“A Darkish Room” Walkthrough

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“A Darkish Room” is created and owned by DoubleSpeak Video games. Photographs used for instructional functions solely.

Impressed by Sweet Field, A Darkish Room is a straightforward text-based recreation that shortly balloons into one thing way more advanced. Your rush to outlive a chilly night time evolves into constructing a group, exploring a blasted panorama, and, ultimately, fleeing to a greater place. This walkthrough will assist you to get by every step of the sport; you can provide it a strive right here.

The Darkish Room

First steps. You may shortly flip the Darkish Room right into a lit one by lighting and stoking the fireplace. Preserve doing this till a stranger staggers into the room. Persist till she’s warmed. Finally you will unlock a brand new space: a Silent Forest. You are simply getting began.

The beginning room in

The start room in “A Darkish Room.” Right here, after some upgrades, you possibly can carry out a lot of duties.

Beginning Your Village

Sure, now it is time to construct a village. To do that, you will need to accumulate assets, beginning with absolutely the minimal of Wooden and dealing your method up from there. This may require some ready. For now, preserve amassing Wooden till you have got sufficient for a Cart. A Cart will mean you can gather extra Wooden everytime you Collect.

The Significance of Huts

Preserve amassing wooden and you may quickly have sufficient to construct a Hut. Achieve this and your builder will guarantee you that it’s going to shortly be full of villagers. She’s telling the reality, as staff will transfer in inside a minute or two. Thus begins your little village.

Though Traps are one other viable concern and the very first thing you possibly can construct, it is best to deal with constructing Huts. Huts get progressively costlier as you purchase extra, however each will increase your village’s inhabitants. The extra villagers you have got, the extra individuals can be amassing wooden each ten seconds. Construct Huts as much as the utmost of 80 inhabitants and your village can be prepared for higher feats of manufacturing. If Huts aren’t an choice for constructing but, merely wait till you have got extra Wooden.

Your village in

Your village in “A Darkish Room.” Your choices develop as you collect extra villagers and craft extra gadgets.

Constructing Your Village

A lot of this portion of A Darkish Room is a ready recreation. You’ll want to accumulate assets and construct buildings as they turn out to be accessible.

  • Traps. Talked about earlier, Traps are helpful for gathering Meat, Enamel, Fur, Material, and Scales. The extra Traps you have got, the extra of every merchandise you will get. Scales are significantly scarce, so you will wish to max out your Traps—which may be troublesome, as creatures from the woods will periodically tromp in and destroy a random quantity. Be ready to rebuild your Traps typically. Entice effectivity improves in the event that they’re Baited.
  • Buying and selling Publish. When you gather at the very least one Fur from a Entice, you will unlock the Buying and selling Publish. The Buying and selling Publish permits you to buy different assets and distinctive gadgets. It is often higher to search out these things by yourself, however in some instances (particularly the Compass) you do not have a lot alternative within the matter.
  • Tannery. Gathering a single Fur additionally unlocks the Tannery. Setting up one permits you to reallocate Gatherers to Tanners. Tanners expend the Fur you gather from Traps and switch it into Leather-based at a ratio of 5:1. This may eat up Fur shortly, however you want Leather-based to proceed. Not a lot alternative.
  • Lodge. Gathering Meat from a Entice will unlock the Lodge. Lodges mean you can reassign Gatherers as Hunters and Trappers. Hunters collect Meat and Fur, that are actually helpful early on; Trappers change Meat to Bait, which can make your Traps simpler.
  • Smokehouse. Gathering meat from a Entice may also unlock the Smokehouse. The Smokehouse will mean you can appoint Charcutiers, who will flip Wooden and Meat into Cured Meat. Cured Meat is not helpful now, however later it’ll mean you can go on adventures and never starve.
  • Workshop. After getting some Leather-based from a Tanner, you possibly can construct a Workshop. Workshops mean you can assemble numerous gadgets, most of that are helpful whilst you’re adventuring. The vary of things you may make and construct expands as you gather new assets.

Different Points

Whilst you’re constructing, you will doubtless get hit by periodic issues. Issues wish to steal into your room at night time, and when you do not hassle to verify, they will filch your wooden (and so they could handle to take some even when you do verify). You may additionally discover your Traps smashed by wild animals, and when you’re significantly unfortunate, your villagers can be attacked and killed by wild beasts. These are momentary setbacks, however you will should cope with them.

