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This timeline of Rec Room's development was originally compiled by Lyuda (see also the original Google doc).

2016

Rec_Room_Trailer_1

Rec Room Trailer 1

May 25, 2016 - RecRoom beta testing begins!

June 1, 2016 - Light beams in Disc Golf added

June 15, 2016 - RecRoom is on steam, not yet available

June 17, 2016 - Against Gravity (now Rec Room Inc.) Discord server created

June 28, 2016 - Rec Room is officially early access on Steam!

Rec_Room_Gameplay_-_VR_MMO!?_An_Awesome_Social_Sports_Game_(HTC_Vive_Virtual_Reality)

Rec Room Gameplay - VR MMO!? An Awesome Social Sports Game (HTC Vive Virtual Reality)

THE_FUNNEST_VIRTUAL_REALITY_GAME!!_-_Rec_Room

THE FUNNEST VIRTUAL REALITY GAME!! - Rec Room

July 6, 2016 - 3D Charades Released

July 19, 2016 - Paintball: River released

August 24, 2016 - Virtual Reality World Championships begin; Paintball: Homestead released

August 30, 2016 - Levelling system added

September 7, 2016 - Paintball Shotgun, Grenade, and Shield added

September 29, 2016 - RecRoom subreddit created

October 6, 2016 - Tutorial added

November 8, 2016 - RecRoom goes cross-platform, selfies added

November 23, 2016 - Handshake gesture added

Paintball-_Quarry

Paintball- Quarry

December 9, 2016 - Paintball: Quarry released

December 16, 2016 - Raw Data weekend begins

December 22, 2016 - Private rooms, the lounge, thumbs up/thumbs down gesture added

2017

February 10, 2017 - Quest for the Golden Trophy released

March 9, 2017 - Paintball: Clearcut released

March 23, 2017 - Disc Golf: Propulsion released

April 7, 2017 - Team Lightning mode for 3D Charades released

Rec_Room_-_The_Rise_of_Jumbotron_Trailer

Rec Room - The Rise of Jumbotron Trailer

April 20, 2017 - Quest: The Rise of Jumbotron released

May 5, 2017 - #roomcode released

May 20, 2017 - Co-Op Catch mode for Disc Golf released

June 8, 2017 - Rec Center released, Revamped Watch menu, Stream Mixer added

Rec_Room_-_Spillway_Trailer

Rec Room - Spillway Trailer

June 23, 2017 - Paintball: Spillway released

July 11, 2017 - Featured Events and Weekly Challenges released

July 21, 2017 - Level cap bump from 20 to 30

July 22, 2017 - Ice Skating bug fixed

August 4, 2017 - Expresso Menu released

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Rec Room - Crimson Cauldron Trailer - New Quest

August 18, 2017 - Quest: Curse of the Crimson Cauldron released

September 1, 2017 - Sandbox Machine added

September 15, 2017 - Park and Custom rooms added

October 2, 2017 - Maker pen added

October 13, 2017 - PSVR Soft launch

Rec_Room_–_Open_Beta_Launch_Trailer_-_PSVR_-_November_21st

Rec Room – Open Beta Launch Trailer - PSVR - November 21st

October 24, 2017 - PSVR and PC server merge

October 27, 2017 - Laser Tag Alpha weekend; Cheers system and Junior profiles added

November 10, 2017 - RC Cars added

November 18, 2017 - Laser Tag officially released

December 15, 2017 - ^clubhouses released

2018

January 12, 2018 - rec.net website released

January 17, 2018 - Share Camera tripod, Maker Pen snapping

Isle_of_Lost_Skulls_-_Teaser

Isle of Lost Skulls - Teaser

February 1, 2018 - Isle of Lost Skulls preview released; fly mode added to Custom Rooms

February 15, 2018 - Merch Booth in Rec Center released, Circuits added

February 26, 2018 - First Creators Contest announced

March 1, 2018 - Isle of Lost Skulls released; Holotars added

March 15, 2018 - Walking added; Maker Room added

April 12, 2018 - Backpack and Consumables added

April 24, 2018 - Creators Contest 2.0 announced

April 27, 2018 - New Dorm Room released

May 9, 2018 - Store in Watch Menu added

Rec_Royale_-_Alpha_Weekend_Teaser

Rec Royale - Alpha Weekend Teaser

May 26, 2018 - Rec Royale Alpha preview released

June 7, 2018 - Rec Royale (solo mode) released

June 21, 2018 - Gizmos and Object Tags added

July 13, 2018 - Facial features, Roles, and Screen Mode added; Mad Science Contest announced

July 27, 2018 - Rec Royale Squads Mode released

August 4, 2018 - ^RecRoyAll experiment released

Laser_Tag_-_Cyber_Junk_City_Trailer

Laser Tag - Cyber Junk City Trailer

August 9, 2018 - Laser Tag: Cyber Junk City released

August 28, 2018 - New Rec Center released

September 14, 2018 - Gaming Tables, Meeples, and Hair Dye potions added

September 27, 2018 - Costume Dummy added

Lone_Shoe_Lanes_Trailer

Lone Shoe Lanes Trailer

October 11, 2018 - Bowling released

November 6, 2018 - Maker Pen 2.0 added

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Rec Room - Crescendo of the Blood Moon Trailer

