App description: Have to survive. The war's not over.

The Ensign is a prequel to the critically acclaimed experience: A Dark Room.

This game is extremely difficult. Brutally difficult. Throw your device across the room difficult. You have been warned, human. Death awaits.

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 youll 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 discoverythis 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
08-22-2014, 12:44 AM
Took me ages. Doing the 'impossible' was bloody scary, nearly lost everything
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08-26-2014, 05:04 PM
Game Impressions

I've been actually working on what the story line could be. I've just gotten, A Dark Room last Saturday. I quickly played through the game and made it out of the place on the ship and got the secrets. I beat the game that same weekend on Sunday. I then found out there was another game by the same person, and then downloaded The Ensign.

I played that for a while and had just beaten the game. the point is not to get past the asteroids, the point is to crash there at the end, which would then start the story of A Dark Room. And I believe that the builder that was in A Dark Room is still in the Prequel. I don't know much of it. But I've been coming up with the idea that the defector next to the ship in The Ensign, could be the builder in A Dark Room. In A Dark Room there was a point at which the builder passed out or something? and then it said that the locket lit up and the builder was ok again? Well the defectant or whatever its called next to the ship was wearing a locket as well. I think maybe that defector had healed and then managed to make its way over to the hut where A Dark Room begins.

I think the person has been doing a great job. I loved the games and within five days I beat both games. Tell me what your thoughts are on this game, or maybe what the story line is? i feel like the maker of these games may make more in the same story, and that those will start to tell about how that the defector is the builder as well. I had completed the impossible as well. and i thought that was scary too, had low health by the end of it. I would like to know more about this game, its very intriguing and i'm looking forward to more. Email me some of your ideas on this game. I really just want to know the story line.

Last edited by FatedMarigold49; 08-26-2014 at 05:35 PM.

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