With the unhealthy comes the nice, and periodically you will obtain guests to your village. They’ve a wide range of requests, most of which can profit your village ultimately.

Now’s a very good time to begin piling up quite a lot of Fur and Leather-based. You will want each for the following a part of the sport: A Dusty Path.

A Dusty Path in

A Dusty Path in “A Darkish Room.” Your adventures within the exterior world start right here.

A Dusty Path

After getting sufficient assets (400 Furs, 20 Scales, and 10 Enamel, or much less when you encounter a Nomad), you should buy a Compass. The Compass unlocks a Dusty Path, which encompasses the remainder of the world exterior your tiny village. It is out right here that you will combat enemies, scavenge for gadgets, and uncover simply how tousled issues have turn out to be.

Really useful Provides

The world past the village is treacherous. You will need the next earlier than you head out, which implies gathering quite a lot of Fur, Leather-based, Material, and Wooden:

  • 4 or 5 Torches
  • 9 or ten Cured Meats
  • The Waterskin
  • A Bone Spear
  • A Rucksack
  • L Armour

Leaving city with out these things is feasible, however inadvisable. Should you do not die of hunger or an absence of water, you will be killed by the beasts and scavengers within the Path’s wastelands.

Recommendations on Exploring the Map

Embarking on a Dusty Path takes you onto a world map. You may discover this map at your leisure, however there are some things to remember whilst you go searching.

  • Every time you’re taking a step, you will expend one Water. Every time you’re taking two steps, you will expend one Cured Meat. Preserve an in depth eye on these numbers! If both one runs out, you will ‘die’ and be kicked again to the village.
  • You will randomly run into antagonists as you wander. The additional you go from the village, the more durable they get. Should you lose a combat, you will be kicked again to the village.
  • If for no matter purpose you do not return to the village below your personal energy, you will lose every little thing you have been carrying. This contains gadgets you picked up and gadgets you began with, notably no matter weapons you had. Everlasting gadgets (armour, Rucksack, Waterskin, and many others.) won’t be misplaced.
  • As you discover, you will uncover extra of the map. Return to the village efficiently and these areas will stay uncovered for subsequent journeys. Die, nevertheless, and the parts you explored can be stuffed in once more.
  • Throughout fight, Cured Meat can be utilized to revive 10 HP. Watch out to not depend on Cured Meat an excessive amount of, as you will nonetheless want it to outlive wandering.
  • You should utilize a number of weapons in fight. For instance, when you had a Bone Spear and an Iron Sword in your stock, each would present up throughout a combat, and you possibly can use one whereas the opposite cooled down. On this method, your character can continually be attacking.

Iron Mines and Coal Mines

Your first objective ought to be to search out an iron mine, denoted on the map as an I. Filter homes (H) and different caves (V) till you come throughout an I. Although full of semi-difficult beasts, a cleared iron mine will mean you can make your staff into Iron Miners. Iron can be utilized to create a slew of recent gadgets on the Workshop. You will need these things for expanded exploration:

  • Cask
  • Wagon
  • I Armour
  • Iron Sword

With these things, in addition to extra Cured Meat (within the 20s), you will be higher suited to exploring the sides of the wilderness. Preserve looking out for a coal mine (C). Just like the iron mine, coal mines may be cleared out, permitting you to recruit Coal Miners.

The world map in

The world map in “A Darkish Room.” After some time, that is the place nearly all of the sport’s motion will happen.

Again within the Village

With Iron and Coal found (and presumably unlocked, when you liberated each varieties of mines), you possibly can create some new buildings and open different new choices. The massive one now’s the Steelworks, which lets you assign Steelworkers. Metal, which you might have present in small portions in caves, permits you to construct a slew of recent gear for adventuring:

  • Water Tank
  • Convoy
  • S Armour
  • Metal Sword

Metal Swords will often pop up whereas adventuring. The remaining you should purchase earlier than setting out in your subsequent journey; they will mean you can go loads additional and repel a lot stronger opponents. Preserve a Bone Spear, an Iron Sword, and a Metal Sword on you as you discover so you possibly can dish out a ton of harm in brief order.