November 15, 2018 - Crescendo of the Blood Moon released

December 5, 2018 - Checkpoints added to Ilse of Lost Skulls

December 14, 2018 - Inventions, Undo/Redo, Merge/Split, Manipulate, custom holsters added

2019

January 18, 2019 - Customization and saving of Dorm Rooms added

How_to_Rec_Room_-_Self_Scale_with_the_Maker_Pen_(make_yourself_really_big_or_small)

How to Rec Room - Self Scale with the Maker Pen (make yourself really big or small)

Feburary 7, 2019 - Publication of Inventions added; self-scaling added

February 14, 2019 - Purchase of Rec Tokens via Steam and Oculus added

^CAPTUREPOINT_Teaser_-_King_of_the_Hill_mode

^CAPTUREPOINT Teaser - King of the Hill mode

March 14, 2019 - Gifting added; Capture Point released; Game Rules chip, State Machines, Circuit Boards, Beacons added

Rec_Room_UPDATE_-_Let_There_Be_Lights!

Rec Room UPDATE - Let There Be Lights!

April 23, 2019 - Point Lights, Spotlight, and neon colors added

April 30, 2019 - Permanent hair dyes added

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Rec Room - Oculus Quest Reveal Trailer

May 21, 2019 - Oculus Quest version released (including Maker Room, Rec Center, Dorm Room, Paintball, Charades, Dodgeball, Paddleball, and all custom rooms based on these); iOS version announced

June 4, 2019 - Quest for the Golden Trophy added to Oculus Quest version; 17 new Maker Pen colors; Select Sphere added

June 12, 2019 - Announcement of $24 million raised in new funding; Disc Golf: Lake added to Oculus Quest version

June 27, 2019 - The Rise of Jumbotron added to Oculus Quest version; weekly challenges improved (complete 3 out of 5)

July 2, 2019 - Maker Pen Handles added, local/world axes movement added, default values for circuit inputs added, Room Chat Menu added, purchase of Rec Tokens via PlayStation added

Textures

Textures

July 9, 2019 - Materials added

July 18, 2019 - HoloHelpers added

August 6, 2019 - Trying clothing items from the store

August 13, 2019 - againstgrav.com moved to recroom.com; changes to comfort mode system

Rec_Room_-_Stunt_Runner_Trailer

Rec Room - Stunt Runner Trailer

September 5, 2019 - Stunt Runner released including changes to locomotion (sliding, climbing, wall running, bumping)

September 10, 2019 - Rec Center moderators and room bans added

September 17, 2019 - You now put on clothes via buttons on the mirror, Zero-G Wardrobe is removed

October 2, 2019 - Room instance browser added; safe mode dorm room added

Stunt_Builder_UPDATE!_New_tools_and_^StuntTemplate_filled_with_map_remix_options

Stunt Builder UPDATE! New tools and ^StuntTemplate filled with map remix options

October 10, 2019 - StuntRunner creator tools added (including animation gizmo, leaderboards, bounce pads, impulse volume, StuntRunner circuit board, StuntRunner button, KO cola boost, StuntRunner inventions, checkpoints, etc.); Roles chip added; borderless art canvases added; recoloring of more props; buying of clothing items in dorm room mirror; iOS wave control and pose mode added

November 7, 2019 - New maker pen audio effects added; two-finger rotating in inspect mode on iOS

November 21, 2019 - Logout button added; screen players can draw on whiteboards

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Rec Room is live on the App store! (world wide) iOS gameplay - iPhone and iPad

November 25, 2019 - iOS version released world wide

December 19, 2019 - Fancy Bubbly added; ^Bowling, ^Lounge, ^DiscGolfPropulsion added to Oculus Quest version

2020

Rec_Room_Laser_Tag_Oculus_Quest_Announcement!

Rec Room Laser Tag Oculus Quest Announcement!

January 16, 2020 - ^LaserTag and ^Park added to Oculus Quest version; Toggle Button added; LookAt gizmo can follow body parts of players with specific role

January 21, 2020 - Search for friends in watch; "Gift" button added

January 27, 2020 - Mirroring shapes with clone tool

How_to_use_the_Pool_table!

How to use the Pool table!

February 3, 2020 - Functioning pool table added; updated controls on all VR platforms; Text gadget added; merch booth added to ^GoldenTrophy and ^CrimsonCauldron

Crimson_Cauldron_Oculus_Quest_Announcement

Crimson Cauldron Oculus Quest Announcement

February 20, 2020 - ^CrimsonCauldron added to Oculus Quest version

Sunset_Drive_In_Preview

Sunset Drive In Preview

March 4, 2020 - Sunset Drive-in paintball map added (including paint thrower and paint mines); upgrade to room mood system: sun light gadget, skybox chip, background objects chip; invisible collision gadget added; changes to gadget visibility; maker pen palette search added; announcements tab in messages menu

Rec_Room_Plus

Rec Room Plus

March 27, 2020 - Rec Room Plus released; cross-platform inventories; Shortcut menu added including new emotes; 40 new props (including whip) and 3 new materials added; Creator Feedback Buttons added

How_To_Rec_Room_-_Meetups!

