Use object inside rooms and move the rooms to escape. 100 challenging sliding puzzles with a twist! The solution is only a doorstep away!
User reviews: Very Positive (78 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 11, 2014
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"A clever slider puzzler where you have to get your character to the end of the room. It has a clunky presentation but the puzzle aspect is really solid."
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May 1

Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle is now available on Steam!

A sequel that's been 7 years in the making has finally been released on Steam!

We want to congratulate our partner Hand Made Game for seeing the project through and as fans of Rooms franchise ourselves, it is very exciting to see the game continue through the power of the fans as well.

We've arranged a special deal with Hand Made Game during the first month of the game's release.

For anyone who purchases the new Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle on Steam , and has the game in their library, they'll get a 66% discount on the original title Rooms: The Main Building on Steam as well!

Please check out the new Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle on Steam and give Hand Made Game your love and support!

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March 27

Patch 1.04 Released

*Patch 1.04 is currently for Windows version only. Mac version will be receiving the patch soon.

Features

- Added Support for Steam Cloud.

Misc.

- Main menu now features a link to the upcoming sequel Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle

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Reviews

“If you enjoy a good puzzle, Rooms is a fantastic take on a familiar concept.”
7.5/10 – Lawrence Sonntag, Inside Gaming Daily

“Rooms: The Main Building requires a lot of cleverness and mental flexibility, and the satisfaction you gain from unraveling its puzzles is substantial.”
7/10 – Chris Watters, GameSpot

“From my experience, a good puzzle game makes the player feel clever. It challenges and satisfies in equal quantities, and rarely feels frustrating. Rooms: The Main Building does all of this, and is genuinely addictive as a result.”
6/10 – Jamin Smith, VideoGamer

About This Game

Rooms is set in a dark and mysterious house called ‘Rooms Mansion’, the game plunges you into a virtual world based around 100 challenging sliding puzzles with a twist. In each room or level, you must think carefully and strategically navigate your character to the room’s exit by sliding sections of the room, the same way as a slide puzzle. Your character can walk from tile to tile, but remember that only the tile that your character is standing in can be moved.

In this parallel world you need to use an amazing array of unusual items and devices, including telephones that teleport you from one side of the room to the other and explosives, to break through brick walls or other obstacles. And watch out – some rooms are filled with water and will need to be pumped out!

After escaping each puzzle you will be rewarded with four golden puzzle pieces that are required to secure your way home.

The solution is only a doorstep away. Getting there is the easy part. Finding a way home will be the adventure.

Features


  • A unique point-and-click puzzle adventure that is based on the classic sliding tile puzzle mechanic.
  • Play inside of intuitive and amusing rooms as you use objects and your wits to escape.
  • Over 100 rooms to go through as you make your way through the buildings of this mystifying world.
  • Includes Wii/DS exclusive levels.
  • Explore the additional play areas of "Rooms Street" and the "Rooms Mansion" where you can interact with non-player characters, find useful items and more.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 GHZ or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 79 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectSound compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 1.83 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Rooms: The Main Building - Steam PC version - 8 / 10
First playthrough 17 hrs, finished 2015.03.28

I have fond memories of playing handheld Sliding Tile games.... easy to pick up, simple mechanics and satisfying every time. Rooms: The Main Building awakens many of these happy feelings and surprises in the game mechanics department. Innovative, odd and quirky at times, the bottom line is a good little game like this deserves your attention and there is a sequel which is imminent… I will Definitely be picking up the sequel.

Details
Your character must exit from the Tile Grid by walking into The One Tile with an Exit Door. While moving between two adjacent tiles may be as simple as walking left to right or using a ladder to go up and down, most of the game will require skillful reorganization of tiles to get around obstructed walls, teleportation with your cellphone, pumping water out of flooded tiles, tile swapping, taking the subway and more. While the each of the game mechanics are simple, layering them generates complex puzzles. Thankfully the developers showed restraint and the resulting suite of 100 puzzles progress well. The tougher puzzles lend themselves quite nicely to trial and error to open up possibilities when the brain becomes over taxed with abstract rules. The developers have included a tool for generating your own puzzles which you could take to a masochistic level of complexity…. Your personal puzzles are saved to your steam folder and can be exchanged with your homies.

What does not work in this game? There is a simple yet odd adventure story with hidden objects that tie together the 4 mansions, each mansion housing the 25 puzzle rooms; a clunky VN style interface; small video sequences for all character movements that are tooooo long; the audioscape is barely tolerable, there is no voice acting - only zoo zoo pet sounds, and I had to turn off the music; the internal achievement system did not recognize three quarters of what was finished; there are no steam achievements; YET all of this is Completely Forgivable because sometimes a game is just good; in fact this game deserves a 10/10. I am excited about the sequel coming out this year, this is a Definite Buy in my universe.

