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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,430 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 28, 2014

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"Atmospheric little puzzle gem set in a mysterious room. Recommended for all casual puzzle gamers."
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Reviews

“Resist hurrying and savour every sliding panel and twist of a dial. The Room is the cave of mysteries from everyone's childhood; a perfect encapsulation of the fear and pleasure of discovery”
Eurogamer

“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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
A brilliant little gem. Short and sweet, can be finished in 3-5 hours, depending. Luckily there is no time limit to the puzzles! Although there should be an achievement for completing without hints or in a certain amount of time. Gorgeously rendered devices and atmosphere, with intriguingly erudite subject matter, a very satisfying play for any puzzle junkie.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
GET THIS GAME.
Cogs meets Myst. Minimalist art. Japanese puzzle box with a computer mouse.

PLAY THIS GAME.
Hella rewarding. In my personal Utopia, this game would have more sequels than CoD.
It's beautiful. It looks great in a red dress. I think I'm in love with it.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
The Room is an atmospheric first person 3 D puzzle game .

Gameplay 7/10
You solve all of the puzzles in first person and rotate and combine various objects to solve the riddles . Some of them are quite tricky and others are quite easy .It took me around 3,5 hours to finish the game including the DLC , so I'd call it short .It's very atmospheric and also kinda dark lovecraftian feeling to it .

Music 7/10
Nice atmospheric sound , sometimes you hear the cracking of a door or something , but other than that nothing worth mentioning .

Graphic 7/10
Nicely modeled and very detailed 3 D objects that can be rotated , e.g. a table , a box .

Supports Steam Cloud and has Steam Trading Cards

Definitely recommended for casual puzzle-gamers .

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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Graphic 4/5
Puzzle 5/5
Sound 4/5
Mood & ambience 5/5

Just simple puzzle game, but there are many interesting elements.
When you solve the puzzle, level of difficulty is increased.
Also, trying to find the hidden clues and use a lot of wisdom.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
A great and quick puzzle game that will have you looking everywhere, and in one place only, at the same time. What is in the box? You must find out. While this game is quick and has a small background story, it is still really neat and something different for any type of gamer.

Pros:
- Good backgorund story
- Very challenging puzzle game
- Simple, yet eloquent.

Cons:
- Relatively short game; It depends on how long it takes you to figure things out.

Verdict?
I completely recommend this game. As I previously stated, this is a great game despite its overall length. But this is simply a very smart game and a great puzzle to solve. As such, I recommend this game to any gamer, especially puzzle players.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
this was big fun. There are good puzzles that won't be too annoying to solve. I'm not a puzzle lover because im lazy, but this worth it. Totally reccomended.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Short game but very beautifully done.

The puzzles are not extremely hard and very creative.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Beautiful game,definately will recomend to puzzle lovers,very unique atmosphere in this game and beautiful puzzles and details.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
My brother first introduced me to the mobile version of this game months ago and I loved it. I've always been a fan of games with puzzles and such, so this one was pretty exciting for me. First time through it, a fair amount of puzzles had me stumbled for awhile, some for a rather long time. Overall, I did find it challenging. Wasn't too easy, but wasn't impossibly hard either. Second time through the game months later on here, while I did get through it quicker, some puzzles still had me stumped for awhile. Some puzzles actually require you to think and such, while others make the solution not so obvious. I also noticed the improvement in things like graphics and such, which I thought was a nice improvement, though not surprising as a mobile gaming being brought to PC, it would make sense. Take advantage of bigger screen and such. All in all, while a bit of a shorter game, with the puzzles, difficulty, etc, it makes it worth the purchase and it's a game I thoroughly enjoyed.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Really would recommend this for people that like puzzle games. Very atmospheric and intruiging little game. A lot of different brain teasers and a need for some patience and a good eye. Everytime you are almost to give up on a puzzle the game can give you some little clues, but it's more fun to try and not use them. It feels very satisfying to solve some puzzles you been staring at for minutes, and some puzzles are just a lot of fun to do. Think opening little secret drawers, finding keys that don't seem to fit at first, cracking codes and riddles, matching weird figures or just look for something out of place. When you are lost in the game, just try to push, spin, press every part of the box untill something happens. The way the game looks and the sounds in the game are a bonus. Can't wait till they make another one like this.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
I have JUST finished THE ROOM. If it had been longer, or if there I'd owned any potential sequels, I would not be writing this now. I'd have continued playing sans hesitation. Yet, questions remain.

But there really isn't much to say without compromising the enjoyment of this puzzle game for new players, so I won't try. Simply that the "craftsmanship" of the items was superb, and the "supernatural" storyline eliminated any physics issues to arise in players' minds. The controls were about as simple as one would ever hope to encounter, and more or less intuitive. I only hope the developers had as much fun making this game as I had in playing it.

It didn't take long to realize that EVERYTHING of value toward solving each and every puzzle was immediately available. It was rarely even necessary to look further than a foot or so away, even though that slippery slope might easily have been provided more layered challenges. I dare say without spoiling too much, just about the ONLY outside information needed was a knowledge of the primary colors. Yes, about 3rd grade knowledge. Even a reference to a verse from something as universally accessible as the Christian Bible served a completely different, albeit more interesting and deceptively simple purpose.

