A Dark Room

Last updated on January 13th, 2023 at 05:40 pm

A Dark Room


A Dark Room is one of the best $1.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Amirali Rajan, A Dark Room is a Adventure game with a content rating of 12+.
It was released on 8th November 2013 with the latest update 18th November 2022

Whether you are a fan of Adventure, Role Playing, games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


2,027 people have rated 8.5

You can download the game A Dark Room from APP STORE.


awake. head throbbing. vision blurry. the voices say to survive.

  • One of Apple’s most downloaded apps of 2014.
  • Ranked in the top 10 games in 70 countries, #1 app overall in 7 countries.
  • No ads, no loot boxes, no IAP, no tracking.
  • 100% playable via VoiceOver.
  • Relive the glory days of gaming from the era of Zork.

Updated on 18th November 2022

one of the progress bars was misbehaving. the snarling beasts taught it a lesson.

A Dark Room Reviews

We remember playing the browser version of this game several years ago, and being intrigued by finding it in the App Store. It might seem strange to pay for a game youd played through for free but for the price, why not? The mobile game is a sufficient upgrade and worth the price a few times over. The simple, unique experience is something we find myself going back and reliving every so often. If youve never tried the game before and happen upon this, give it a shot, just try to be patient in the opening sequence.

No regrets! If you are of the Oregon Trail generation you might particularly love it.

Simple interface yet enchanting gameplay.

This game is fantastic. It should be way more popular than it is.

A Dark Room is an extremely unique game that is difficult to explain. But, we promise you will love the experience. We’ve played this game over and over again for years. That first play through hasnt ever been reached in a mobile game, and very seldom on console or pc.

We don’t normally review games. This one however, absolutely deserves one. We’ve been playing this game since high school, and we’ve always came back to it. One of our favorite games on the app store. It’s quite a beautiful game that we highly recommend playing. We don’t want to say too much about it, the mystery your first time playing it makes it that much more enjoyable. Check it out, and don’t give up.

Mysterious and spooky, a fun time all around!

Absolutely loved it in all of its simplicity.

We bought this game a while ago and we finally decided to pick it up. We stoked the fire and wondered, what is here for us? We soon found out through a satisfying drip of information that there was more to this world than meets the eye. Secrets revealed, new shocking dialogue said, and a need to discover more pulled us through the game. We literally gasped at a certain part of the story (for those of you who have played it, you know EXACTLY the line). We were crushed at times but we pushed through to get to the end, and whats this? A way to play the game that could make things turn out differently? Yes please! We began again immediately. Dont let the minimal aesthetic fool youtheres more here than meets the eye. Thank you to the wonderful devs who brought this game to life. It is an experience that we will never forget.

Tried to find a portal for a feature request but in A Dusty Path, would it be much effort to add a Take All button next to the existing Take button? Im finding it cumbersome to tap take x times when we farm items in mines or outposts. Particularly when attempting the no hut challenge. Thanks!

Such a fun experience. Well worth the price.

Really loved our time with this game!

Simple with a little backstory, classy game.

We love text based games and this one is our dream. The story is compelling and while frustrating at times, this game is amazing.

If you havent played this game yet. Buy it.

Video games doesnt need to always be graphics, it should be story driven and with other aspects. This game was a nice late evening break before ending the evening. We wish they came out with more as time goes on!

Amazing experience and gameplay. Always come back to it.

We’ve learned this game is several years old now, but we’ve enjoyed our first play through. After finishing the game there are audio bits that flesh out more of the story and development from the devs, which we appreciated. Our first run turned out to be very cruel, and as a new wanderer we were bothered by this evolution of the character but was given hope after we finished the game, and given a challenge to do better. So off we go, to do better, in hopes of achieving our goal while minimizing harm.

One of, if not our favorite iOS game. The mystery, the gameplay, and story, its all awesome. Seriously download this game right now.

