• Publisher: Fireproof Games
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 177.2 MB
  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.5 (6)
App description: 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:

Apples 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 Peoples Choice
TIGA Awards Best Game Design 2012
Pocket Gamer Gold Award
Develop Awards Best Micro Studio (Fireproof Games)

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TouchGen
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."

Gametrailers
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 isnt a title that is hindered by touch controls as much as its set free by them"

Arcade Sushi
"I couldnt stop playing this fascinating brain teaser...beautifully crafted"

Indie Game Magazine
"Fireproof Games has hit a home run"

Pocket Gamer
More suspense than a thousand bullet-riddled shooters"

Game Informer
Excellently produced, clever puzzles and spine-tingling music"

Jaysisgames
"The immersion overrides any sense of your surroundings beyond the box"
"The Room is eye candy for the mind."

IGN
The most realistically rendered objects in a mobile title to date.

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How are you, old friend?

If youre reading this, then it worked. I only hope you can still forgive me.

Weve 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.

AS.

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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.
Find out more at fireproofgames.com
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Sanuku's comments:


10-01-2012, 08:17 PM
#91
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,280
ok... Finished the game... This was well worth the money..
I can't wait for the next one...
10-08-2012, 05:23 PM
#92
I gifted this game to my Mom because she loves these types of games (7th Guest, Myst, included). She loved it. I peeked over her shoulder and the production values look fantastic.

Any other suggestions for games of this style on the iPad? Are there any others? I saw Windowsill mentioned earlier in the thread, so I'll check that out.

10-08-2012, 08:05 PM
#93
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gizmotoy View Post
I gifted this game to my Mom because she loves these types of games (7th Guest, Myst, included). She loved it. I peeked over her shoulder and the production values look fantastic.

Any other suggestions for games of this style on the iPad? Are there any others? I saw Windowsill mentioned earlier in the thread, so I'll check that out.
Not really, this game is pretty unique. I also gifted it to my mum (after I completed it). :-)
10-19-2012, 01:52 AM
#94
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,267,852
Finished this tonight finally, easily among the best games I've played on my iPad this year.
10-19-2012, 05:06 AM
#95
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Originally Posted by Eli View Post
Finished this tonight finally, easily among the best games I've played on my iPad this year.
And yet only four stars. I guess it needed more purple or something ;-p
10-20-2012, 02:26 PM
#96
This game is a neat puzzler. As others have mentioned, it's a box-inside-a-box-etc. and makes for some fun puzzling about its arcane mechanisms. Its well-presented and polished looking, but I have two problems with this game that keep it in three-star territory for me. First, it's much too easy. None of the puzzles are particularly devious, so thorough exploration and yields a path to progress pretty directly. Secondly, it's much much too short, especially for the $5 price tag. I've gotten maybe four hours of fun out of this before I reached the end. If you're on the fence about this, wait for a sequel or a price drop.
10-20-2012, 03:13 PM
#97
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,330
If I can't reach level 10 (that f'in level 10!!) in Bejeweled would that mean I'd at least get more then a couple hours out of this one? So many people are saying how short it is and that they wants more. But is it short short or short as in it's so good we just want moaar!! ...thing. How many boxes are there?

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10-20-2012, 07:36 PM
#98
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Originally Posted by chris1a View Post
How many boxes are there?
Four. I'd like more, but I feel like I paid for more already. I paid $1 for Jetpack Joyride and got dozens of hours of entertainment out of it (and now that's free). I paid $5 here and got 4-5 hours, if that.
10-21-2012, 09:06 AM
#99
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,330
Thanks, so one box sort of contains multiple puzzles you have to solve to get to the next box then?

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10-21-2012, 04:10 PM
Started playing this a few days ago after seeing so many recommendations. I'm up to the final stage (I think), and I'm loving it. Never played a room escape type game with production values this high (and that didn't have Engrish text), so this is a really neat experience.

Definitely recommended.

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