Additional Dustiness

With higher gadgets, now you can transfer past the meagre borders of the village and search new areas in a Dusty Path. You are sturdy sufficient now to go away the bushes and discover the wastelands, although be cautious of gun-toters. Bolas, which you have most likely discovered whereas exploring cities, are fantastically helpful towards superior enemies. So too are the Rifles they drop. Do not try and discover the sides of the map except you have got roughly 40 Cured Meats and a prepared provide of Outposts that may restore your water.

Sulphur Mine

Your essential concern now ought to be to find the sulphur mine on the map, which will not be that far out of your village. Be warned: It is guarded by some potent troopers who can wipe you out when you’re not cautious. Should you’re having hassle getting previous them, wait till you have gained all the Perks from visiting Masters earlier than you run into battle. After getting Sulphur in plentiful provide, construct an Armoury. This may unlock Armourers, permitting you to churn out Bullets way more shortly than when you purchased them from the Buying and selling Publish.

An Previous Starship

As you are wandering the map, you’ll ultimately come throughout a W. That is the touchdown spot of an Previous Starship, which you finally have to repair up. Its hull wants work and its engines want upgrading; each require Alien Alloy. As you have most likely found, Alien Alloy is sort of uncommon, however finally value it.

A Darkish Room’s ultimate problem hinges upon worthy engines and a robust hull. Add a degree to Engines and your ship’s responsiveness will enhance. Add a degree to Hull and you will be allowed one other hit. One other hit in what sense, you ask? Easy sufficient: You are headed into area.

Going to Area

As soon as you’re taking off, you will wind up in a fast-paced area sequence, hovering by what seems to be an asteroid belt. You’ll want to dodge, weave, and blast by growing numbers of area rocks. How a lot time you spend pumping factors into Engines and Hull is as much as you, however at the very least 5 factors in every are really helpful, if no more. It prices loads to buy Alien Alloy, so when you do come throughout any within the discipline, make bringing it again to your village a precedence.

The Finish?

Weave by the asteroids efficiently and you may full the sport . . . and loop again to the start. No relaxation for the weary.

rory on November 06, 2019:

what to the charms do

Easy on Could 13, 2019:

I used to be in a position to full the problem with solely 2 factors within the engines and three factors within the Hull

mmia on February 07, 2019:


Alaska on October 28, 2018:

I actually can’t determine how you can get fur. It is asking me for over 100 furs and I do not know how you can get it! Am I simply an fool or is my laptop glitching.

estee on January 22, 2018:

I’ve over 70,000 furs, bait, wooden, leather-based and many others nonetheless caught on raucus village cannot get previous to subsequent degree I even purchased a compass

Onawa on July 16, 2017:

I need assistance I’m in 11 map and but I can not discover the darkish dragon the place is it?

No One on Could 13, 2017:

Is not going punch construct extra grindy, however higher late recreation since you do not waste area on weapons and haven’t got to fret about ammo?

V on March 11, 2017:

Remaining Rating 286,300. This recreation was really fairly entertaining for a pair days.

(O__O) on August 22, 2015:

Cannot discover the sulfur mine! Additionally acquired 2 charms early in recreation, took them out adventuring, misplaced them, how do I get extra?

Jonny on Could 19, 2015:

I can not beat the sulphur mine!!! Pls inform me a very good technique.

ruut on Could 18, 2015:

How do I improve my gatherers to hunters, tanners or trappers?

Beate on Could 16, 2015:

I acquired 56935. Actually appreciated the sport. Good for when you’re bored.

Fred on February 05, 2015:

Zak/John T: Simply preserve searching for alien alloy on A Dusty Path. You will use it to improve the ship. It’s best to be capable to elevate off although.

John T on February 03, 2015:

Similar drawback as Zak. Now what???

Zak on January 27, 2015:

I “discovered” the starships however there is not an choice to repair it on my menu? I simply have the “!” , “village” “provides” “service provider” and “dusty path”. So what do I do? I already talked to the person and the builder deid, so what now?

Shaie on January 05, 2015:

What do I want leather-based for after I’ve the workshop,waterskin, rucksack, leather-based armor? Is it value utilizing the inhabitants to make leather-based? What are the bullets for — value retaining round? ty.

