Sob..sniff sniff.. The ending was so sad :( But i still love it :D

Reply

im stuck at (mother is watching) and the lamp is stuck

WHat do i have to do help me plz

Reply

i was freaked out when the 2 eyes apeared

Reply

wow this game was fun...little hard though. i used the walkthrough to solve my problems i wonder when Gateway 3 is coming out

Reply

i really dont understand the red bridge thing i try everything and it wont work

Reply

heidi

2 places forward, 1 back, 3 forward, 1 back, 3 forward, 1 back, 2 forward. Done. Do the same coming back.

Reply

im stuck at the 2nd phone whats the number

Reply

im stuck in the room with the book shelf and the tv with just color what do i do next can someone please

Reply

nena

The walkthrough above should help.

Reply
HeyStarFace August 27, 2007 10:46 PM

This game was fantastic...It was not only clever, but moving (even though they were robots). I didn't want it to end.

Reply

I'm stuck at the first phone what's the number


[Edit: this question has been asked about a hundred times. Look for the answer in the comments posted before yours. It has also been answered about a hundred times. -Jay]

Reply
kingultima August 29, 2007 9:18 PM

what do you do at the math guy part???

Reply

what do you do the second time you need the phone like when you look through the telescope and see her with it in her hands and stuff?

Reply

matt
The walkthrough above will help you with that question :D

Reply

Hello!!!

The game was great!

Reply

That was fantastic. Sad, but good. Poor Laura, and poor Laura's mother :(

Reply

alright, I have tried all the different spoiler options for the pathway with the red squares but not a single one has worked.....any advice

Reply

Coffey

Did you try my one on July 27?

Reply

I don't get the ending where the grey robot just leaves. . .

Reply

This was great

Reply

im stuck at the bit with the eye an i dont know what to do! all ive got is a mirror and a video. ive tried everything i can and nothing seems to work!

Reply

Hollie
You might want to try the walkthrough above first. You also might want to check out the other comments first - this question has been asked and answered many times over :D

Reply

About who the player's character is:

I assume he is intended to be the doctor- in the first clip, the (implied) doctor's "...." is grey, and considering how all the characters' text is the same color as their bodies....

Reply

I just figured out the doctor thing too

Reply

this game was great the father was in the first game i think now that i understand the ppl from gateway 2 im going to play gateway 1 again to fully understand the story

Reply

I've tried a lot of different combinations with the floor, but the door won't open. Yours to carlos :) do you have to start at the first tile or at the door?

Sarah

Reply

Once you figure out the way the tiles work for the 2nd video tape it makes that part a lot easier e.g. if you step on the first tile some tiles will light up (it doesn't matter at all which tiles light up), step off to the left then step on that same tile again. The same tiles that lit up before will switch off, in other words, you just need to step on each tile twice to succeed. The door will open when you have made it to the right side and all tiles are switched off.
This is what works for me:-

2 tiles forward, 1 back, 3 forward, 1 back, 3 forward, 1 back, 2 forward. Done.

Reply

excellent game ... finished 'em both ... needed help with the alarm code on GWII and with PEEPER on GWI (but I feel really stupid for not figuring that one out)

Reply

I'm from problem family and the story touched me a lot. The ambience of paranoid fear is at the top level! The story is very life like and it's sad there is no such real grey robot doctor for every mentally crooked human in the world.

Reply

Hello!
IN the fire alarm room mine was black and white not rainbow :S


[Edit: That's because you must have it set for grayscale in the options menu. -Jay]

Reply

I got the ending code wich is

264379851

,
but she just won't stand up!
Somebody please help me!

Reply

I actually finished a game without a walkthrough! I'm so proud!

Reply

omg i cant get the prism thing to make colors!!! it only makes blacks greys and whites!!! no rainbow!! someone help please!!! asap!


[Edit: Turn off grayscale in the game options. The game doesn't default to grayscale, so you must have inadvertently set it that way. -Jay]

Reply

I loved the game. I thought the story added so much more depth to the game. The story was also different than other games, much more serious than I thought it'd be. I know someone like that mother, too, and I thought it was pretty accurate.

