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About the game

Room 40 is a puzzle game for PC about learning to decipher and decode secret messages. Learn to break various methods of encryption used throughout history. Starting with basic methods used in ancient Greece and the advancement of these methods all they way through to complex ciphers used in WWII.

You play as Amy who has just graduated from college and is struggling to find a job. She comes across a mysterious letter containing a secret message. She responds to the letter and is enlisted in a government agency as a code breaker. Hidden away in an undisclosed location, Room 40, is where the code breakers reside. Spending their days trying to uncover the meaning behind secret messages.

Features

  • 16 unique and challenging secret messages to solve.

  • 4 bonus secret messages to challenge the hardcore code breakers.

  • Included are analytical tools and techniques to use for revealing the true meaning of secret messages.

  • Learn about about different types of secret messages and all the various forms they come in.

  • Become a master code breaker one step at a time - It is not beyond anyone to figure out what a secret message says armed with the right knowledge and tools.

Coming July 31, 2019!

I will be releasing it on Steam for free!

Why free?

I won’t be able to get as much user experience testing done as I would like. It won’t be as refined as my last game Future Proof. So I don’t feel like I can justify charging for the game. Bugs will be minimal and should be hopefully be all ironed out.

If you enjoy this game and want to help support us you can donate here.

Resources for crypt-analysis:

www.cryptogram.org
www.dcode.fr
www.practicalcryptography.com

Inspirations:

  • The name Room 40 comes from the British cryptanalysis group that was formed in 1914. They broke one of the most influential message of WWI. It was a German message to Mexico to enlist them to join their side and attack the US. Britain leaked this information and managed to bring the then neutral US into the war, shifting the tide of the war.

  • The zodiac killer ciphers. The game takes place in the US in the 60’s around the same era as the notorious ciphers.