Random!hats! February 3, 2008 12:35 PM


use the lamp, then wait for another 3 blinks from Laura`s side. Scribble everywhere UNDER the paper breakline, then dial the number after picking up the reciever.

The Yellow Channel!


i don't think they're supposed to be robots. my proof?
clip 2, third thing mom says, last word


for those of you who are stuck on the second tape

as you open the door put the mouse on the black floor and you will see grey footprints, go straight so that you can still see the footprints and click as the robot comes to the end a little ledge will lite up and then you have the tape

it woz my pleasure

Kaitlyn March 8, 2008 9:18 AM

The Gateway games are some of my favorite games on this site. I really hope the creator makes a 3rd Gateway! =]


After I looked through the telescope in the 4th gateway everything was just black and I couldn't do anything about it. Fun game, wish I could have finished it, not going to go through it all again though.


where do you scribble?

i need help

Anonymous March 18, 2008 2:15 PM

i need help

whats the phone number?


I WAS REPLAYING THIS GAME AND WHEN I WAS WATCHING the second clip, as soon as the mom walks in, i hear this WHAT THE...! in the background and i just burst out laughing. my brother was playing halo and he blew up with out warning, suprising him. hahahahahahhaha!

qwertyu63 April 2, 2008 2:12 PM

A question about the story.

Who are we as the player?

Mike Nuttall April 4, 2008 8:08 PM

For everyone having problems with the final code to input into the girlbot.

Input the code in one go. In other words type each number directly after the last one. If you wait the code resets itself. If you're not seeing all the numbers as you type each one in then you've waited too long and must start again.

Once you've done that the emotional denouement will commence.


Wow, this was a different game for my sister and i, but it really makes you think. what a relief i found this guide or i would've had so many questions.

Nicholas April 12, 2008 7:30 PM

How do you get to Gateway 1?

[Edit: Here you go: Gateway 1 -Jay]

ThatCanadianDude April 15, 2008 1:31 AM

My opinion on the identity of the main character is as spoils.

Taking into consideration that the shape of the characters indicates their family, based on the similar shapes of Laura and her mother, and that, due to how Mike addresses the 'doctor' in Clip 1, Mike is NOT related to the doctor that, by comparing the shape of the main character to other characters, the main character is NOT a doctor despite the text colour theory(That due to grey text in Clip 1, that the main character is the doctor) Instead, the main character is actually a memory of Mike, Laura's boyfriend, and that the entire game takes place inside of Laura's fractured, partially insane mind.
My backing argument is both the main characters shape being identical to Mike's and the two characters similar roles in Laura's life. Both Mike and the main character wind up attempting to help Laura realize that her mother's death was not her fault. Many of the puzzles are, judging from dialogue in the videos, based on actual events that happened between Mike and Laura(not all of them, though, unless for a date, they go out and strap electrodes to students and make them do basic math.)

Of course, this is all just specculation, as I have no hard concrete evidence to back my claim up with.


My mother whent through the same stuff after her mother died... she started drinking a bottle of scotch a day and smokeing 2 packs a day... them she got emo and started cuting her self... then she got klingy.... then she started hateing my dad... then she ended it... sad... the realy scary bit is that when i got any where near my dad she was watching... at least she didnt start hateing all men.... still great game it relates 2 me and that freaks me out... keep up the good work



how do you make the dude blink ?

before the phone call

please help me

[Edit: The 'dude' is not the one that 'blinks'. -Jay]


I have to say, I really enjoyed this game. I found it through Newgrounds and was surprised at the quality of gameplay.

I admit using the walkthrough for

the first phone puzzle, I didn't connect the blinking with the lamp.

After that it was fine.
If you decide to make a Gateway III I'd like to suggest putting in some randomized passcodes. My ideas for easy(-ish) ones in this one could have been:

The numbers above the door that the student must enter. All you need are 9 sprites and a small chunk of code to generate the correct number for that play-through. As for animating it, I know nothing about flash, only Java. So I said "could" up there.


the 3 numbers written on the pyramids in each house's livingroom. Same idea, just randomly generate a sequence for each New Game and record it in the save.

Still can't get over the story.

I'm curious what happened with Mike during all this, and if he and Laura managed to come back to each other. I know firsthand that fixing the core issue doesn't make everything all better. As for the player's identity, I'm convinced he is the doctor (and male). Laura and her mother are the same shape, yes, but they're also both female. They are also orange and red, respectively, which are in the same color family. Mike is a different primary color, making him both a primary character and seperate from the other two. The player is grey, a monochrome, and after all he's less real in Laura's mind than anyone else. The same grey text in clip 1 clinches it for me.

