Starting our coverage of Rezzed 2015, here’s our interview with Barry Meade of Fireproof Games about The Room Three – the next instalment in one of the best puzzle series we’ve ever played.
|Name:||The Room Three|
|Release date:||June 2015|
|PEGI rating:||Not listed|
|More information:||Official website|
I first heard about The Room whilst writing an article on BAFTA’s 2013 British Academy Games Awards, and further research revealed that it had received a lot of praise from both gamers and critics alike. I played the title and it ended up being one of the best puzzlers I’ve ever had the opportunity to experience; so The Room Two was high on my wishlist and I both bought and completed it on the day of release. Needless to say, I’ve been keeping my eye on The Room Three for a while now and was very excited to hear that I was going to be able to get my hands on it at this year’s Rezzed event.
We had the opportunity to talk to Barry Meade, Commercial Director and Co-Founder of Fireproof Games – a lovely and enthusiastic man – and you can watch our video below. He explained that this isn’t necessarily an end to the series: “When we first made [The Room], it was kind of like a dream to make three games out of it because even just making one was difficult. We thought if we saw enough success we should probably try to make a trilogy out of it.”
After the interview, I spent an enjoyable twenty minutes or so with the game and trust me: you’re not going to be disappointed. The challenges this time around are still as intriguing and you’ll be compelled to slide back one more panel, replace one last cog, unlock one final mechanism. It was hard to get a full sense of atmosphere as the area around The Room Three stand was absolutely packed with interested attendees, but from what I could tell that ominous feeling that we’ve come to expect of the series is still there. It’s almost as if you’re waiting for someone, or something, to appear right behind you…
The Room Three will launch on the Apple App Store in around June this year, shortly followed by the Android release, and if you haven’t already done so I’d highly recommend you check out The Room and The Room Two on either of these platforms or Steam. The next instalment in the series promises to evolve the mysterious storyline and take puzzle-solving to stranger places than ever before, and we really can’t wait.