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Next chapter in 'The Room' puzzle game series coming this year

The Room (opens in new tab) and its sequels are arguably the best puzzle games ever made for mobile devices. Each one grew exponentially, and got much better looking. If you've played all three, you know how significantly FireProof Games has invested in the ever-expanding universe of The Room. Today, the game company announced it will launch "an all-new experience" later this year.

The announcement is painfully sparse. There are no details, Fireproof Games notes that the fourth installment in the series, titled "Old Sins," is expected in late 2017, so we shouldn't expect it before the holiday season.

We did get a small teaser about what to expect in Old Sins;

The sudden disappearance of an ambitious engineer and his high-society wife provokes the hunt for a precious artefact. The trail leads to the attic of their deserted home, and the discovery of an old, peculiar dollhouse…Experience The Room: Old Sins and explore unsettling locations, follow obscure clues and manipulate bizarre artefacts on a journey into the world behind the veil.

You can also get your hands on a sweet looking wallpaper for your iPhone with the iconic eyeglass from Old Sins to tide you over while you wait for its launch.

I've loved The Room series since the first game launched five years ago. The puzzles are multi-layered and immersive, and really make you work for the solutions. When you unlock a puzzle, only to reveal a half-dozen more, it's exciting. I absolutely loved The Room 3 for having a larger area to explore. I can't wait to see what Old Sins has in store.

If you haven't played The Room series yet, and you're a fan of puzzle games, you should definitely try one of them. You don't have to play them in order. The original is the least expensive, but the third is the most expansive.

See The Room series in the App Store (opens in new tab)

Are you excited?

Have you played any games in The Room series? Which one is your favorite? Are you intrigued about Old Sins?

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  • The Room series is absolutely wonderful. I grew up playing all sorts of great adventure games, the Zork Nemesis series, Sierra Gaming adventures, the Myst series, games that really taxed your brain, and I really miss the fact that those games are not made any more, and are unplayable on today's hardware, GOGs' efforts notwithstanding. I like a mental challenge that is not mindless shooting and running around. Sitting quietly thinking about how to solve a mechanism or problem is much better IMHO. I hope there are many other rooms to explore from this company.
  • I agree. I love The Room series. It definitely reminded me of a smaller-scale version of Myst. Have you tried Monument Valley? It's much smaller, but is a nice brain teaser, too. Lumino City is another puzzle game you might like. It's all hand-made art and has an epic storyline.
  • Yep, Monument Valley is great, I have gone through it quite a few times. Lumino City was good, very cryptic, I had to use a strategy guide as it does nothing to guide you from one puzzle to the next. I just finished a replay of Rama, an old adventure game based on an Arthur C Clark novel that GOG re-released.