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.
Release Date: Jul 28, 2014

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“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”

“Excellently produced, clever puzzles and spine-tingling music”
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“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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1,598 of 1,993 people (80%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
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485 of 611 people (79%) found this review helpful
8 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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69 of 73 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
I. Love. Puzzle. Boxes.

I'm not sure what it is about locks, tiny keys, hidden compartments, pushy things, slidy things, twisty things, little odds and ends here and there carved in exquisite woods and inlaid with embossed metals that causes me to foam at the mouth in sheer ecstasy -- but this game captured the essence of mystery and romance of that which is the puzzle box, in its entirety.

"The Room" is one of the very few puzzle box games that I enjoyed every second of. There are no giant leaps in logic. The puzzles are wonderfully automatized. The euphoric feeling of hearing something click -- seeing something change -- is present and accounted for!
Some might say the game is too easy, or that there is only one route, but this is the reality of the puzzle box. Most puzzle boxes in video games do not function like real, living, breathing puzzle boxes; however, this game comes as close as I've seen. I flowed through the chapters, following not only the logic of the puzzles, but the mechanical design of the box itself! It was a comfortable challenge and a feast for the eyes.

The game was thoroughly satisfying, regardless of the fact that it took me a mere two hours to complete. It only left me wanting more.
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87 of 101 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
3.6 hours it took me to complete this game. It cost me 5 euro. It was a well spent 5 euro and an enjoyable 3.6 hours. I drank wine whilst i played to feel even more cultured. Soundtrack makes this game as wonderful as it is.
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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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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
A stellar puzzle-solving game. The puzzles themselves are logical and just challenging enough. The game's aesthetics are quite pleasing as well. Unlike other games of this genre, this one actually has a pretty good story.

It speaks volumes that I've decided to recommend it, especially given it's short span (1-2 hours).
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
This. Game. Was. Awesome...probably deserves a mic drop for being possibly the greatest puzzle game ever (IMO anyway). It really gets everything right: graphics, story, sound, atmosphere and ambiance, controls...everything is pretty perfect. My wife, who had played the original version kept saying how much better this port looked, sounded, and controlled over the original (due to the HD upgrades I guess), although I dont personally have a means to compare personally. What I can tell you is that it was an amazing experience. It's a very challenging game at times, but it never overwhelms and never feels cheap. Basically, you are following clues left by The Rooms creator, who was researching a basically unown alchemical element (you know: earth, wind, fire, water...those are the four, and contrary to what the movie said, the Fifth Element isnt love, lol (at least, not in this game). It has a sort of creepy vibe to it, but it isnt actually scary at all. It's really more mysterious than anything else. I had no idea what was going to happen next. The ending clearly paved the way to part 2, which I havent played yet (although I can see why people are chomping at the bit waiting for it to be ported to PC as well). ). I actually thought the ending was kind of comical, not because it's actually funny, but more because of how much effort you put into getting there....and while I know this probably doesnt make much sense reading it, it will totally make sense wonce you actually experience the ending. Still, it was a great ending that was also an obvious lead in to Part Two.
I highly recommend this game, and although it's only getting 70's on average on metacritic, I easily give this game 10 out of 10. That's how much I enjoyed it and how pumped I was to beat it.
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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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
This is a beautiful game. Often reminiscent of 7th Guest, the three or so hours it takes to solve the game pairs well with its low price. By no means is this game Myst. The puzzles are fairly linear, relatively easy, and ultimately guessable. Buy the game for the beautiful 3D artwork; buy the game for a pleasant flashback to games like Jewels of the Oracle; buy the game for a pleasant three hours of stimulation without timers or deadlines.

But do buy the game.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Cogs meets Myst. Minimalist art. Japanese puzzle box with a computer mouse.

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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Whilst The Room could never be accused of being the longest game of it's type, it is however one the best. The design of the game is fantastic, seeming to take influence from the weird tales of the late 19th century/early 20 century. I'm thinking Lovecraft, Poe, G.K. Chesterton and the ilk, anyway. The puzzles are challenging, the graphics are exquisite and the music manages to capture the mood whilst never becoming tedious. If you are into these type of games then The Room is for you. If you aen't normal a fan of puzzle games but fancy a go, then there are far worse places to start.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Good graphics and atmosphere. If you like to tinker around with objects..this is for you. Its has challenging puzzles but not ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ puzzles. I bought this while the halloween sale was going. Well worth the $1,24.
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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
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.

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

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

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
3.0 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
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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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.
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