Yeah, I noticed that MoTaS reference in the second tape too. (Then again, it is something that people actually do in real life, so it could be coincidental). Those eyes really freaked me out too.
Anyway, I loved this game a lot. Loads of great, varied, not too difficult puzzles. I particularly enjoyed the final one, as it required you to
view the clips closely and analyse them. That said, I felt that 4 (girl wants to escape) and 3 (girl gets scolded by her mother) were in the wrong order - it would make more sense for the scolding to occur before the girl says that she wants to leave.
I had it that way, too, Wulfo. =)
But I noted that the two could be switched if necessary, since I had trouble deciding.
Could not get the prism thing at all. Where do I have to stand, etc?
Finally done, but I needed help with the ending part. Cute game, though a bit creepy.
eyebrows - about the sprinkler:
watch your inventory items as you move about the room.
*applauds* Very nice. I thought this was a lot better than the previous one. And the incorporation of "grow" was very nice. Good job.
got the 3rd tape, but stuck at the alarm override!
Re clips in the wrong order:
The clips are date-stamped (dd/mm), so there's no ambiguity except for the three events that happened on the same day (confrontation in the kitchen, Mother gets in the car, the crash), and those clearly have an order.
The eyes were incredibly freaky, but at the same time appropriate. I feel shame in that I couldn't get through most of this game without a walkthrough (except for the last bit - got it first try :)) but the story is amazing. Minor blips (server problems, not within the actual game itself) aside, this is a great game. One thing that confused me was
the disappearance of the bathroom mirror and the lighter upon entering the color code,
but besides that, I had a fulfilling experience.
Due to the saved games problem, I went ahead and tried to beat the game in one run, and was successful. A really good game, even touching, if not incredibly surreal.
Jay, you might consider a warning tag.
We found the electro-punishment scene more disturbing than any of the so-called "adult" content in other games here.
My girlfriend especially appreciated the prism puzzle. In particular, the way the spectrum changes depending on where you're standing. Nice touch.
Decent game. I think I liked the puzzles and atmosphere better in the previous gateway, though. Maybe it seemed more eerie because of the lack of narrative.
It's going to be hard for any game to meet expectations when it's being compared to the superlative eyezmaze games.
Could it be there is a bug with the lamp and scribbling at the phone when you do things in the wrong order? I now have a lamp that says its stuck when I click it, and scribbling doesn't seem to get me any further ...
This was a great experience! This is one of the best flash games I have played!
Hi, I was wondering, where do I go to save? Everytime I try something, I end up exiting the game or something. Thanks =]
nvm, haha i knew i knew it, thanks anyways =]
Only thing i would change is to make it possible to unplug the cable from girl girl at end (if you get the sequence wrong) so you can put it back into the TV to have another look at the video clips. Otherwise, very entertaining game - a lot of thought obviously went into it. very much appreciated.
I really liked this game, it was fun, challenging, great everything! =]
Ho hum possible bug!!
I'm in the room with sprinkler and I set it off but the other door doesn't open? Correction it DOES open, for .5 seconds. As it in opens and then closes jusr as quickly. And then I input the color code and then only the door I originally came from opens. I try walking out of the room and then coming back in and redoing everything but that doesn't work either.
I had a saved game, but now its gone :( and now going through all the tapes I had is annoying.
And now I can't get the door across the
red bridge (woot, first time i've used spoilers if it works :] )
to open, even when i've completed the puzzle. Have I done something wrong??
Oh, nevermind. I thought i had to have it all lit, I needed to have it all off. bad Memory, bad! no pudding for you tonight!
Aaaaa!! I was almost all the way through and the game glitched, so I reloaded and now on the third tape the eyes will NOT go away.
I'm behind the door of the fridge; How specific do I need to be?
That game was really fun, in a kind of silent hill kind of way. I beat it with the spoiler at points, and have one question:
During the torture scene, how does one determine which sums to come up with?
Becca, you need to hide in the tiniest corner behind the fridge, should be like top left behind the fridge door, just wait there then the eyes will go away.
Creepiest game ever.
"Creepiest game ever."
Ditto. Fun game though, without being too difficult.
my save game didn't save either :( but I started again and it didn't take long to get to the same point.
Awesome game! just enough creepiness to make me happy and lots of things to work out. A lot of thought went into this and I enjoyed playing it.
Oh dear: Please get over yourself immediately.
Deadl0ck: You should read the comic. It's even better.
Excellent hints, Jasmine...
Unique interpretation of the Grow theme, with the girl growing up. Some different types of puzzles, and the return of the TV. Better plot, nice ending. Almost like a movie. (She should go off on a plane, like in Casablanca)
Again, the whole spying thing is really creepy. Your character spies on this family, and tortures a poor student. If there was scary music, I might have to run from the computer. The eyes really freak me out.
Anyway, a game that needs saving might not be exactly what Jay is looking for, but I feel the unique interpretation of the grow theme works. One of things I like about this game is how (most) things make sense. Some don't. (Who hid the tapes? Why did the girl want them? What's with those eyes? Why did the girl faint? What happens to Mike? Why must we torture someone?)
Overall, this sequel more than lives up to its predecessor.
im stuck at the
second phone, i've got it ringing but when i answer it's just breathing noises.
i like how there's a setting where you can change color puzzle to greyscale and turn important sound into text. how thoughtful ^_^
Loved the game. So spot on with atmosphere and game play. So stylish, and full of great subtlety (like the cellphone sound in the right speaker before the phone rings. . . ) Made the game very engaging and genuinely creepy.
I was previously able to use the mirror on the eye, but now it just says "that doesn't work".
You have to be in the right spot for it to work. Keep an eye on your inventory items as you move about the room.
That was great!!! This was a unique (and serious) take on the "grow" theme.
Hi. I definately liked the story. Good stuff. Hey Chang fu.
on phone 2 think of the lines like numbers
Thanks for everything Jay. Sleepless nights and all.
I just managed to get out from the kitchen carrying my precious 3rd videotape and I am stuck at the alarm corridor. I have tried everything to make the door on the left open, but it is impossible. I used the alarm override many times, made it all green, then all red etc. etc., I tried to use the mirror everywhere. What am I doing wrong? Can you please help me? (Excuse my english ^-^)
Great little game. The puzzles are a bit on the easy side, but overall the graphics, the story and the atmosphere are all superb.
The tone could be a little bit darker however (considering the subject matter), and the plot gets a little bit overexplanatory. I'd prefer a less direct approach with much subtler hints what is really going on.
All in all, I'm eagerly awaiting Gateway 3.
@ O Dear: Allow me to quote you.
"in the end, simply advocates one form of fascism over another."
Sounds to me like you found some deeper meaning in the movie as well, negating your statement that it doesn't have one. That said, I believe this isn't the place to try to troll and flame people, no matter how eloquently done.
Thanks! Will have a look out for it, unfortunately the local specialist comic store shut down recently, and finding English comics isn't as easy as it used to be.
I think you need to revise your definitions of "philosophical" and "deep". In the end, the film is exploitative schlock with nothing to say, not to mention a massive tarnish on the comic, replacing an intelligent and genuine political discourse with tedious BUSH IS A HITLER screed.
Here's a hint: When the original creator of an IP says the film missed the point, it missed the point.
Jasmine: Sorry, what?
I still don't understand how i can get further at the second phone
I'm stuck in the room after the second phone. Looks like the tv is the only thing i can click on. No idea....
Nevermind i got it :)
help! im at the end after
i through the doorway that opened up and im in a room with a
tv. and when i turn it on on all the chanels all there is is these weird coler test things and i cant figure out what to do!
hello i played the game just between working hihi. but i have a problem the second phone seems to work with sounds and my system do not have speaker.
can some one help me with the correct number?
I'm having problems getting the last combo together.
Am I close?
I see the last five as 49851 - and I've mixed the first 4 up, but I can't seem to get it right. Am I wrong on that?
