A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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Uncover the mystery of the Machine's Garden as you make your way through this short and atmospheric narrative-puzzle game.


SOLVE CHALLENGING PUZZLES

Think critically to make your way through 35+ challenging and handcrafted hexagonal grid puzzles. Master the use of special cells that launch, attach and multiply hexes to solve intricately interwoven puzzles.


UNRAVEL THE THREADS OF THE PAST

Explore a series of slowly unraveling stories that reveal a poignant, yet lighthearted narrative.


REPAIR WHAT WAS LOST

Repair the Machine's forgotten subsystems, but beware the consequences. After centuries of dormancy, the military installation, vast and serpentine, has opened its eye.


by Jon & Michael



For any players running into issues with the mac build, please email us at machinesgarden@gmail.com and we can get you a steam mac key (working for some reason!) or iOS key while we work on a fix to the itch version




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Purchase

Buy Now$2.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

TMG-Windows-1.0.1.zip 39 MB
The Machine's Garden - Mac - 1.0.1.zip 41 MB

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First of all, got to say that I absolutely love the design put into this game, from the sound effects, to the little bits of isolated lore to how the mechanics gently build up and remain constantly engaging. As my partner puts it, post-capitalist puzzle games are my favourite type of puzzle game and this fits that like icing on that cake.

Sadly, I'm experiencing quite some issues running this game on my MacBook Pro, I believe the game is being forced to run at a high resolution and is causing a number of extremely laggy moments where no inputs are read for a few seconds and the visuals slow down a ton. This can happen anywhere in the game it seems but more when there's more on screen. It's a real shame as trying to get through it is worth it despite these glitches! I wonder what might fix this, a setting for resolution likely would, but potentially there may be an easier fix?

-- EDIT: Did a full restart and seems to have fixed these issues. Now I can finally play this masterpiece in all it's glory!

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Thanks for playing, glad the game is right up your post-capitalist puzzle alley :) I'll look into the mac build and see if I can recreate the issues. If they persist, please get in touch via machinesgarden@gmail.com and we can dig in further!

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I haven't finished it yet (I'm savouring it), but I just want to say how much I'm LOVING this game so far. It's ridiculously good, the puzzles, the feel, the graphics, sound design, intriguing story... It's just a joy to play and experience, thank you so much.

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Thank YOU so much for playing and for the kind words ❤

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Every time I read a message like this I feel so happy to have put in the work of creating the game. Glad you're enjoying yourself!

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So I've just now beaten this game, after taking my time with it, and getting stuck on a few puzzles...

Just wanted to come back to say that yes, this game is in fact amazing! The story took me completely by surprise, I was expecting to skip through the text boxes and just enjoy the puzzles, but I found myself wanting to find out what the next entry said as much as I wanted to find out what the next puzzle was. The ending was amazing too.

And the puzzles, they're just great! the mechanics build up in a well designed fashion which is always nice to see, and while I got stuck a few times it was always enjoyable working out how to progress. Really, a fantastic job here. This is the sort of game I wish I could wipe from my memory so I could play again fresh.

I can't recommend this highly enough. Thanks again for the stunning game.

This is so great to hear! We thought a lot during development about how to achieve balance between the story and the puzzles. I'm glad you enjoyed the game :)

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Seems interesting