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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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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September 14

Rec Room UPDATE - the "Parklife" edition!

  • New venue "The Park" - a new, expansive, outdoor environment for you to play in! The Park is designed primarily for creating your own activities in Custom Rooms. Speaking of which...
  • Custom Rooms - you can now create, host, name and publish Custom Rooms. Once published, Custom Rooms can be browsed and joined via the Custom Rooms browser in the watch!
Note: Custom Rooms replaces "private games" in the activities tab (all Custom Rooms are private until published), and the "Events" button in the watch.
  • Weekly Challenges are back! We revamped some stuff on the backend, and we can now support some different types of challenges =]
  • 3D Pen - 3D drawings can now be stuck to various objects, including youself! This is pretty fun for costumes, etc =] We have more planned on the 3D Pen so... feedback please!
  • Dodgeball - added a penalty for leaving the court.
  • Paintball - fixed voting for next map (it was broken, sorry :-/)
  • Moderation - re-added "AFK" as a report reason. Reporting a player for AFK can remove them from the room (depending on vote), but does not penalize them with a timeout.
  • The Rise of JumboTron - fixed issue where videos weren't playing
  • Performance Hall - added Sandbox machine
  • Sandbox Mode - you can now see the name of the player you hit/who hit you (plus some other tweaks and fixes)

OK that's it for this update! As always, we value your feedback and suggestions. Come and talk to us: https://www.againstgrav.com/blog/2016/11/23/send-us-your-feedback
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September 11

Minor update - patch for the "Sandbox Machine" edition

We just pushed a small patch that fixes a bug that was hammering one of our servers. It also contains a couple of other minor bugfixes, and reduces the volume of the bell that sounds when the sandbox timer expires!
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“VR finally has its killer app, and it's called Rec Room”
C|Net

“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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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