The Gatekeeper

After a bizarre encounter with his recently deceased grandma, Matthew understands that he now must continue his grandmother’s work – sending demons back to hell.
Think you can help him?




0:31 – get grandma’s diary.
1:14 – turn AC on, get a page from the diary.
1:24 – use page on diary. learn how to make ghost trap.
2:52 – hidden objects game – get elevator call button
3:13 – use elevator call button
4:59 – get a brick
5:00 – get a quarter
5:03 – get #18
5:11 – get #28
5:26 – use brick
5:31 – get #19
6:26 – get an empty cup
6:27 – use quarter
7:08 – seeking for the lost soul, get lock pick set
7:29 – use lock pick set, get sledgehammer
7:37 – use sledgehammer
7:41 – get #97, a sealed box and a blender.
7:56 – use blender. get cross.
8:30 – use cross. get holy scripture and Cain’s coin
8:50 – use empty glass
8:53 – use glass of water
9:11 – get #97
9:20 – build a ghost trap
9:28 – find Cain’s tomb
9:40 – use ghost trap
9:52 – use holy water

  • Hurriyah Qureshi

    This is superb game……..Yay first comnt

    • Thank you very much πŸ™‚

      • Hurriyah Qureshi

        yr welcome

  • shira

    amazing game! but will there be a part 2?

    • Yes. We already wrote it πŸ™‚

  • EscapeGamesWalkthrough

    Watch walkthrough here:

  • Belinda

    Guys, this game was FANTASTIC!!! So many of the little things you did in this one made it fun to play. I love the transition scenes and the elevator was creepy…and awesome.

    • Thank you very much Belinda, we’ve put a lot of efforts in this game and we’re happy to hear that.

  • TJ

    OMG!!! This was amazing! Everything was perfect… the voices, the music, hidden object… EVERYTHING!! And Lloyd, from The Shining!! So very cool… LOVE it!! Well done!!!

  • TJ

    OMG!!! This was brilliant! Everything was perfect… the voices, the music, hidden object… EVERYTHING!! And Lloyd, from The Shining!! So very cool… LOVE it!! Well done!!!

    • Especially the voice of the grandma πŸ™‚

      • TJ

        Haha… thanks. But really this game is excellent! It might be my new favorite. πŸ™‚

    • johnny peace

      Where was Lloyd?

      • The character of Lloyd was a reference to the movie The Shining.

        • johnny peace

          But who was Lloyd.

          • Lloyd was the bartender.

          • johnny peace


  • Jane M

    That was awesome! I want mooreee! πŸ˜€

  • andrea

    Fantastic game! Awesome!!!

    • Thank you Andrea πŸ™‚

  • Anne-sofie

    I love the fact that the game is not so sensitive! Its all about creepy sounds, murders and demons! I LOVE THIS! Great job CG!

    • Yes, we wanted to try something a bit different and we’re glad to know you loved the outcome πŸ™‚

  • Tommy Nielsen

    omg what a great game, best one yet no doubt HAPPY NEW YEAR

    • Thank you Tommy, merry Christmas and a happy new year to you too!

  • pallavi srinivas

    Wow its so awesome game carmelo…. I just loved it…..and merry Christmas to u.

  • КолобаСв Π‘Π΅ΠΌΡ‘Π½

    Hurror! Not for children.))
    УТастик! НС для Π΄Π΅Ρ‚Π΅ΠΉ.))

  • Red Spark

    Hey Carmel Games! Awesome game. Merry Christmas. Also, since the new year in almost here, is there gonna be a new Creepo’s tales soon? What about Dakota’s adventures 3?

    • Thank you Red Spark, merry Christmas to you too.
      We will have a new Creepo and Dakota 3, but we’re still not sure when.

  • Jenn

    Great game as always! πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Jenn, Merry Christmas to you too!

  • The game is fantastic. I got him. What’s next?

  • Di An

    amazing game! best game ever! I love it so much!!!! Amazing work!

  • Carmelfan

    The ghost in the elavator is a character from one of your games,just not without teeth.I forgot which one thoughXD

    • You got us πŸ™‚
      It’s a character from Sherlock Holmes 2.

      • Carmelfan

        Also,The room in the beginning where the gost hunter meets his grandma’s ghost is from vortex point,the golem,the room of the fat boy who ordered pizza.XD

        • You truly are a Carmel Games fan, no doubt about it πŸ˜€

          • Carmelfan

            My username is accurate after all:D

  • pallavi srinivas

    Awesome game carmelo, just loved it….merry Christmas.

    • Thank you, merry Christmas to you too!

  • Wai Yan Vivian Tsui

    This is a really good game, even I only watched the walkthrough…sorry that I cannot stand horror games so I can’t play. I remember last time I played Creepo’s tales and I couldn’t sleep for 2 days. Maybe I shouldn’t click in there at the first place :p. But whatever, your games are fantastic for both horror and non-horror ones, and I am looking forward to the next one! ( I suppose it isn’t a horror one?)

    • I never realized our games could be spooky πŸ™‚
      Our next game will be a funny one.

  • Angela Tinkerbell

    Not scary but super cool <3

    • Thank you Angela πŸ™‚

  • Jonathan

    Your characters voices sound South African! Where were the voice actors from?

    • You are correct, Matthew and David’s voices were recorded by a voice actor from South Africa.

      • TJ

        They were fantastic!!

  • aanchal

    Best Game EVER!

  • notRalfsEilands

    Carmel games = ILLUMINATI

  • Irenne

    This was marvelous! Everything was fantastic, from the plot to the voices (speaking of it – the bartender has an amazing voice! Who was he voiced by? <3). The only problem is, there are some grammatical mistakes: "You must know KNOW about your grandmother's hobby", "things are always… disappear", and my favourite, "HoLLy water".

    • Hi Irenne,

      Thank you for your comments, it’ll all be fixed in the final viral translated version of the game. Anyhow, we’re happy to know you liked it πŸ™‚
      The voice of the bartender was done by James Kaylor.


    WOW, very misterious ending. Great game as always, congratulations!

    • Thank you, it is not the end of the series πŸ™‚


        That’s something to look forward this 2016!

  • Hurriyah Qureshi

    when part 2 is coming????

    • 2016 πŸ˜›

      • Hurriyah Qureshi

        waiting for it

  • Hurriyah Qureshi

    is this dakota’s winchesters part 3

    • No, these are unused sketches for the 1st Dakota Winchester game.

      • Hurriyah Qureshi


      • pranamika love

        hey carmelo when dakota winchester part 3 will come… he has found only 2 gems but he should get 3 gems…

        • You are correct, Dakota will return in 2016 and that’s a promise πŸ™‚

  • Hurriyah Qureshi

    caim smith’s ghost look alike like the person in sherlockholmes

    • Yes, you are correct πŸ™‚

      • Hurriyah Qureshi


  • Vikhyat Agarwal

    Hi where is this game posted except mousecity

    • For now only on mousecity, but it will be on more websites soon.

  • fadrique

    WOOOOOO!! my favorite game so far! much more like the VP1, I’m really looking forward to play the next episode! This kind of game is what i was waiting for <3

    • Thank you fadrique,the next chapter will be released in 2016.

  • Kevin Mask

    Really liked this one, i also find the “hidden objects” minigame much more entertaining than boring tiles, can’t wait for the sequel

    • Hi Kevin,

      Thank you for your feedback, it’s nice to know people loved the new minigame we introduced πŸ™‚

  • JFNeal

    Really well done. Liked the darker theme, but would have liked a few more moments like the elevator ride to drive home the spookiness. In the next installment I think it would be cool to have him witness more of the haunting events, or perhaps get pulled into some other form of reality via a seance or something like that. Excited to see how this new series develops.

    • Hi Neal,

      Thank you for your feedback, we’ll take it into consideration for the next chapter, for which the general plot has already been written πŸ™‚

  • RockyRockz


    • Thank you so much rocky! Just don’t hold your breath about that sequel, it will happen but there’s still time πŸ™‚

  • Khoa Nguyen

    This game is amazing, and completely new level from other Carmel games. It really gave me the shivering feeling during the scene in grandma’s place. I wish the ghost image can be a bit more creepier to maintain the spirit of the game. Keep up the good work guys!

    • Thank you very much Khoa.
      It’s so nice for us to hear your feedback because feelings you described having while playing this game were exactly what we planned for this game to promote in people.

  • shmoolik

    There will be a new game for vortex point?

    • Yes, Vortex Point 7 will be released in 2016, no known date yet.

  • dency mathew

    this is one of the best sites i play it everyday it feels like it will be 1 year for another game to come because i play it just as it comes i check this game site everyday and please put a part 2

    • Thank you for staying loyal to our website and our content πŸ™‚
      The next part will be released during 2016.

      • dency mathew

        thank you very much even if i am 100 years old i will still play on this site

        • That’s good to know πŸ˜€

  • JP

    This is probably my most favorite one of yours that I’ve played in a while. Loved how much interaction there was with the environment. It also seems like someone at Carmel Games is a fan of Tower of Terror. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you JP, we’re glad to know people find this game out best to date. Oh and you’re right by the way, Moti is a big fan of the Tower of Terror πŸ™‚

  • Rachel H

    This game was amazing! You should really make a sequel. Maybe Matthew should find a way through the door and visit his grandma in heaven. (I mean, considering what was on the ceiling, I’m assuming that’s where the door goes)

    • Hi Rachel,
      There will be a sequel, it has already been written, we’ll just need to find the time to create it, a game like that is a lot of work. The door will be opened eventually, cannot reveal more than that for now πŸ™‚

  • Vikhyat Agarwal

    after reading all the comments I would LOVE to play it but, mousecity dont work on my computer ;, (

    • Hi Vikhyat,
      Please stay tuned, the game will go live on more websites sooner than the other mousecity games.

      • Vikhyat Agarwal

        K thanks

  • Sammy

    you should create a series of this game like you did with vortex point

    • We are, chapter 2 has already been written and will be released in 2016 πŸ™‚

      • Sammy

        GREAT!!! I can’t wait

  • AnnieK

    Hi guys, I usually like your games, but this one is a whole league up from anything you’ve done before. Keep up the great work! πŸ™‚

    • Hi Annie,

      Thank you, it’s nice to hear that we’ve outdone ourselves this time, it’s a good way to end this year πŸ˜€

  • pranamika love

    at the end of this game why the red buld of granny’s house starts glowing and making sound…?

    • All shall be explained in the next chapters πŸ˜›

  • Kunal

    Awesome game carmello…..!! really appreciatable

  • Cido Marques

    I thought it might have been a little scarier

    • Well, some people here have found it to be TOO scary, so you can never know πŸ™‚

  • MeongNdut

    just played it. OMG! that was sooo cool!! now you put something new in your game and i love it!
    and the game was awesome!! can’t wait to see the next prequel. you guys rocks!!

    • Thank you very much! Glad you liked it so much!

  • snowleaf

    wow! this was one amazing game! great voice acting, great atmosphere (pretty creepy!!) and great use of items! well done carmelgames! thanks for all the quality games and wishing you guys a happy new year :)!!!

    • Thank you! And a happy new year to you too πŸ™‚

  • Ivan Rocca

    Probably your best game so far…

    • Good to hear that, this is what we aimed for πŸ™‚

  • Awesome! πŸ˜€

  • Hurriyah Qureshi

    is your any new game coming????when??

  • CJ

    Gostei, jogo muito legal. O design de seus jogos sΓ£o legais.
    E achei legal a iniciativa de colocar alguns jogos para a lΓ­ngua portuguesa.
    Bom trabalho.

  • Duncan G

    I love this game! Definitely high quality! There are a few typos, though, just as an FYI. I still love it though!

    • Thanks Duncan, we’ve noticed some typos and they will be fixed for the final version, we just hope we’ve found them all.

  • Kunal

    Brilliant work carmello!!!! this was a really Awesome game

  • ΧΧ™ΧœΧŸ Χ©Χ•Χ•Χ¨Χ¦ΧžΧŸ

    good game. keep up the good work and happy new Year

    • Thank you, happy new year!

  • FernandoLGL

    The game is awesome, like all the other stuff you guys do. But this one is different, and I think you guys noticed that haha. I’m not very much into scary stuff myself though, I prefer the funny ones, but I do recognize how good this is.

    • Hi Fernando, yes, it is different, more efforts and resources were put into this one. Fortunately it looks like this has paid off eventually πŸ™‚ Glad to hear that from you too!

  • Marcela

    Amazing game. That was great and hidden objects was a very good idea. Really good work!

    • Thank you Marcela, glad you liked the new hidden objects mini-game addition πŸ™‚

  • Andy3889

    Hi Carmel Games
    From 1 week I can’t play your games on Mousecity. Actually I can’t play any games on this site. The screen of the game gets blank. Could You please request another website for playing THE GATEKEEPER!!

    • Hi Andy,

      Starting next month we’ll have a solution for this problem for all of our visitors. We’ll start uploading all of our games to several websites right from their release.

  • cgfan

    well, my fav was lloyd. he was….. creepy. and of course the elevator was super creepy and last but not the least the grandma!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nice to hear, we’ve put some extra effort on the characters’ details in this game πŸ™‚

  • Claire Gagnon

    Did I spot a Twilight Zone reference? They’re always the best part of my new year!

    • Yes!

      The Mystic Seer in the bar is a direct reference to one of the Twilight Zone’s episodes. Also, the atmosphere and design of the hotel itself were inspired by Disney’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

  • dynamic

    i love it! can you do a creepo’s tales 3?

    • We probably will, but for now we don’t know when.

  • dynamic

    i just wanna say, i love your games. keep doing what youre doing. theyre awesome!

  • Aparna Sajith

    woah! awesome game!! u should have extended it becoz i wanted to see wat happens when tat forbidden door’s red light blinked!! u should make a second part…….

    • There will be a second part, it will be released during 2016 πŸ™‚

  • Dr Abrikossoff

    Now, that’s super-impressive!
    I liked almost every bit of it – the cool voiceover, the spooky suspense, and, of course the bartender from The Shining. The only thing that disappointed me a little was the cleric who gives away all the necessary items in one move. Otherwise, very cool game.

    • Thank you Abrikossoff, glad to know you liked it more than the Piece of (Princess) Cake game πŸ™‚

      • Dr Abrikossoff

        Well, after the Piece of Cake upset me so much, I felt somewhat obliged to tell you that I liked The Gatekeeper just as much as I disliked the Piece of Cake :-Πͺ

  • Abdallah Amin

    it is really a FANTASTIC! game, but not like vortex point πŸ˜€ ……i want a Detective game like Vortex point and The gatekeeper i hope you can make one with chapters

  • Miss_Gwen

    Wait one second was that Bertram’s room from Vortex Point IV?!?

  • Gamer

    I love it πŸ˜€ Is there going to be part 2? :))

    • Yes, coming out this year, the plot has already been written.

      • Gamer

        Oh~I can’t wait πŸ™‚

  • Serena Regel

    wow!! awesome game..everything is wonderful…love it

  • DM

    Hi! What was the french translation of the elevator monologue?? I loved it but I just really want to know what was said or where it was from. Thanks!

