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Videogame: The Room: The Game
The Room: The Game is a 2010 flash game tribute to The Room by Newgrounds founder Tom Fulp. It was released on September 3, with art by JohnnyUtah and musicnote  by Chris "Oney" O'Neill. It can be played here.


This game provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Expansion: Not only does it closely follow the film's story, but it fills many of the plot holes, follows up on some previously hanging threads, and even has a more sensible ending. Turns out Johnny is an alien.
  • Adventure Game: As in many Web Games, it's a loving homage to early-1990s 16-bit games.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: In-Universe. In the ending, Johnny is an incorporeal alien sent to Earth to learn earth customs. When he kills himself, he's merely releasing his alien form to return to the mothership and, provided the player collected all the Mac Guffins, shapes the Earth into a spoon.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Remember the nameless "Lisa looks hot tonight" guy from the movie? He is Johnny's boss now.
    • Chris-R was in a single scene in the movie. In the game, he has several additional appearances, not to mention he actually has a bit of an impact on the plot when he kills Peter and steals Johnny's car.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: If Hulk!Johnny smashes the crack in the hallway near Denny's closet, it's shown that Denny has a room filled with video monitors recording everything in Johnny's apartment. He really does like to watch.
  • Brain Bleach: As an in-game collectable, no less. There are six scenes that, upon witnessing, will have Johnny remark he wishes he could unsee them. Getting them all nets you an achievement!
  • Bond One-Liner:
    • When Johnny kills the "Bo$$", he then says, "Banking hours are over."
    • He does another after tearing Chris R. apart: "Looks like my bite was worse than his bark."
  • Brown Note: During Johnny's Unstoppable Rage, if you go to the police station, the police will try to stop you. If you click on a police officer, you'll do an extremely deep "CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP!" which causes the cops' heads to explode.
  • Catch Phrase: "You are our favorite customer," in addition to all the ones from the movie.
  • Character Exaggeration: Played for laughs.
    • Johnny is not only saying "hai!" to his friends, but to inanimate objects such as paintings, TVs and Mark's hot tub. He even has a welcome mat that says, "Oh hai, Johnny!"
    • Denny's apartment is a tiny, dilapidated room plastered with pictures of Lisa.
    • Mark's apartment is literally called "Mark's Love Shack".
  • Chiptune: Pretty much all of the music.
  • Cosy Catastrophe: An earthquake.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • When you're hulked out, you can go to the bank and fight your boss. Normally, Johnny has three options: "Throw Bottle", "Taunt" and "Run". Here he has one option: "Eviscerate".
    • Even more so, Johnny wipes out an entire police department without even TOUCHING them.
  • The Dev Team Thinks of Everything: It is quite amazing how much work they put into this. The final act with Johnny's suicide can be ended in a minute or so by heading upstairs and using the gun only once. Yet if you go out back into the town, Johnny has dialogue for using the gun on virtually anything worth shooting.
    • Also, it's likely you wouldn't think about showering while hulked out, but doing so shows a whole new set of sprites.
  • Death by Adaptation:
    • Peter, apparently.
    • The flower shop lady, Johnny's boss, and Chris R. can die, although this depends on the player's actions.
  • Easter Egg:
    • Did you find any spoons?
    • At numerous times, you can go into rooms when you aren't supposed to and see weird things happening, like Mark and Claudette in his hot tub together, Denny enjoying himself on Johnny's couch before he goes up to see Lisa, Denny going the the bathroom in his janitor closet room, Lisa's mother farting into a balloon, and Mark drawing a mustache on Johnny's picture. Johnny will comment on how this is something he wishes he could unsee.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: In battle, Mark's special move is "Glamour", where he takes off his shirt and shows off his muscles to distract enemies. Both Chris R and Johnny are susceptible to his manly charms.
  • Extreme Omnivore: You can make sandwiches with drain cleaner, rats and brillo pads. You'll even get a medal for it.
  • False Friend: The flower shop lady calls Johnny her "favourite customer" when he goes to buy some flowers from Lisa. If you go back there, she doesn't even recognize you.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • When Johnny wakes up, you have to see him naked. This is upped to eleven in the ending.
    • Lisa's pixelated boobs. Gah!
  • Fridge Brilliance: Why are you given $6 million in spending money? Because that's how much it cost to make the movie.
  • Gateless Ghetto: There was an earthquake prior to the events of the film, so you can't wander "off set" because there are giant cliffs in the way.
  • Graphics-Induced Super-Deformed
  • Gonk: Johnny's sprite looks like a Neanderthal. Steve's in-game portraits are also very ugly.
  • Guns Are Worthless: Or at least as deadly as water bottles and footballs.
  • How We Got Here: The game opens with Lisa and Denny crying at Johnny's grave, before starting the gameplay the week leading up to his birthday. This makes it all but obvious that it will end in his death. And then the game subverts it. Johnny was actually an alien that just got rid of its human body.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: The clerks and their doggies.
  • Infant Immortality: The animal version. Just try to kill the dog.
    Johnny: "Oh, Doggy! I can't be mad at you!"
  • I Shall Taunt You: During battles, Johnny can taunt enemies by going "Cheeeep cheep cheep cheep cheep!".
  • It Came from the Fridge: There is a minigame where Johnny can mix and match ingredients on the sandwiches he made for his friends, which they never ate. Leaving the sandwiches on the counter turns them into this overnight.
  • Memetic Sex God: Mark, in-universe. Very much so.
  • Mind over Matter: When the hulked-out Johnny attacks the police barricade, he'll mentally lift up a police car and crush one of the officers underneath it.
  • Mustache Vandalism: If you go into rooms when you aren't supposed to you can see weird things happening, like Mark drawing a mustache on Johnny's picture.
  • Mythology Gag: Your Arbitrarily Large Bank Account in the game starts at $6 million dollars, which was the film's budget.
  • Parody Sue: The game provides a very clear parody of Johnny's Mary Sue nature in the film, by turning it Up to Eleven.
  • Pet the Dog: Literally, through Johnny's Unstoppable Rage.
  • Running on All Fours: If you decide to kill Chris R. at the end, Johnny will chase after him on all fours like a feral animal.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Shower of Angst: You can take one when Johnny is hulked out.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Johnny due to his body being nothing more than a disguise for his true, space alien self.
  • Spoiler Opening: The game opens up with Johnny's funeral. Subverted - Johnny doesn't technically die in the game. See above.
  • Stalker Shrine: Denny has one in his apartment for Lisa (which is a converted janitor closet). As with the film, Johnny thinks it's natural, brotherly affection for Lisa.
  • The Stinger: After the credits, you can see the doggy licking Johnny's dead body.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: During the battle.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Johnny's hissy fit from the film is rendered as him Hulking Out and killing his boss at the bank, the cops, Chris R, and the storekeepers.
  • Unwinnable Joke Game: The creators of the game released what appeared to be the equivalent for The Hunger Games... on April 1st. It becomes a test to see how many times a player can take one of Clove's throwing knives to the head before giving up.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: The final scene allows you to break from the movie's script (which, up to this point, was followed very closely) and have Johnny go on a murderous rampage in addition to his temper tantrum.
  • Voice Grunting: During some parts of the dialogue, you can hear Johnny going "ha ha ha". His chicken impression is preserved as well, and various lines (including "You're tearing me apart, Lisa!") have the appropriate clip from the movie pop up as opposed to a dialogue box.


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