Can't figure out the second phone. How are the 3 lines related to the 9 numbers on the phone? The 0 is missing on the phone, and the numbers are ordered therefore in 3 lines, but i need a clue, which key in each line i have to press.
Very interesting and easy game
here's last code u need to dial on teh girls breast o_O:
last code is:
Gah... I'm stuck on the 2nd phone to. Any help on the code for that?
I'm also completely stuck on the second phone... I can't get my head around the code on the notepad at all... If anyone could just give me clues to figure out the notepad I'd appreciate it. :)
that's not really what I imagined for the grow-theme.. it appears a little forced in to meet the instruction. I enjoyed the first gateway game; the second would have been better with less story and more gameplay.
although it's really hilarious that the robot-mummy doesn't want her little robot-girl to connect diodes with the neighbour's son :P
I'm also stuck at the tv after the second phone. What do I need to do with that tv?
@janne: are you sure you followed the storyline? i thought it was not hilarious, but quite depressing... lol
I loved the first Gateway, and this one, even though it's quite different, is another marvelous game. I love the look, the way of playing, the puzzles and the story. I thought the clips were a little long sometimes, but seeing the end, i understand why... This game was made more to say something than to just make a game. I also think it's a good thing to say those things. Suicide is a subject we dodge too easily. I am glad to see someone has the courage to talk about it... ;)
About the game itself: There was one thing that as bothering me in the first episode: sometimes, the character gets stuck in the furnitures. I was hoping that the problem would be solved, but no... :P You still have to walk the guy around the things, since he's not smart enough to do it himself... But besides that, I loved it! :D
Please make a third one!! lol
I am completely colorblind and I feel like this game discriminated against me.
Paulyzee - that was a complaint of the first game, but that certainly does not apply here. Anders listened to the constructive criticisms from the first game and incorporated an options menu (click the little "G" in the upper right corner, then select "options") in which you may select accessibility parameters for the game.
I keep trying...and nothing seems to work. Could someone just please give out the code for the second phone >
@ Luca Shoal
You first have to look through the telescope when you're in the room. The you will see the girl flashing the light 3 times. After that, you need to flash your light also 3 times and then the phone will ring. The press 11-22-33-11 and the door will open.
Could someone please help with the level after the second phone? is there some sort of code that has to do with the tv? im completely stuck!
thanks Veerman. I could have sworn that I'd done that though...several times Oo
I feel like I'm close to solving this, somehow though I am stuck in the room
with the TV, after the second phone puzzle. Does it have something to do with the
pyramids? 'cause I punched in the pyramid numbers in the TV and nothing happens... Also staring into the static (like Laura did in one of the video's) doesn't quite cut it.
AHA! For the last tv... I realized what it was.
see the picture in the background? You see the same thing over in the far right door. That one you could look at
786 is the number
Thankyou for another great Gateway. Please do number 3 a.s.a.p :)
Can someone please help me? I can't figure out the room with the window and the numbers 24, 79 & 163 above the door. I've tried to enter the numbers 24 and 79 for the student to add, but he always comes up with an answer other than 163. PLEASE HELP!! :o)
"Anders listened to the constructive criticisms from the first game and incorporated an options menu (click the little "G" in the upper right corner, then select "options") in which you may select accessibility parameters for the game."
Wow, that's really cool! (sounds a bit stupid, but I mean it, never seen that in a game)
Im at the part where you have to type the code into the girl robot but im pushing on the numbers and nothing is happening. Like my mouse pointer isnt even changing to the hand to show that clicking is an option. Is anyone else getting this or know how to fix it?
Please I need help on the first phone. i have blinked the light,and wrote on the pad. but nothing, HELP !!
butterflytattoo: (and also anyone stuck on the numbers above the door)
the numbers above the door are three seperate
numbers, therfore 12+12=24, and keep adding until theyre done, if the dude gets it wrong, just punish until he gets it right
How do you get the key from ther lock? I already put newspaper under the door but I'm stuck!! +(
Help me please!