Eli on August 25, 2014:

For these of you not returning with the products you discovered, it’s essential to head again to the A in your map earlier than working out of meals/water

Eli on August 25, 2014:


Lisa, when you have discovered the starship, then this implies your builder has left you, she will not come again. All there’s left to do is ok the dear alien alloy and improve your ship. I like to recommend at least 8 in your hull HP, then set off and discover out what occurs.

Eli on August 25, 2014:

Phoebe, there should be a thief in your village, the one factor you are able to do is proceed carting wooden till you discover out who it’s (which can occur robotically). Additionally, if you ultimately discover the thief, do not kill em, they offers you a perk.

lisa on August 23, 2014:

I’ve misplaced my builder! Do i want to begin once more?

i nonetheless have every little thing else, and have constructed as much as armory. However cannot substitute traps.

Phoebe on August 22, 2014:

Persons are steeling 1 wooden, 1 meat, 1 fur each second! What do I do?

Jack on August 17, 2014:

By accident left the sport working for two hours and got here again to just about 50k wooden and 25k Fur and Meat omg

Jay on August 13, 2014:

What does carbine do? Simply discovered 2.

Dave2 on August 13, 2014:

Nothing mistaken with a faster begin although, heh. My recommendation is skip traps at first and go straight for 10-15 huts earlier than you construct anything.

1-2 traps is ok so you have got one thing else to click on however do not blow your wooden on em. Then when your pop has room to develop and also you financial institution some wooden construct every little thing else, like after a beast assault that kills most of your guys. This occurred to me at about 14 huts. Then I acquired buying and selling put up, lodge, 10 traps and many others whereas it refilled.

Dave2 on August 13, 2014:

There’s completely no purpose to hurry by this recreation. It is a recreation of exploration and development. Dashing is silly IMO. Take your time and go at your personal tempo. Superior recreation.

Dave on August 09, 2014:

How do u exit the dusty path with out dieing? I collected an iron sword on my journey and I died and I can not discover it now. Can somebody inform me how you can exit the dusty path??

Nameless on August 09, 2014:

I feel the typical time to beat this recreation was round 3 hours?

In the meantime, I am derping together with a awful 411 minutes. I did not even discover the entire map.

I’m wondering why I took a lot longer than different individuals.

Will on August 08, 2014:

It will not let me do Something with my star ship it retains saying controls are unresponsive. I’ve the entire map unlocked and 34 alien ore. What do I do??

alex on August 08, 2014:

Listed here are the perks from the code:

Perks: {

‘boxer’: {

identify: _(‘boxer’),

desc: _(‘punches do extra harm’),

notify: _(‘discovered to throw punches with function’)


‘martial artist’: {

identify: _(‘martial artist’),

desc: _(‘punches do much more harm.’),

notify: _(‘discovered to combat fairly successfully with out weapons’)


‘unarmed grasp’: {

identify: _(‘unarmed grasp’),

desc: _(‘punch twice as quick, and with much more drive’),

notify: _(‘discovered to strike quicker with out weapons’)


‘barbarian’: {

identify: _(‘barbarian’),

desc: _(‘melee weapons deal extra harm’),

notify: _(‘discovered to swing weapons with drive’)


‘sluggish metabolism’: {

identify: _(‘sluggish metabolism’),

desc: _(‘go twice as far with out consuming’),

notify: _(‘discovered how you can ignore the starvation’)


‘desert rat’: {

identify: _(‘desert rat’),

desc: _(‘go twice as far with out ingesting’),

notify: _(‘discovered to like the dry air’)


‘evasive’: {

identify: _(‘evasive’),

desc: _(‘dodge assaults extra successfully’),

notify: _(“discovered to be the place they are not”)


‘exact’: {

identify: _(‘exact’),

desc: _(‘land blows extra typically’),

notify: _(‘discovered to foretell their motion’)


‘scout’: {

identify: _(‘scout’),

desc: _(‘see farther’),

notify: _(‘discovered to look forward’)


‘stealthy’: {

identify: _(‘stealthy’),

desc: _(‘higher keep away from battle within the wild’),

notify: _(‘discovered how to not be seen’)


‘gastronome’: {

identify: _(‘gastronome’),

desc: _(‘restore extra well being when consuming’),

notify: _(‘discovered to benefit from meals’)


Vicki on August 08, 2014:

AHH! this recreation is so… i wish to stop however i can not! Like how lengthy or what does it takea to get to the following lvl? im nonetheless at A Hearth Lit room! it has been 3 days!!! TT__TT

Josh on August 07, 2014:

“Embark” button disappeared

Any answer to this?

