You awake to find yourself trapped in a dark room. If that weren't scary enough, there is a floating head shouting unkind things at you.
The head belongs to Australian comedian John Robertson - and he's not helping you at all.
It's all part of a new frustratingly addictive YouTube game based on a series of interactive story books. In the Create-Your-Own-Adventure books, readers pick from a list of options to influence the storyline. But Robertson's take is less child-friendly and much more insulting.
This version of the game uses YouTube's annotation feature to link players to another video that responds to their choice. Usually with cutting mockery.
Robertson is a masterful dungeon keeper, using cunning wordplay and cyclical links to frustrate the player and keep them trapped in his gloomy cell. As the game continues, Robertson becomes more outrageous, throwing a torrent of 'your mum' jokes and generally being unhelpful.
Apparently, it is possible to escape from The Dark Room, but it may be enough fun just staying to hear the unending tirade of insults.
However, although it may not be the first game on YouTube, The Dark Room is certainly the funniest.
Scoring over 298,000 plays in a month, the game doesn't directly promote anything, but it has certainly made John Robertson a few more fans.
See if you can outsmart the floating head.