I beat it.

Will there be a gateway III?

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Ughhh.... I have been on the kitchen eyes for like 30 minutes already, I have read everyones comments, AND I STILL cant figure it out :( Someone PLEASE Help me!!!

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Never mind ke ke ke, I read some other comments and a dude posted a comment saying

I hid from the eyes in the kitchen

And i figured it out yay for me!

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Fun! Much more involved the usual 'escape' game. A few things detracted from the experience a bit, like:

1. The ambiguity as to whether the characters actually had gender, or were (genderless) robots.

Also, whether or not they are living or simply animiatronic is important -- Especially in the mother's suicide and attack of sorts on the girl.

Might be harder to animate more human-like figures, but the boxy and emotionless aesthetic of the characters makes it difficult to get into the very emotional storyline.
2. The lack of connection between the storyline and the puzzle rooms. I mean, I understand the gateways may act as portals that teleport you between locations that are shown in the storyline, this coincides with the robot-like look of the characters.

It's the dream-like giant eyes, shock-therapy patient, and color-coded fire alarms that don't fit in, and have no explanation.

Perhaps the puzzles could have been presented in such a way that they blended into the character's actual/usual environment.

3. What ever happened to Mike?

Great puzzle play, lots of fun. Thanks for putting all your time into it!

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Ingenius puzzles, beautiful emotional blending, magnificent game concept-- I honestly think this could be a future hit on a major gaming console.

Well done.

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Wow. That game was tons of fun, very thought provoking, and def. sequel worthy. The ending was actually quite beautiful in a tragic way. Great job, Anders!

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sweet game. This could be a cool full version game with like a bunch of series like this. Sort of like psychonauts where you go inside peoples minds to try and help them. Maybe the third one could be like that where you have to enter like 3 or 4 different people's "mental prisons" and help them so that you can solve a bigger puzzle outside of the people's minds. Just an idea. Also, maybe think of adding a save feature if you make a game like that.

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Gateway I and II both already has a save feature. Click the "G" up in the top right corner of the game window to bring up the Game menu.

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Benny,

1) Estetically speaking, I think the ambiguity people/robots makes the game more disturbing.

2) Except for the fire alarm puzzle, which is part of a clip I had to cut, there's very much a connection between the storyline and the puzzle rooms. Some previous commenters have pointed this out and made their own interpretations.

3) What happens to Mike is explained in the game.

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I have the mirror and the unconnected TV wire. I'm stuck. I tried everything I could possibly think of.

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I don't know how to get past the second room where you get the screwdriver, newspaper, and lighter

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Whitch colors open alarm???

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Look through some of the previous comments for answers

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Ok super cool game but I am in the very last level, the very last room, with the stupid tv that is blank, whats up? I need some help, do you have to push a certain set of numbers on the tv to get a movie or something?

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Dazed - you're on the right track. You should notice something in the room that looks very familiar to something you saw in a previous room. You'll need the information from that previous room to get you further from here.

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Define

"scribble" for the phone part. I "scribbled" and then put the number from the painting in the phone, but all I have so far is a lamp that is stuck on. Oh, and I noticed something white blinking above the table after I turned the lamp on and off

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J - you're on the right track, but

the numbers you've entered don't comprise a telephone number. I think you need to scribble some more :)

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help, i am already stuck, got a mirror and a tape, but the door closed behind me, i am in the beginning,

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GREAT GAME!
Really..just great, I found it very entertaining and I'm the type that stops playing a game if it tends to get to tough.

if you're stuck at the end when you've got all 9 fragments:

at the very end..it took me a while to realise to put the wire into the hole of the neck (very important ;-) ) and then dial a code on her chest.

Hint for final code?

look at the date of every fragment from one to ten (and ofcourse look at the storyline)

Just the final code?

2-6-4-3-7-9-8-5-1

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How do I get out of the Kitchen?? With the eyes

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steve-o March 9, 2007 1:10 PM

help me please!!! im completely new at this game, and when i got the mirror, i don't know what to do! But, when i pass under the light, as said in other comments, the mirror shines. but what do i do with the shiny mirror? Please walk me through it!!! i'm holding my computer hostage as we speak!!

