Oh, how I enjoyed my time in The Room. A hit on cleverphones and tablets, the spooky puzzle game creates as strong a sense of place as almost anything else I’ve ever played. Admittedly, as the title suggests, it’s not recreating a vast wilderness – in fact, the title could well be The Box rather than The Room, since most of the playtime involves exploring the surfaces and secrets of a tricksy container. The long-awaited (and at this point unexpected, by me at least) PC version will have mouse support but it’s the rare game that I’ll probably play on my laptop, with the fondlesome screen. That means braving Windows 8, but a game as tactile and textured as this deserves a personal touch.
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