Dive into the magic tomes of Vellum, a cooperative action roguelike. Discover pages of increasing power, sling ink-infused spells, and choose how your foes evolve - as a group or solo!
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Very Positive (126) - 87% of the 126 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Mar 28, 2024
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Vellum is all about discovery - both in the game itself and throughout its development. Early Access lets us invite the community into that discovery process.
As players make new connections, develop preferences, and share their stories from the game - we'll be learning, listening, and iterating on Vellum. We're confident that we'll write the best edition of Vellum, together.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect Vellum to be full-release ready by the end of 2024. That said, the appetite of the community may evolve alongside the game and shift that expected timeline.”

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

“We plan for the full version of Vellum to have a wide spectrum of Signature Inks, Tomes, Scribe Spells, Torn Bosses, Elites, and enemy upgrades.
Player progression and secondary features will also continue to grow based on community feedback. We plan to make many more discoveries along the way.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Early Access will begin with the core gameplay loops and a wide variety of content pillars, all multiplayer-ready! Early Access Player loadouts will be able to use 4 Signature Ink Colors and 8 Spells (each with many game-changing upgrades). Player progression via Bindings (difficulty modifiers), 5+ Bosses, 100+ enemy upgrades, and 8+ Tomes will also be in Early Access at launch.”

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

“We have no plans to alter pricing during and after Early Access. Based on community interest, it could be possible to see larger, paid DLC, some time after Vellum reaches full release.”

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

“We plan to have very active engagement with the community via Discord. We want to use our communication with players to help us refine and better our designs and content.

Player feedback becomes a huge part of that goal - personal stories, suggestions, questions, polls, content, and many other media all help us take stock of where the game is and where we all want to take it. With a focus on feedback tooling and open communication, we're driven to establish clear relationships between community feedback and Vellum's evolution.”
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About This Game


Vellum is a cooperative action roguelike in which players dive into magic tomes to sling inky spells, discover pages of power, and - in a fresh take - choose how their foes evolve.

Group up or go it solo in a quick, dynamic roguelike full of synergy and strategy to discover!


Draw power from your signature ink to infuse your spells with vibrant effects. Dive into the corrupted Tomes of the Illuminated Library and push back the Torn!

Carve your way through a monochromatic enemy, but YOU must determine how they grow to match your strength. Strategically choose your foes’ upgrades and spells, and write your way through the challenges of the Torn.


Band together with your fellow Scribes while shaping your inky spells into unique tools against your enemies. Strategize together to invoke group-wide boons from the Font, reshaping the Tome battlefields.

Fight your way through the echoes of familiar tales and fables as the Torn find new ways to corrupt the Tomes. Apply higher and higher Bindings to each journey and overcome even the toughest obstacles. The dreaded Torn bosses await…

Tale of Contents:

  • Swift Tales: Approachable, under 30-minute roguelike runs crafted for quick gameplay sessions for 1-4 players.
  • Scrolls of Power: Tear through enemies with over 300 powers for you and your team. All powers can be build-makers, no filler.
  • Torn Pages: With over 100 upgrades and enemy effects to choose from, only you will decide how your foes evolve throughout the course of battle.
  • The Font: Invoke unique Tome-themed powers as a team through the mystical Ink Font in combination with your individual builds.
  • Fabled Scribes: Research the power of ink between runs to infuse your Scribe with colorful signature spells and customizable talents!
  • Brutal Bindings: Increase your challenge by affixing bindings to your Tomes. Greater challenge brings greater rewards!
  • Reference Section: All the high quality literature puns you could ever desire.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6400 / AMD FX-8320
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 960 / R9 280
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-7500 / AMD Ryzen 5 1400
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1060 / R9 390
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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