The Lost Garden

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Beta Downloads:Mac OS X ] [ Windows 10 ]

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The Lost Garden is a first-person audio puzzle game that features sonic exploration in an abandoned underground urban environment. As a stranger here, the player explores the soundscape of a world cut off from nature, perhaps a future us, by interacting with sonic puzzles that open doors to new areas, and, ultimately, the lost garden. Through listening and interacting with sounds, players are encouraged to consider the fragile nature of our natural soundscapes, and to speculate on what the story might be for the abandoned game world. As puzzles are solved, clues are revealed, and doors to new areas are opened, ultimately leading the perceptive player outdoors, to the lost (last?) garden.

Please note: This is a work-in-progress, and it has not been "officially" released to the public. We offer here beta downloads for anyone who is interested in checking out our work so far. We expect an official release by May of 2020. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the game, and would value any feedback you may have! A survey will be posted soon but, in the meantime, please feel free to email comments/suggestions/bug reports to scott [dot] smallwood [at] ualberta.ca.