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Found a Bug
In the kitchen, if you go to the menu and switch the color setting to greyscale, the door will open. Dont know why, but i just thought you might want to know about it!
Great game!

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How do i get past the dark room after i unlock the door in the room on the right side of the T.V. room.

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J.Blade March 9, 2007 4:40 PM

Has anyone else noticed that

in the first video, the one where the girl is sitting down depressed, her dad talks to someone out of shot. The dots are gray, like your character, so its like you have gone inside the girls mind, after her dad left, to try and find out why she is like this. But the whole thing

is soooooooooo randomly cool! I love it, conspiracy is my favourate genre so this game fits right in. Hopefully the next one will explain why the mother is so strainge

and why you are off shot

and all the other stuff I said. Very good. Five stars, bravo!

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urania R0X! March 9, 2007 4:42 PM

how do i get past the eye?

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urania R0X! March 9, 2007 5:37 PM

finished! thanks jasmine!

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stephen March 9, 2007 5:46 PM

how do i get past that math thing when they shock that guy? theres numbers above a door but it doesnt work

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To get past the eye,you have to stand under the lamp and left click and hold the shiny

mirror to the eye and the boxman will reflect the light(i also got stuck there for a while)

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how do you get past the very first part i cant get past the eye

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how do you hold the light on??

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how do i get past the room with the alarm and the sprinkaler system?

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Umm. Stupid question, but in movie clip 5 the car has square wheels. How does a car move with square wheels?

P.S: Jay, this site is amazing. It's keeping my occupied, and keeping me from playing my favorite MMORPG, which takes alot. xD Thanks for this site <3

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Klystron March 9, 2007 11:40 PM

I had a similar situation with a family member, and the end made me teary-eyed.

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Wow, great concept, wonderful execution, well put together. The art is great, all in all a very good game.

Thank you for writing it.

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ummmm ok im on the first phone part and im stuck,

i found the number 86763453 and i dialed it but theres no answer, and now im stuck :( plz help

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Brian J. March 10, 2007 9:19 AM

How do i get past the psychotherapy thingy or whatever it is?

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Brian J. March 10, 2007 9:41 AM

Nevermind, i got it.

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hey Broockle if what you say is true,

why would laura torture Mike in her mind??? shouldn't it be her mother straped to the chair???

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Great game, sad story, good ending.

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tymetoplay March 10, 2007 1:16 PM

HELP!!!
Okay, I've been able to go across the bridge for the first time, but now that I've gotten the second tape and am heading across it again, I know it all needs to be the darker color, but I just cant seem to figure it out. Can someone PLEASE help me and not just ignore my post????
Thanks so much

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how do you get past the kid under shock therapy, the numbers above the door don't work. do i have to start over?

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rhiannah March 10, 2007 3:42 PM

i've "scribbled" the whole pad and i STILL can't get it!! HELP ME!!

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What are the colors for the sprinkler system? Please help.

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Help! I call the number on the first phone, but now what?

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im stuck on the first telephone. i click the light on three times but its stuck and i have no clue what i should do with the phone HELP PLEASE!!!!

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What do you do at the room with the 9 channels but all blank??!!!!!

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how do i get past mike getting shocked???

i got no idea plz help

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okay in the second room how do i get the key?

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to get passed mike getting shocked just make him do the math and get the three answers on top of the next door.

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THIS IS THE BEST PUZZLE GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!

is there gonna be a gateway three???

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To get past the kitchen eyes...you open the fridge door and hide behind the dark shadow and the eyes will start to blink rapidly and soon,the door will open.The eyes startled me though!

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how do i get past the room with the lighter? please help!

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I got past the torture thing without torturing mike!! I'm proud of myself oh and I'm so confused about the telescope room!!! I got the number from another post but how did it show up????

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I would just like to say that this is one of the best escape games that i have ever played in my entire life.
The story line, the problems, i have never seen work like this before. Please come out with a Gateway 3.

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Reloilik March 11, 2007 7:10 PM

Help me and my friend are stuck at the first eye we feel pathetic but please HELP!!

