Aussie adventure puzzle title The Gardens Between is coming to Steam for Windows and Mac in Q4 2017.

The game is the first PC title from Melbourne-based studio The Voxel Agents, best known for the mobile smash hit Train Conductor series.

The Gardens Between has two best friends explore a surreal world of mysterious gardens.

It's pitched as a bittersweet story of friendship, where – thanks to the forwards and backwards traversal of time – cause and effect is malleable.

As per The Voxel Agents:

Take control of time to move Arina and Frendt towards strange beacons that ignite stars and form constellations. Each completed constellation illuminates a defining moment in their friendship, revealing a bittersweet story.

The vibrant world of lush gardens grow around objects from Arina and Frendt's past, forming curious combinations of time and imagination. The Gardens Between features a rich and colorful art style depicting a fantastical world that draws inspiration from contemporary illustration, landscape design and architecture. The soundtrack compliments the abstract environment with intimate, atmospheric melodies.

"The Gardens Between will embark on a thought provoking and emotional journey," said Voxel Agents co-founder Simon Joslin.

"Each puzzle in this dream-like world unfolds towards the real story of Arina, Frendt and the world around them. We wanted to tell a story that is true in its depiction of friendship and growing up."

Aussie studio unveils pretty puzzler The Gardens Between