By Fireproof Games
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Welcome to The Room, a physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world.
TECHNICAL NOTE: If you're having problems with the game crashing after the first chapter, please turn off your iPad (by holding down the power button until "Slide to power off" appears) and restart it. We're working on a more permanent fix.
App Store Editor's Choice in 146 countries
#1 App in UK & US
#1 App in 65 other countries
#1 Game in 80 countries
#1 Puzzle Game in 116 countries
#1 Adventure Game in 115 countries
#1 Grossing Game in 19 countries including the UK
Reached the top 10 Highest Grossing Game in 103 countries
The Room has been awarded the following:
• Apple’s iPad Game of the Year 2012
• BAFTA – Best British Game 2012
• GDC Award – Best Mobile/Handheld Game 2012
• New York Video Game Critics Circle – Best Mobile/Handheld Game 2012
• International Mobile Games Awards – Excellence in Visuals
• International Mobile Games Awards – People’s Choice
• TIGA Awards – Best Game Design 2012
• Pocket Gamer Gold Award
• Develop Awards – Best Micro Studio (Fireproof Games)
“This is one of the games at the pinnacle of what we know the iPad to be capable of."
"A must have for the iPad”
Eurogamer - App Of The Day Award
“...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."
“The touchscreen controls really shine. A must play”
Kotaku - Gaming App of the Day
"More fun than Christmas morning and one of the best games on the iPad. Pay for quality."
Penny Arcade - App Of The Day
“This isn’t a title that is hindered by touch controls as much as its set free by them"
"I couldn’t stop playing this fascinating brain teaser...beautifully crafted"
Indie Game Magazine
"Fireproof Games has hit a home run"
“More suspense than a thousand bullet-riddled shooters"
“Excellently produced, clever puzzles and spine-tingling music"
"The immersion overrides any sense of your surroundings beyond the box"
"The Room is eye candy for the mind."
“The most realistically rendered objects in a mobile title to date.”
How are you, old friend?
If you’re reading this, then it worked. I only hope you can still forgive me.
We’ve never seen eye to eye on my research, but you must put such things behind you. You are the only one to whom I can turn.
You must come at once, for we are all in great peril. I trust you remember the house? My study is the highest room.
Press forward with heart. There is no way back now.
Fireproof Games are very proud to bring you our greatest creation, a mind-bending journey filled with beauty, peril and mystery in equal measure. Be transported into a unique space that blends spellbinding visuals with intriguing problems to solve.
* Unsettlingly realistic graphics: The most natural looking visuals ever seen on a mobile device.
* Spine-tingling single finger controls: touch controls so natural you can play with one digit, to fully navigate this mysteriously beautiful 3D world.
* Fantastical pick-up-and-play design: Easy to start, hard to put down, the secrets of The Room will immerse you before you even know you're playing.
* Compelling layers of mystery: think you know what you're looking at? Think again.
* Now updated with an all-new Epilogue Chapter (Free to those who have already purchased The Room)
* Available in fully translated English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese versions
Fireproof Games is a small independent studio from Guildford, United Kingdom.
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What's New in Version 1.0.3
(1.0.2) Apple's Game of the Year has been updated & expanded! Prepare yourself for the all-new Epilogue Chapter!
The Room will return later this year in a stand-alone sequel, so until then prepare for its release with this all-new "Epilogue" chapter. Follows its mysteries wherever they lead to understand the past and foreshadow the future. This update is free to those who have already purchased The Room.
(1.0.3) Fixed a few minor bugs
Intellectually Stimulating & Beautifully Executed
The puzzles in this game are well thought out, with the use of the magic lens adding a refreshing dimension not found in other games in this genre. Hints are available if you get stuck, however I did not end up using any at all. Some puzzles are obviously more challenging than others, but none were so frustrating as to distract from the overall enjoyment of the game. I consider myself very experienced and good at this type of game, and I would say the level of difficulty is easy to moderate.
The graphics in this game are stunning and the animation sequences are impressive. The audio is not so much a music soundtrack, but more like ambient sounds that add quite a bit to the overall experience. The game draws you in completely and creates a beautifully immersive gaming experience. Add to this an easy and intuitive interface and you have the makings of an excellent game.
The only downside I can think of to this game is that I was able to complete it in just a few short hours, but I have to admit that during the entire play through I was fully engaged. There is something to be said for a game that grabs its audience from the moment the app is opened to its final conclusion. I highly recommend this game for players of all levels, and will absolutely be buying the sequel.
Short but Sweet
This is a great game overall, and for the price paid, an excellent value as well.
The biggest strengths of this game are the stunning visuals and intricately designed levels, giving a very immersive experience. There are some moderately challenging puzzles, although nothing terribly difficult. The soundtrack is intended to add a horror film-like suspense to the experience and is mostly effective, but somewhat repetitive. The sound effects are nice, especially with all of the wonderfully imaginative mechanical devices present in the game.
If there is a drawback to the game it is that it is very short and can be completed (including the Epilogue) in just a couple hours of dedicated play (maybe less if one uses the built in hint system). Puzzlers like this don't tend to have much replay value, so I was hoping for a slightly longer game, or perhaps some puzzles that warranted setting the game down and thinking about them for a while.
There is a loose story woven through the game that is intriguing but not an integral part of the experience. Perhaps it will be fleshed out more in The Room II; in this game it felt incomplete.
Overall, I enjoyed the experience and would recommend this game . It is not the most difficult or lengthy puzzler, but certainly one of the most beautiful and intricately designed.
Immersive game with an epic feel, well worth the cost
I bought this game more or less on a whim, and within minutes was so hooked that I wound up playing the game well into the night. In the morning, I will regret this. My eyes ache and my arm is sore from holding the iPad. My carpal tunnel is back. But despite my exhaustion, I am elated. It is as though I ran a marathon, or binge-toured all the art museums in France.
I feel I just woke up from a very intense dream. This game is so immersive and develops such a world of its own that I feel as though I just experienced the app equivalent of reading Harry Potter or The Golden Compass.
The game requires extremely creative thinking, is very well constructed, and is gorgeous as well--not the best graphics I've ever seen, but still excellent for an app. It's well worth the money. I deducted the star because it is relatively short (I actually felt it was just the right length, because it enabled me to play it all in one very long sitting instead of having to play it piecemeal, but some will say it is too short) and because it gave me motion sickness, although that is probably my fault for getting so absorbed in the game that I stared at a screen for six solid hours.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 04, 2013
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 186 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Fireproof Studios Limited
- © Fireproof Studios Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular.