theroomlogoOne of the best game series on iOS is getting a new entry as today Fireproof Games officially announced on their blog and over Twitter that work has begun on The Room 3. In case you've taken shelter under a rock for the past several years, the original The Room [$0.99 (HD)] launched just about two years ago on the iPad, and is a hidden object/puzzle game that has you manipulating various intricate objects using the touch screen of your iOS device. You'll discover hidden buttons, switches, gears and more that will allow you to go "deeper" into each object, eventually uncovering the secrets to The Room and the story that ties it all together.

We loved The Room in our original review, and eventually the game even came to the smaller iPhone screen with The Room Pocket [Free]. In August of last year, The Room received additional content via an Epilogue update, and the following December the sequel The Room 2 [$0.99] was released. Spoiler alert: we loved the sequel a bunch too.

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So what can we expect from The Room 3? According to the Fireproof blog, "This eagerly anticipated new chapter of the multi-award winning The Room series promises to evolve the mysterious story and take puzzle solving to higher and weirder places than ever before." I like that. Let's get weird. The Room 3 is slated for release sometime in the spring of next year, and it will be playable at EGX London later this month. Stay tuned for more details to come as The Room 3 release approaches next spring.

  • Christian Valentin

    Can't wait! The first two games were some of the most engaging IOS games I've played and perhaps the most tangible tactile use of touchscreen besides Monument Valley

  • Speedster117

    I love the room games!

  • spader623

    One thing I want: more story. Like 2 ended weirdly so how exactly can it continue?

    Regardless, OH MY GOD YES YES YES I LOVE THESE GAMES.

  • ineptidude

    I hope they do the iPhone version together this time

  • Anonomation

    Ummm, so what happened with the silent age?

    • hil

      Fireproof said in August they're almost finished with Episode 2.

  • Pheebers

    I don't think I've ever clicked "add to watch list" so fast....

    • Anotherkellydown

      Right on! :D

  • Anonomation

    I didn't know this had a story.

  • Adams Immersive

    You had me at "The Roo"!

    Two of my favorite games, somewhere between puzzle and room escape. Graphics as good as I've seen anywhere: they look pre-rendered in screenshots, but they're live 3D you rotate around.

  • tomj315

    Yayyyyy!!!!!! I just love this game!!!!!!!!

  • Wizard_Mike

    Sweeeeeeeeet!

  • AlexsIpad

    Wow wasn't expecting this, great news

  • armilla

    Awesome! Love the emphasis on weird. In some cases I'd say the law of diminishing returns applies to sequels, yet I have full faith that Fireproof will iterate on The Room masterfully.

  • Anotherkellydown

    Basically what everyone else here already said. Absolutely loved the first 2. I started The Room on the iPhone (before I got my mini) and I liked it, but what a world of difference it made finishing them both on the iPad. These games are so good that I don't really think of them as "hidden object" games. I don't even care for that genre of games to be honest, but Fireproof made 2 of the most amazing and beautiful puzzle adventures I have ever played.

  • Jacob Gehman

    Right now this is the only news that matters.

  • James Cameron

    Cannot wait for this game!