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it's taking forever to load... :/
Have patience, it's totally worth it! Or maybe try to reload.
On Day 2 the playing field stays empty - is that a bug or a feature I'm not getting?
Tried Chrome and Firefox. not loading on either.
I suspect it's very popular and their server is getting hammered right now, try reloading a couple of times
An interesting concept of using the match-3 mechanic for a survival horror game.
OMG this is amazing!!
Oh nooo it seems to be down and I want mooore of it!
Ok... Now I get it. Between the music and urgency, I was playing this as fast as I could, not realizing that this is a slow strategic turn-based match 3...that I need to sometimes wait for the guy up top to finish what he's doing, so I can figure out how to help him.
For whatever it's worth, it's not working for me either on Firefox under Windows.
Night 4 is just brutal. Either the game is meant to be frustratingly difficult at that point, or I'm missing something, or ... the difficulty scaling isn't done yet.
How the heck do you even make it through the first night. No matter how many matches I make it just restarts Day 1? Lousy game.
As Mantaraya said, the game is completely about strategy. Sitting and looking at the board and planning your next move doesn't cause you to lose health or time. Think about what resources you need to complete buildings during the day, and at night pick and choose the enemies you want to fight at night along with getting swords and shields. This isn't Bejeweled where you need to match as much as you can with a dwindling clock against you.
Yes the key is that this is a turn based game. Thinking about your next match3 does not progress time, only making a move does. So plan your next match and then see what effect it has on the little person.During the night you will soon discover it's matter of always trying to have a sword to attack and a shieldto protect before picking an enemy.And the game saves progress! I'm at day 16 btw.
Oh my gosh this is so much fun and so ADDICTIVE!!!
I have experienced Day 29 about 6 times now. The water monsters are the worse.
Great game. Been playing a while and still getting surprises.
up to night 4! It's fun so far!
Day 65 and nothing happens anymore. The buildings are done. The worker doesn't work anymore. At night I beat everything... I think I won the game... :)yeahhh
I am in love with this game, yeah!
This game is fantastic. Thanks for sharing this with us, Bart!
Has anybody beaten the dragon yet?
I can never tell what I'm fighting at night. The graphics aren't that good. What symbol summons it?
i killed the dragon.it needs not much skill, rather preparations
I usually find these games to simple, but the combination was very good. Especially considering that it was designed so quickly. Thanks Bart!
So hard to tear myself away from this game. Their other text game also builds up into quite an adventure game."A large village".
Great game! I love this. I just wonder where is the goal of this game?
Why do I have to restart the next time I load up the game? It has 3 save game choices, implying I can continue play even if my family plays too. I run Firefox with cookies on & delete history is unchecked.
Come to think on it "a little village" reset on me too.
sooooo stuck on day 33. ugh
Anonymous @ 20:00, the name on the tab actually changes as you progress. The name of the game is "A Dark Room
Is there an end to this game? I'm on day 41 and it starts to be boring while the days get on.
Yes! There exists an end.I made it!Here I leave one hint.To see the end, you must be strong.
Don't like this game. Most of the time you 'work' for nothing. Every time you lose the fight at night, the building during the day starts all over again. And you have to wait forever while the man is building his houses. Boring.
My screen has the title and 3 white rectangles. What do i do now? is it loading...
never mind. got it
Really interesting, I love it, but I'm a bit tired... day 18!! xD
i already defeated the dragon and beat the game but i'm still playing it.... i'm at day 53!
I am on day 79I'm pretty sure I have beaten this game. I continue to grind resources to no avail. I think it may be time to move on
OMG FINALLY!!!! GOT TO DAY 100!!!!!!!! I CAN LITERALLY NOT EXPLAIN HOW HAPPY I AM!!!! THIS TOOK ME LIKE A WEEK.
cool... addictive is right!i took my time to get to night 100, was totally prepared, killed the tall red witch, summoned the dragon and slayed it in one try!hee hee hee!
i already finish building could you please add some more?
i have a dance party at my blocks because they are full.