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In the Kitchen with the two big eyes:

Open the fridge and stand in behind it [out of sight of the eyes]the eyes will blink quickly for a few seconds and then turn black. The Door Will Open!

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To get past the math and shocker scene,

Do not add the numbers on the wall together. Each number is a seperate number. you need to find two different number that when added together make that number. It cannot end in a zero.

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I dont know what to do at the first phone... anyone give me a hint??? ...

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courtney March 12, 2007 3:42 AM

can anyone give me the numbers to type in for the torture scene? im so stuck its pathetic, i finally get my computer to stop freezing but now i cant move on i see the numbers

24 163

but i dont get exactly what im doing. so if anyone could help me on this id really appreciate it.

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Holy crap, over 300 comments!

In my review I was obviously referring to the Torture Scene. My only real comment about that was that though the scene was a bit disturbing, I was MORE disturbed by the fact that it never occurred to me NOT to zap the poor guy than I was by the scene itself. It never even occurred to me. What does that say about me?

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Ah, Jay fooled me. He merged the comments from the first thread. Tee-hee!

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@dancemonkey
That Jay, he's a tricky one :o
But yeah, I also didn't think of not shocking the dude at first :x
creepy :(

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How do I get the water to pass the first alarm code?

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i've beaten it all the way up until

laura's dead or passed out and plugged the wire into her neck, but is there a code or something to enter?

or is that it?

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Dyslexic Q-Thief March 12, 2007 11:07 AM

That scene was disturbing. It was almost like a virtual Milgram experiment.

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ggrrrraahhggg. I'm in the

sprinkler room

after I've been in the kitchen, but this

Colour code

has me stumped!! i've got all the colours apart form the 2nd one, which appears to be a

pinky-red

colour, but I don't find that one! also, what do i have to do after I've entered the code, will the door open automatically or do i have to click somewhere to get the

alarm override

to work? help, pl0x :S

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How do I escape the torture scene?

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nevermind :) for some reason, the code wasn't what it showed in the light - I had to google it, and found some sort of walkthrough site with the correct code on :P

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can some one please tell me how to get out of the room with the sprinkler i already got the tape from the kitchen but how do i get back out of the room with the sprinkler

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Ok after the living room and into darkness

The comments imply there is a tape at the end of the dark pathway...where on earth is it? I get to the end and can't find anything along the path no matter where I look.

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maddalena March 12, 2007 1:06 PM

i really like the game but the cut scenes are too long and are really cliched. it just felt too much like one of those afternoon movies for teenagers. the dialogue was too long and cumbersome. spent more time watching the videos than playing the game.

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im stuck after i go through the first gateway

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what do you write on the paper when the paper already says "mother is watching bling three times before you" what do you write with the pen

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I'm at the part where it says "Blink three times before you" and the bottom half of the page is ripped off. Can someone, anyone, give me a hint?

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Trogdor248 March 12, 2007 7:18 PM

try venting your frustration out all over the paper

scribble over the bottom half of the pad of paper with the pen until numbers start to appear

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Fan-freaking-TASTIC game, Anders. I gotta say, you definitely did the screams right in the tourture scene...chills me to the bone...Anyways, I hope to see more of this series in the future. Keep up the good work!

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This is so annoying.

Ok, so I'm at the "torture" scene I guess, and I can't get this dude to type in the right numbers.

24+79=163, right? Right? This dude keeps coming up with lame answers like 103 and 102 and 104 and...well, that's it! Just those 3 numbers! Did I miss something? How many times exactly do I need to zap this dude before he gets it through his thick head that the answer he's getting isn't right!? I tried holding the button for a continuous stream of pain, but it ain't working. Am I overthinking this?

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Xion - forgive me for laughing, but I was on the floor after reading your comment. Please tell me you were deliberately making a joke. =D

If not,

get a calculator and add those numbers up (24+79) and then snap a picture of the horror on your face when you realize the boy was adding them correctly.

Think of those numbers above the doorway not as addends, but as sums.

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McFly: when you get to the part where Laura's "dead", there are a couple of steps to take:

You see she's lying there, and there are no other items to use. Or are there? See if you can on anything on the main screen

See the cord from the TV? Pick it up.

