A Room, A Fire, A Person

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A Room, A Fire, A Person

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Awake. Head throbbing. Vision blurry. Light fire.

That’s how A Dark Room begins. A Dark Room was originally a minimalistic text adventure found on the Internet that has been turned into an app. The beginning is simple: you light the fire. You may find yourself confused and annoyed that nothing is happening. Keep lighting the fire, and the game will eventually begin to pick up. The game soon becomes anything but simple as you learn to juggle between building a village, exploring the wilderness and assigning villagers to tasks.

This may all sound a little vague but the philosophical story is richly rewarding–and I refuse to give you any little details about it. I found myself addicted and astonished at the depth of this game even though all that appears on the screen are lines of text. There are no fancy animations or high quality graphics. There are only buttons to click and words to read.

This app can be easily put down and picked up again at any time. However, I found myself playing for hours at a time as my large homework load lay unfinished. I warn you that you will not be able to put down this game until you beat it. Even then, you will find yourself pondering the deeper meaning of A Dark Room. I love my mindless Bloons Battles and Angry Birds as much as the next person, but do yourself a favor and play this wonderful, intriguing game. I know that everyone hates paying money for apps but this app is only $0.99. It is worth that much and more. Please don’t disregard this game as a boring button clicker. A Dark Room will make you think and gasp in shock and stare in awe at this work of art.

If you find yourself wanting more after beating the game, play The Ensign, which is a prequel to A Dark Room. The prequel sheds even more light about the world that the games take place in.

(Looking for another game with a compelling story filled with emotion? Check out Monument Valley which has gorgeous mind-boggling graphics. This is more of a puzzle based game that is worth every penny. I highly recommend it.)

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