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From the creative mind behind The Adventures of Shuggy comes an exciting new retro-styled 2D platformer, a winner of Dream Build Play 2012 and a top 50 game of 2012 according to Game Informer. Grab the gateway guns and explore a huge lab filled with mysterious puzzles in this classic platforming adventure.
Release Date: Sep 13, 2012
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Reviews

“An inter-dimensional 8-bit masterpiece”
5/5 – Gamezebo

“a genuinely smart, incredibly challenging puzzle platformer, that’s just packed with ideas and extremely well executed”
RockPaperShotgun

“escapes from the shadow of its obvious inspiration with no small amount of ingenuity”
8/10 – Edge

“An inventive progression of the portal-shooting mechanic”
84% – Indie Game Mag

“Ruthlessly clever”
79% – PC Gamer

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About the Game

From the creative mind behind The Adventures of Shuggy comes an exciting new retro-styled 2D platformer, a winner of Dream Build Play 2012 and a top 50 game of 2012 according to Game Informer.

Grab the gateway guns and explore a huge lab filled with mysterious puzzles in this classic platforming adventure. Use gateway technology to leap from one place to another, change size to explore small passages or defeat large enemies, walk on walls and ceilings to reach new areas and even travel in time to work together with past echoes of yourself.

Move seamlessly between different areas of the vast labyrinthian map with no waiting for loading screens as you explore and discover new power ups. Use each of your new abilities to progress further, unlock shortcuts and find even more power ups. Can you escape?

Key Features

  • Travel across a room instantly using gateways.
  • Change size using the resizing gateway gun.
  • Interact with your past echoes using the time travel gateway gun.
  • Walk on walls and ceilings using the rotation gateway gun.
  • Sprawling open-world design.
  • Use Gateway's sophisticated help system to discover if you can solve a puzzle and even watch the solution played out in front of you.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB video RAM and at least Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX®: 10
    • Hard Drive: 44 MB HD space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB video RAM and at least Shader Model 3.0
    • OpenGL: OpenGL 2.1 minimum and OpenGL 3.2 recommended
    • Hard Drive: 72 MB HD space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Mint 13 LTS or Fedora 17, fully updated
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB video RAM and at least Shader Model 3.0
    • OpenGL: OpenGL 2.1 minimum and OpenGL 3.2 recommended
    • Hard Drive: 80 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,203 products in account
44 reviews
4.8 hrs on record
Easily the best 2D puzzle game I've ever played.

Given the game-mechanics, it's impossible not to compare this game to (the puzzles in) Portal 2. The lack of a third-dimension makes the portal-only puzzles much easier than in Portal 2. However, Gateways also adds several game-mechanics not found in Portal 2, such as the ability to change gravity or travel backwards in time. The new mechanics are introduced continuously throughout the game, keeping the puzzles fresh and interesting. Additionally, they ensure the puzzles are challenging even to Portal-veterans.

My only complaint about the game is that it's so short (~4 hours of gameplay). However, when that's my only complaint about your puzzle-game, you're in very good shape, especially for only $5.

10/10
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
60 products in account
3 reviews
6.2 hrs on record
Great puzzle game!
If you love Portal and Portal 2, you will love this game aswell!
Gateways is a lot harder then Portal or Portal 2!

It's a lot of fun
9/10
Posted: April 11th, 2014
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
255 products in account
1 review
5.4 hrs on record
Gateways is a fun short puzzle game in the style of Portal. Until the 12th it's pay what you want (25c min, $1 for steam keys) at https://indiegamestand.com/deal/. It's definitely worth the price.
Posted: March 8th, 2014
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
156 products in account
4 reviews
35.3 hrs on record
a friendly reminder
Posted: May 30th, 2014
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
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11 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
5/5 I got stuck after 10 minutes or so
Posted: March 17th, 2014
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
279 products in account
134 reviews
5.6 hrs on record
This game really does surprise you. It comes off as "portal, but in 2D, and minus the sense of humor." And well, it kind of is, but it does so much more. The puzzles get progressively harder and more complex as you get different guns, and the last sequence of puzzles before the end is kind of just completely brain-melting. There's a surprisingly high execution factor in some cases, as well. And this is only the normal difficulty. I've not played the game's "hard" mode but I doubt I'd be able to complete it if I did. The graphics are kind of ugly though, all things considered, but that's a minor knock against it.
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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