Where could you plug it in?

Laura-bot has an outlet on her neck...

Pick up the plug, insert it into Laura's outlet, and her "face" will become a video screen

If you're at the part where something has changed on the Laura-bot...

Notice what happens when you click on the buttons. What order are they in?

Compare them to the order on the big TV.

Yes, they're in the same order, so the sequence you need is NOT the same as on the TV.

You need to put them into "real-life" (or "real-time") order.

the sequence is 264 379 851

reapaninja, the rainbow isn't very clear. The colours all look a little off. Although they look like

purple, burgandy/pinkish, yellow-green, lime green, red, salmon-ish

It's not your screen, it's just the way it looks in the game. The actual colour order is supposed to be

blue, purple, yellow, green, red, orange

I hope I've used the spoiler tags correctly.

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D'oh!! :[
Now I feel so dumb. But hey, thanks, Jay! You've just reduced the number of people who don't like to think in games by 1!

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Anders, thank you for wonderful sequel =)

Clearly playing this game has made some of the people to put their soul into it. You need to add an option for "non violent" version where people can award the "guinea big" instead ;)

And here is my interpretation:

I imagined that this was like in Truddi Chace's book "When Rabbit Howls". Mum, Mike and Laura were actually three different sides of the same person. The person just had to decide who of those three should dominate.

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White Flare March 13, 2007 9:27 PM

For the color code on the alarm system it's really simple if you just

put it in greyscale. It even tells you it helps for color codes. then just put the alarm from darkest to lightest shade of gray

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You know, I can't get past the part where...

You just leave the living room into the pitch black area.

If anyone can help, thank-you.

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Yay! I beat it!

When I started using the walkthrough all the way up to the first phone, I refused to look at the answers and I started figuring it out by my self...except I needed help with the alarm code, the second phone, and the torture scene.

Creepy, yet awesome game!

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WHOO that was a good one! hahah, didn't use no spoilers

Anders,

good game, rather creepy- very good puzzles, very original in here! made for some thinky-type thinking.
Haha I spent like 5 minute writing 'call' on the pad thinking it would recognise the text if I wrote it neat enough and the phone would ring, until i noticed--! bot where good games, i look forwarad to squandering a few more hours of my life on your next endeavor

R

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I can't get past the telescope room... any help?

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master killer March 14, 2007 10:16 PM

i am also stuck in the telescope room i wish i could figure it out

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What did you notice the girl doing when you looked through the telescope?

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Paul Jack March 15, 2007 10:24 AM

What do I do with the number that appears on the paper? I use it on the phone but nothing happen... please, help!!!

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What do you do at the room with the 9 channels but all blank??!!!!!

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Paul Jack
Have you

played around with the lamp yet?

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ich
Do you remember seeing a

3 digit code somewhere?

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I am stuck at the part with the second phone :( help me ! :S

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ivan
What have you done/tried to do so far?

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For the second phone:

I get (and rather like) the fact that I'm playing out the other side of the phone conversation. So, I've 'blinked' and gotten the phone ringing. And as I remember from being the girl, Mike is supposed to send the door opening code to me, which I vaguely remember as being a bunch of double-beeps. Like the note on the pad! Hmm... Now, 147, 258, and 369 are all the same sound, which makes things less easy. I want to connect this with the painting of the great pyramids, since those numbers match perfectly with the low/med/high, but it doesn't seem to do anything.

And that's where I'm at. :)

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...and I would have sworn that was the first thing I tried, but now it works.

Maybe you need to hang up right after you punch the numbers in?

Anyhow, nevermind!

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F.F.

Think of the dots as musical notes.

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Thanks Jay, Dancemonkey and everyone else for your feedback and constructive critique! I've read every one of the comments and I'm sure some of them will have an impact on how my coming games will turn out.

As for Gateway III, well, one day I'll probably muster the energy to sit down and do it. It won't be anytime soon though, as Gateway II left me drained and whimpering.

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omg love this game completed with help in the

kitchen

:) P.S. is there a third game? if yes where can i find it?

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Didn't you read the comment just above yours? Sheesh. :p

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