This was inspired by the movie “Big” with Tom Hanks.
“During the first scene I knew that the PC game [Josh Baskin] was playing [was] a metaphor for the events … to come. The ice-melting puzzle is a metaphor for Josh being stuck in adolescence and how he wants to break free and become an adult. The Zoltar machine is his gateway into adulthood but is also a representation of childhood and innocence. In the end when Josh goes back to work on the puzzle and finds a way to melt the ice, he has learned that being a kid isn’t so bad and the puzzle has been completed, therefore he can go back to being a child.”
Music by the band “Melt Wizard” – available here (remove spaces from URL):