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The Ensign

By Amirali Rajan

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The Ensign is a prequel to the viral #1 hit: A Dark Room.

Have to survive. The war's not over.

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 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 in Version 1.55

Wanderer lore speaks of a god mode. They say you have to refuse food and complete the journey. They say great power will be given if done so.

Conquer, and become a god.

Fixed an issue where entering an H created a blackhole. The blackhole engulfed all existence... wanderers and humans alike. That shouldn't happen anymore.

You should totally gift this game to your friends and family. Why suffer alone?


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Customer Reviews

Controlling Cities

In the secrets to a dark room, it mentioned a feature of moving armies from city to city and defending things and just a gameplay like that. I wonder if a game could be made from the humans' perspective of the wanderers or maybe even a defector that joined? Or perhaps even throw in the builder from the first game and explain that story and add different gameplay to it. So the humans would have a different gameplay than wanderers or defectors so that could lead to different gameplay. This is kinda a not to the maker not really a review, but I loved the game. Have to admit there were times where I'd have to stop for a bit because this game is very frustrating...very much so. But an amazing game altogether! So glad I found this game!

You will die and feel sad...

This game makes me happy but then I die and feel sad. Then I start doing good, then I die and feel sad. I almost beat the game, then I die and feel sad. I get a good weapon, then I die and feel sad. Everyone I meet wants to kill me, then I die and feel sad. I wish to beat this game, when I do I won't be sad.

Edit: An update came out and I'm happy. I hope I don't die and feel sad.

Edit 2: I beat the game! Time to 100%?


Awesome game not like a dark room though but tells a great story of the wanderers turns out your guy in a dark room is a multi armed alien and the builder is with the wanderers also your guy in this game is pretty evil considering the fact that he kills already starved human resistance this game is worth it I'm still trying to beat it though it's very hard

The Ensign
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.55
  • Size: 14.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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