A Dark Room

Amirali Rajan

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
$1.99 Games 4.0 Nov 07, 2013 Dec 20, 2017 27.6 MB iOS 10.0 or later 12+
New in version 4.0

- Continuity updates between A Dark Room and The Ensign.
- iPhone X support.
- Come say hello to an old friend... she's waiting for you.


awake. head throbbing. vision blurry. come light the fire.

- One of Apple's most downloaded apps of 2014.
- Ranked in the top 10 games in 70 countries, #1 app overall in 7.
- From an indie game developer who loves gaming.
- No ads, no loot boxes, no IAP, no crippled game play.

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Thendikfnidi on 7/16/2018
Took me 182 minutes to finish the game and it was fantastic, I found myself drawn in and not wanting to put it down. It can be slow at first, and making a functioning economy can be difficult but it’s all about the challenge. Every time I died on the dusty path made me a little upset but I just wanted revenge and to see what was farther out. Game can feel grindy at some times but picks right back up after a little bit. Going to play through again with different styles. Worth the 2$ for sure. If you have trouble justifying the price, think about it as a three hour movie for 2$, that you control, that you can play over and over again, and that you own forever. It’s a good investment I think. I might try to play the web version. Overall, great game and good developers. Worth the 2$ and has replay value. Good game 5 stars
There are no words
Sirfartsalotlike reallyalot on 7/14/2018
There are no real words to describe how you will feel after you complete this game. Your experience is your own, but I had chills for a while. I became so attached to this world, and I greatly appreciate the graphics. From what you catch and understand to what dialogue goes right over your head. Your experience is your own. I played through this game once several years ago and didn’t think much of it. I played through it again and I’m speechless. There’s so much I missed and so much more I understand through the beautifully done dialogue once you complete the game. May the fire burn brightly for you. May it keep you warm. Keep wandering Wanderer m
CheckerStripe on 7/9/2018
By far the best non progressing offline game I have ever seen I love this game so much it is great except all snipers on dusty path should die I loved I think Michael talking about the blind person and on Twitter then I realized how great this game really is I wish I could give it 6 stars because it deserves it
playground for my emotions
Newspaperino on 7/8/2018
I feel bad for making my village too large and turning everyone into slaves 10/10
Amazingly addictive!
The-T-Dude on 7/8/2018
Love this game! I was blown away by the simplicity and the concept of this game! I’ve stayed up until 3 am playing this game. “Just cart one more wood before bed!” I kept telling myself. It is an amazing game that I highly recommend playing!!
An amazing incremental game!
bossier330 on 7/7/2018
This game has been one of my all time favorite incremental games. It’s got a wonderful game mechanic, a wonderful story, and some insightful commentary upon completion that multiplies the complexity of the world as I understood it. It’s simple, complex, and compelling. May the fire burn brightly for you. May it keep you warm.
Awesome Game!!
sofieanna on 7/7/2018
would ABSOLUTELY pay for this game if I were you! awesome, fun, and great pastime. you’ll get hooked immediately! give it a chance, you won’t regret it!
Just play it!
Mitch1989 on 7/7/2018
Scrolling through the App Store, I was looking for a new way to pass time. Came across this game and was hesitant at first, but dived in and will never regret it. I’ve never gotten into a text-based game before but after playing through I quickly became engrossed in it. Great job Devs! Looking forward to playing through The Ensign!
Excellent game
Flu17 on 7/6/2018
Excellent and addicting game. It’s simple interface is easy to use but the story is expansive. It has many more features and more story than the browser game this is based off of.
Second chance
Piercethesirensatthehorizon on 7/5/2018
I started to play this game around the time it first came out. But it seemed a little confusing and I got frustrated and I deleted it. I recently decided to give it another go and it was truly a great experience. This game was definitely worth it!
Still one of the best games I’ve played
CPS2021M on 7/3/2018
As of this review this was the third time I have played this game, it had an amazing story and a gripping start. It may seem simple or boring but trust me it is worth your money.
Just try this game trust me
Bugo6 on 7/3/2018
