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Our Rating: ★★★☆☆ :: NOT MUCH TO LOOK AT :: Read Our Full Review >>

A Dark Room may have plenty of longevity and may be genuinely intriguing, but its interface feels undeveloped in its iOS iteration.

What's New

- there was a capital letter in the game, we killed it with fire
- minor gameplay tweaks
- view optimization for iPad minis (fonts)
- one more thing, but it's a secret ;-)

App Description

Awake. Head throbbing. Vision blurry. Come light the fire.

Official release of A Dark Room.

#1 RPG, Game, and App *overall* in the US, UK, Australia, Singapore and Canada. Ranked as one of the top 10 games in 17 countries worldwide.

100% accessible and playable via VoiceOver.

Critical Acclaim:

"The game creates an enthralling parallax effect that can keep devoted players dosed, for hours, on the pleasurable sense of immersion..." - The New Yorker

"A Dark Room will blow you away with its evolving depth and variety. It’s exciting to discover something so unique and refreshing on the App Store. 5 stars" - Cult of Mac

"These are the twists you'll find in the corners of "A Dark Room" -- a game that's always unpredictable and always intriguing." - Huffington Post

"If Cormac McCarthy made an iPhone game, it would be this one... an unlikely but thoroughly deserving bestseller. And it’s as compelling as it is unsettling." - Slate Magazine

Paste Magazine, Maddy Myers: Top 20 Indie Games of 2013

Forbes, Daniel Nye Griffiths: Top 5 Anti-Games of 2013

Giant Bomb, Zoe Quinn: Top 10 Games of 2013

Giant Bomb, Cara Eillison: Top 10 Games of 2013 (honorable mention)

Indie Games: Top 10 Game Dev’s Favorites of 2013

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

June 17, 2014 New version 1.6
March 27, 2014 New version 1.5
March 07, 2014 New version 1.4
February 21, 2014 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
November 08, 2013 Initial Release