Buy this game Rooms: The Main Building if you would like a Zen and calming puzzle experience bringing the classic 2D Sliding Tile puzzle game to the third if not fourth dimension. You should buy if you like Different.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Rooms is a fun little puzzle where you slide the square pieces around until the little guy can exit through the door. Its a very simple puzzle sliding game that makes you think.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
This is actually quite a decent quirky slider puzzle with a paper thin who cares story to suit. Basically the object is move your character from one room to the other until you can get through the exit door. However each room will have it's novelty items and obstacles helping and hindering you in which way to solve the puzzle. While there is more often than not more than one way to solve each puzzle. There is however only 1 way to solve it while leaving each room in the correct position so that it lines up a background picture. Achieving this is the only way you will get gold on each puzzle and see a secret ending which I myself am yet to see thanks to 5 puzzles causing me to wish i had more coffee in the house.

Having said that it isn't a difficult puzzle as it is more fun and you should be able to progress through this one alone without the need of a youtube walkthrough.

Bit dated in graphics, but it has steadily grown popularity through its availability on various platforms. I myself played it on the NDS and as soon as I saw it on Steam I immediately bought it. Hoping one day to see that elusive ending.

The downfalls of this game is that 1) There is no Steam Achievements and 2) The map maker which goes with the game is not Steam Workshop integrated so sharing your created master pieces will never be convenient.

If you like puzzle games and looking for that something completely different. This is a good one to invest a couple of hrs on and maybe see what you can create yourself with their in built puzzle maker... A sequel has already been greenlit and will soon appear on Steam.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Short version: 71%
Rooms is a slider puzzle with some interesting mechanics and a needlessly dull visual presentation. If you can get past its ugliness, it’s a nice, although not particularly hard game.

Long version:
Although Rooms: The Main Building was originally released on PC, it is mostly known as a Nintendo DS title. It certainly fits the bill with its simple design: a sliding puzzle where you can only move the tiles while your character is standing on them. To move the character, several other mechanics (ladders, keys, explosives and so on) are introduced, creating additional challenges.
The game isn’t particularly hard, even most of the high-level puzzles can be solved with enough trial and error. But there is a hundred of them, so it may last some time.

The main downside of Rooms is the visual presentation. Even if it was a handheld-exclusive, the dull colours (everything is black, brown, orange or red) and the choppy, jaggy animation and objects are just not pleasing to look at. But if you can get over it and enjoy the game for what it is, Rooms may entertain you with its puzzles for a decent amount of time.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Rooms: The Main Building is a game that I recommend because:
- have a good price
- is a method to banish boredom
- is a puzzle game
- have trading cards

Enjoy!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
The 'point and click' adventure aspect of this game is not terribly engaging, but the sliding puzzles are fun, enjoyable puzzles.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
لعبة Rooms: The Main Building
لعبة من النواع puzzle game
انا عن نفسي مش بحب الالعاب من النواع دا بس اللعبة دي بجد تحفة خلتني احب الالعاب من النواع دا
العبة حبتها لعدة اسباب ::
1-سعرها كوبس اوي
2-وسيلة لابعاد الملل
3-شكل اللعبة عجبني ووالجيم بلاي جديد اوي وعجبني القطار وحركة الدولااب
4-لديهم بطاقات التداول
Enjoy the game :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
clever time-killer
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10 of 20 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
You will spend more time waiting for the character's animations to finish playing than you will spend using your brain. It took half an hour of tedium before I got to a room that was even the slightest bit challenging.
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56 of 69 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2014
OMIGOSH ROOMS IS FINALLY ON STEAM

Well, folks, a long time ago I bought Rooms on Big Fish Games because coincidentally it was the featured game of the day the very first time I saw the site. This was back when the shovelware developers were on the casual PC market bandwagon before they all moved to making iPhone clone games. Somehow, bizarrely, in the sea of match-3 and hidden object games there was what I now consider to be an All Time Indie Classic, Rooms: The Main Building.

Rooms was also released on Nintendo DS where it was largely ignored because of no marketing (that I know of), and despite me stumbling upon the game at B.F.G., it was definitely not getting the attention it deserved on PC. Furthermore, after B.F.G. was hacked all those years ago, it really put me off wanting to install their client again since Rooms was basically the only reason to do so. But now I don't have to worry about it because Rooms is on Steam!

I don't know if Rooms would be in my all-time top ten, but it is certainly my number one favorite puzzle game ever. As much as I love Portal and the Popcap games, I like Rooms even better. Take it from someone who owns almost a thousand Steam games: this is one of the best.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
First impression.

This is a sliding puzzle game with 100 puzzles and a level editor. (I'm not sure where you would find more levels for download, but apparently you can?) The twist is that you can only slide the piece you're on, so the game introduces mechanics for you to switch tiles: you can use a ladder, teleport yourself, switch out the level, and more. There are also locked doors, keys, explosives...
But wait, there's more, it gets meta. At the same you are moving the tiles, you also need to place them correctly so the background picture will look right in the end. If you manage that, you unlock items. And even more meta: these items can be used in a small point&click that is framing your puzzle endeavours.

