Welcome to Rec Room, the virtual reality social club where you play active games with friends from all around the world. Customize your appearance, then party up to play multiplayer games like Paintball, 3D Charades, and even co-op adventures! Or just hang out in The Lounge (free membership required).
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Very Positive (82 reviews) - 95% of the 82 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overwhelmingly Positive (1,398 reviews) - 98% of the 1,398 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe that it's best to learn by doing. Room scale VR and active gaming are very new, so we want to work together with players to figure out what works best, what people really want to play, and generally how this genre should evolve.

We hope players will help us make a really cool community of active game enthusiasts, so that as more and more people get into VR there's a vibrant and fun multiplayer community waiting for them!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate that around two months of development and tweaking in Early Access will get us ready for general launch.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will be a continuation of the Early Access Version. We plan to add new activities, toys, and customization options. We plan to keep working on the game, adding and tweaking in response to player feedback, as long as there is an engaged player base!

PLEASE NOTE: Rec Room has avatar customization. It is likely we will need to reset everyone's stored avatars at least once before we release! So... don't marry your customizations just yet.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Rec Room currently comprises a shared locker room (which functions as a multiplayer lobby where players can meet up and socialize), a changing room with avatar customization options, and three activities (Paddle Ball, Disc Golf, and Dodgeball).”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Early Access will be free. We plan to add at least one (entirely optional) feature to test out the payment pipeline.

After launch, we plan to add some premium features over time that cost money (examples might be scheduled tournaments, or special avatar items). But our current plan is to always have a free tier that lets you get into the game and have a great experience. That could change depending on how the VR market develops, but that's our current thinking.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will be active in the forums (both here on Steam and on Reddit) to listen to feedback from players.

We will conduct scheduled betas (e.g., to learn if people are having trouble connecting) to test specific features. E.g., before a new activity is added, we will beta test it first and collect feedback.

In some cases we may make a work-in-progress activity available to players, clearly marked as "WIP" so the reduced quality won't be unexpected.

We will post concepts, GIFs, videos, etc., of work-in-progress features so we can get feedback on whether people like the direction.

We have some (anonymous) telemetry and analytics in the game so we can do things like track session length, activity preference, etc. We want to be able to ask questions like "do people play activity #1 or activity #2 longer?"

Lastly, we have some in-game feedback features - e.g., a menu that allows users to rate the match they just played. This should make it as easy as possible for players to give us feedback.”
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June 23

Rec Room update - the "Spillway" edition

We just shipped an update, here's what's new!

  • New Paintball Map: "Spillway" - The sun's gone down at Rec Room's hydroelectric facility, and the night crew has swapping their tools for paintball guns! This new map features lots of interior cover spaces and a stealthy nighttime setting for extra sneaky splatting...

  • New Paintball Gun: Grenade Launcher - Get your splash damage on and take out multiple targets at once with the new Grenade Launcher!

  • New outfit: Technician - Hardhat and coveralls for all your hydroelectric facility inspection needs. Play paintball on the new Spillway map for a chance to unlock these items!

  • Custom Private Games - with this update, Rec Room members can create and run custom private paintball games. Want to use the new Grenade Launcher on River or Quarry? Well, you can! Want to play with Sniper Rifles only? You can do that too! We plan to extend this system over time to allow customization of more games...

  • Vote for next map - you can now vote for the next map in public games. Select "Vote" on the scoreboard and select which map you want next in the watch.
  • Paintball - rebalance teams - you know how it kind of sucks when you start a 4v4 paintball map, then two people from one team leave? Well, now anyone on the larger team can choose to switch to other team mid-game. The button to do this is in the Scoreboard page of the watch.
  • Multi-profile support - this update adds support for multiple profiles connected to a single Rec Room account. This is a members-only feature. Use the computer in the Dorm Room to create a new profile, then restart Rec Room to see the profile selector. Please note that moderation events (e.g., reports, timeouts, bans) are applied at the account level, so a penalty on one profile applies to all profiles.
  • We did more performance optimization work - so you should be seeing smoother framerates across the board. If you have really bad performance, please don't hesitate to contact us: support@againstgrav.com. We have a known issue with some systems that we are trying to track down.
  • Fixed bug where game wouldn't shut down cleanly. Sorry about that!

Come give it a try and let us know what you think! As always, we welcome your feedback positive or negative. Help us make Rec Room more awesome by telling what you love/hate!

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June 13

Minor update - couple of bug fixes for "Rec Center" edition

We just pushed an update with a couple of fixes:

  1. Updated display of friends in watch menu - you can now see their status at the top level
  2. Fixed an issue where keyboard could fail to open when using computer in Dorm Room

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“VR finally has its killer app, and it's called Rec Room”

“A Killer Social VR Experience”
Giant Bomb

Feature List

  • Online multiplayer so you can have fun with people from all over the world
  • Be yourself - customize your appearance in the changing room
  • FREE membership unlocks The Lounge, an invite-only space for you and your friends.
  • Hang out and play in the Locker Room, or choose one of our fun activities:
  • Paintball
  • Co-op quests - challenging adventures designed to be played with your friends
  • 3D Charades
  • Disc Golf
  • Or just choose "Quick Play" to jump into a random game
  • Robust mute, ignore and moderation tools help you manage your experience
  • A fantastic and growing community of players who will help you learn and have fun!

About This Game

Welcome to Rec Room, the virtual reality social club where you play active games with friends from all around the world. Customize your appearance, then party up to play multiplayer games like Paintball, 3D Charades, Disc Golf, and even four player co-op adventures! Or just hang out in The Lounge (free membership required).

Things to Know

  • Rec Room is an active game. Please use common sense and caution while playing!
  • Children under thirteen are not allowed.
  • Children between 13-18 must consult with a parent or guardian before playing.
  • In Early Access, Rec Room defaults to being a public experience. You will interact and voice chat with other people in real time. Rec Room offers mute, ignore and reporting features which we encourage you to learn and use. But even if you use these features, you still may be exposed to speech or behavior you find inappropriate.
  • By playing Rec Room, you agree to our Code of Conduct!

Code of Conduct

  • Rule #1: Be excellent to each other!
  • No sexually explicit behavior or language in the locker room or public activities.
  • Children under thirteen are not allowed.
  • Whatever you choose to do in a private activity, still make sure everyone is cool with it.
  • Sexist, racist, discriminatory or harassing language is not welcome in Rec Room.
  • Don't mess with other people's games! We don't want to implement a million rules to control your behavior in every game. Don't make us.

System Requirements

    • OS: Win 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Vive HMD and controllers
    • OS: Win 10 or higher
    • Processor: Intel i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 980 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Vive HMD and controllers
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