MANIFOLD GARDEN

Remember Piranesi: Exploring Video Games’ Infinite Halls

With its 2017 sci-fi game ECHO, developer Ultra Ultra, now nonexistent, are responsible for one of gaming’s greatest openings. Enigmatic characters and situations are one thing — you play as “En”, a genetically designed “Resourceful” in search of a mythical Palace, with only a dead man trapped in a cube…

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Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase Revealed (and Released) Some Cool Indie Games

Nintendo held another Indie World Showcase today, showing about 20 minutes of new footage and announcements for independent games coming to the Switch. As it turns out, a non-insignificant amount of them were made available for the console/handheld hybrid today. Hades After just under two years of being on early…

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Manifold Garden is an Escher-inspired Puzzle Game About Infinite Space

Playing through Manifold Garden, William Chyr’s M.C. Escher-inspired first-person puzzle game, I couldn’t help but find its endless exteriors and impossible geometry intimidating to explore. The game exists within a destabilized world that wraps around and back in on itself. Towering skyscrapers linger unnaturally overhead and impossible mazes stretch as…

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Cultivating parallel universes in Manifold Garden

Independent developer William Chyr shares how he turned from installation art to Escher to create his debut game.

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Dreaming the infinite: how to build an impossible space

These developers are working on games where 3D space isn't quite what it seems.

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