire a desire to explore."

THE CREATORS PROJECT

"William Chyr is a first-time game designer, yet his debut effort, [Manifold Garden], is among the most anticipated games of 2015."

WIRED

"From what I played of it, I can tell that William Chyr’s [Manifold Garden] is going to be extremely well-received by puzzle gamers everywhere."

PLAYSTATION LIFESTYLE

"It’s a first-person explore-o-puzzler set in a world which looks pretty dang impossible and swish."

ROCK PAPER SHOTGUN

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