Gateways coming to Steam, Desura and XBLIG Gateways coming to Steam, Desura and XBLIG

Gateways is a 2D platform game set in the lab of an inventor called Ed
following an outbreak of a number of his more “creative” experiments. Can
you help him escape the lab?

Alongside the traditional platform elements such as jumping on enemies
heads, spikes and moving platforms are the gateway guns. The gateway guns
allow you to place two gateways on the walls, floors and ceilings of the lab
so that when you pass through one you emerge out of the other. As progress
is made through the game different types of gateway gun are introduced with
different effects. After the basic gun, you acquire a gun that creates two
gateways of different sizes, passing through one way shrinks Ed to half his
size and the other way makes Ed grow to twice his size. Then you find a gun
where one gateway doesn’t just connect to the others location but also its
time, allowing Ed to travel back in time and encounter earlier versions of
himself. Finally, the last gun manipulates gravity so passing through
allows Ed to walk along walls and on ceilings.

Gateways takes place on a single sprawling map rammed with puzzles and
challenges. As power ups are acquired more and more of the map opens up
containing more power ups and secrets. In addition to the gateway guns Ed
will also find a torch letting him light up the darker areas of the map and
a mirror which can be used to deflect lasers.

A sophisticated help system will help Ed along throughout the game. Every
puzzle has a help point next to it where Ed can use power orbs to find out
if the puzzle can be solved using his current power ups and abilities. If
it can be solved and you’re still stumped then spending more power orbs will
provide you with the solution.

And not a mention of cake in site,… apart from this one.

Released: 13/09/2012
Rating: TBC out of 5
Developer: Smudged Cat Games

Download Link: