A Dark Room for iOS is now available as a free download in celebration of one year in the App Store. The minimalist, text survival experience was originally ported from PC but was developed from the ground up to suit mobile before it was released around this time last year. The title, has only been free 3 other times before now, regularly listed between $1.99 and $3.99.
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Awake. Head throbbing. Vision blurry. Come light the fire.
As its name implies, players are thrust into a room and left to fend for themselves. This is a text/ASCII-based adventure where players will have to collect resources, meet new characters and craft new goods in order to survive and begin exploring the world around them.
According to the developers, it was at point ranked as “one of the top 10 games in 17 countries worldwide.”
A Dark Room has a 4.5 star rating from 22,324 reviews, and has a prequel called The Ensign now available on iOS as well. Head over to our game round-ups for all the best deals across every platform, everyday.
Who said simple is bad? STICK WITH IT
by Andrew Price
When I downloaded this game, I took one look and basically said “What the hell?” It seemed like there was nothing to it besides collecting wood and building a fire. For a minute, I wondered why it was even on the top lists in the app store.
Slowly, my appreciation for it grew. I enjoyed leading my villagers, venturing out to kill animals near my village, and pondering what the short quotes could mean. But then I reached a sticky point. I kept running into snipers and dying. I didn’t know how to stop the thief, and ran out of resources.
I deleted the game immediately. But I went back a week later, out of curiosity. Suddenly, I found the rifle, carbine, and katana, caught the thief, killed a few snipers, and suddenly, with the discovery of alien alloy, I understood where the game was going. By this point, I was completely immersed in the game. The ending of it was perfect, the quotes are perfect, and every meticulous part of the game leaves a different feeling deep within you. If you deleted this game, you don’t have a heart, or you don’t know what makes a game great.