A Dark Room is an unique open-source roguelike game in which the player wakes up in the Dark Room and must go from there. The game begins in total darkness, and the player must collect resources, meet strangers and explore locations.
The New Yorker described the game as ‘a strange hybrid, part mystery story and part smartphone productivity software’, and it for a short while it was the most downloaded app in the App Store.
Rock Paper Shotgun asked the question ‘Is A Dark Room a survival game?’. It concluded that the game is ‘a mystery wrapped in a survival sim, delivered in the form of a free text-based browser game.’