“A Dark Room” is a remarkably simple browser-based game that metamorphosizes from a well-written text-based atmospheric exercise into a genre-bending multi-faceted experience that I heartily recommend. There’s not much to say about it because I don’t want to spoil the experience for anyone, and if you’re anything like me, seeing spoiler tags only makes you want to keep reading. Go play it!
Really, there’s not much else to say. Loved the subtlety, loved the writing, loved the unique simplicity and artisticness (???) of it. Also I’m a huge sucker for sandboxy townbuilding. But I’ve already said too much. Play it! Dooooo it. We can turn this into a discussion post after you’ve played it.