Heaven & Earth

Flushed with our success from Ishido, we decided to do it again, but bigger this time! The game would be the first in a trilogy, filled with new mind games of all sorts and wisdom from throughout the ages. More people joined the team, including Scott Kim, puzzlemaster, and Mark Ferrari, artist extraordinaire. It was an amazingly wonderful, creative experience, and I believe it shows through in the game.

Original Version

For Modern Macs:

Go to the Heaven & Earth page on Macintosh Garden and follow the instructions.

For Classic Macs:

Download Heaven & Earth for Mac (Works only in Classic)

Heaven & Earth works (except for the Pendulum) on Classic Macs, as well as in Classic mode in Mac OS X (PowerPC and pre-Leopard only). You have to switch into 256 color mode, under Displays in your System Preferences. You may need to uncheck the "Show modes recommended by display" option in the Displays panel before it will let you select 256 colors.

For Windows:

Download Heaven & Earth for Windows

Once you've unzipped the Windows package, ignore the install.exe and double-click on heaven.exe. You'll then need to answer the "copy protection" question. Here are the answers.

If you're having trouble getting the Windows version to work, please check out its page on Get Satisfaction for help.

Manual:

Download the manual (Microsoft Word format)

Other Versions

I'm working on bringing the puzzles from Heaven & Earth to the web, starting with Figure Ground.

Now-defunct Silverstreak Software released an iPhone version of the card game, which is no longer available.

Bonus

Fans of Heaven & Earth will be pleased to know that Cliff Johnson's wonderful games The Fool's Errand, At the Carnival and 3 in Three (from the same era as Heaven & Earth) are also now available again, free of charge.

Feedback

"You [created] my favorite game of all time, and the one game that I think most influenced my thinking. The graphics may be ancient but the ideas, and the building up of the mind are timeless. I'd rather play Heaven and Earth than Final Fantasy X or Devil May Cry. That's how much I love the depth and design of that game."

-- Joan Schneider

"Thank you so much, you made a dream come true. I've found the game I've been looking for for several years now. Even my grandchildren adore it. They learn patience and perseverance and I think that is just great. It's better than learning how to be violent."

-- Charlotte Fortier