The Room updates with new epilogue chapter

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CNET Australia's favourite mobile game of 2012 has been updated with a new chapter, gearing fans up for the sequel due this spring.

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Multiple award-winning mobile game The Room — which is, hands down, one of the best puzzle games we've ever played — has been updated with a new "Epilogue" chapter.

For a quick refresher, The Room is a puzzle-box game that sees you exploring in 3D a series of chests, boxes and cabinets that are scrawled with arcane symbols and scratchings and filled with clockworks and cryptic notes. You have to figure out how to open various hidden compartments, fix broken mechanical features to solve the box, collect the story clues and move on to the next box. It can be really tricky, but the marvellous thing is that it's never frustrating, with gentle clues that you can read (or ignore) to nudge you in the right direction. We found ourselves, with each successful solution, feeling that excited "a-ha!" accompanied by a warm satisfaction that has us gleefully returning for more.

Alas, it was only four chapters long, which led to a deep feeling of sadness upon reaching the end. However, with the sequel due to hit this spring, we've been hanging on the edge of our seats. There may or may not have been some excited squealing when we realised the update — free for all devices — had arrived.

It's currently on sale for AU$0.99 for the iPad and Android, and free for the iPhone and iPod Touch. If you haven't played it yet, what the heck are you waiting for?

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