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 (1,388 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
41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
A quick puzzle game, that is mostly easy with a few moments of medium difficulty. The game revolves around a large wooden box with puzzles to figure out on all sides and also a table too. There are shape puzzles, hidden compartments and visual puzzles mostly. You are locked into a path for each puzzle so you mostly have to figure out where the path starts to find parts and messages etc. I recommend the game as a bit of a brain challenge without being overly frustrating. It was enjoyable as well and the graphics were nice too.
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33 of 38 people (87%) 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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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Totally recommend for those who like brain teasers. You need logic and persistence but with careful exploration of everything you should be able to get through it without any hints or walkthroughs. It is not a long game (5-6 hrs?) but has many Eureka! moments as you solve all the intricate bits which comprise each puzzle box. Very satisfying to work through. I hope there are more in the same vein as I would definitely play them. If you like puzzles you should treat yourself to a visit of The Room.
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11 of 11 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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12 of 13 people (92%) 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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9 of 9 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
The Room is an impressively complex safe cracking puzzle game. The intricate and elaborate puzzles immerse the player in a shroud of mystery about what could possibly be inside. Most of the puzzles are decptively tricky and unlock new secrets that were not obvious at first glance. The Room sets a high bar for puzzle games and left me wanting more.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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6 of 6 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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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
2.9 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 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
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
The Room is a facinating little puzzle game (about 1-2 hours). It looks beautiful and has lovely (and sometimes creepy) ambient sounds. The small amount of story thrown in ties the entire game together beautifully. The game isn't overly challenging, but the puzzles are very unique and masterfully woven together. It's definitely worth the money, though I suspect most people will find it worth it for them to wait for the game to go on sale before purchasing (based on length of game).
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q46mI6oKH-I&list=UU7_-PLIhjsEBwIQXqKxmNpA

The Room is is an atmospheric puzzler with beautiful graphics and
haunting music that draws you into the mood of the game. On the surface, the
goal of this game is to solve a puzzle, but there are many deeper levels that
make up this game.

The level design is 3d, with each level drawing you deeper into the
game, which leads into further puzzles and mysteries. Each puzzle is unique,
and solving them gives a sense of accomplishment.

The story is told through notes that you discover as you progress through
the puzzles, with each one urging you forward to the end. The supernatural,
spooky atmosphere ties everything together beautifully pulling off a feeling of
unease as you go further into the experience.

I would recommend this for puzzle enthusiasts, and for those who are
on the fence about whether or not they enjoy puzzleers. This game can change
your mind

This is a summary of my review video, which I encourage you to
watch if you are looking for a more in-depth review.

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3 of 3 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 person found this review funny
5.7 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
One of a kind puzzle

Basically, it's about you discovering how to operate/open the devices by experimenting and following the clues. Require patience. It's rewarding.

There is a mobile version of the game. You might have played it. The PC version is way more beautiful.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Actually, this game's pretty challenging. Plus, gameplay and storytelling through small notes of the previous owner is high above all other aspects. The only minus it has is that it's way too short. Ambience is secondary here - it'd just distract you, although there are some in-game noises. I suggest putting a B+ mark: it's not perfect as The Talos Principle, but also not very bad.
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