BART!!!!!!!! PLEASE ADD SOME BUILDINGS
I NEED TO UPGRADE MY SWORD AND DEFENCE!!!!!!
ALWAYS I DIED
bart im here please speak to me?! why your not chating or adding buildings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please!!!!! im begging you please!!!!!! i will give you 99 favorite things to you or between 1 through 98 favorite things. Please?
im on day 71
i beat the evil queen!!!!!!!!!!
ok i started a new game... and i got everything except my sword and the shield. and i got the queen and got a dragon. i fight a dragon and guess what? I BEAT IT AT THE FIRST ATTEMPT :D and i think i finish the game. i beat all monsters and my sword and shield are maxed. Could you add more swords,shields,monsters,and resources. That will be great :D
This game costs $15.99 or buy me a million dollars to play every game. I'm the 45th president and i want a million dollars so you could play. This game sucks.
So Rayyan and others are going to pay me a million dollars because you played. You have to pay me everytime before you play. If you don't i will kill your life.
WHAT????? IM TOO YOUNG!!!!!!!!!!!
omg im 8 im too young to do it.
also i have a question to bart. is this an rpg game? (if it is i will play it all day)
omg and this is so good i went to day 115 wow that was like 3 days in real life. I think is going to be a great time killer game. I think that my blocks are filled because i have nothing to upgrade so.. this blue sword and a gold shield are pretty good but i need still improvements i only hit the final monster with 3 hits and i'm level 16. I got 4 gold hearts (idk with the gold one with the heart are called) and i was almost filled with only one heart of gold. I think i need kinds of food, shields, swords, resources, and buildings. If i was full of gold hearts what it will be the next one? Well when i was not dying now on i only have 3 deaths. I slayed 9 dragons, i gather 11565 resources, and i swamped 3889 titles. I kill all monsters and the dragon. I tried to do my best with my sword. I think my shield and my sword needs improvements. Or i could change my difficulty to hard. but i need 1 hit on easy mode that means i need new swords, shields, monsters, and more experience from monsters. I need that update.
wtf now im level 50 now on.... and day 612 and killed all monsters with 1 hit either hard mode. either the dragon 6 hits in hard mode and 2 hits on easy mode. I NEED BETTER MONSTERS SO I COULD KILL THEM LIKE 4 HITS OR MORE!!!!!!! #prokiller
oh i see how to make it hard.....there are newer monsters. copy this:
it worked! i got new swords and shield! omg and monsters!!!!!!
just copy what i wrote and paste it to gridland then it worked.
yay it worked thanks rayyan!
no problem also i have to make extreme mode it gives you 3x exp
oh shit extreme mode is very hard
then make this hard mode also i will add swords and shields too.
what sword is it?
its not a sword its an knife lol
oh and what shield?
oh and how much defense?
lol 78 defense you ask myself lol
how much damage does the knife deal?
deals 69 damage
k see ya
oh and copy this to add knives:addknives?:http//9code649204//fatquirenfs
i got the knives now
lol the slime cant kill me
either the magma cubes
and the bigfoot?
add more monsters
kk i got onecopy:matrinonster?//http//8code241672//8755'5.'.'u4
i will be afk
this game sucks now on
dang its hard now on that monster i wonder what its called
its called matrin monster
im adding pvp...copy:<?pvp?9/code74922//http.orw]t59\t??9848HU
wow i beated you
omg well im playing ttyl
Soooo... I don't know what those comments were about. Not inclined to try the codes. I was just playing the basic game (which I had played before), and I figured out how to line up my purple shards to skip every night until day seventy-something, when I maxed out the buildings. I thought I was smart, but I was still pretty low-level, and when I finally tried going back and fighting some stuff, I got destroyed by the harpy things and the tall sorcerer dudes. Maybe not too smart. Not sure I'll stick around to find the dragon, I've played several hours already.
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