Oddly contrary to expectations, the last part of this game became EASIER. The last section was by FAR the simplist, completed in minutes, very nearly without thought or imagination at all. Just by completing simple steps, as though the basic idea had run out of "steam", so to speak. Or perhaps, simply as restful reward for diligent players. Yet there were so many ideas unused. The notes might have been better utilized, much as the drawings began to be (though somewhat nonspecifically.) The surrounding environs perhaps put to some use, if only the walls and ceilings (which were by NO means ignored visually.) Perhaps various lenses. Not to say that anything more was needed in the existing game, but it could have been longer or more complex. Or, dare I say, to make the last section more challenging. In fact, I would not hesitate to say that the last section could have rather been one of the very first, to warm up the player instead of to try to scare some away, as seems to have been done with some of the stronger early challenges. Stronger, but NOT engineering student CRAZY hard. A reasonably curious mind with a minor bent toward lateral thinking is fully adequate. A sense of humor helps greatly. I enjoyed this game VERY much, and only wish I could continue, unabated, indefinately.

The HELP mode. Yes...and No. Admittedly, I used numerous hints, and they added to the enjoyment, though were far from perfect. (Forgive me if I sound as if I criticize my very lifesaver. They certainly added immensely for one not willing to commit to a single game for an extended time, regardless of the high quality of enjoyment.) They often gave hints that were past being of use. Perhaps that was to make a player feel smarter, but for me they often did the opposite by dumbing me down, though sometimes most amusingly.

Perhaps readers of this review can offer an assist. One hint told me I had missed something in the VERY beginning that was needed. Since there is only one SAVE, and that automatic, the only option to explore that hint was to restart the entire game. But despite that drastic step, the "item" was NOT available (confirmed by player generated video), nor was it mentioned again! Any thoughts, readers?

My only remaining question is if I will research a sequel BEFORE or AFTER I post this review....

As with many Steam games, offline gametime is ignored.
(l&h/bSw!HC)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Amazing!
Normally, I'm not so much into puzzle games but this one was a great experience.
It really gets everything right: graphics, ambiance, story, difficulty and atmosphere.
The puzzles themselves are logical and just challenging enough. The game's aesthetics are quite pleasing as well. It is not a long game, took me around 2-3 h to finish it but it is very satisfying to work through.

The only downside is its lack of replayability and its short length.

9/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
This one of the best games I have ever played. Although it was a quick playthrough it was a fun one. I loved the ambiance and the music in the game. I don't know if it is worth 5 bucks but on sale for 2.50 was definately worth it. Highly Recommend 10/10. Please make The Room 2.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
The Room is a great game. The mouse controls aren't quite as good as the touch interface, but it works a lot better than I expected. Despite lacking an obvious gamma/brightness option, the game does feature a better than average selection of other graphics options. Thankfully, the game does feature a volume control - something lacking in a lot of ports. In terms of actual gameplay, there's really nothing else like it. 9/10, recommend - can't wait to see The Room 2 on Steam.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
The Room: The Movie: The Game is an excellent piece of interactive fiction brought to us by writer, director, producer and star of the Room: The Movie Tommy Wiseau. Renowned for his tenuos grasp of things like the english language, directing, producing, writing and acting, Tommy has now turned to videogames as the medium in which to ply his craft. His first foray into this is a painstaking look at the nature of puzzles and how they effect us in life. After being betrayed and torn apart by his girlfriend Lisa, and discovering he is the fool, Tommy constructs an elaborate puzzle box to house his will and testement that names Denny, his mentally challenged neighbor/adopted son, the sole heir to his monumental fortune from working in at the Bank before commiting suicide. You play as Johnnies lawyer, charged with unlocking the box before Lisa and her evil cohorts can kill Denny. Their plan is to assassinate him while he's playing football in a tuxedo, something he does every day, so the time table is very tight on this thriller. Unlock box after box and throw spoons at the screen as puzzles refuse to relent. With exciting physics, massive interactability and a story that will have you saying, "What a story Mark" The Room: The Movie: The Game is a must own.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
RECOMMENDED - If you like total puzzle games.

The Room has 5 chapters, each with a tonne of small puzzles to figure out. None are particularly difficult; focused more on looking around the subject (an intricate box, basically).

I only completed the first two chapters, due to the whole game up to that point being centered around the same subject matter. There was no real story and while the puzzles were quite fun, there were far too many little fiddly 'puzzles' in each sector of each chapter for it to hold my attention. I didn't know where the game was going or what the point of it all is.

If there were 3 chapters, or if each chapter didn't have quite as many puzzles in, I feel the game would still hold the same value but have presented itself more efficiently. At the end of the day it's only going to take a couple of hours to work through anyway, what does it matter if it loses 20 minutes of the more pointless puzzles.

However I recommend this game because the general quality is high, the puzzles on the whole are interesting but not too challenging and some of the mechanisms are very intricate. If you're interested in this type of game then I'm sure you'll have a blast.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Single player (of course) but a really well made and mentally challenging series of puzzles. I enjoyed it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Super-short but extremely well done and sweet puzzle game. Some of the stuff here is fairly challenging, of course, nothing like those old Silent Hill puzzles but still pretty damn good. Runs likea charm, has good atmosphere, the interaction with the mouse is appropriate considering this was originally a mobile game and the HD update to make it look more PC-like is fantastic.

Not much else to say, quite recommended!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Beautiful game, 5 hours of fun!
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