Again, amazing game.
One last thing:

the kid strapped into the chair to learn basic math is one of Laura's mom's students. She used to be a math tutor.


nice games. really good.

GW1 no problems, but I really got stuck in GW2:

where you have to blink 3 times, and then phone 11223311. where do you get this number? i see the notepad, but how do you get this number from the notepad?

finished game, and very proud of myself. nice story considering GW1 doesn't have a story!

Other great games similar to this:

"The Morning After"
"curious about stanford"

thanks for your help!

Cybermtl May 19, 2008 8:20 AM

I never thought a simple flash game could touch and teach me like this game did. I was ignorant to many of life facts, living blissfully without seeing the main lesson life is trying to tell me. But thanks to this game, i finally know the very fundamental fact that i was blind to see all this time, the fact that may will change my life forever:

colorblinded people can NOT become Psychiatrists.

Wicked game mates, enjoyed every bit of it.


I like how Laura stops appearing on the title screen after you finished the game.

deathkittinz June 11, 2008 7:30 PM

help there isnt ant blue in the water prism but theres all the other colors


if the eyes wont go away try to go closer to the wall behind the fridge u will noe the eyes will go away once they start blinking a few times like in a fast pace =]

Anonymous June 16, 2008 9:58 AM

What type of response do you get when you turn the lamp on and off. I've tried turing the lamp on and off, but i didnt get a responce. i even scribbled on the notepad, but it doesnt work.


great game!!! i pity that poor student>.


i need help.

how do you get the student to type 163? ive punished it millions of times but it keeps doing 102, 103 and 104.

Anonymous June 16, 2008 2:02 PM

why 24, 79 and 163?? are that just random numbers and if so, how to figure that out??


for anon ^^

make sure the numbers you put in add up to 163, e.g 99 and 64

for Anonymous ^

those numbers are above the exit door in the room with the window!

ganondorf champion June 16, 2008 5:41 PM

Why do you play a brownish guy in gateway 1 while you play a grey guy in this game?Also who is the grey guy in gateway 1? I think the student is mike in a instrament used by the mother. In gateway 3 mike will prove to be evil.Sad story.

Anonymous June 16, 2008 8:00 PM

the eyes creeped me out! but overall the story was really touching.


the phone number doesn't apear on te notepad...why???

catpaws June 16, 2008 9:40 PM

this game was sorta easy but i got stuck on the part with finding the phone number and what to do with the lamp but thanks to this website i beat the game!!!


Omg! Help Me! I found the number and i dialed it and then signald the lamp three times, but the stupid door wont open! Please Help!


This game was brilliant in my opinion and the walkthrough worked perfectly... I don't understand how people can't interpret it properly and in my opinion...

the grey robot was the psychiatrist/doctor trying to help Laura with her shock of calling her mum's bluff and loosing, the guy in the chair doing the math puzzles was Mike because he was the one who mentioned Laura's mum being a math tutor in one of the tapes (and both robots were blue)/he was trying to get her approval by getting the sums right but no matter what he did he would end up being punished at least once, and there are many references to what Laura may have been feeling during the time that these events were unfolding such as the 'creepy' eyes through the window/not being able to get through the door until the eye was blinded and other little things like that

The people who wrote this are great at story writing and hopefully a third is in the making!

Anonymous June 17, 2008 1:22 AM

have you noticed when you beat the game, when you go back to the menu screen, the girl (robot) has disappeared? she really did leave the game
very nice and interesting factor right there! great game

rosesrblk June 17, 2008 10:32 AM

what happens if it doesnt let u use the code thinggy? i know the sequence but it wont let me use it.


i cant get pass the lamp i scribble the notepad but nothing happens


do you just keep on punishing the kid till he does the right math problem?


Help help help I can't get past the phone bit where you get there and look through the telescope and see Laura! I dialled


and it didn't work! The door won't open! I did all the lamp flashing and stuff but and the phone never rang so how could I answer it?

By the Way you need to force people into using the spoiler tags I didn't know that

Laura's Mum committed suicide



what is the code for the alarm right after a phone?


Umm Red Bridge Help, another easier way to cross the red bridge

is this from the left:
and to go back you do this:

christyann June 17, 2008 1:20 PM

i cant figure out the part with the second tape where you have to turn the blocks dark. ive been trying for an hour and i tryed both of the spoilers, but none of them worked
please helllppppp =[

Jonathan June 17, 2008 1:51 PM

Wow! What a brilliant game :)

It had such a chilling and eerie atmosphere :O I jumped when I saw the eyes haha!



