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A Dark Room

The text adventure game A Dark Room will be updated today to add a Game Boy-inspired aesthetic, matching the recent Japanese release, Circle Entertainment and Amir Rajan have announced. The patch is going out in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

For those that need a refresher, here’s some information about A Dark Room:

A Dark Room launched on Switch earlier this year, but not without some controversy. Developer Amir Rajan left an Easter egg in the game that allowed players to access a hidden code editor. Rajan’s intent was innocuous, but Nintendo was forced to pull the game from the eShop and publisher Circle Entertainment was upset about the whole situation.

Months later, A Dark Room is available on the eShop once again. The code editor is gone, though the experience appears to be otherwise in tact.


A Dark Room made it to the Switch eShop earlier this month. It didn’t stay up long, as it has since been pulled from the store.

We’ve seen some games leave the eShop only to return later, often due to ratings-related issues. In the case of A Dark Room though, it’s unclear if the game will ever become available again. That’s because its creator included an “Easter egg” that allows players to create basic apps, which publisher Circle Entertainment wasn’t happy about.

Circle Entertainment is publishing A Dark Room, a new text adventure, on the Switch eShop today. Get a look at the official launch trailer below.

Circle Entertainment today dated the text-based adventure A Dark Room for Switch. It’ll be releasing on April 12 via the eShop.

Here’s an overview:

Circle Entertainment is teaming up with Amir Rajan to bring A Dark Room to Switch, the company announced today.

A Dark Room is a text-based adventure originally made by Michael Townsend. We have more information about the title below.