How To Rec Room - Meetups!

April 8, 2020 - Meetup Codes and Links added; PC desktop sharing added

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April 19, 2020 - Minor Unity engine upgrade; Easy Anti-Cheat on PC

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April 21, 2020 - StuntRunner Community Playlist released; developer blog started

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Rec Room UPDATE - Clubs - how to join, create, and manage a club

April 30, 2020 - Clubs feature added; ^ARRoom added

How_to_use_the_feedback_tool!

How to use the feedback tool!

May 3, 2020 - Room Comments added; welcome mats support subrooms

Spawner_Gadget_and_AI

Spawner Gadget and AI

May 13, 2020 - AI feature (including Spawner gadget and navigation data) added; configuration shortcuts in Game Rules chip

May 19, 2020 - Meetup/friend/referral codes added

Link_to_a_Player,_Room,_Club,_Event,_or_an_Invention_using_a_Link_Button!

Link to a Player, Room, Club, Event, or an Invention using a Link Button!

Range_finder

Range finder

May 27, 2020 - Club announcements, Link Button, Rangefinder Gadget added

June 16, 2020 - iOS controls redesigned; Costume Dummy upgraded; Portfolio Screen and custom announcements for subscribers added

Rec_Room-_New_Face_Shapes!

Rec Room- New Face Shapes!

Rec_Room_New_Free_Gifts_button!

Rec Room New Free Gifts button!

July 22, 2020 - Mirror interface redesigned; avatar face customization added; Room Door upgraded; Free Gifts button added

July 28, 2020 - Upgrade to Unity 2019.4

August 3, 2020 - Club events added

August 9, 2020 - Creative tools beta feature including Circuits V2 beta added; climbing, falling, pushing, and moving on platforms for teleporters added; comfort settings upgraded; more customisation of Spawner gadgets added

August 31, 2020 - Ambidextrous controls for screenmodes added

September 8, 2020 - New location of 3D Charades (Ink Space) released

The_Future_of_Rec_Room_-_Big_Announcements

The Future of Rec Room - Big Announcements

September 14, 2020 - Announcements: vehicles, terrain tools, Xbox launch, creator compensation

September 28, 2020 - Showcase Poster added

October 7, 2020 - Events system upgraded; Celebration Cake and 87 Flavor Cake added

October 11, 2020 - Isle of Lost Skulls released for Oculus Quest 2; 27 new colors in Palette; new shapes: Cone, Hemisphere, Donut, Pipe, Half Pipe; new Circuits V2 gizmos: Piston V2, Rotator V2, SFX V2.

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Rec Room - Featured Rooms (Community Builds) Game Jam Edition! - Week of Nov 17th

November 2-8, 2020 - Game Jam 2020

November 3, 2020 - Customisation of loading screens added; Rec Royale improved

November 9, 2020 - Torsos laying flat instead of disappearing when crouching

November 16, 2020 - Room Details page revised

Rec_Con_Livestream!

Rec Con Livestream!

November 28-29, 2020 - Rec Con 2020

November 30, 2020 - Changes to rewards (more clothes and consumables; fewer tokens)

December 3, 2020 - Rec Room on Xbox released

December 14, 2020 - Reaching and waving in screenmode improved

December 18, 2020 - Rec Royale on iOS and Oculus Quest 2 released; new Frontier Pass tiers and new weapons added; ears, earrings, and new body shapes added

2021

How_to_use_the_Glass_Prop!

How to use the Glass Prop!

February 5, 2021 - Glass cubes with customisable opacity added

Poseable_Hat_Update!

Poseable Hat Update!

February 11, 2021 - Poseable hats added; sharing of Art Canvases improved

March 5-14, 2021 - Game Jam 2021

March 12, 2021 - Material/Color Eyedropper added; room statistics on rec.net added

March 25, 2021 - Option to always face viewer added to Text gadget; hiding of Holotar projector added

Rec_Room_-_Orientation_Tour

Rec Room - Orientation Tour

April 14, 2021 - Rec Room title screen redesigned; avatar customization redesigned; ^Orientation released; dodgeball improved; Green Screen prop added

Mirror_Prop

Mirror Prop

April 22, 2021 - Mirror added as a beta prop

Circuits_Version_2_Released!

Circuits Version 2 Released!

May 4, 2021 - First release of Circuits V2; new room settings in watch menu; new subroom interface in watch menu; new player party interface in watch menu

May 24, 2021 - Option to fix material distortions on end caps of tubes; new configure menu; updated invitation codes

June 2, 2021 - Updated streaming camera including streaming camera point gadget; certified inventions




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