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 mindboggling 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.
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.
"In [Manifold Garden], there is no consistent up and down–progression comes at all angles, and it’s entirely possible for objects to be simultaneously above and below you."KILLSCREEN
"Every room I walked into had an "Aha!" moment where, in an instant, the confusing pieces fit together."POLYGON
"[Manifold Garden] may be the next game that puzzle fans talk about alongside Portal, Antichamber, and Q.U.B.E."GAMEZONE
"I played through an early alpha build and when I got the hang of switching gravity around, I felt the same excitement I had when I first started thinking with portals."KOTAKU
"A mysterious and mind-boggling game to say the least, I’m excited to see more."HARDCORE GAMER
"[Manifold Garden] is a game that everyone should be keeping an eye on."BIGSUSHI.FM
"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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