December 25, 2019

Indie Game Review: Newgrounds’ The Room Tribute (2010) – Collateral Gaming x Collateral Cinema Holiday Special

Title: The Room: The Game [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developer: Newgrounds

Publisher: Newgrounds

Designer: Tom Fulp (programmer)

Release date: September 3, 2010

SHOWNOTES: Oh hai, Collateral Gaming (and Collateral Cinema) listeners, and Happy Holidays! This Christmas Day, we collaborate with our co-hosts from Collateral Cinema Movie Podcast to bring you the gift of Tommy Wiseau's The Room—or at least Newgrounds' retro-style flash game adaptation of it! We discuss how this game exists as a love letter to the film and the fandom, the interesting point-and-click adventure gameplay, the use of protagonist Johnny's perspective exclusively, and the various sidequests and Easter eggs that expand the universe of The Room! Have a happy season, whatever you celebrate, and stay tuned for Collateral Gaming's and Collateral Cinema's content in the New Year!

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(Collateral Gaming and Collateral Cinema are LCompany Productions. Intro song is a license-free beat composed by Ashley Allen Chancellor in Logic Pro X. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

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