Apologies are always nice, but they feel even better when accompanied by an apology gift. Fireproof Games, of The Room [$0.99 (HD)] fame, issued an apology on its Facebook page today for the lack of any updates on the upcoming The Room Three and tried to make up for that lack with two brand new, and absolutely gorgeous, screenshots. The company used a similar tactic a few months ago to apologize for yet another delay. According to the developers, the iterative nature of game development (unsurprisingly) always takes longer than expected, so the company doesn't yet feel comfortable giving us a release date. However, the developers did say that they have almost completed the puzzles and are finishing the final artwork across the game.

The room 3

The room 3

Fireproof Games has stated that for the third game in the series, it aims to take the mysterious story and puzzle solving to higher and weirder places, which, as you'll know if you've played either of the two earlier games, is quite the promise. The Room and its sequel drip with dread and foreboding and deliver a great puzzle experience set within a gorgeous world. Judging from the new screenshots, then, The Room Three will likely surpass the earlier entries just as the developers have promised. We'll update you with information on a possible release date when we hear more, but personally, I'll take a great, polished game over a rushed release any day of the week.

  • Maglor

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  • Alexythimia23

    Oh hell yeah ✌️✌✌❤️❤️❤️
    Hyped to the nines for this one......

  • James Cameron

    I will wait as long as I have to. This one is worth waiting for!

    • falco

      Yup I can wait, because I know it will be good!

  • swarmster

    Rumour is the third one (along with ports of the first two) is being developed as a launch title for HTC/Valve's Vive as well. I couldn't think of a better application for SteamVR's room-scale tracking and hand controllers, so I've been psyched beyond belief for this.

    • Dave Rack

      Sadly that is just a rumour, Whilst we did indeed do a demo for the Vive announcement that's where it has stopped for the time being. We are all focussed on getting the Room 3 finished for iOS with Android following soon after.

      • swarmster

        🙁 Sorry to hear that, but thanks for clarifying.

        Maybe there's still hope for the future? I really think it would be a killer app for VR if the engrossing, tactile nature of just the iPad version is any indication.

      • Dave Rack

        What we found in the Vive Room demo was that even without using the controllers the sense of immersion was incredible.

  • spader623

    Day one buy. Instant. These games are just perfect with how you interact with objects, the not too complex yet still make you think puzzles, vague story and fantastic mood.

  • porsupah

    I'm entirely fine with them taking all the time they want. ^_^ I'd sooner wait until next summer for an outstanding title, than have something half-baked next week.

  • rtdc98

    They are stellar games. I can't wait. In the meantime, I just get really drunk before replaying them so I don't remember the experience and it feels new.

  • http://adamsimmersive.com Adams Immersive

    Awesome! Now imagine how substandard this kind of tactile puzzle experience would be on a console. Apples and oranges, but both are good!

  • NeonGreenKermit

    My only issue with them is that they are too easy! I understand they're not designed for the hardcore, but I wish each release maybe had one optional room that left the internet guessing for months.