And Alicia: control your water and cured meat, each 1 step requires 1 water, each 2 steps require 1 cured meat

Alicia on August 07, 2014:

How can I go away the dusty path with out dying with a purpose to preserve all my gadgets?

Hmmm on August 04, 2014:

You’re most likely utilizing the fur to create one other provide like leather-based

Brooklyn on August 03, 2014:

I am making an attempt to gather fur to construct a buying and selling put up however every time I get any fur from traps it simply goes again to three fur robotically. Is anybody else having this? How can I repair it?

Joshy on July 16, 2014:

I feel the villagers are slaves as you’re a Wanderer. That is why everybody needs to combat you and you know the way to fly the ship.

Geofry on Could 27, 2014:

Simply completed the sport on my iphone, after 338 minutes. In all probability might have completed quicker, however I wished to discover the entire map earlier than going into area. Additionally died many occasions as a result of I forgot to control meals and water o.O …

Preventing within the recreation is time-based; you wish to preserve hitting assault ‘buttons’ (the display screen exhibits textual content with timers, slightly than sq. buttons, however you faucet the textual content to make use of that assault), as they’re accessible (the timer bar is full and blue). You additionally must control your HP; as it’s time-based, when you do not assault and kill your opponent, they’ll preserve attacking you each few seconds till you die. I discovered bolos to be a key survival merchandise when going through the more durable mobs; use a bolo first to stun them, then assault them with all the opposite weapons at your disposal as quick as you possibly can earlier than they revive.

Additionally, you should use a number of weapons, so simply since you discovered or constructed a metal sword, it is best to nonetheless take an iron sword, and a bone spear with you; it is possible for you to to make use of all of them to assault and take down your opponent quicker.

Ronnie on Could 25, 2014:

I simply do not perceive how you can combat utilizing the sport on my telephone. It is vitally complicated

Gates on Could 24, 2014:

But it surely really modified the phrase ‘Villagers’ to ‘Slaves’ and also you get a sentence saying ‘They’re slaves.’ After a number of different comparable ideas…

Mr superior on Could 24, 2014:

How/what dose a bullet do

Tecnoturc on Could 20, 2014:

To these of you who suppose the individuals within the city are slaves; they aren’t! Once you click on the button “Collect Wooden,” it’s really your self getting that wooden. The townsfolk additionally come on their very own free will and work the place it’s wanted for the higher good of the city (delegated by you, the mayor.).

Tyler on Could 17, 2014:

Professional tip: do NOT use weapons. Should you combat utilizing solely your fists you achieve talent as a martial artist. Finally you achieve the unarmed grasp talent and may kill nearly something in a single punch.

Mary Beth Sica on Could 14, 2014:

Why did my villagers flip into slaves? Can I repair this?

Lotti on Could 01, 2014:

I unintentionally misplaced the jewel I discovered. The place can I discover extra? I have been trying all over the place.

Sephira on April 10, 2014:

Get some extra wooden?

Taal on March 28, 2014:

I’ve performed pretty far, and somebody stop my browser as a joke. The sport saved, however the room is freezing and I haven’t got sufficient wooden to gentle the fireplace……:(

What do I do?

Skhye on December 11, 2013:

How do I preserve the villagers from turning into slaves? Is it attainable? It appears to occur after I click on “Collect wooden.” Can I get by the sport with out clicking that button?

Rob M. on December 01, 2013:

Simply beat the sport! Did not understand it was retaining rating, I acquired 34853.

L on October 28, 2013:

how a lot do maps value from the scout?

Aaron Stone on September 06, 2013:

What about how the attraction is used? Should you discover a murky swamp, ‘W’, and provides the attraction to the particular person there, you get the Gastronome perk (higher enhance in HP – well being factors – per cured meat). All perks should not given by ‘The Grasp’.

Perks: (i) Evasion (given by grasp); (ii) Exact (given by grasp); (iii) Barbaric (given by grasp); (iv) Scout (when you study “scouting” from the girl ‘who’s been throughout’ and sells maps); (v) Stealthy (when you ‘spare’ the thief as a substitute of hanging him).

There’s a lot data left, a lot of which may be discovered from http://browserwalk.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-dark-roo… .

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