It's all wrapped up in some photographic art that, despite being 1024x768 (the game scales it up for you if you like) does the job admirably, as does the slightly jazzy music that gives the game an old-time London feel. But you can see that from the trailer and the screenshots.

Solid puzzler, lots of (up to now) casual puzzles that provide a soft learning curve, and are orginal and fun to do. It took me about 1 hour for the first 20 levels of 100. I'm definitely going to finish this game.
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2014
What I liked:
- It works, I didn't come upon any bugs so far
- The graphics are pretty

What I didn't like:
- Having items explained to me by Mr. Book
- The levels are far too simple

Recommended for beginning puzzle solvers only.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
This game is not really something that is hard or complex in nature, it seems to be aimed more at the casual puzzler and brings some cute dynamics into the mix which when seeing for the first time is fun to play around with.

It does break some of the repetition by having an area outside the room list were you interact with your "guide" for lack of a better word to progress a somewhat odd story as to why you are doing what you are doing along with an overarching mini game which as you complete brings you closer to your release from these rooms.

I personally experenced a couple glitches that needed addressing but devs seem responsive about looking into problems and making patches.

While the current biggest complaint by a negitive reviewer has been the music and sound, I have actually enjoyed the music which is a rather whimsical tune which is a mix between what you would find playing in hogwarts and an upbeat zelda soundtrack.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Ehhhh....

It's not bad. It's a little too simple, and I have some issues with the game overall. I bought this game either on sale for very cheap, or it was part of a bundle. For the normal price on Steam, I can't recommend this game. There are pro's and con's to this game, that I can actually break up into little chunks for the purposes of this review. Here you go:

Cons
[li]
  • There's always a constant, very gaudy and distracting border around the screen. While it does give you options to the menu and everything else, it severely limits the amount of space you have to actually solve the puzzles.
  • That book character is stupid. Seriously, it just sucks.
  • The game sounds are unusually loud, in particular the ringing teleporting telephone, which is the most irritating sound effect I've ever heard in a game.
  • The music is terrible, not a big issue, just turn it off to listen to your own music, at an extremely low volume in comparison to the incredibly loud sound effects. My dog was even disturbed by the ringing phone.
  • Super repetitive, but you can expect that from this sort of game. [/li]

    These cons don't make the game unplayable, but they will get to you after a rather short period of time. At first glance, the game looks short, but then I see there's tons of mansions and items to find, tons of chests to open, and a lot more slippity slidey games. Great. Except for the fact that there's no way it's worth my time to go through all of that to complete the game. The sound effects alone, which you will grow tired of within 15 minutes, are annoying enough to keep you from completing it. I can't imagine how terrible those must sound coming through a cell phone speaker considering how annoying they are on a high-quality studio speaker system.

    The Pro's:
    [li]
  • It works - the actual animation and movement are quite nice. This makes the playability factor go up a tad. it doesn't crash on you. Even in full screen, it's windowed. You can check to make sure you have your music turned all the way up while you listen to the terrible sound effects in high-definition.
  • Running in windowed mode doesn't make everything look all crappy and stretched at lower resolutions.
  • There's some sort of plot going here, even if it's stupid, it does exist. Neat.
  • You turn into a Matrix-esque frame of black and green code anytime you use the teleporter. Also neat.
  • Some of the things you have to do to solve the puzzles will catch you up, and then you'll restart the level and finish it in 10 seconds. It can make you feel like an idiot, occasionally.
  • Clearly, talented artists were used to make the visuals for the game, and they look pretty good - IF you can get a good look at them, everything is so incredibly tiny even at the max resolution and full screen that you may find it hard to tell what's going on. [/li]

    It's a good way to kill an hour, maybe two hours, but you absolutely won't become obsessed with this game. I can see how this might be a pretty good mobile game, as others have said, but as a standalone PC game for the price? No, don't waste your money. There's much better out there for the same price or even less. That's not to say it's totally bad, or that it's a regretful purchasing decision if you're looking for something to kill an hour. But a good game that will draw you in? No, not at all.

    4.5/10
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
clever slider puzzler time-killer. THUMBS-UP
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
A clever puzzle game to waste sometime while waiting for LoL, Dota, CS queues.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
I used to own the Nintendo DS version of this game. It is still as good as I remembered.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Cool
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Well, nice idea, clever elements and a would be a good puzzle game... but the visuals are bad, the animations and the actions sometimes are buggy... and there is always something... really annoying in the air... However, good plot twist at the end. 4/10
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8 of 145 people (6%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
wow this game is fuuuuuuuun....
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