    • “Welcome to the Ashmore hotel.
      I’m about to take you on a short journey.
      I will reveal the secrets of the past. The ghost from the past.
      On 1928 a murderer named Cain was staying at this hotel.
      Among his belongings – A rare coin.
      This coin is still on the hotel’s premises, that is why Cain never checked out.
      You need to start from the bottom. Going down!”

  • Mahika Khanna

    luv luv it! carmel this is the best game so far amazing, plot, graphics and sound. Pls make the sequel soon. there are no games as good as yours. I was so expecting a jump scare.

    • Thank you so much Mahika!
      There will be a sequel, not that soon but there will be one for sure πŸ™‚

  • Gilbert Beilschmidt

    I have played this game before but I decided to play again because I was bored πŸ˜›
    But the last time I played this, I listened to some music so I didn’t hear the voices. This time, I listened to the voices and the background music. I just wanted to know who voiced Matthew. His voice was really awesome!!

    • Hi Gilbert,
      We recommend on always playing our games with sound, it really ads more to them πŸ™‚
      The voice for Matthew was done by Geoffrey Stead.



    • Which song? There are several πŸ˜›

      • EVELIN

        The minute 3:00 πŸ™‚

        • In Your Arms by Kevin MacLeod

          • EVELIN

            Thank you πŸ˜€

  • Femke

    I love it! It was creepy….., and amazing…. and just freaking PERFECT!

  • Afrah Hajmydeen

    when will part 2 come

    • We don’t know yet Afrah, but this year.

  • GeneJacket

    very different from your usual style(besides that haunted ride one) still very sophisticated and a very good quality game
    cheers from india!

    • Thank you Gene, we’re working on more games like this one.

  • Jesal Bhoj

    hi caremello i have put my name in your name wizard will you plz put my name in next game or in next indian type game. reply me as soon as possible

  • Jesal Bhoj

    hi carmello i am here from over 2 years and have put my name in the name wizard from 1 year i am waiting from long time for my name to come in a game i would like to be an evil caracter.

    • There’s a waiting list, when your time will come we’ll put you in, don’t worry.

      • Jesal Bhoj

        oh thats good

  • Roman

    The game is really good, but there’s still no new part, it’s so sad.

    • I’m sorry it takes more time than expected, we just want to make sure the 2nd part will be as good as the 1st.

  • footloop80

    awesome game .one of the coolest games u i am amazed .whens the next part comming out .and is the door gonna be open .nice job carmel

    • Thanks! πŸ™‚
      The next part is gonna come out in the next few months.

  • Kristina

    WOW!!!! Awesome!!!! Please more of such creepy stories :))

    • Thank you Kristina! πŸ™‚

  • Kristina

    The voice in the Elevator!!! Fantastic!!! πŸ˜€

  • Anastasija Kajevic

    Is Gatekeeper 2 planned?

    • Yes, however it has been delayed due to VP8’s production.

  • Metodi Todorov

    Nice reference to the bartender in The Shinning πŸ™‚ gotta love these easter eggs

    • Thank you, glad to see our hard thought references appreciated πŸ™‚

  • Colin Burke

    I noticed a symbol on a slip of paper in the lost and found box that looks similiar to the Espectro group from Vortex Point 8, and both games feature an eye in pyramid (gatekeeper on a coin, vp 8 on a banner). Is this a coincidence, an easter egg, or a hint at a deeper connection?

    • The Espectro group may have paid a visit to the hotel in the ’80s… πŸ™‚

      • Colin Burke

        Interesting….. Hope we find out more!

  • VirgKiss

    The game was made in 2015 Christmas, and there’s still no second part. I’m very sad.

    • We know, we’re not too happy about it either. We hope to have comeback with it by the end of the current year.

  • Mazen Samer

    i played it twice but the 2nd time i recognized somethings there was a ladder i could climb if i have flashlight the writing on the roof the clock all these things i couldnt solve and still won the game so…. any answer ? :v

    • These are irrelevant for this game, but they’re hinting about the sequel.

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