My only complaint is the shutting off of the water sprinklers. That sequence was a long pain.

Thanks again.

Reply

hey,

im at the stage where you hide behind the frindge door but the eyes just arnt going away, and its been pover an hour now and its drivin me mad!

wb x

Reply

~Great game Anders!

I found myself identifying with Laura...though my mother doesn't have actual mental issues like that; she's definately got some major emotional control over me she likes to use. And I'm married! I found it very sad that it went far enough to drive "Mike" away.

Very touching storyline.
~I think you answered that gal who got all offended well. I think people like her enjoy looking for fights.
The game itself (puzzles and all) was really really fun and challenging. Had to use hints here and there, but kept me interested all the way through!
~Anyway, I find it funny all the people who have to scroll past all the previous hints/walkthroughs to post the same question that's been asked a million times.
***THERE'S A COMPLETE WALKTHROUGH RIGHT AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE PEOPLE...

Reply

Even though Cesia is overreacting, I tend to agree with her. My grandparents suffered from paranoid dementia like this and I certainly felt like the Laura character lacked depth. The game was very good, however.

Reply

Here is my understanding of the story, I could be wrong, but I think I have something at least close to the original story created by the creator.

From what I can understand from the story, the husband left the wife for whatever reason and she became bitter to all men. She began to force this onto her daughter in the hopes of her never falling for a man who will betray her. This however backfires and causes the mother to become incredibly paranoid and makes her daughter go behind her back simple to speak with her friend who is a man. She eventually tries to push away from her mother's over zealous control, inadvertently causing her mother to dive off the deep end. Her mother commits suicide and the daughter becomes lethargy. From my understanding, you play as the Docter, trying to help her through this and get everything sorted out in her head.
I did find it interesting how in the "Math Punish" puzzle, how the figure who was strapped to the machine, was the friend. This may have been a way of showing the feeling of hurting someone she cared about by trying to find the right answer to her problems, and him sometimes giving the wrong answer.

Reply

AWESOME GAME!!!!

I didn't finish but I want to know what the storyline is!
Please tell me!!!

Reply

for the first Tape

go through the gateway, down the hall, button to open and
take the hand mirror, it'll be useful later.
Examine the sink, turn on the water
That's hot water.
Code for the cabinet is in the mirror (7997)
Go outside, see the yellow bot
You see that when you stand under the light, your mirror glows
Blind the eye with the mirror to get out
Push in tape, transfer, watch

Second Tape

keep all the spots dark to have the door open
Just fiddle with this one, you'll get it eventually
take the lighter and newspaper from the table
There's a screwdriver in the dresser
Put the newspaper under the door and use the screwdriver in the lock
Use the key to open
Just click out to where you think you should be able to walk to get the tape
Take note of the numbers on the pyramid painting upon leaving (786)
Yellow bot again, same bridge puzzle on the way back
Insert tape, transfer, and watch

Third Tape

Use the pen to scribble on the pad and get the number
Blink three times with the lamp, wait for the return
Go back to the phone and dial the number
Use your lighter to set off the sprinkler
Grab the tape, and when the eyes appear, open the fridge door and hide behind it
Eventually the eyes will leave again
Use your mirror to make a prism in the water
This is the code for the alarm (BPYGRO)Yellow bot, exit
Transfer and watch

Fourth Tape

Look in the window
Force the student to create the sums 24, 79, 163
Check your telescope to see yellow bot
Blink the lamp thrice
Back to the telescope
Answer the phone
Notice the note-like scribbles
I used 11223311
Turn on the tv
Remember the code for the pyramids?
Grab the tape
Yellow bot, leave
End
After yellow bot collapses, go to the tv
Transfer and watch
Now back to the girl, examine her
See the place where a cord might go?
Well, plug her in with the wire on the ground
Now you must recall the real-life order of the tapes
(264379851)
Yellow bot has her resurrection, resolution, and epiphany, and we're done
Follow her out for credits

Reply

I think you're the person who says ... in video one, you know who talks off the screen? I think that's you.

