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Rec Room is a room-scale virtual reality multiplayer online video game. It was developed by Seattle-based company Against Gravity and was first released for Microsoft Windows PCs in June 2016 and PlayStation 4 in November 2017.

Rec Room, set in a cartoon-style Youth Center, consists of eleven separate multiplayer online games, including four cooperative action role-playing games, three first-person shooters, a Pictionary-like game, and four sports games. It also provides in-game tools for user-generated maps and games.

Rec Room provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Advancing Wall of Doom: Present in Rec Royale as a swarm of bees who happen to enjoy electronic dance music.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: At the end of every quest, players receive a themed item of clothing to put on their avatar.
  • Battle Royale Game: Rec Royale, Rec Room's unique addition to the Battle Royale genre. Up to 16 players fight to be the last man standing.
  • Breakable Weapons: All weapons featured in "Isle of Lost Skulls" are destructible.
  • Capture the Flag: One of the two Paintball game modes - the other being Team Battle.
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  • Chainsaw Grip BFG: The Pulse Cannon, featured in "Cyber Junk City".
  • Color-Coded Item Tiers: In Rec Royale, many items come in increasingly powerful color-coded rarities: white, green, blue, purple, and orange, respectively.
  • Cute Machines: Despite trying to kill you, the enemies of "The Rise of Jumbotron" are quite adorable.
  • Cyberpunk: The theme of the new laser tag map "Cyber Junk City".
  • Deadly Disc: Players may use dinner plates as a throwing weapon in "Isle of Lost Skulls".
  • Dem Bones: Pirate-themed enemies of "Isle of Lost Skulls".
  • Dual Wielding: If something can be held, two of them can be held in both hands.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms: Including cartoony pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles, burst rifles, grenade launchers, and a pirate-themed cork gun.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: In "Isle of Lost Skulls", players may use a frying pan as a weapon or shield.
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  • Ghost Pirate: The final boss of "Isle of the Lost Skulls".
  • Grenade Hot Potato: If one is fast enough, he or she may throw a primed grenade back at their attacker.
  • Grenade Launcher: A paintball variant.
  • Grievous Bottley Harm: In the "Isle of Lost Skulls", enemies and players alike can use bottles as a projectile weapon.
  • Killer Robot: The enemies of "The Rise of Jumbotron".
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me'': Players may use a shield in "The Curse of the Crimson Cauldron" and "Quest for the Golden Trophy", as well as in Paintball.
  • Made of Explodium: Explosive jugs, as they appear in the "Isle of the Lost Skulls".
  • Magic Wand: Or more appropriately, a firework taped to a stick, as featured in "The Curse of the Crimson Cauldron".
  • Ray Gun: The main weapons of Laser Tag and "The Rise of Jumbotron".
  • Shamu Fu: Fish may be used as an emergency weapon in "Isle of the Lost Skulls"
  • Short-Range Shotgun: A paintball variant.
  • Sniper Rifle: A paintball variant.
  • Suicide Attack: Mouse Bombs run up to the player and explode in "The Rise of Jumbotron".
  • Tennis Boss: Witches and the final boss of "The Curse of the Crimson Cauldron" launch purple orbs that must be deflected back into them. Also, the caged skeleton in "Isle of Lost Skulls" throws bombs that can be tossed back to him.
  • The Quest: Currently, four quests are included in the game.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: A handheld one is present in "Cyber Junk City".


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