Close search results
Promoted banner

A Dark Room

Play YouTube video
Please enter a valid email address
Please choose a platform
How young was your child when they first played this?
How does your child play this? Alone, with friends, with family? How did they discover it and what kept them coming back for more?
:   :
To verify your input please enter your email to create an account.

Play OverviewPlay Overview

A Dark Room (2013) is an adventure where you try and survive in the wild. The world is depicted with just text but leads you into a dense narrative with intriguing visitors and a steadily expanding world. It has a simple start – a single option to stoke a fire – but soon evolves into an incrementally complex system of resource management as a larger story unfolds.

Play involves making choices about how to spend resources and where to put your people to work. But also, you must choose whether to be generous and how to deal with strangers. It's a game with plenty of unexpected turns, both in the story but also in how you interact with it. What starts as a resource management style of game, eventually evolves into an experience not far from Pokemon.

Along the way, you learn not only how to look after communities and maximise resources but question whether it is you, or the others that you meet that are actually the heroes of the story. In the end, you face the question of whether you are actually the bad guy.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked A Dark Room 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
More Like This
We used our Game Finder tool to hand pick these similar games:
Mix your perfect combo with Game Mixer:
Game Mixer

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure game with Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


A Dark Room usually costs £0 to £6.29. 

A Dark Room

Steam Store PC Free
Steam Store PC £5.89
Switch Store Switch £6.29
Steam Store Mac £5.89
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/06/2013, updated in 2019

Price: Free

Out Now: Switch, Web and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure and Strategy

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: Open World and Text

Developer: Double Speak Game (@DoubleSpeakGame)

Content devider

Hand-Picked Games Like A Dark Room

Here are our hand-picked short list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed A Dark Room. We also have a long list of games similar to A Dark Room.

Hand-Picked Board Games Like A Dark Room

Our experts have hand-picked the following board games that offer a similar experience or theme to A Dark Room.

Content devider
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

Subscribe to our free newsletter

Carina Initiatives
Contact Us
EE GameSmart Player EE GameSmart Player