The Room (not to be confused with the Tommy Wiseau movie) is a puzzle/mystery game developed and published by Fireproof Games. In this game, the protagonist opens strange and complex objects, while trying to discover through paper the events of a person known only as "AS". It was initially released for iOS, later getting versions for Android, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Why It Rocks
- The mechanics of the game, although simple enough, are intuitive and almost perfect: With your finger or mouse (in the PC version) you can either control the camera or move objects. And this is addictive!
- Impressive graphics quality, especially for Android/iOS standards, especially due to the fact it has been produced by less than a dozen people. The port for Nintendo Switch is very close to the PC version.
- The background story of AS is quite mystical and interesting, as it tries to do everything to find the null matter (or just null, in the next versions).
- The game (or AS) takes advantage of the player using the curiosity and the time to make it continue playing to the end, a particularly interesting stimulus.
- The objects in the game are frighteningly complex and very interesting to explore.
- Mysterious music-theme and equally mystical sound effects that perfectly match the atmosphere of the game.
- Small objects (such as braces) are easy to assemble and handle due to the inclusion of a casually inserted inventory in the left corner.
- The game has an unusual monocle that allows the player to see hidden details and manipulate figures that allude to the void, or to open drawer drawers.
- Won several awards and titles, marking the rise of Fireproof Games and the game itself.
- Consistent FPS that never falls.
- The PC version has improved graphics.
- It is the cheapest game in the franchise, and despite being a mobile game, it does not have any type of microtransactions.
- It has tips, which can be a great help if the player is stranded.
- The size of the game is quite large (about 100MB).