The Pretender: Part One is a puzzle platformer created by duo Tristan Clark and Tim Knauf (Nathan's Second Chance), with charming animation and artwork supplied by Vin Rowe. You are in control of a magician named Laurence, who has to embark on a rescue mission after causing his entire audience to disappear in a performance gone awry.

Most of the puzzles are centered around stepping on magical tiles that change your form to one of the two elements, stone or air. When shaped out of air, winds can blow you in directions which are unreachable in your normal state. Turning into a stone golem bestows you with the strength to push boulders or smash rocks that are in your path.

A full screen option can be enabled by clicking on the window button just above the game's rating score. (Launching Pad Games)