The iPad is a great medium for the development of certain games, in particular puzzle games. The touch controls have made it possible to innovate the game genre and has made it more intuitive and immersive at the same time.
The Room is an example of how a puzzle game has been implemented flawlessly on the iOS. The game has a deceptively simple premise. You are inside a room and there is a contraption that is on the table. You need to solve the various puzzles in order to unlock the contraption and reveal the answers to a mystery.
The concept is standard fare – it’s been used in other games so many times. What makes The Room stand out though are the deviously clever puzzles. You will spend hours trying to solve the puzzles. Fireproof Games, the developer of the game, didn’t just focus on presenting gamers with cool challenges, they also made sure that the ambience and atmosphere of the game is top-notch – which is hard to do given that the only thing you really see all throughout the game is the contraption and the various puzzles that you unlock.
There is only one downside to this game – it is extremely short and ends with a cliffhanger ending. Hopefully, Fireproof Games is already hard at work developing a sequel because this is one of the best games ever released on an iOS device.