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A Dark Room is a minimalist text adventure game for web browsers. It is about finding resources, creating a village, and exploring the unknown.

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Is there an alternate ending to “A Dark Room” because i played through and it said alternate ending… so does anyone know how to get it? [duplicate]

Just wondering what the alternate ending to dark room is if anyone can shed some light on it.
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How to manage plagues?

About every half hour or so, a plague sweeps through the village. It costs 5 medicine to stop, which is crazy expensive. I cannot figure out how to possibly produce enough medicine to keep up with the ...
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Does stoking the fire do anything once the builder has recovered?

Initially the fire needs to be lit and stoked to revive the builder, but once that has been done is anything achieved by clicking the "stoke fire" button (the builder stokes it enough to stop it from ...
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Can I start a game on PC and transfer that game to Android for the game “A Dark Room”?

In the game "A Dark Room", I have made good progress on a public computer, but now I would like to continue the game on my Android. I've downloaded the app, and a new game started automatically. I ...
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Hidden skills to survive thirst and hunger while on The Dusty Path? Acquired through dying?

I keep seeing vague mentions ("Slow Metabolism", "Desert Rat") that there are skills that help the player to survive in the wilderness / dusty road in such a way that you die of dehydration/starvation ...
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When “friendly visitor” visits, or scout visits, how can I make sure I get their skills?

How do I keep being restocked in such a way that when a friendly visitor comes, or a guest, or a scout, that I can get the skills they are offering?
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Punches do more damage than sword?

Is it bad that my punches do more damage than a sword (9, as opposed to 6)? Am I missing something? This is with perks, but still seems odd.
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Obtaining Cloth in A Dark Room

Quite simply, where is cloth obtained from in A Dark Room, and if there is more than one place, is any of them faster? I have only been able to find that it is obtainable from traps, which seem quite ...
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What does the Carbine do in A Dark Room and how do I use it?

I picked two up at a fallen battlefield but can't seem to work out what they do and how to work them.
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A Dark Room didn't autosave?

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!!! ...
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A Dark Room No Huts Challenge

If you do the no huts challenge when does the script first change? I looked at many other websites but I could not find the answer.
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Refill HPs on the map possible?

Can I refill my HPs on the map - not in battle? I sometimes have battles that leave me with very little hitpoints, but it seams I can only refill them when in battle. Is it possible to do this on the ...
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How often do mysterious wanderers give loot back?

Sometimes, a mysterious wanderer arrives and asks for wood or fur. They say if you give them (100 or 500), they will come back with more. How often is that statement true? The builder isn't sure that ...
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What are the chances of getting loot when giving meds to a sick man?

Sometimes a sick man hobbles to you and asks for medicine. I used to give it to them, and get loot as reward. But recently nothing happens and just "expresses his thanks" and he go's away. What are ...
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How to keep saves automatically without import/export?

I wanna keep my game saved and opened automaticaly, without import or export is there a way to achive this?
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Where is “Northwest” in The Dusty Path?

In one question I saw, it says the compass points Northwest in the Dusty Path. I looked for an arrow or some form of marking for Northwest in the map, but I couldn't find anything. How do you know ...
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What is the full list of tools and purposes in A Dark Room?

In the middle column of the room, there is a bunch of supplies. What is the full list, and what does each one do?
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What do maps do in A Dark Room?

Once, I was playing ADR when a Scout came. He/she was selling a few maps so I bought them. They didn't seem to do anything and I'm afraid I wasted some resources. What do maps actually do?
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What does the direction of the compass in A Dark Room mean?

Whenever I purchase a compass to unlock The Dusty Path, it always points a certain direction. What does that direction mean? Is it significant? Does the compass always point toward a certain location ...
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Does the builder or villagers stoke the fire?

My friend says that the builder or the villagers stoke the fire for you when it's flickering. Is this true?
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Is the bolas a one time use weapon?

I have one bolas (taken from a city) but I do not want to use it as I think it may be a one-use weapon from looking up what it does on the internet in real life.
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What does an Outpost do in A Dark Room?

I was exploring A Dusty Path and I defeating enemies. I found out that once i defeated all enemies in a House (I think) there was an Outpost. What does it do?
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How do I get back to the village without dying?

Every time I embark on a quest and leave the village the only way to return home is to die. I don't know if I'm missing where the village is marked on the map or something.
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A Dark Room - What to do about the angry woman

The woman in the Village seems very angry that I found the spaceship, and that I keep venturing out. My village is also Raucous, how do I fix this?
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How can I reset my game progress?

I made a lot of progress in A Dark Room a long time ago. Now I want to start from scratch. Can I reset my progress somehow?
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Is it possible to beat The Ensign without accepting the food at the beginning?