When you enter the room, go right as far as you can. Then, click on the door again. Once all the floor turns dark at the same time, the video cassette is revealed on the right.


What a great game! i just have one question...how were we supposed to know the 24, 79, and 163 numbers...did we have to guess until he finally got them wrong?


Great game, loved every minute of it! Had to use spoilers for some, but still an awesome playing experience. The music was great, and really enhanced the whole thing.

Jessica June 17, 2008 3:29 PM

I liked the game very much, but I agree with Kiki about the eyes, they're scary.
I couldn't make it through the game without the "little help" I got from here (yes, I'm a loser), so thanks!


When I go to write on the notepad by the phone (for the third tape), nothing happens, and no phone numbers appear. I have already done the light switch and followed all of yours steps. Please help!


what do you do in the room with the lighter and newspaper?


Help i cant get the alarm to go off i took the mirror and did it but it wont reach


That was a damn scary game! i mean what was up with that freako mum! lord , how i jumped when her eyes appered! i actually have a tear on my face! Thank you Mysteryman for the walkthrough , couldn't of done it without you xxx

Anonymous June 17, 2008 6:01 PM

i need help on the very 1st level!!!

Anonymous June 17, 2008 6:10 PM

what do you do once you unlock the third door


I cant get past the part where you have the 3rd video but are trapped in the room with the eyes. I cant seem to find a way out. Please help!

Anonymous One June 18, 2008 1:01 AM

Awesome (Gateway II) game, the piano tunes at the end when she talks to her mother are quite touching like the type in an happy-ending soap opera!! Overall usage of music emphasizes the game's ambience.
I can't wait for the next Gateway III, this one was a cliffhanger.

By the way how is Gateway I, I haven't played it, I just skipped it and played Gateway II, I heard that it doesn't have any storyline but is it as challenging as Gateway II.


Anonymous June 18, 2008 9:14 AM

How could this get runner-up? This game is amazing. Definitely should have won the contest.


how can i open the front door (whith is locked with a key^^)

Sweetcorn June 18, 2008 9:49 AM

What colour combination do you need to switch off the sprinklers/alarm???


Anonymous - are you saying that without having played the rest of the competition games? (Some competition judge you would be!) =/

Anonymous June 18, 2008 12:09 PM

the ending was kind of sad lol
really fun game tho

Anonymous guy June 18, 2008 12:11 PM

After hiding behind fridge door and going to room with sprinkler,

When the first one is blue the colours don't have yellow or pink and that

instead it has different shades of black?


great game, very touching ending. anyway i think there wont be any GateWay III because on the ending Laura is already free and all problems solved. for the maker i think it would be good if you remake the GateWay II with human version not robots ^^ it would be great. but it will be hard to fit the ending where we need to plug the cable to laura =P. great game, enjoyed every bit of it.. nice music too ^^ love this game!


Anonymous Guy - go into Options from the game menu (top right) and turn off color aid mode (uses greyscale for color puzzles).


umm, just wondering what the colour sequence is for the room with the sprinkler??


[Edit: The answer is in the walkthrough. -Jay]

kayon111 June 18, 2008 2:03 PM

i cant find the numbers in the robot to type in!

ananamis June 18, 2008 2:39 PM

if laura's mom

committed suicide,
why did her mom appear at the end?

Anonymous June 18, 2008 3:07 PM

ummm, what do you do when you get to the last room, with the broken tv?


hi . what do i do when i go to the last room, with no visible door, and a tv that is blank?
please help me.
i can't find it in the walkthrough!

Nay-Nay June 18, 2008 4:20 PM

I cant even beat the first tape. How do I blind the eye above the door?


The number is 86763454
What do you do after?


how do u beat the eye above the door??

Answer: you should have a mirror. stand under the olight until the mirror is white and then click on the eye with it. Then the door should open. if it dosen't, then you are not standing in the right position.

Kristine June 18, 2008 7:25 PM

Great game. I almost cried at the end. But one thing is pretty freaky, every time I picked up any of the phones in the game, I heard this noise from my speakers like when you call/send or recieve a call/SMS with a cell phone close to a computer, but I recieved no messages or anything.


here's my interpretation:

The player is actually Laura searching her mind and figuring things out by sorting through memories. The player must go through obstacles (emotions) before they can grab the tape (memory) and play it (think about it). Mike is Laura's boyfriend and her mother is not right in the head after she realizes that she cannot control Laura if she is talking to Mike. Laura's mother tries to manipulate her so she cannot commmunicate with him.
Also, there is a possiblitie that the player is uncovering Laura's mind. Mike is the more free thinking side of Laura while Lauras mother is Laura's controling non free think part of Laura's mind. With the flashing of the lights is Laura trying to commmunicate with the world outside her mind to find the reality. But she can't because she is so wrapped up in her mind. The player is one of the 'people' that are on the outside world out of Laura's mind. The math problem solver is Laura's free thikning side. It is trying to make balance with the controlling part of Laura's mind. Never in the game can you actually talk to Laura or see her talking out of the video tapes until the end. That is because in the end she finally makes peace with herself and letting an outsider inside.

