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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Overwhelmingly Positive (496 reviews) - 96% of the 496 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/425580

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.

Trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wmRQl-huMo

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Reviews

“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.”
Gametrailers

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

    Minimum:
    • 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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A Large Fluffy Puppy
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Really fun little puzzle that delicately toes the line between legit difficulty and straight up frustration, something a lot of other puzzle games fail to do. Cons? It's on the short side and has an unfortunate sharing of names.
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talgaby
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Short version: 85%
If you like puzzle boxes, then you will love The Room. It features five intricate but not impossible pieces of these mechanical wonders, resulting in a rather short, but really unique video game.

Long version:
An enigmatic puzzle box can be a great central plot line in any mystery thriller, this is probably why this game can be so alluring. Because ‘The Room’—despite its title—is actually a collection of five of these mysterious mechanical masterpieces.

Since this game was originally intended for mobile devices, the difficulty is kept within reasonable levels: depending on one’s affinity to mechanical puzzles, each could be solved in 15-40 minutes. Therefore, play time is short, but the unique experience it gives is more than worth its price, even without a discount.
Sadly, thanks to the nature of the game, it is almost impossible to tell in words why this little gem is so captivating, but thanks to the refund system, it is still safe for anyone to try it. Chances are, you won’t regret it.
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yesrod1972
( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Awesome game. I highly reccomend if your one to like a good moderate puzzel game. It is reasonably challengeing allowing a good few hours of fun. I have played this one several times. It is complex enough to forget the puzzels for a future replay. I forget about it, stumble upon it once again in the library, and play it all over again. I wish there were more games designed like this instead of the flood of the annoying hiiden object junk.
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tocronn5067
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Entertaining puzzle game with good visuals that can be finished in one or two sittings. Puzzles escalate in difficulty, but are not unfair, often simply requiring another angle \ perspective \ hint to complete. Or click \ drag everything on screen until something happens. Only downside was the brevity of the game, but it leaves you wanting more, rather than feeling the game has outstayed its welcome. Overall, very good.
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Ippe
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Want a good puzzle game? Here you have one.
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tomgillard
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This is a great puzzle game with superb graphics and intricate problems to solve. Very fun and challenging. Hints were helpful enough without giving too much away, making you think. Looking forward to finding more games like this one starting with the room 2.
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Bambi
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
was very pleased with this game ! i found it too shorth ( 4hrs ) but the price is accordingly , so no complains there ! Very interesting graphics ( art work ) .
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JPAC
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Very intriguing and intersting game, with very nice visuals.
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MaliusArth
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Too easy, too short.
The concept and gameplay are very inspiring though.
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Dragonrb
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Very relaxing and tense at same time! WOW!!
Keeps you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out the next move and what will happen.
The graphics are intense.
I love this game so much that I believe I have played it through 3 times now.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Excellent game for puzzle lovers. Very original, with nice soundtracks & visuals. Highly recommending.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
While the controls are better suited for tablets and other mobile devices and aside from missing textures getting me properly stuck at the end of Chapter 2, this is a very cool game. The only thing that's missing here is Nicholas Cage going all National Treasure on these puzzle boxes. Now if someone can make a great game around the concept of Fort Boyard and The Crystal Maze, then you have my utmost respect and gratitude.

If there's ever been a game best suited for DLC then this would be it, but thankfully The Room Two is just around the corner and I assume the third iOS/Android game will be ported to PC as well. I imagine these are some of the best games available on tablets. The puzzles are very satisfying to solve and the design of the boxes themselves is really something. Go get it!

P.S. Missing textures reappear when you change the Preset under Graphics Settings.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Short version: 85%
If you like puzzle boxes, then you will love The Room. It features five intricate but not impossible pieces of these mechanical wonders, resulting in a rather short, but really unique video game.

Long version:
An enigmatic puzzle box can be a great central plot line in any mystery thriller, this is probably why this game can be so alluring. Because ‘The Room’—despite its title—is actually a collection of five of these mysterious mechanical masterpieces.

Since this game was originally intended for mobile devices, the difficulty is kept within reasonable levels: depending on one’s affinity to mechanical puzzles, each could be solved in 15-40 minutes. Therefore, play time is short, but the unique experience it gives is more than worth its price, even without a discount.
Sadly, thanks to the nature of the game, it is almost impossible to tell in words why this little gem is so captivating, but thanks to the refund system, it is still safe for anyone to try it. Chances are, you won’t regret it.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
The Room is a brain teaser puzzle box game. In the attic of a disappeared friend, you find a safe with a note inviting you to solve its mystery and unlock the content, retracing the steps of your friend as he explored powers unknown.

