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The Ensign

The Ensign

       iOS iPhone

Have to survive. The war's not over.

The Ensign is a prequel to the critically acclaimed experience: A Dark Room iOS. It is strongly recommended that you complete A Dark Room before playing The Ensign.

This game is extremely difficult. No really, this game is brutal. If you're expecting a game that spoon feeds you and holds your hand, look elsewhere. You have been warned, Wanderer. Death awaits.


"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

"This is a game that evolves the more you play, with permanent upgrades to your max capacity of loot, stronger striking power, and water resources to start. However, as your resources increase, so will the amount of enemies. Keeping this in mind, 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

What's new

- there were a few spelling errors, the snipers took them out, and we fed the remains to snarling beasts
- added something, but it's a secret ;-)
- balancing added for those that do speed runs and refuse food

- iOS 8 fixes. if you're still having issues, you may have to reinstall first before installing (email me if you continue to have issues)

- other crash fixes (if you're still experiencing crashes email me and we'll get things figured out)


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Last changed:
Sep 12, 2014
Amirali Rajan
11.5 MB

Current Version Average Rating:
4.00 (61)

All Versions Average Rating:
4.50 (220)
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The Ensign 3.63 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.