Although many apps can help pupils develop skills through focused games and activities, there are not too many around that help spark the imagination due to the richness of graphics, and a potential story hidden behind. The Room, and its descendant The Room 2, are compelling mysteries revealed in layers; think you know what you’re looking at? Think again.
Is it an education app? To us, these apps fall in a similar category as Epic Citadel for iPad or Android, in that a story and creative writing can come from it. Imaginative thinking can be sparked by immersive and creative questioning from the teacher: Describe where you are – What do you see/hear/smell? Why are you there? The challenges within The Room and The Room 2 also can help speaking and listening; following instructions; or to help with logical thinking.
The Room & The Room 2 (by Fireproof Games) are currently priced at £0.69* & £1.99* respectively, available from the Apple App Store, The Google Play Store, or the Android App Store by clicking the relevant icons below: