Hands-on with The Ensign, the basic, brutal, and a bit brilliant rogue-like

By , on August 21, 2014

The Ensign is the prequel to A Dark Room, and it shares its sense of style and difficulty.

Screenshots on the App Store can't really do a game like The Ensign justice, because so much of its appeal is hidden behind crude ASCII characters, black text on a white background, and relentless difficulty.

Look beyond that though, and you'll find a mysterious world to explore, and a rich narrative to weave together.

Here's my hands-on with the game.

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