I've gotten to "the end?" once so far. I upgraded the ship to 10/10, got pretty far, but eventually crashed. The stats screen showed food refused: no accomplished the impossible: no Since I don't ...
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Did I miss anything in my playthrough of A Dark Room?

So I've finished a dark room, but I feel like a rushed it or something and even missed out on a great revelation. When I discovered the ship, I showed the women and she gave me her locket and ...
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How to get a Iron or Coal mine

I keep trying to get an Iron Mine, "I", or a Coal Mine, "C", with no luck. Can anyone tell me how to get a mine?
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Why does my meat disappear so quickly in A Dark Room

My meat and cured meat supplies disappear as fast as I can collect it, whether from the traps or other means. I do not currently have thieves. This makes it difficult to go on journeys. I've tried ...
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What is the ideal way of dividing up your villagers to perform certain tasks?

I've realised that on the village tab you can set your villagers to perform certain tasks (e.g. hunt for meat, mine for iron or steel, etc.). How many villagers should go on each task to gain as many ...
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Is the jewel even neccesary for A Dark Room on iOS?

The first time I played through the game, I don't think I had jewels or knew about the murky swamp but still completed the story. The second time, I realized I had jewels. Does this mean jewels aren'...
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What is the last line in A Dark Room for iOS?

I just spent several hours playing A Dark Room. Unfortunately, as I got to the end, I thought there might be sound, so I flipped my iPhone's mute switch off. This caused the iOS volume display to ...
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How many weapons can I equip in A Dark Room?

I'm trying to figure out the rules governing how well I can arm myself when venturing out. I've been experimenting using trial and error, and I think I know the following: You're not limited by ...
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Died and lost my jewel, can I get another one?

I had a jewel than I died and lost it now I can not find it anywhere. I need it so I can give it to the frog guy. Is there a way to get one more jewel? I have been everywhere regarding the map.
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Is there anything I can do about thieves in A Dark Room?

Some thieves seem to have moved into my village, and are stealing much of what I can gather each turn. I'm currently assuming that eventually I'll encounter an event that will allow me to deal with ...
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Are weapons (or the iron sword specifically) consumed by embarking with them in A Dark Room?

Whenever I take a freshly-forged iron sword with me on my adventures down the dusty path, it's gone when I return. I'm not getting any messages that it's breaking, etc, and I'm using it throughout ...
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Why do I see message “the world fades” on The Dusty Path?

I am wandering around in the open map of The Dusty Path. I have HP and Water remaining but the world just fades to white and returns me to main screen. I see this message the world fades How can I ...
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What does the old starship do?

I just got the old starship, but I don't know what it does. I want to know before I lift off in case I die or something.
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How do you get scales fast?

I know the birds on the plains can drop them, but do any other monsters drop them? Also, is there any type of villager that will generate them?
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What happens if you die in A Dark Room?

I had some good stuff on me and ran out of water. Is there a loot bag I can go pick up or is it lost forever?
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What happens when you don’t hang thieves?

In A Dark Room, when the villagers catch a thief, the player is given the option to hang them or spare them. I always hang them, because the theft is so crippling and can go on for so long. Has ...
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How does saving in A Dark Room work? [duplicate]

I've been playing A Dark Room, and have noticed that the game auto-saves. While this is great, it means I can't play my save on another device, presumably because it saves to my cookies or IP. I've ...
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What are the energy cells for?

Over the course of the game I explored every tile of the map; I ended up with a couple dozen energy cells, but never found a use for them.
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Should I take all the swords?

Before setting out on an adventure, you can customize what you bring with you. After a bit, you eventually have multiple forms of weaponry (bone spear, iron sword, etc). Each has it's own weight so ...
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Are all maps the same?

Is the map randomly generated or is it always the same? My map currently looks like this:
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What are the different places on the map?

I've noticed that the map has different types of landscape. Does this play into the game at all? I'm mostly concerned with combat in these places. Are certain enemies only in specific areas? Do ...
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Are these Lucky Charms?

In "A Dark Room" I noticed I can take a Charm when exploring. I never seem to run out of them so I take one every time. I have no idea what they do though. Are they Lucky Charms? Do they increase ...
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Can I start a game on one PC and continue on another?

In A Dark Room is it possible to start the game on one PC/browser and then continue it on another? Are there perhaps files I can copy from one machine to another to continue elsewhere? Edit I'm using ...
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Are there alternate endings to A Dark Room?

I played through A Dark Room and got to what I'm pretty sure is the ending. The entire game involves figuring out what the game is about, so I'll describe what happened in spoilers tags. I went down ...