Reply

I'm stuck at the part where you use the lighter to set off the sprinkler, how do youthe lighter back and forth in the air like at a concert with a bunch of bands no one actually likes?

Reply

KENn,

I'm saving that feature for Gateway 48, where Laura and Mike decide to get the ol' band together.

And, on a related note, why do you go to concerts with bands you don't like? Seems like a vaste of good ligther fluid. Save it for when it counts, mate!

If you have any other problems solving the puzzles, I might point out that there already are quite a lot of walkthroughs you might want to seek out. I really wish you wouldn't, though, since the game was designed to make the player think. Using walkthroughs defeats that purpose.

Reply

I finished:

Gateway 1 and 2!

but I covered the 2 eyes from tape 3
and 1 from tape 1.

Reply

I covered my eyes when I saw the 3 EYES.

Reply

Wow. This game really hit a nerve with me..

My mother has been like this since my parents were divorced. Threatening to commit harm to herself, and blaming me for all of her problems...eventually the way I dealt with it was through an eating disorder...Once I had that taken care of, and I had the tools to express to her in a healthy way how I felt, the conversation went a lot like Laura's and her mothers...with the same result. This was just recently, and the emotional scars are still there. Thank you for making this and reinforcing the fact that someone else's illnesses are not the fault of a bystander if they did everything within reason to help.

Reply

i really really liked that, it had a really unsettling atmosphere... watching through hidden cameras, and the appearance of 'laura' at the end of each part, plus the eyes through the kitchen window (i actually jumped) made it all quite chilling. though i must agree that the storyline of crazy suicidal mother seemed a bit cliched, but then, it's supposed to be a game, not a brilliantly crafted narrative. very good, do another one!

Reply

i have gone pass the red bridge and into the room and got the items but the key is on the other side of the door can u help me plz

Reply
hassanson October 22, 2007 8:22 PM

great game ! just one thing i didnt get, in the end when u examined laura, those numbers u supposed to push on her body (264379851) , where do u find them?

Reply

That, I think, was the best pnc game game I ever played. The animation was smooth, the characters had depth (as much as could be expected from faceless robots anyway :P).

HOWEVER, many people did NOT use spoiler tags (since I was reading through for hints, many people said things like

the mom committed suicide

and how she

comes back as a ghost

and ruined it for me), so that pissed me off. PLEASE USE THEM IN THE FUTURE.

Reply

Cool game! Thanks a lot!

Reply
Fullmetal October 30, 2007 2:24 PM

I'm just curious, Played this for the first time and I LOVE these games. I have a question, is it just me or did they just leave Mike in the FBI Torcher room?! O.o poor Mike ... his GF is a total bioatch

Reply

I'm in the room with the eyes looking through the windows, but i've been hiding behind the door for an hour!!! HELP! What am I supposed to do?

Reply
Anonymous November 5, 2007 2:05 AM

That was a cool yet smart game. Its really a hard one this one.Although i used some of the walkthrough tips it was still pretty easy but very hard.

example

the eyes in the kitchen scared me hardout:D

Reply

guys, i see most of you are confused why the code is 264379851...
well think about it,its the actual order of the tapes, 1 is at the end because thats after the mum died ect.

Also, at the second phone, the number is 11223311, but make shore u hav some cheesy breathing in the backround, lol.

And also, who the heck are we playin as? the doctor in video no. 1 maybe, ist the same colour as we r...

And also in the tape where the mothers drivin off, its either a disturbingly tall man filming or the camras handing on nothing...mysterious

P.S no offence to the person hoo made this game.

Reply
Anonymous November 5, 2007 6:43 PM

where's the second tape?! i'm so confused!

Reply
Aussielad November 7, 2007 2:01 PM

I think i understan who you are!!
you are the doctor going through Laura's mind to get to what happened with Laura, her mother and Mike!