OMG I can’t tell you how much this fired up my emotions and how much this game intrigued me! In the begging of I actually deleted it because I thought this game had nothing to offer BUT BOY WAS I WRONG I honestly dont know why but I decided to try again about 1 year later I got in the game and played it for about 1 hour and BOYYY i was in for the adventure! This game was one of the best I’ve ever played from a little fire to a dictator ruled town this game is no doubt 10/10 and I recommend it to everyone. If the developers see this(I doubt it but ...) keep making games like these trust me you will go far Sincerely Everyone
Don’t let the lack of graphics get you down
horta protection society on 7/2/2018
This is a really fascinating and engaging little journey. Clearly made with care and attention to detail. Thumbs up
Awesome game
Lilac_:) on 6/30/2018
It takes patience in the beginning, but once you get past the first part it’s great. Everything about it is awesome.
Easily the best game I’ve played
#1 Gamer🎮 on 6/26/2018
I got this game way back and never sat down and finished it, it’d do bits and pieces never really getting invested. My progress would reset phone to phone but I’d just start from square one. Finally today sat down and finished it (131 mins) and I do not regret a second of it!! Playing it over agin and definitely getting the prequel.
Play it through, resist reading about it online
Asymptotic assimilator on 6/23/2018
It’s a small and intriguing game. It’s worth playing through without reading about it. Reminiscent of the Paperclips game.
Pathellagood1213 on 6/21/2018
Fun game / outside the norm
Not as good as the browser version
Astigmatism0 on 6/16/2018
The iOS interface is poorly designed. Unlike the browser version which allows you to see your growing inventory, the iOS version puts it out of sight. Worst of all, the game is paused in the background on iOS while the browser version runs indefinitely, something this game was designed to do.
OliverAlexBrainTumorAwareness on 6/15/2018
Even though the sound of it is simply quite atrocious. I feel that this game is Supercalifragilisticexpialodoschus!!!!! I know that it has been four years since the game was number one, I feel that it deserves it still from me. This was the first game that I was able to play since went blind, so, thank you amir... P.S. I wish I could give a ten star review.
A dark room
PcockFam on 6/15/2018
This is just a great game and I hope you play more than just one play through this amazingly great game and I hope you the developers will make more than just the games you have and I love the dark room.
A descriptive and imaginative experience
AfroMonkey010 on 6/14/2018
This game requires some small patience but rewards it by continually transforming, evolving and growing into something you had never imagined when you first picked it up. It invigorates the imagination with it's text descriptions, something that is done without a single image graphic - only text. Amazing game.
Darby McNeill on 6/14/2018
I’ve had this game on my phone for years. I never left a review until now for some reason. I think of this game every once in a while and how much it affected me. Listening to the audios from the creators afterwards was absolutely amazing. It was very interesting to hear about how difficult it was to create. While the game looks simple, it is by far one of the most complex games I’ve ever played. Don’t hesitate to play this game and support its amazing creators.
Mind Blowing
givemecats on 6/14/2018
It’s a simple game consisting of nothing more than characters and letters, right? Hell no! This game emotionally messed me till the point that I nearly sweated from my eyes at the end. I’m about to look at the secrets after this review, wish me luck! Oh, and I forgot, WORTH EVERY CENT!!!
Hear me out
Sgt.Jman on 6/13/2018
I spent at least 3 hours of my life losing everything I had because of snipers
Enrick5525 on 6/8/2018
There's some kind of weird conspiracy going on with this game. How in the world see there over 700 reviews with a rating of 4.8? Have you read these reviews? They make the game sound freaking awesome! It's like the worst game ever. It's completely boring. It's horrible! Sigh...I want a refund.
Not a gamer but totally hooked.
Dovewriter on 6/6/2018
I've never been into games, but saw a review on HuffPost and thought I'd try it on a lark. I was hooked. I've never been addicted to a game before and I spent three days addicted- I slept less and avoided other things if I could. I liked it never told you what to do- you had to just figure it out. Towards the end it moved slower- didn't find/earn new things, so my interest lagged some. I plan to play it again now that I "get it". Now I must do all the housework I've neglected... Update 2018: have played several more times in past years, for the challenge, the uniqueness, and just overall what it says about us and society
GidKid011 on 6/2/2018
Best game ever! May the fire light the path around you and keep you warm.
Quaint. Love the developer commentaries at the end.
Beth R1 on 5/30/2018
