The Ensign: an A Dark Room prequel

Amir Rajan has completed his A Dark Room prequel. It’s a brutally difficult take on the Dusty Path segment of ADR, and it’s available on iOS right now!

29 thoughts on “The Ensign: an A Dark Room prequel

    1. Michael Post author

      As far as I know, there’s no immediate timeframe for an Android port. Getting A Dark Room on Android is a higher priority.

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  1. Wyman

    How long do you think it will be until ADR is available for android? Not to bother you guys constantly about it 😛 I just want to be able to give you more of my sweet, sweet, monies! I already have ADR and The Ensign on my iOS device, it’s just not as good as my phone and I don’t use/carry it as much. But keep up the good work, and I look forward to what you guys coke up with next!!!

    Much love from Vancouver, BC Canada,

    – Richard

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    1. Michael Post author

      I keep harassing the Android dev, and I keep receiving assurances that it’ll be done by the end of the summer. I want it out there, too!

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    1. Michael Post author

      Unfortunately, no. The Ensign is a spinoff created entirely by the iOS developer, Amir Rajan. A javascript port isn’t currently planned.

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        1. Michael Post author

          The Ensign is the work of my partner, Amir. I don’t think he has any plans to port it to PC, unfortunately.

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  2. Lizzie

    First off, I love this prequel almost as much as the original, love the extra narrative. One snag, when I don’t play in a bit it takes me back to the screen where it says continue current journey and when I do it seems to have lost a lot of my progress, is there a save function so I don’t have to keep repeating that I’m not aware of?

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    1. Michael Post author

      Amir is aware of some save issues that’ll be fixed in the next release (along with iPad support). Also, make sure that you don’t exit the app during battle.

      But, yes, saving happens automatically.

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    1. Michael Post author

      As far as I know, there are no immediate plans to bring The Ensign to Android.
      Perhaps after the ADR port is complete…

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  3. Brad

    I’m having the same problem as Lizzie, still the game might save but I lose a lot of progress I had made. just wanting to know when this will be fixed? Thanks

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  4. Elias

    It seems that The Ensign has been worked on for 2 years. I LOVE A Dark Room, but I have an android. I quickly went to see if The Ensign was on android, but it wasn’t. I’m confused, because it’s been a long time. Is The Ensign ever going to be on android?

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  5. Mcogs

    Love both ADR and the Ensign! Been awhile since I’ve played either so I’m playing through both right now. Quick question though, so you guys plan on developing other games with same style game play as Ensign and ADR but completely different story line? I’d love to see that! I love the game play style

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    1. Michael Post author

      I can’t speak for Amir (the developer of ADR iOS and The Ensign), but my interests pull me all over the place. I might come back to an idle-style game at some point, but don’t have anything planned.

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  6. pixelherodev

    If The Ensign was open-sourced, we’d probably see the beginnings of a PC port in under a month. I know I would work on one!

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    1. Royce

      Agreed! The Ensign and ADR both have followings that would take the reigns on porting if the source were opened!!….. Any thoughts on this idea of continuing/expanding the ADR legacy through open-source Michael? 😀 What was ADR written in?

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      1. Michael Post author

        The web version of ADR is an open-source project, and can be found here. ADR-web is written in HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

        The iOS games (both ADR and The Ensign) are written in Ruby, using the RubyMotion framework. The source for those games is the property of my partner, Amir Rajan, so I can’t speak toward the possibility of releasing it to the OSS community.

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  7. Justin

    Since ADR is now on the android app store, I’m wondering if there’s any news about ensign being ported. Is it planned or is it iOS exclusive, or do you not know. I don’t mean to try to hurry you in any decisions, I’m just a fan of the game and would like to know.

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