- "If you enjoyed A Dark Room, this game is absolutely for you."
- "an existential journey"
- "a great example of what can be done with the match three and puzzle genres if developers think outside of the box"
- "surprisingly compelling and tactile gameplay"
- "a refreshing departure from the typical mobile puzzle game"


You are meant to be confused. The story begins as a sparse linear narrative, but as you become familiar with the world, and as the story progresses, puzzles become more complex and entire chapters eventually become meta-puzzles that must be completed in order to move forward, but even then, this story is as much about the journey as the struggle.

- The world dynamically adjusts the difficulty of puzzle types over time.
- The Failsafe System, which can be disabled via the pause menu, changes the puzzle type if the player appears to be unable to progress.
- 10 hours of crafted story and 12 procedural endless modes.

A hybrid of a classic streamlined 'Zork-like' text adventure and color based puzzle match games and minesweeper.

You navigate a world of memories, making decisions and solving puzzles as a confusing, complex, cryptic, and at times dark story unfolds in the text based world around you.

A unique iPhone, iPad (supports both portrait and landscape), or iPod color match / interactive fiction app. The first half of the story is free, the second half of the story requires a single In-App-Purchase to permanently unlock. This is the only IAP in the game.

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What’s New

Version 1.31

-Changed string match logic to be less about guessing user intent, and more about precision.
-Changed some scoring logic for some of the more challenging game types.
-Made some game types less difficult.
-Hopefully fixed some threading cases that were causing instability.
-Made it much faster to navigate between some sections in the garage area.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

groovylola ,

Unique, meaningful, and fun

I'm so glad I downloaded this game. It blends relaxing, aesthetically lovely puzzles with a tragic/exciting story to make for a really unique and artistic experience.

I'm really impressed with the writing, and the gameplay is fun. It's fairly well varied; there are six or seven different but similar types of puzzles depending on the level/story/urgency, which makes for decent variety.

Some of the gameplay is a bit tedious, which is why I took a star off, but I've always come back and completed the levels I've lost patience for. There was one level/puzzle I played over and over and over without passing, and I think the game registered this and gave me an alternate puzzle to complete. I might be wrong though! Maybe I did beat it and didn't realize. But anyway, if the game *did* recognize my inability to complete a level and adjusted accordingly, I am enormously impressed!

Dkjffyjj ,

Interesting & engaging game

A new, unique way to imagine a game in a genre that has produced so many dry and monotonous Candy Crush clones. The story is good, albeit difficult to follow at times. The full story unlock is placed at a good time so as to make the player have enough background of the game to want to continue. As for the gameplay, the variety of puzzles keeps the player engaged, but at certain points the player can get stuck to the point that the game becomes boring. A hint system or somewhat of an online walkthrough would be helpful to assist players in getting through the more tedious areas, especially Chapter 10. Finally, the sound effects are nicely done, but a bit of ambient music would be appreciated, as it gets a little dry at times listening to the same clicks and chimes. Overall, great game, but needs some work.

Ebouamfs ,

You had me until the games started being timed

Having no discernible eye-hand coordination, I don't get much joy from timed mini games. We should have the ability to disable the timer. Seemed fun up until that point, though.

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CH Buckingham
8.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
In-App Purchases
  1. FULL UNLOCK $0.99


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