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 (93 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
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 17 people (94%) 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Rooms is slide based puzzle game that puts you in the puzzle. The objective of each puzzle is to reach the exit, but simply sliding tiles is not enough. Each tile can have different elements such as ladders, teleportation phones, tile swapping cabinets, subway rides, water hazards, and more. These elements add an extra layer of depth into the simple slider concept. The puzzles are very engaging and the difficulty ramps up well as the game progresses.

All these puzzles are wrapped neatly into an elaborate fantasy story that ties everything together nicely--very enjoyable.
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5 of 6 people (83%) 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
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Remember those small sliding puzzles you had as a kid? You know, the one that shows a picture and you slide squares around to make it. You do? Yeah, well this is like that, except it has lots of bells and whistles added. Like transporting telephones, wardrobes that switch rooms, dynamite and subway trains.

It's all good fun, you can put a quick five minutes in and solve a couple of boards to progress the story, or play for a bit longer if you feel like it. Worth a look if you like puzzlers.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
26.5 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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