A mysterious invitation leads to the attic of an abandoned house. In the room is a cast-iron safe laced with strange carvings and on top, a note from your distant companion. It promises something ancient and astonishing concealed in the iron chamber - you need only find a way in.
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Release Date: Jul 28, 2014

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June 28

OUT NOW!! The Room Two: PC Edition

Following the release of 'The Room' on PC in 2014, we're proud to announce 'The Room Two' is OUT NOW for PC!

The Room Two continues the time-spanning journey of its predecessor while significantly expanding its unique puzzle gameplay. Follow a trail of cryptic letters from an enigmatic scientist known only as “AS” into a compelling world of challenging mystery and tactile exploration.

Development on this fully-enhanced HD version of The Room Two began shortly after the mobile release of The Room Three late in 2015 and has involved creating wholly new environments for each level as well as rebuilding and re-texturing every asset in the game.

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“Genuinely astonishing at times, The Room is a beautiful presentation of rendered graphics, sewn together with intricate, engaging puzzles”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Excellently produced, clever puzzles and spine-tingling music”
Game Informer

“You're encouraged to slowly savor every last morsel this wonderful gem serves up. A must play, indeed.”

About This Game

Fall into a world of bizarre contraptions and alchemical machinery with The Room, a BAFTA award-winning 3D puzzler from Fireproof Games. Follow a trail of cryptic letters and solve many unique devices in ever more extraordinary places, on a time-spanning journey where machinery meets myth.

The Room PC is a fully-enhanced HD release of Apple's 2012 iPad Game Of The Year, including the 'EPILOGUE' DLC that adds 20% more content and play time to the original release. This PC version of the game has been many months in the making and has involved recreating almost every asset in the game from the ground up.

Fireproof Games are a small independent team working in Guildford in the UK. We self-published our first game The Room in September 2012 and were stunned with both the critical success and our new-found fan-base, not to mention multiple international awards. The Room has changed our lives and we hope you enjoy playing it as much as we enjoyed making it.

System Requirements

    • OS: WindowsXP SP2 or higher
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
The good

Devilish puzzles
Nicely drawn visuals
Some good background effects
Only five achievements, easy to get a perfect game for those who care about such things
It was cheap
Hint system for those who need it

The bad

Minimal replay value
Too short
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Nice game with some mind bending puzzles. Wish it was longer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Just the right amount of puzzles and difficulty!

The Room is divided in 5 chapters and each one offers a different box to solve. Presentation is done from a 3D perspective with a camera that rotates around the boxes so it can be played only using the mouse. You have to manual zoom on zones of interest and find hidden compartments with pieces that will help you progress to the next puzzle. Sometimes you have to use your special lens to find symbols that are not visible to the human eye. I was really impressed with the detail of some boxes, the quality of mechanical animations and the overall environment. There is also a hint system in the game, but I advice to turn it off from the Settings menu.

A short game that takes 2 to 3 hours if you don't get stuck for too long on some puzzles.
The next game in the series, The Room Two, already has a PC Edition. Can't wait to play it and also to see The Room Three ported from mobiles to a proper PC Edition.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
The Room is a really nice little puzzle game that's great for killing a few hours of time - don't expect it to be mega long, but the time spent in it is really enjoyable.

The graphics are slick, it's nice and atmospheric, and the UI is pretty good (though I kept forgetting I only needed to single click my inventory, not double click.)

The puzzles are not so hard as to be impossible, and very satisfying when you've worked something out - I also once or twice used the hint feature - this feature isn't intrusive and doesn't force you to use it either which is a blessing as sometimes you just want to work out something by yourself.

Highly recommend if you like weird interactive objects, interesting background story (very victorian alchemy/steampunk) and some neat little puzzles. I probably won't play it again for a long time though.
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309 of 317 people (97%) found this review helpful
255 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
+very nice puzzle game
+you dont need to have a doctorate to figure it out
+graphics and sound compartments are amazing
+good hinted story
-kinda short, would be nicer with a dlc or a sequel
-story not complete
+-there is no Tommy Wiseau
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715 of 839 people (85%) found this review helpful
809 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2015
You're tearing me apart, Lisa.
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1,716 of 2,119 people (81%) found this review helpful
872 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
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576 of 709 people (81%) found this review helpful
469 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Amazing puzzles. Eerie atmosphere.

No Tommy Wiseau.

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586 of 743 people (79%) found this review helpful
124 people found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2014
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, you have to open a mysterious box.
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120 of 128 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Challenging and original puzzles that inspire you to press on until all the mysteries the story has to offer are solved.

I never played the iOS version of this game, but the PC release has been severely upgraded from the original, in the best way possible. The atmosphere is amazing and looks very good graphics-wise, the music supports the eerie feel you get when playing this game, and the puzzles themselves work perfectly well with a mouse.

