New Apple Arcade puzzler Manifold Garden will have you doubting your eyes

Apple Arcade on iPhone XS Max
Apple Arcade on iPhone XS Max (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Manifold Garden is now available in the App Store.
  • It's an Escheresque puzzler that breaks my brain.
  • But it's already hooked me.

Apple Arcade has gained another puzzle game, this time in the form of Manifold Garden. The game is available for download from the App Store now (via Cult of Mac.)

Being part of Apple Arcade the game is free, so long as your'e an Apple Arcade subscriber of course. And you really ought to be, but that's a discussion for another time.

Developer William Chyr Studio describes Manifold Garden as "Escheresque" and it's easy to see why.

Explore a beautiful Escheresque world where the laws of physics are different. Geometry repeats infinitely in every direction, and falling down leads you back to where you started. Manipulate gravity to change your perspective and see the world in new ways. Master the rules of the universe and restore a barren world with vegetation and life.

Just check out the trailer to see what they mean.

Apple Arcade subscribers should probably just take this for a spin and see how they find it. After all, what is there to lose? Manifold Garden is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac as of today.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.