If you have aquestions on my interpretation please ask.


i cant get the final code for the game! with the girl laying on the floor and plugged in!


cant open the last door on the right on gateway2.. pls help


I'm at the first video tape, yeah, got it, but in the central room, the tele isn't working because I still need to plug in. How?


joao xisto June 19, 2008 5:52 AM

I keep on dialing the number on the phone but the door won't open. what's wrong? can somebody help me?

Anonymous June 19, 2008 9:15 AM

wat is the colour combination for the sprinkler room.


how do you get through kid


sorry i needed to try this spoiler thing =)


i can't get the blinking eye to close!wat do i do??

Anonymous June 20, 2008 3:32 AM

This is such a sad story ! :(

Anonymous June 20, 2008 8:54 AM

In order to get past the eyes,

you have to open the fridge door and hide in the corner behind the fridge like 0 0
__ _

0= Eye
_= Fridge Door
[= Door
X= You


what is the overide colour combination?

anouymous June 20, 2008 10:11 AM

such a sad story. but it is a very good game! I like it so much. I hope there will be a gateway 3 :)

Grace Wilkins June 20, 2008 11:24 AM

i cant get the sprinkler to go off!! it says the mirror wont work....

Anonymous June 20, 2008 2:11 PM

this is much better than gateway 1. the eyes part scared me though

Shannon June 20, 2008 2:31 PM

Okay.. im stuck..
after i inserted the numbers into the telephone(
in the room with the telescope)
i walked into the room..
what do i do next

Anonymous June 20, 2008 5:48 PM

For all of you wondering, their is a very slim chance that there will be "Gatway 3". I have thought about this and realize that the only way there will be a "Gateway 3" is if there's no plot/story like the first 1.

Christopher June 20, 2008 8:09 PM

What do you do in the room with no door and the broken tv???

Danny Wilson June 20, 2008 9:05 PM

Just read the top of the page where it says walkthrough guide. it helped me lol.


how do you get past the level with the sprinkler coz i have the lighter do i need anything else to set off the sprinkler? coz i cant set the sprinkler off :-(

greymatter June 21, 2008 3:01 AM

hey... if anyone is stuck on the second tape on the phone...The number is


There it is...

Anyway... A great story...
A lesson in there...Somewhere...


OMG I can't seem to load the part after the phone (the dots on the line) at the fourth room. Help!! It just stays on loading screen and I replayed it twice.

Rob Con June 21, 2008 8:28 AM

Can someone PLEASE Help ME!! When i get to the room with the lamp and the eye I did every thing that I had to do (getting the mirror and the video) but when I try to follow the golden robot out the door the dooor just shuts right in front of me! It's a realy Great game but such a shame this had to happed, can someone please help ME!!!!!!!!!!


Help! i'm stuck in the second room with the red floor; The order 121314151616 seems not to be worKing for me!!!

Help please!


Great game! I love the sounds... it's haunting. Great conpept too. I only used the walkthrough like 2 times, the rest is kind of common sense. If you think about it for a bit you'll get how it works.

aquagirl101 June 21, 2008 4:39 PM

What is the colour code for the room with the sprinkler i can't open the door to get back to the T.V in the 3rd gateway. PLZ HELP.

shadowe June 21, 2008 7:11 PM

For those of you stuck in the fourth room whith the phone

the phone wont ring unless you do it twice(turn light on off 3 times), laura will turn on the light not blink it, look throught the telescope and wait a few seconds she should reach for the phone to call then yours will ring. pick up the reciever and dial 11223311 and the door will open.

this game is really good thanks for the walkthrough!!!;)

aquagirl101 June 22, 2008 5:32 AM

That has got to be one of the saddest endings i'v ever seen,but i'm still a little confused,is lauras mother insane,and is that why she commited suicide by crashing her car into a lamp post,Then again why did mother 'imprison'laura.Thanks again for a FAB game Jay.

chowdaaa June 22, 2008 11:32 AM

please help! opened door and cant find the second tape on the "far right side of game window"
i keep looking and cant find the tape.


YAY! thanks for the help jayis! U rock! oh yeah... I think there should be a gateway 3! who agrees?