After getting pretty far into The Dusty Path on A Dark Room yesterday, I was incredibly disappointed upon opening the game today on the same computer and finding that all my progress had vanished!!! Can I not close the game without losing my progress? I'd rather not have to leave it open for days on end while I beat it.


The game is saved when you stoke the fire. I've never had this problem before with the game (I play on IOS), so I'm sorry if I'm not much help. I would assume that you haven't been manually saving.

  • I don't know about mobile, but on PC stoking the fire does nothing than the original mechanic of heating up the room.
    – sensiwoo
    Jan 19 '19 at 18:20

The game automatically saves every one minute, and you will see the words "game saved" in the top right corner of your screen. If you are playing in incognito mode, private mode, or any mode that doesn't save cookies, the the game will not save.

If you do want to play on incognito/private mode, you can click save, then export, to get the save code. Copy the code and paste it somewhere else, then when you want to play again, copy the code and go to save, then import. That method also works to transfer your game from different devices.

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