The ambiguity and secretiveness of almost every action in this game is awe inspiring. This is not a game, this is an experience. We finished it in 281 minutes, about 4.5 hours the first time. Then 5.5 hours the second, and then about 7 hours the last time. This game gets better and better each time you play it. A true marvel in the world of gaming.

This is a unique experience more than a game for us. We really enjoyed experiencing it, we didnt always enjoy playing it. We had never played an idle game before and had a really hard time learning how the game worked but eventually we noticed and googled things that really made the game more fun. Understanding traversing the map and what each letter meant and that the compass was helping lead us through the game in a linear progression helped. Also learning that dying can actually be good also helped.

We first found this in browser during class and we tried it on mobile. It was better than anything other games.

This game is so simple yet it grabs you from the start. At first its simplicity leaves you a bit confused but soon after peaks your interest. Please light the fire and start the journey, youll find yourself coming back for more.

Love this game! We were blown away by the simplicity and the concept of this game! We’ve stayed up until 3 am playing this game. Just cart one more wood before bed! We kept telling myself. It is an amazing game that we highly recommend playing!!

Really loved this little game.

Only trust reviews that have played it to the end.

Just wow. Honestly. Im not going to say much about the game because that will ruin the experience. The whole fun of the game was figuring what all the vagueness meant as you continued to explore the world. We literally sat here and played the entire game in a single sitting it was that good. Took a little under 3 hours but it was a well spent 3 hours.

What a great game. We downloaded this on a whim after seeing it recommended on a Reddit thread about actually worthwhile mobile games, and we have to agree with the sentiment. This game marries simple resource management, world exploration, and storytelling in a minimalistic way, while still holding so much to offer the player in terms of lore, intrigue, and moral quandary. Definitely buy this game its worth it.

Absolutely great game! We bought a while back and played ir and just replayed it and wow! Still a great experience! Definitely give the game a try, you will enjoy it!

Has taken hours and hours of fun just wandering around and it has a subtle story toooo.

Difficult and fun at the same time.

We’ve played this game before, a long time ago. We beat it once but didnt take time to enjoy the ending. Today after about 3.5 hours of casual gameplay over 3 days we beat it for the 2nd time. Taking time to listen to the developers words is great. Incredible game. Looking forward to starting the ensign. We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. Thank you for this experience. Some people will never know the time & work that goes into creating such an addictive game in this format. We sure wont. But we appreciate it. GG , lets see where the ensign takes us.

The game is simply amazing – to all those people out there who left a 1 star review play the game for at least 5 minutes.

Its an amazing game as soon as you get past the start.

One of the best apps we’ve ever played. Id love more text based games from you guys. This still holds up as a masterpiece.

We originally played this game in a browser many years ago, forgot about it, and rediscovered it on mobile. It hit us emotionally in ways we did not expect, and am on our second play through of what will be many. Thank you for this game! Id recommend it to anyone.

We love this game. We’ve played through it a few times over the years both with and without building huts. The challenge and strategy is fun. Its very addicting and causes a lot of self-reflecting. We wish there were more creative and thoughtful games like this on the App Store. Thank you for making this game Amir.

At first, the game didn’t seem to be going anywhere, but as it progressed, it captured the imagination and demanded our full attention to see what would happen next. A Dark Room is definitely one of our favorite story game apps. We just wish the producers had made more! Update: They made more!

Amazing. Stick with it because it becomes absolutely addicting.

We have loved this game for a long time and every time we play it we fall back in love. Thank you to the creators and good luck future players!

We’ve been playing this game for several years, and every single play through is always a guessing game for us, Im always surprised by what things we can find and learn about the game, every time we play through it again we get better and better and find new things we didnt know existed, the replayability of this game is insurmountable.

We are so deeply touched by this game. We played it for the first time in 2014, and again now in 2022. Each time, this game blew us away with its simplicity and attention to detail. This is a true work of art. Thank you.

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