Claire on lowering platforms, dropping into toxic water.

Lowering Platforms are a point of intrest in the game. They appear frequently throughout the game and are often helpful in levels involving James, but at times are also a hazards as they occasionally drop into spikes or toxic water.


Lowering Platforms are constructed out of the same black material as normal platforms and staircases. The only difference is that these platforms move, often in a patterned motion. Some lowering platforms are anchored to the ground or ceiling while others are free floating.


Lowering platforms do just as they are called: They lower. Characters on theses platforms fall with them to new areas sometimes, but also occasionally to their demise. Some lowering platforms move slowly while others tend to lower quickly. Despite their speed, lowering platforms usually have a rhythmic pattern of movement. Some lowering plaforms may drop away to reveal a new area or even a portal.

Special Lowering PlatformsEdit

Throughout the game, there are different types of lowering platforms that the characters encounter and require a different approach than that of the one used for normal lowering platforms.

Inactive Lowering PlatformsEdit

Some lowering platform require the use of a buttons or colored buttons to activate. These lowering platforms often only lower once and do not rise again.

Inverted Lowering PlatformsEdit

These types of "lowering platforms" are usually only for James' use. These lowering platforms are more closely related to rising platforms and they allow James to progress further in his parts of a certain level. If James stands on an inverted lowering platform, it causes him to "fall" with it. 

Spiked Lowering PlatformsEdit

These lowering platforms are hazardous as they have spikes attached to them. If ThomasChris and the others are not careful, these lowering platforms move into the character and kill them upon contact. These can be avoided by using simple timing.