As an Inkslinger at Brassknee's renowned Wordshop, it's your job to write letters for the citizens of Isle Shammer. But through the veil of work lies forgotten trauma. A voice begins to speak to you in recurring daydreams, telling you about your tragic past in Nomania.
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Positive (16) - 93% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 8, 2021
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“A unique experience.”
PC Gamer

“[Inkslinger] understands the horrific potential of language, its capacity to evoke terrifying and hopefully alien situations that live in the mind long after the words have finished.”
VICE

“Inkslinger has an indisputable understanding of how language and words can have devastating effects”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game



Inkslinger is a 40-60 minutes, story-driven, Romancepunk tragedy with typing-game mechanics and multiple endings.

YOU NEED TO WRITE

You play as an inkslinger, which is both a profession and a race. Your job is to help formulate the letters and speeches of your Isle Shammer clientele. Else, you start to wither; your inkveins becoming stiff, your body rigid.

SO YOU WRITE FOR YOUR CLIENTS

One after the other, the eccentric inhabitants of Isle Shammer visit your desk at the Wordshop. You have to find the right approach to each paragraph of their letters, depending on the clues they give you. At our desk, you'll meet:
    · Tetherheart, a mother whose son never gets back to her.
    · Smoothie, a young cointaker for a fishmonger by the Waterbed. She needs a poem written for a boy she slapped for calling her a damp oyster.
    · Humstrum, a beguiling musician.
    · And several others, making your inkveins thrive or wither!

BUT SOMEONE IS TRYING TO REACH YOU

Sometimes, however, these client encounters stir up vivid daydreams. You enter a trance in which a mysterious boy tells you about your past. Piece by piece, a timeline slowly forms, telling you about the tragic events that led you to Isle Shammer.

But who is this boy to you? And what can he tell you about your past?

WHAT'S THE CHALLENGE?

All types of players can play Inkslinger. To stimulate newcomers and experienced players alike, Inkslinger doesn't challenge you motorically but cognitively. This game doesn't care about how fast you are but how deeply you connect with your clients through your semantic understanding.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

INKSLINGER contains written descriptions of violence.

While there are no visual depictions of the acts, these gameplay segments are written and designed to be evocative.

System Requirements

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macOS
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 1,5 GHz AMD A4-5000 APU
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 8330
    • Storage: 253 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 10.12 Sierra
    • Processor: 2,4 GHz Dual Core i5
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris 1536
    • Storage: 253 MB available space

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