The Roomz is a point-and-click game with similarities to online riddle games along the lines of Ouverture Facile and God Tower. One key difference is that The Roomz has a slight adventure flavor to it and, as a result, is a bit more interactive. Each room has a locked door and keypad. You must use clues inside the room to discover the password to get out. Use the magnifying glass to take an up-close peek at the scenery and use the cursor to move some of the objects around. You never know where the next hint is lurking.
Puzzles in The Roomz can be multi-faceted thanks to the "HSsystem" box at the bottom of the screen. Piecing together clues may lead you to a certain word or phrase. Type something into the box and click "Go". If you entered the right thing, a piece of paper will appear in your inventory. Read it for a clue on how to get the exit password.
The creators, Stachu and Ralfi, have added new rooms to the game fairly often and the current count is about 25. There's also a handy forum in case you get stuck (and you will). It's also a really good idea to write down solutions to each room you solve, as the QuickPass feature will let you jump to the last room you completed if you have the code.
Analysis: The Roomz is a great take on the familiar online riddle genre. The authors made good use of Flash to take it to a new level in terms of media and presentation. Interactive objects, cinema-style cutscenes, and short spurts of music make it a more rewarding experience. I also enjoyed using the magnifying lens to scope out the scenery, although in some rooms it turned into a straight-up pixel hunt.
For a satisfying point-and-click riddle game with a bit of style, The Roomz won't disappoint.
Cheers to Eileen and Ralfi102 for sending this one in!