Text-based RPG A Dark Room has been removed from the US Switch eShop for the time being, presumably due to the code editor hidden inside the game.
The revelation came after the game’s developer, Amir Rajan, posted on Mastodon about the easter egg:
Rajan even demonstrates how the code editor works in the thread, along with several encouragements for people to “go build cool stuff on the device.” Along with another user, Rajan also addressed concerns about using the code editor to exploit the system:
For now, it seems that A Dark Room is only gone in the US eShop. A quick search of the UK and Germany eShop pages show that the game is still available in other regions. It released digitally on April 12 for $6.99 / €6,99.
About A Dark Room
A Dark Room is an innovative text-based adventure that harkens back to the magic of Zork, adding a modern spin on a classic genre and time in gaming.
It challenges the player’s perceptions, actions and imagination. Visually clean, A Dark Room presents text and cues with limited visual flourishes, but the experience that takes shape is full of depth and environmental storytelling. Audio is also important, portraying a dark world that the player can only imagine.
It is a game that draws players in, allowing them to perceive the intriguing world in their own way. What starts as a dark room with limited interactive options evolves into a complex story and resource management challenge.