Anyway this game is amazing. All credit to the ppl who made it. Its really sad at the end but i really loved it. There isnt going to be another one is there? coz we saved Laura and she forgave her mother!

Great game loved it!!!

Reply
Red Bridge help November 8, 2007 11:16 PM

Red bridge:squares=1,2,3,4,5,6
Go to square 1
Go to square 2
Go to square 1
Go to square 2
Go to square 3
Go to square 2
Go to square 1
Go to square 2
Go to square 3
Go to square 4
Go to square 3
Go to square 2
Go to square 1
Go to square 2
Go to square 3
Go to square 4
Go to square 5
Go to square 4
Go to square 3
Go to square 2
Go to square 1
Go to square 2
Go to square 3
Go to square 4
Go to square 5
Go to square 6
Go through the door!

To go back:
Go to square 6
Go to square 5
Go to square 4
Go to square 3
Go to square 2
Go to square 1
Go to square 2
Go to square 3
Go to square 4
Go to square 5
Go to square 6
Go to square 5
Go to square 4
Go to square 3
Go to square 2
Go to square 1
Go to square 2
Go to square 3
Go to square 4
Go to square 5
Go to square 4
Go to square 3
Go to square 2
Go to square 1
Go to square 2
Go to square 3
Go to square 2
Go to square 1
Go to square 2
Go to square 1

Reply

Great game but I DON'T LIKE the EYES, I got totally freaked out.

Reply

i put those numbers from the walktrough

264379851

but it doesn't WORK!!!!

Reply
Sophemilfrank November 10, 2007 7:48 AM

That was such a greate game :) I recomend it. The walkthrough helped, I couldnt get through half of it >D

Reply

Thanks for a great game, altough it was a bit easy to beat :)

Reply

This was an excelent game, loved the story line and the music even made it... exciting, I give this game 2 thumbs up.

Reply

This, by far, is the most gripping flash game I have ever played. This actually stays with you for a while. I agree that the game is too easy, but that's a minor flaw, I can more than forgive that for a story like this.

The nonlinear narrative, where we see events unfold in a different order than when they happened, is a narrative device that is seldom used and even more seldom used well. I've always loved it, I think it adds so much to a mystery. It was one of the things that made The Sweet Hereafter a great movie.

I just have one little problem:

The second phone number puzzle, 11223311, is rather obtuse given that there are only 3 tones on the phone. I would have appreciated a little stronger clue as to which buttons to press than that, I wound up trying several different combinations before I found which one worked. Was I missing something?

But still, it's a fantastic game.
By the way, Anders, are you by any chance a fan of

Being John Malkovitch

? :-)

Reply
Random guy November 11, 2007 2:35 AM

HOLY CRAP i just got to those eyes freaking creepy cause im playin thiss at night with no one around!!!

Reply

when you first go down the elevator im stuck i have the mirror and the wire but i dont know what to do next.

Reply

when you are going to get the last tape whats the code of the pyrimids i cant figuar it out please help

Reply

I don't understand what we are supposed to scribble on the pad because every time I just scribbled something I got nothing

ps. where is it supposed to show up at?

Reply

The walkthrough is useless for the 2nd tape where you get the key, open the door & walk outside. Ground is all black, you can't walk to the far side of screen like the walkthrough says you just get stuck. Its just a dead end with no clues as to whats meant to be done. Sucks big style.

Reply

"I don't understand what we are supposed to scribble on the pad because every time I just scribbled something I got nothing. ps. where is it supposed to show up at?"

Tell me about it! The walkthroughs makes less sense than the game? Scribble what? Scribble where? Wheres the number appear? Jeez it just does not make sense! Hows anyone meant to work that out????

Reply

about the scribbling: Have you every scribbled lightly with pencil on a pad of paper that had been written on before but the page was torn off?

It's a classic spy/detective technique for uncovering clues. It's what you need to do here to get the phone number to show up.

So, scribble where? Everywhere. How much? until the paper is covered with pencil and the number shows up.