Pros: You gradually solve the locks one by one, every chapter facing a different mechanized contraption starting with opening the safe, to opening the box within, to unlocking a cartography table, all while reading clip notes about the unconventional research your friend was doing. Each step is a new challenge that will rarely ever be solved with a similar solution from one to another. Every time you solve such as step, your focus in brought to a specific change such as a trap door opening or a riddle pointing you to a secret button, but you'll often need to re-explore and re-examine the entire device to find what else changed, twice considering you'll early on get your hands on an special lens that allows you to see beyond the surface of puzzles or secret clues. Although it was ported from a mobile game, the re-done PC version offers impeccable graphics with extremely high resolution textures (even at high closeups) and lighting effect that really immerse you into the game.

Cons: Although this game will pick your brain as you're trying to figure each step, you eventually figure them out fairly easily. Even with little to no experience (like me) in puzzle box games, you can get through it without ever using the help function. The game is pretty short, you can complete it in 2 to 3 hours, and there is absolutely no replay value as the puzzle will never change. The game tries to drag you into its story, but there is extremely little of it, not enough to make you actually care, considering you can skip most clip notes as they rarely say anything that pertains to the puzzle.

Verdict: ★★★☆☆ - It's up to you

This is an excellent-looking puzzle game, but it's held back by lack of challenge, resulting in a very short experience. Don't get me wrong: it gets my recommendation, but I sure hope The Room Two has a larger quantity of riddles and puzzles lined up or I will be fairly disappointed.

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This was just my opinion.

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
The Room is a puzzle game. You've been summoned after the disappearance of someone: you find yourself in front of a box that you need to open. However, each chapter is centered around an object, with several puzzles on it. Your only way to advance is to use your brains.

However, you have also a special device, allowing you to see what you can't see like that: these elements are in blue. Besides, some of them are actually needed to solve a puzzle. Between the numbers that were in the void around a safe and the drawnings on the circle, you will have to rely a lot on these.

The Room isn't as easy as you can think: while some puzzles are easy to solve, others require more patience. And I remember that the more you're advancing, the less you'll have it easy. The last puzzles are really hard.

So if you prefer, you're not looking here at an adventure game that can be done quickly. It's been designed for players that like challenging their brains and that will not leave after a few minutes because they can't find anything. Sometimes, you will have to move objects in your inventory, like the key in the first chapter.

Anyway, graphically, the Room is neat and beautiful. The choice of a blurry vision and a flashy blue when using the special device is also very nice. The soundtrack is good too.

For a mobile port, the developers managed to adapt it for PC players (a redo of the graphics, every chapter included).

And while I'm writing this review since I've played it a long time ago (apart for a few minutes to remind myself what it's like before crashing my PC as I don't know why it did when it didn't when I've played it), I still remember a nice game, with achievements and trading cards.

The Room is a game that I will not recommend to everyone, only for those that loves puzzles and challenges. For the others, you might want to give it a try but be warned that the game is requiring patience... or a guide.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
The Room currently costs 1,24€ (On Steam Summer Sale), and it normally is priced 4,99€.
With this amount of money you can choose one the following:

- A cancerous Mc Donald's meal
- A cancerous CS:GO skin
- A cancerous pack of cigarettes
- An addictive puzzle game with an enchanting backstory filled with alchemy, astrology, music and magic devices with an easy 100% achievement completion (you simply have to finish the game which lasts a couple of hours).
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
A very well made puzzle game that may not be much of a difficult but still very creative with the level designs. The game has notes scattered throughout the levels to tell a story if you are interested. The game IMO should've been longer since it took me less than 3 hr. to complete but regardless its a very creative puzzle game that I recommend.

Rating: 8/10

WARNING: The final level has this bug that when you are going through a maze one part of it won't let you continue until you switch to 60hz... ya apparently thats an issue with this game that still exists!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
The Room is at its core a very simple puzzle game. You move one bit here, turn that bit over there but the puzzles themselves are so neatly put together that even though the mechanics are very simple, you will have to think hard.

The game features 5 stages with completely different puzzles, all tied together with an interesting and mysterious story.

What I found absolutely amazing was how the game makes you feel really good when you've solved a puzzle - the mechanical intricacies of each stage are so satisfying to watch.

I only wish the games could have a couple more stages.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Great game to kill a few hours with. I played it with my wife. Nice logic to each puzzel.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Unique and beautiful game focused entirely on figuring out how to open elaborate contraptions. Also with good Lovecraftian story behind it, worth getting at any price.
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