Inkulinati is an ink-based strategy straight from medieval manuscripts, where a rabbit’s bum can be deadlier than a dog's sword. Become a master of the Living Ink, build your own bestiary, defeat medieval superstars and collect perks to unleash hidden powers.
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Jan 31, 2023
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Simple. We feel that Early Access is the perfect way of making Inkulinati the best game it can be. We feel that right now we have a lot of content. We have a single-player campaign that plays differently with every run. We have other single-player modes for you to explore and we will also have a local multiplayer hot-seat mode. We have quite a few Armies, Beasts, Battlefields, Inkulinati Masters, and objects to scratch your head over and have fun with (some even explode!). However, we feel that it would be great if you, our players, could help us shape Inkulinati too. We want to collect as much feedback and as many suggestions as we can throughout the Early Access campaign so that we can create a game that both you and we will be happy with. Together, we can make Inkulinati stronger (and better and more fun)!

We also want to hear Community’s feedback and suggestions during the Early Access phase too, making sure that Inkulinati can be the best game it can be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our goal is to have the game in Early Access for approximately one year. This timeframe may be longer or substantially shorter, depending on the feedback we receive from the community.”

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

“The full version of the game will have various types of additional content, one of our top priorities being online multiplayer. During the Early Access phase, we will start by adding more Beasts, Inkulinati Masters, Battlefields, and other content into the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version of Inkulinati contains a solid experience with a lot of content and gameplay. You have a single-player campaign, local hot-seat mode, eight Inkulinati Masters, many Beasts, and Battlefields.”

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

“Probably. We will evaluate the pricing regularly as the game gains features, expands in scope and moves to beta and then final release. Big additions like the planned online multiplayer will be milestones that might warrant a moderate price increase as the game reaches full release.”

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

“We are looking forward to hearing the Community’s thoughts, feedback, and suggestions for new features and balancing. We plan to use the discussion hubs and also our Discord server to collect Community’s opinions. Any update or patch that we release will be fully transparent and include patch notes so that the Community can follow Inkulinati’s progress.”
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“A rare balance of playfulness and genuine strategic depth, plucked from the margins of history.”
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About This Game



Inkulinati is an ink-based strategy game straight from medieval manuscripts, where a rabbit’s bum can be deadlier than a dog's sword.

Take your turn in Inkulinati duels filled with unexpected tactical depth (and humour!). Embark on an ever-changing journey, build your own bestiary, defeat medieval superstars and collect perks to unleash special powers.

Become a master of the Living Ink, grab your quill and build your unique strategy time after time so that you can be named the greatest Inkulinati of all time!

INKULINATI IS INSPIRED BY REAL-LIFE MEDIEVAL MARGINALIA

700 years in the making, finally these bizarre art pieces can come alive in a video game and show that medieval people also had their “memes” and that they laughed from the same silly things that we do today. You’ll see sword-wielding rabbits, dogs with spears, trumpets lodged in bottoms, human-eating snails, and more. Much, much more…

FIGHT LIKE AN INKULINATI

Inkulinati are a legendary group who battle one another on the pages of medieval manuscripts. They fight by drawing Beasts with the Living Ink. Thanks to this magical substance, those creatures come to life and an epic battle ensues.Move your Beasts across the battlefield, perform actions on or with them, make tactical use of obstacles and collect more Living Ink to draw new Beasts which allows you to gain an advantage over your opponent.

MULTIPLE DEADLY (AND BIZARRE) BEASTS TO UNLOCK

Donkeys playing trumpets with their bottoms, bishop cats vanquishing heretics with prayers, heavy but deadly snails that eat units alive, and more. Much, much more. They all have their special skills and are waiting for your command.

SPECIAL, BATTLE TIDE-TURNING ACTIONS PERFORMED BY THE INKULINATI

It’s not just your Beasts that can cause havoc and damage. Use your fists to smash your opponent's units, draw obstacles to create barriers, relocate your units with a move of your finger, or explode your troops to create pure, pure chaos. Just remember - your opponent can do it too.

ADAPT YOUR TACTIC TO EVERY BATTLE

Each Inkulinati has its own army, with different Beasts, who in turn, have different abilities, strengths, and unfortunately, weaknesses (or fortunately - depending which side you’re on). But it’s not just the armies that can influence who will win any given duel. Each Battlefield is its own domain, with its own particular dangers that you should watch out for, and opportunities that you can use. You will have to use your wits and adapt your strategy to beat the opposing Inkulinati’s army on each specific Battlefield.

A SINGLE-PLAYER CAMPAIGN

Uncover the mystery and secrets of Inkulinati and face such opponents as Death, Dante Alighieri, and more. Go out into the world and start your adventure! Fight the biggest Inkulinati masters in the land, tame the untamed Beasts, build your ultimate army, try to bring back your Master from the clutches of death, and most importantly, finish your grand quest with the biggest party that the middle ages have ever seen! Howza!!!

CREATE AND DEVELOP YOUR OWN CHARACTER

As any aspiring Inkulinati Master, you will get to create your own Tiny-Inkulinati. During your journey you will learn the secret techniques of drawing new Beasts and Inkulinati Hand Actions, allowing you to choose the composition of your army. You can be a brave knight that has no fear and will send his loyal troops straight at his opponents. Or perhaps you would like to play with a bit more tact? In that case, you can be a nun who with the power of prayer can confuse her enemies and heal thy own servants. Those styles, and more, are waiting to be discovered and made your own. Express yourself!

EVERY BATTLE HAS ITS OWN STORY

To mark every battle in history books for all future generations to see, a procedurally generated text describes the dramatic (or hilarious) events in detail just above the battlefield.

LOCAL PVP BATTLES

Inkulinati will bring you back to the Golden Era of hot-seat mode.

System Requirements

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macOS
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 6400 or AMD equivalents
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD RX 560
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 8700 or AMD equivalents
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD RX 580
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 11 Big Sur
    • Processor: 3,2 GHz Quad Core Intel Core i5 (late 2015)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M380 2GB
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS 12 Monterey
    • Processor: Apple M1
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 7 core integrated Apple GPU
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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