A Dark Room is a simple text based adventure game written in HTML 5 that is currently taking the world, or at least Reddit, by storm. I like the idea of the game, its not fancy looking and uses technologies that work in the browser, so pretty much anybody can play it. It also means that people who fancy hacking around with it can no problem and in fact the author has packaged it given it a license to help people do just that.
The game is code is available an licensed under a Mozilla Open License, the code itself runs it can be found in this Github repository. This means its very easy to take the game and host it on your own website or change it to make your own custom version of the game if you are willing to spend the time to look through.
It looks like that up to now the game has been written by one guy, there are lots of humorous comments in the code and sometimes I found it hard to work out what went where. Once I’ve gotten a better grip on things I might do a more in depth look at editing the game. It doesn’t look to hard though and can’t wait to see what people come up with.