The Room: A Virtual Reality Treat

The Room series used to consist mostly of mobile phone puzzle games before the release of The Room VR: A Dark Matter. When Fireproof Games decided to develop their next title, they wanted to break away from mobile games and try a new platform, and they chose VR. Their goal was to make this title as immersive as possible, to truly take players into the rooms explored in the games. With The Room VR: A Dark Matter, they have certainly succeeded.

Gamers begin their adventure in a small police station in London of old.

Social Impact of VR

 From there, the character can jump to different spots in the room where they can pick up, move, and examine objects to find clues as they begin their investigation into the disappearance of an Egyptologist. This game is for puzzle-lovers, but if you get frustrated with being stuck for too long, hints are available to help push you along. As the story progresses, you’ll find yourself not only solving a missing person’s case but delving into the supernatural, too.

How Many Rooms Are in The Room VR?

There are four major rooms to this game, with some of them having sub-rooms, and a fifth stage at the end that isn’t as expansive at the others. These settings are rich in detail and make the most of VR to give the illusion of the player actually being in the room.

The Room VR: A Dark Matter is an accessible game that doesn’t require you to do much bending or squatting (it’s impossible to drop items); in fact, you can even choose to sit down while playing. No matter how you choose to play, the fact that the game developer designed this for virtual reality really shows. They’ve made the most of the environment to offer gamers a visually beautiful and immersive puzzle gaming experience.

The Room VR vs. Red Matter

Red Matter is another escape room puzzle VR game that’s often compared to The Room. The setting is very different: It takes place in a sci-fi dystopian Cold War. Red Matter involves more reading and takes longer to solve compared to The Room. Both have beautiful settings, but many gamers think The Room has better controls and mechanics. And the puzzles in The Room are more varied, according to most gamers who have compared the two. Still, if you’ve already completed The RoomRed Matter might be worth a look.

The Room VR vs. Red Matter

Red Matter is another escape room puzzle VR game that’s often compared to The Room. The setting is very different: It takes place in a sci-fi dystopian Cold War. Red Matter involves more reading and takes longer to solve compared to The Room. Both have beautiful settings, but many gamers think The Room has better controls and mechanics. And the puzzles in The Room are more varied, according to most gamers who have compared the two. Still, if you’ve already completed The RoomRed Matter might be worth a look.

The Room VR on Quest vs. PC

The Room VR can be played on a PC without a headset, but unlike previous entries in the franchise, this game was designed to be played in VR; without a headset, you’re missing out on some of the best features of the game. The world is full of detail to explore, and many pieces and objects interact really well with headsets and controllers, making the gamer feel as though they’re truly part of the world. The VR experience in this game is so well-designed that sound effects, vibrations, and movements give illusions of texture and weight to objects the gamer picks up, levers that are pulled, and doors that are opened. You’ll have a much better experience if you play this game on your Quest 2 headset or any other compatible VR headset.