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The Ensign

The Ensign is a prequel to the viral #1 hit: A Dark Room

The prequel to the critically acclaimed text-based RPG, A Dark Room

The Ensign

by Amirali Rajan
The Ensign
$1.99 in the App Store

The prequel to the critically acclaimed text-based RPG, A Dark Room.

What is it about?

The Ensign is a prequel to the viral #1 hit: A Dark Room.

The Ensign

For those who...

  • It’s the perfect game for those who enjoyed the original and want an even greater challenge.

Not for those who...

  • Need fancy graphics and twitch-based gameplay in your games? Skip Ensign. It’s simply not for you.

Why we love it

If you enjoy text-based games, you have to download Ensign. Also, make sure to check out the other titles in the series.

App Details

Adventure Role Playing
Last updated
November 20, 2015
Release date
August 17, 2014
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App Store Description

The Ensign is a prequel to the viral #1 hit: A Dark Room.

Have to survive. The war's not over.

Critical Acclaim:

"The Ensign is a fantastically weird and wonderful RPG that has plenty going for it, but only if you have the time and patience to peel away the multiple layers. 4.5 out of 5 stars" - 148Apps

"The Ensign will create dedicated players as you’ll overcome the frustration with confidence, which in turn will lead to longer gameplay sessions. The Ensign is truly a game of its own, carrying much of the same qualities of A Dark Room which allowed this simple text-based game to be enjoyable. 8.5 out of 10 stars" - Game Mob

"Like A Dark Room, The Ensign is difficult to talk about without spoiling the sense of discovery as you unlock its secrets, but what I can do is tell you that the longer you play it, and the farther you get, the more impressive the world building becomes. It takes what seems like a fairly straight-forward objective (find this thing, try not to die) and then slowly unfolds its narrative and choices around you in surprising ways. 5 out of 5 stars" - JayIsGames

"It is full of revelations about the player character and the world it inhabits and, as such, becomes impossible to discuss at length without trading in awe-sapping spoilers." - Pocket Tactics

"The Ensign is also a game of discovery—this is clearest when exploring the ASCII-based map steadily, a step at a time, praying for an abandoned house to relieve your struggle. The difference between it and A Dark Room is that it's marked by two of the core tenets of games like Dark Souls: solitude and desperation." - Kill Screen

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