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A Dark Room - Android Port

05-19-2014, 04:08 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 11
A Dark Room - Android Port

An Android Port of that famous iOS & Web game is available in google play now. (UnOfficial though - Not sure if there is a version by doublespeak out there)



paid,ad free version : https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...alion.darkroom

free version : https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ion.silentwood

Enjoy.

Last edited by cocoBavan; 05-19-2014 at 04:13 PM.
05-19-2014, 04:27 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,065
It is pretty scummy to be charging for an unofficial port of a popular game.

Please follow me on twitter @JamesDestined I post lots of development from both my game creation and professional development.
Time to measure - Brain challenge https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/time...820864672?mt=8
The light box, can you solve it (free) (on google play too)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-...6300?ls=1&mt=8

05-19-2014, 04:41 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 11
I know.. that's why there is a free version with ads. But, the ads were stopping me from getting in to that immersive experience which the web game gave.

I could have put it for free without ads. But, unlike it was expected, it took way more time (around 40-50 hours) to port.

Anyway, the game was open sourced by double speak. The code was very easy to port.
05-19-2014, 06:53 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,065
Even ads, goes against the whole open source nature of it IMO. Pretty sad from my point of view.

Please follow me on twitter @JamesDestined I post lots of development from both my game creation and professional development.
Time to measure - Brain challenge https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/time...820864672?mt=8
The light box, can you solve it (free) (on google play too)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-...6300?ls=1&mt=8
05-19-2014, 09:56 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2014
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 85
Hey everyone. It's me Amir (creator of A Dark Room iOS). This app is in no way endorsed by Michael and I, we are working on a Android release and are giving it the same polish/attention as the iOS version (it's 60% done right now).

I hope this unofficial app doesn't tarnish the brand we've worked so hard in creating. All I can really say is sorry that it's taking so long. I'll let TA know as soon as the official version is out. Till then... be patient :-(

Last edited by amirrajan; 05-19-2014 at 10:03 PM.
05-20-2014, 01:29 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 11
Guys... sorry for hurting the ethics. I am pretty sure that when double speak releases its official version, none of these will have a stand.

Mine is not a cheap knock off. I did spend a reasonable amount of time in making it right. Please, Give it a go. I am pretty sure you all will like it.

Cheers.

Last edited by cocoBavan; 05-20-2014 at 01:41 AM.
05-20-2014, 04:10 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,065
Quote:
Originally Posted by amirrajan View Post
Hey everyone. It's me Amir (creator of A Dark Room iOS). This app is in no way endorsed by Michael and I, we are working on a Android release and are giving it the same polish/attention as the iOS version (it's 60% done right now).

I hope this unofficial app doesn't tarnish the brand we've worked so hard in creating. All I can really say is sorry that it's taking so long. I'll let TA know as soon as the official version is out. Till then... be patient :-(
I remember you posting a blog being very open about the iOS version. That was a great read. I wish you the best with the android.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cocoBavan View Post
Guys... sorry for hurting the ethics. I am pretty sure that when double speak releases its official version, none of these will have a stand.

Mine is not a cheap knock off. I did spend a reasonable amount of time in making it right. Please, Give it a go. I am pretty sure you all will like it.

Cheers.

It isn't about time you spent... you are missing the point.

I would encourage everyone to be patient and wait for the official release

Please follow me on twitter @JamesDestined I post lots of development from both my game creation and professional development.
Time to measure - Brain challenge https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/time...820864672?mt=8
The light box, can you solve it (free) (on google play too)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-...6300?ls=1&mt=8
05-20-2014, 06:28 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2014
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by cocoBavan View Post
Guys... sorry for hurting the ethics. I am pretty sure that when double speak releases its official version, none of these will have a stand.

Mine is not a cheap knock off. I did spend a reasonable amount of time in making it right. Please, Give it a go. I am pretty sure you all will like it.

Cheers.
I have no doubt that you worked hard to build your version of the game. But I do feel that it's poor form to take advantage of the brand Michael and I built. That wasn't easy to do... it took 14 months of blood, sweat, and tears. Imagine how both of us feel every time we see an app with the name A Dark Room slapped on it... and then at the end of it, just hearing "hey, it's open source".

Last edited by amirrajan; 05-20-2014 at 07:15 AM.
05-20-2014, 08:46 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 11
"a scavenger draws close,
hoping for an easy score."


-thats what I have become, a scavenger.
why? a look at the top of the charts will give a solid answer.

From the downloads I got today (which is a mind-blowing 5 for free version and 0 for paid), I was preparing the source code to be sold at chupamobile.

But, I am not going to do that, which will reduce the number of clones in future. I wish doublespeak good luck towards their android release.

This thread is dead.
05-20-2014, 11:22 PM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by amirrajan View Post
Hey everyone. It's me Amir (creator of A Dark Room iOS). This app is in no way endorsed by Michael and I, we are working on a Android release and are giving it the same polish/attention as the iOS version (it's 60% done right now).

I hope this unofficial app doesn't tarnish the brand we've worked so hard in creating. All I can really say is sorry that it's taking so long. I'll let TA know as soon as the official version is out. Till then... be patient :-(
I really, really, REALLY want the Android version. Can't come soon enough!