I initially gave this game 3 stars, but after completing it, I went back once more to complete “without huts” and started listening to the developer commentaries. I think that little bit of extra information made the game significantly more interesting, and, in a way, ..real. Still I say, it’s worth the $2, it makes me a bit nostalgic for true text games, but now I also think, it is a great variation on the text games of yore. Here’s hoping it can be developed into a whole new genre. Awake. Head throbbing. Light the fire.
Great game, give it a chance
Surefirepack08 on 5/28/2018
It’s really enjoyable when you get into it, trust all the good reviews.
Absolutely worth completing.
piptm on 5/22/2018
When you begin playing A Dark Room, it seems on the surface to simply be a text-based survival and accumulation game. It is a slow start, extremely minimalist and not immediately rewarding, which will turn most app game players off. As you keep playing through, it becomes clear that it is so much more than a survival game - it contains a powerful story that is intimately affecting and confronts the player’s preconceptions of accumulation and progress as being inherently good. The gameplay is frustrating, almost claustrophobic at times, and the plot is bleak and disturbing. Beyond this, though, the game contains its own sort of haunting beauty that stays with you long after completion. The secrets at the end of the game are worth sticking it out for!
Don’t bother
pawsnrg on 5/13/2018
One of the best apps ever made
Pchrone on 5/13/2018
Just play it and you will understand
This game goes places
EmceeClain on 5/11/2018
Starts slow and I wasn’t sure where it was going but stick with it. I seriously couldn’t put it down after playing for a bit.
Imagination manifests your world
kasaoas on 5/11/2018
When I initially started playing this game, I was confused as to why I couldn’t put it down. The game is nothing but words. And after playing for 258 minuets I beat the game.. but why couldn’t I stop? This game is so immersive that it gives you the opportunity to live in your own world! I would honestly recommend this game to any one who is intelligent.
Even after all these times still so good
Keirsto on 5/10/2018
Wow! It’s difficult but still love this game! Really enjoyed playing it this second time around. Can’t wait to get the prequel!
Probably the best basic game I’ve played
louisianarocks on 4/30/2018
When I play idle game I play to beat them, honestly this game was just a tad bit short after finding the star ship and going the the meteors because I only had 17 hp and 23 for my boosters. But upon beating this game I realized how attatched I was.
Amazing game
WhoIsPepeSilvia on 4/29/2018
Absolutely beautiful. A lot has gone into making this game.
Great Game
LAS_82 on 4/27/2018
I love this game and the further you progress in the game the more mysterious it became. This game starts out simple but as you progress you realize the complexity of the game and the character.
You won’t be dissatisfied
Farlin Paulino on 4/22/2018
Don’t read anything about this game, it will spoil it for you. I replay this game every couple of months and I can say I ways leave satisfied by the story and the twists.
One of the Best
Wants New Birda on 4/22/2018
I beat the whole game in one session in which I played the game for hours straight. It was a slow start, but I got hooked to this game and was convinced to get the prequel by how great this game was.
The most amazing game
ASmalllBee on 4/20/2018
If you’re at all curious about this game, give it a chance and let it take you on an adventure. Slow to start but have faith, the game expands and grows into something amazing
Great Game
SURETDM on 4/19/2018
Great game that allows you to use your imagination. Love the fact that you can die without losing your progress. Great escape.
Patience is a beautiful thing.
apyaz on 4/15/2018
I love this game for how much it challenges your imagination and how it gives you a sense of wonder. I admit I was frustrated at first but after trying it a few times I really have enjoyed the process. A really unique experience.
MegaCritic.com on 4/14/2018
Addictive gameplay and an honest developer. One of my favorites.
Love it!
Halobluesoma on 4/9/2018
Seriously, give it a chance to draw you in.
Love the game
Telecomtbarber on 4/5/2018
One of my favs
Could easily be 5 stars
Booblover6969 on 4/3/2018
All I want is a night mode like there is on computer.
Brendan_D on 4/2/2018
Original, compelling... get past the alienating minimalism and you’ll find a really special experience.
bluuuuepenguin625 on 4/2/2018
This game is a masterpiece, it looks so simple but everything is so carefully done to give the game the right atmosphere and pacing. This is one of the few game that I want to replay and to try different strategies. It feels like it goes 0 to 100 in a few lines of text and that's what makes it so beautiful.
Can't play
Needs reviewing. on 4/1/2018
Bought this app a while back, had to restore my iPad mini, and can't download the app anymore.
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