Track, train, and trade elemental spirits in Glyph-Bound! An indie MMORPG inspired by Pokemon Platinum, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Old School Runescape.
All Reviews:
Mixed (12) - 66% of the 12 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 11, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Glyph-Bound is a Monster-Catching MMORPG that catches the feeling of wonder you felt playing your favourite childhood games.

Our goal is to combine the art style of older Pokemon games, the combat of Final Fantasy Tactics, and the open-world questing of Runescape to create the most immersive monster-catching experience possible with 16bit pixel art.

Releasing as an Early Access game allows us to develop the game as an indie studio and put gameplay first. We hope to see your input in our Discord community!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Glyph-Bound is being developed in stages to manage our indie funding.

Stage I - Core Online PvP (Completed) - Q3 2022
- 50 Kami Species (10 Free2Play, full 50 unlocked with the Supporter Pass)
- 70 Combat Techs
- 4 Different Battleground Types
- PvP Lobbies

Stage 2 - PvP Progression (in progress) - Q4 2022
- In-game Currency
- Inventory System & Cosmetic Unlocks
- Daily Quests
- Ranked PvP Ladder

Stage 3 - MMO Core Features (in progress) - Q1 2023
- Kami tracking and binding
- Player & Kami levelling system
- Additional combat skills
- NPC/Quest System
- Trading System

Stage 4 - MMO Release (Q3 2023)
- Completed Overworld
- Multi-stage Quest Lines
- PvE Factions
- Player Housing & Guild Castles”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of Glyph-Bound will be an open-world MMO and include PvE gameplay, in addition to PvP.

Features planned include:
- Track, Bind, and Train dozens of different Kami species
- Player Outfits and Cosmetics
- Open-world quests and activities
- Player housing and Guild castles
- Rare and Super Rare Kami variants with exotic colors

And more!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Fully working PvP combat and lobby system, including 50 Kami Families, 70 Combat Techs, and multiple types of Battlegrounds. Supporter Pass purchase is required for full access.

Most of the art for the full release has already been completed.

In-game Currency & Player Cosmetic system releasing very soon.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of Supporter Passes will increase over time as more features and content is implemented.

At full release, the game will cost roughly 3x the current price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Player feedback is critical to make great games. Join our Discord Community to have your voice heard!

Our Discord Community will vote on development priorities and enjoy routine giveaways!”
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About This Game

Glyph-Bound is a monster-catching MMORPG inspired by Pokemon, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Old School Runescape.

Our goal is to capture the wonder, exploration, and player choice that timeless classics are made of.

TRACK, TRAIN, & TRADE elemental spirits called "Kami". Each Kami species has three growth stages and different aesthetic rarities!

THREE STARTING LOCATIONS from which to begin your journey and EXPLORE THE NON-LINEAR, OPEN WORLD region of the Akitsu Isles.

TURN-BASED TACTICS influenced by Final Fantasy Tactics, Tactics Ogre, Into the Breach, Fire Emblem, and more!


Informed by Shinto religion and the concept of "Kotodama", is a key pillar in Glyph-Bound lore.

Bind Kami to elemental stones using the mystical words of power!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 SP1 or Higher
    • Processor: Intel i3+/AMD @ 2.4+ GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 400x, Intel HD 4x, AMD Radeon 7xxx +
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 220 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required to play. 1080p or 4K monitor.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 or higher
    • Processor: Intel i3+/AMD @ 2.4+ GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 400x, Intel HD 4x, AMD Radeon 7xxx +
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 220 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required to play. 1080p or 4K monitor.
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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