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!
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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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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Misticle
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
I am not a big fan of puzzle games but i like this one, Tho i dont know why there was some thing forgotten in the first game - like why did we open some of the boxes, but this will probably will be solved in 3rd game.
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✪RIX
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Amazing game.
The game had great graphics, amazing and strange puzzles, and great sound effects.
its a short game - can be finnished around 3 hours, some people may like it some may not ( i did like it)

i had no problems with this game, mabey only with the strange story

but i still rate 9/10

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Lyalee
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
For the price it's definitively worth if you like puzzle games. The puzzles were original and their difficulty was well balanced. Music was also well fitted to the game. Would buy again :)
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Jackquel
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
After playing this game and it's sequel, I decided it deserved a review. Gameplay is simple mouse only control, but it just works so well and the puzzles flow nicely from rather easy in the beginning to hard enough to stump me near the end a few times. It is a rather short game as it only took me around 4 hours to beat according to steam but I'd say if you like puzzles and don't scoff at the price you will have a good time and that's really the point. I'd rather not spoil anything at all so that's all I will say but the story is quite interesting if you care and easily ignored if you don't.
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Spaghettiontop
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Great Game, super relax, no stress
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NetQvist
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Great puzzle game, some of the best athmosphere I've seen in a long time. On the short side however as it took me just around 2 hours to finish but the price tag does match the length.
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Static Butcher
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Good game, wasn't overly difficult or pretentious with its puzzles like some of these types of games can be, and the mysterious plot invoked just enough horror to keep each solution tense and the player wary. The resolution felt pretty lackluster in terms of story but I suppose that is what the follow up titles are intended for, and while I can see someone feeling a little slighted by that, for the price this game is at right now, the challenges more than deliver.
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34 of 35 people (97%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
So... Snatched this up on the Summer Sale on a lark, because cheap.

Should have waited until the fourth.

Guys, a 75% discount was way too steep if you ask me. Now I'm down for a good brain breaker, but you've gone and set the high bar for this sort of game. The puzzles are widely varied, some difficult almost to a fault, and you somehow managed to keep it from degenerating into "rub inventiry thing on other inventory thing and use that to molest everything until something works" motif that are all too common in games like this.

Tiny, clean environments set the scene without being distracting. Russian nesting doll-style puzzles that are admittedly scientific and mechanical manure, whilst somehow making sense in context. You have one static inventory item that you'll use in all five chapters-- and you'll spend the first bit and a half getting that rebuilt.

Kind of hard to do spoilers as well. The story is barebones, mostly told through diary entries and the odd letter. You can skip all but the original letter, and you still have a game. If you read all the text-y bits, you get a picture of a man going off the deep end, and not in a good way.

Might could have done without the creepy music. It's good music, and it works for atmosphere, but it can be a quick distraction for folks with the attention span of a deranged squirrel on top-grade methamphetamine.

That said, I managed to stay in my chair, completely absorbed, for the three hours it took me to finish it. It's a rare game that manages that, and kudos for it.

I'll get a video up for it as soon as I can figure out how without giving away any of the puzzle solutions.

All of that in a mobile port... I'm impressed.
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Hard enough to make you think but not so hard you have to youtube the solution. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.
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27 of 28 people (96%) 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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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
As I write this it is the Steam Summer Sale. The Room is currently only 99p. You can buy a variety of things for 99p. An ice-cream, anything in the pound shop which opens the options up hugely from coffee to floor tiles. A good book of course is always a good option but I cannot think of many better ways to spend 99p than on The Room. It's a warm fart in a cold bed, a tender kiss from a loved one, it's a lollipop after a visit to the dentist, or an absorbing story from a good friend which makes you forget yourself. There are no guns, or jumping, or timed button presses, just you, in a room, with a safe and a fascinating premise which encourages you to think, and to open it. Its story stands just outside your earshot and beckons you on with visual beauty and intricate and quite realistic design, it's engrossing and wonderfully relaxing yet also teasing and delightful and interesting. If you don't buy it the Aliens will kill us all and shove a grenade in your dark places... sorry, residual case of FPS still gets me now and then ;) Bargain at twice the price, bargain at £3.74. Bargain.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
A fun puzzle game where everything can be solved with grit and intuition. No nonsense puzzles, no ridiculous leaps. The only time anything might require more than just cranking some mental cogs is when you have to manipulate hidden pieces that the game doesn't necessarily communicate to you. But the hint system is great at speeding you through any of these unnecessary roadblocks while feeding you info on a slow enough drip that it won't spoil your fun.

It's a fairly short game, but at Steam sale price, it's a pretty good deal.
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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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6 of 6 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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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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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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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 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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