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Samsara Room (2013) is an abstract point-and-click puzzle-horror game. By solving the puzzles hidden throughout the room, you uncover an uneasy story about judgement and atonement told through the things you find.

The whole game is set in a mysterious room filled with unusual and seemly random objects. Your goal is to escape, although the way out is unclear. As you explore by clicking and interacting with objects, you uncover pieces of the mystery.

It becomes apparent that the room is a place of judgement for your past actions, and your choices will now determine your fate. To progress you interact, move and manipulate objects to uncover clues or place them in your inventory to be used elsewhere. Puzzles include moving the hands on an old clock, rearranging letters spoken out of a telephone, and finding and lighting candles. You continually need to adapt concepts used in earlier parts of the game as clues as to what to do later on. It's not easy and you need considerable outside-the-box and experimental thinking to succeed.

It's a unique game that contains a complex and abstract mystery. Although part of the Rusty Lake universe, with hints and nods to that wider story, it tells a largely standalone story, and provides a novel puzzle experience.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Samsara Room 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Point-and-Click game with Brain Game, Narrative and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 3 hours to complete. Some of the puzzles can be very tricky and so can take a while to complete when you first play, but subsequent playthroughs will be shorter in length.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Rated 12+ on the Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes, Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence and Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.

Skill Level

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The subject matter has some dark undertones, and in addition, the difficulty of the puzzles makes it a challenge more suited to older teens.


Samsara Room

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Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
On the Android and iOS versions, you can pay to remove ads. On the PC and Mac versions, there are no ads in the first pace so there isn't the option to remove them. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/09/2013, updated in 2020

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Point-and-Click (Brain Game, Narrative and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 18 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Rusty Lake Com (@RustyLakeCom)

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