Browser Pick of the Week: The Room Tribute (NSFW)

We know the deal: You're looking for ways to waste time at work, and we're here to help you waste it. Hence, Browser game of the week, where we'll comb the depths of the Flash game vortex and pick different games for you to waste away your Wednesday with. We'll do our best to feature a wide variety of picks, from click-happy puzzlers to artsy showboating. Our pick this week goes to The Room Tribute.

If you haven't seen the cult classic film The Room then you should go watch it immediately -- you're in for a treat. It's commonly considered one of the worst movies ever, with tons of plot holes, errors and inconsistencies -- it has so many problems that it's often referred to as the Citizen Kane of bad movies.

The Room Tribute is exactly what it sounds like: It's a video game tribute to a terrible movie. For those not in the know, here's a quick summary of the plot of the movie: A man is involved in a love triangle involving his "future wife" and his best friend, eventually he finds out, things go bad.

The game takes on the appearance of an adventure game, tasking you with walking around, picking up stuff, using that stuff and talking to people. It's not particularly innovative, but as homage to an awful movie it does its job remarkably well.

Browser Pick of the Week: The Room Tribute (NSFW)

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If you've seen the movie, you'll get a lot more out of the experience, but if you haven't, the game will certainly inspire you to rent it -- or even better, demand that the Esquire run it for a midnight movie again. While you're playing, you might think you're getting a lot of non-sequiturs and bad dialogue for no apparent reason. For instance, at certain points, you'll be tasked with throwing a football around. This has absolutely no purpose in the game -- but it was rather out of place in the film as well.

That's not all, though; the game manages to capture a lot of the film's strangeness, including a resolution for a character that simply disappears halfway through the film. Reading the dialogue helps you understand just how bad it really it is as well.

The Room Tribute is a an excellent homage to a terrible film. The game's designers, Tom Fulp and artist Jeff Bandelin, capture the best parts of the film all while paying tribute in a non-mocking tone. It's a feat for sure.

Play it here.


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