Monday, July 1, 2013
The game‘s namesake is where the player starts out: in a dark room. The room is cold so you light a fire you then must continue to feed with wood. In order to keep the fire fueled you will, of course, have to gather more wood.
As people arrive what was just you becomes a small village and then a town and so on. You have more help with gathering wood but also more expertise in areas like hunting, trapping, and construction.
YouTube's "A Dark Room Gameplay Part 1" video