Created by Michael Townsend, A Dark Room ($1.99) is one of those ultra minimalistic browser games that for whatever weird reason went totally viral sometime around the tail end of 2013. It’s still playable online, but it seems like the game really took off when the game hit the App Store not long after. It was one of the most downloaded games of 2014, and is one of those games that’s way better if you go into it knowing absolutely nothing.
If you really want to dig into what A Dark Room is all about you can take a look at Shaun’s review of the game, but considering it’s currently free to download for the weekend, I’d just skip that and hop in. You start out in a cold, dark room. What you do next is up to you. Oh, and if you get really into the game, be sure to check out its sequel, The Ensign