A Room with Askew

HK Magazine - - GADGETS -

This isn’t a new game, but it IS a rec­om­men­da­tion if you’ve got a tablet and you’re look­ing for some­thing to oc­cupy those fin­gers: The Room se­ries. No, it’s not a tablet ver­sion of the no­to­ri­ously bad 2003 movie of the same name. It’s a se­ries of three beau­ti­fully made, gen­tly cere­bral, of­ten creepy puz­zle games. The game­play is sim­ple: you’re pre­sented with an or­nate box full of switches, cogs and levers, and you have to open it, step by step. But that de­scrip­tion defies the in­tri­cate com­plex­ity of each puz­zle box, half me­chan­i­cal and half mag­i­cal—and the sense of achieve­ment as you peel away an­other layer of brass and ma­hogany. The first two games were pretty great, but this third it­er­a­tion nails the eerie at­mos­phere and del­i­cate, con­vo­luted multi-step con­struc­tions. You should get them all.

$15 for The Room and The Room Two, $38 for The Room Three from Google Play and App Store.

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