10/10 would recommend

The only downside would be that it's a pretty short game, though it varies depending on how well you are at solving puzzles, and whether you'd replay the Chapters or not (I've done them all 3 times already). But look at the low, low price of this game.. it's worth every penny!
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2.6 hrs
Posted: October 19
I'm disappointed that the store page doesn't say that this isn't a complete game. The mystery is left completely unresolved. You need to buy part 2 (and likely part 3) to find out what's going on. So it's more like a $15 game than a $5 game.

The puzzles aren't difficult at all. The only times I got anything like being stuck it was because manipulating some puzzle part was doing something off camera and I wasn't going back and checking that spot for changes.

I'd wait until the whole game is available on PC (it's a port of a mobile series) and then buy it as a (presumably) discounted bundle.
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Tommy Wiseau
0.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
I'm ♥♥♥♥ing sueing.
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7.6 hrs
Posted: October 19
Love this game. Theres nothing else like it, yet. I'm hoping stuff like this catches on.
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2.6 hrs
Posted: October 18
I couldn't classify the game as hard puzzle game because it really isn't hard. However, being hard isn't at all defining how awesome the game is. It's a 'box' puzzle game where you have a certain object before you - some sort of a box/contraption - that you have to unlock by learning about it and revealing its nature by exploring it, which in turn allows you to unlock parts of it and so on until you solve it. There's also a short story as background context if you're interested.

All in all this is a great game that rewards curiosity and imagination. The graphics (lighting, geometry) and sound (ambience and mechanical sounds) are superb and in a way satisfying. The only downside for some is that the game is short but, honestly, I personally enjoyed every bit of it and think that 'more of the same' would weaken the experience. There's a sequel, which hopefully will provide a twist or improve on the original.

If you like puzzles, this game is a delight, and I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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2.1 hrs
Posted: October 18
A very cool 3D puzzle. The only down side is that it's very short.
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3.9 hrs
Posted: October 16
Amazing game! I loved every minute. I would easily pay double for the experience. 10/10
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3.5 hrs
Posted: October 15
This is a great game for those who want a different ind of puzzle game. It escapes the tendency for all current puzzle games to be 2d sidescrollers and focuses more on the puzzles themselves. It has great atmosphere and immersion. While it is short, it is totaly worth the small price they are are asking, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it.
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6.3 hrs
Posted: October 15
"The Room" is a very nice 3d puzzle game, in the type where first you have to figure out what the puzzle's about (and it feels nice when you do ;-). In a way it is a bit like an extension of the idea of puzzle boxes, which initialy seem impossible to open and one have to figure out step by step the way to do it. You can picture it eg. as the Lemarchand's box from "Hellraiser" movies (it even takes you to another dimension, not that horrifyng though ;-).
There are real world puzzle boxes - but building such complex ones would be impossible (esp. just as a game for one person...). In a 3d game anything's possible so there are many surprises, although some ideas get repeated. Probably that's why the game is not longer - it is not easy to make entirely new such puzzles. Making new levels just mixing the same problems could get boring.

Difficulty is relatively well balanced - it is not trivial, not very difficult (what can be very subjective of course...). Feels a bit short, but maybe it's just perfect not to be bored with the ideas and possibly annoyed with overcomplicated puzzles - considering wide audience. Like this I guess most people end the game wanting more, not exhausted and feeling happy that it's finally over...
On the other hand - you may feel not being challenged enough (it seems to be my case - there could have been few more to pass ;-)

Should it be actually considered as a drawback - just being too simple? Well, many (most?) game developers do this these days - try not to make people feel like fools playing their game... You may like it or not, but that seems to be their motivation to set level to keep for most people (their clients) content... I do not particularily like it - but in a way I understand it. Setting very high difficulty level for such game would result in very few people finishing it (without help). Note that it is not simple to make difficulty "adjustable" as you cannot just set more and harder to beat enemies like in RPGs or others...
Maybe eg. they could solve it setting difficulty level higher and leaving the help option in case you are stuck - but this does not feel that you play the game and win yourself.
Well, shortly - personally I would add few more difficult puzzles to make it perfect.

Technically, artistically nothing to improve - looks and feels very nice, graphics, ambient music makes perfect environment for such puzzles.

+ interesting idea for puzzles
+ technically OK
+ artistically great
+ gameplay feels very positive
- a bit too short and too simple - adding few more difficult puzzles would make it feel more complete

Recommended (esp. for people liking puzzle games).
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1.7 hrs
Posted: October 15
This is how you do a good puzzle game. Not only is every puzzle unique and cleverly crafted, but they are all intuitive and require some logical thinking.

A lot of the game is looking for a way to solve a puzzle, at times you need to apply straight logic, but most often you are looking for the piece to solve the next part pf the puzzle. Still, the great controls, amazing graphics and outstanding anmations keep you interested. I see few to no downsides to this game unless you're not a fan of puzzle games.
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3.4 hrs
Posted: October 15
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