Reply

I think your game has a really deep storyline, and at some points it seems less of a game and more of a story, which I like! I like the abstract mood to it, and I am still musing upon it after completing it :D

Reply

what do you do after you get the 9 tapes and connect the t.v. to laura???

Reply

yea im stuk at the part where yu hav to make the dude do tha math stuff. an di dont knoe how to make him do it. i dont knoe wat to type or anything... please help!

Reply

what do you do at the end in the empty room because the telly doesn't play anything

Reply

why is every one complaining its so easy!!!

Reply

mark
walk to the end and the tape is there

Reply

great game. when is gateway three coming out?

Reply
Elise Taylor December 10, 2007 7:31 PM

How does Laura walk away while still plugged in?

(Oh,by the way,PLUG HER IN TO THE TV when you put in the code!)

Reply

the stupid eyes won't go away!!!

Reply
Elise Taylor December 12, 2007 8:26 PM

In order to make the creepy eyes go away, try opening the fridge door and THEN hiding behind it!

(Take your time, they`ll think you left)

Reply
Elise Taylor December 13, 2007 5:30 PM

"...but instead you imprisoned me even further."

IMPRISONED ME FURTHER???

I don`t understand. Someone please write a comment about it.

HELP ME!

Reply
Elise Taylor December 13, 2007 6:06 PM

"I plugged in Laura. I used the code. But she won`t stand up! Help!"

Did you use the tapes like Laura told you to?

"I FREAKED OUT when I saw the eyes!"

It`d be news if you didn`t.

I`ll be happy to answer almost any questions you post!

Reply
Elise Taylor December 14, 2007 4:43 PM

I`ve also heard.............

"The eyes still won`t go away! Help!"

F-R-I-D-G-E D-O-O-R not F-R-I-D-G-E.

"I don`t get the bridge thing."

Just step randomly, then, until the`re all dark red and you`re on the last one. Need I say more?

Reply

Wait, I ment...

F-R-I-D-G-E not
F-R-I-D-G-E D-O-O-R

to who said... "where`s the 2nd tape?"

Walk outside. turn all squares black (by stepping on them.) then walk to it. Easy.

Reply

this was wicked you just have to make a third!!!!!!
This has been my favorite online game since it came out!!!!!!

i just love this game!!!and the eyes just open the fridge door and stand close to the wall behind the fridge not the fridge door the actual fridge itself but have the door open.

Reply

This is the best game. I can't believe it was only a runner up. It should have won. I beat it with a little help from the spoilers. Thanks for the help.

Reply

The one-step-forward-one-step-back on the bridge thing doesn't work. If anyone else has said somehting like this, sorry as I havent read through all of hits yet :P

Reply

NOOOOO I closed pop up window and i hadnt saved >;[

Reply

what annoys me is that you can't undo what you do on the red bridge without restarting >:[

Reply

OMG absolutely amazing game! Great storyline! Thanks!

Reply

what a great story,, very sad ending.. I cant what till part 3 comes out

Reply

O.K somebody please be more specific! I've been scribbling on the notepad for like 15 minutes and no number comes up! Somebody just tell us what the nnumber is!

Reply

what the... im using the walkthrough - I blinked 3 times before scribbling on the pad but nothing's happened :(

Reply

PLEASE HELP ME! I NEED HELP!

by the way: sorry for double post

but i NEED TO KNOW WHAT'S WRONG!

Reply

snap. I've read the message by the person above and i'd like to say:

Have you blinked with the lamp? (Read walkthrough)

and

I saw someone else posted the number

(11223311)

and I've tried it but it doesn't work.

=(

sorry for triple post.

Reply

You need to scribble A LOT. Fill the paper with ink.

Reply

coooool. Thanks a lot, jay!

Reply
jack clark January 26, 2008 12:17 PM

what is the number for the phone for gods sake!!!


[Edit: read the walkthrough for gods sake!!!]

Reply

wow sad ending. I dont think they are making a gateway three now that she is free. also thinking what if they are not robots?

Reply