Just messing around with Construct 2 to see if it's possible to create a Faux 3D movement, it's not great yet, you can edit it and improve it!
I used the arrow keys, you move to the left, the character goes to the right. It's because from your perspective it seems that you are moving away from that character.
When you press up, the character grows. It creates a illusion that you are moving forward.
When you press down, the character shrinks. It creates a illusion that thecharacter is getting far.