See that hole on her neck? Have you seen anything that might fit there?
you push the screw driver (from the dresser) into the key hole
that was an amazing game! I loved it even more than the first one. I liked how you sort of help that chick laura; nice alternative from the generic "get out of the room" point and click game.
try scribbling underneath the clue, where the paper is torn. (you have to scribble a lot!)
How do I get the phone number for the first phone? I can't get the number. What am I supposed to sribble to get the number?
ahh i dont get what numbers to put in on the torture scene! plz help!
i need help with the alarm code...
where are the clues?
That was brilliant! Normally escape the room games are too much for me, but this little puzzle was the perfect difficulty level; not too hard, but challenging at the same time, and it's all combined with a genuinely compelling (and often very creepy) storyline. This is honestly one of the best flash games I've played. =D
I'm stuck at the color alarm code after finishing the kitchen with the eyes, how do I turn the alarm off?
What is the colour code on the alarm overide?
That was a really cool game. I liked the story.
I am stuck ive got the the mirror and cant go anywhere else what do i do?
help cant figure out the red floor part
I'm totally stuck with the alarm override color code? What should I to guess the correct color sequence?
Some comments above mention that it's possible to turn colors to greyscale and sounds to hints, but I didn't manage to figure how.
Any hint will be greatly appreciated!
PS: I've in my possession the bathroom mirror, a lighter and the third video tape.
@lab_brat: To exit the kitchen
when the big eyes are watching you, open the fridge door, hide yoursleft in the shadow of the fridge (the color of your character will be darker when you're hidden) and wait for the eyes to disappear. Then exit the room.
@jorgon: Can you be more specific? In which room are you? Why are you stuck?
I found the solution of the alarm code by myself :D
@homiee, DecemberGirl, here's a hint:
You need to use one of your objects,
and play with the light.
Wow, a new game deserving to bear the name "Gateway". I found it's plot enjoyable, the atomsphere marvelous, the sound exact, the graphics bueatiful, and the puzzles brain usey.
Was it just me or was the man in Electro torture scene
Jorgon, Use the mirror on the eye!
doesnt work? stand in the right spot.
I still need help w/ the torture scene!
Look clarefully to the room before starting the torture
I don't know what to do with the phone! I feel really stupid!
I see the number in the pad of paper, I call that number and nothing :(
@Romi: Read careful to ALL what is written on the pad.
This game is harder than the previous one, gateway. I'm waiting for the 3rd one if it possible..
Thank you Daath, but i did it alone!
I finished :)
how to do the sprinkler?
I've reloaded several times and each time I lock up on the video tape at the beginning when I try to view the clips. I can't do anything except go back to the games menu. If I skip playing the clips I can move on, but cannot play the clips.
schizo18 - empty your browser cache and reload. It sounds like you have an incomplete file. There are a lot of files to this game. Perhaps one got corrupted during its initial download.
Emptying your cache should force the game to reload the files instead of reusing the corrupted one.
I need help with the last problem when i must get the story together ... how is the code ?
i need help with the first phone!!!!
I turn on and off the lamp and go to the table scribble in the note pad AND NOTHING!
Please help me
I have managed to kill to the eye of the first quarter(room) but then not that to do ... besides when I want to see the TV not me termian of loading, that I must do?
The one who could answer me for my mail?
the one with the telephone is easy, just
click the light 3 times, then you'll see a light blink in the darkness. Then dial the number you got by scribbling on the paper.
( lo del telefono es facil le das a la lampara hasta q vean una luz en la parte negra y luego con el lapiz todo lo que puedan el blog de notas )
Uh oh I think that i only have the washroom, a mirror and a tv with no other door open
Look at your inventory and think how you could activate this sprinkler
@Vahan: The code has been mentioned above several times. But if you just want an hint,
use the video dates (in lower left corner)
Once you have the first video tape, go back to the central room, click on "watch TV", drag & drop the tape on the TV slot, wait to see "2 clips found" then click on the transfer button.