Inkulinati is a turn-based strategy game 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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Release Date:
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.”

“Inkulinati feels quite bountiful even as an early access release, and it's a robust experience to boot, with no glitches of note”
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“Inkulinati is an incredibly ambitious take on the tactics genre, with enough content even in its early access form to keep you playing for months”

About This Game


Inkulinati is a turn-based strategy game inspired by medieval manuscripts. Draw your army of Beasts, and spill the ink of your enemy, defeat medieval superstars and collect perks to unleash hidden powers. Being a master of the quill isn’t easy, so make sure you’re focused and plan every move wisely. Embark on your journey and become the greatest Inkulinati of all time!

Don’t let the looks fool you. Inkulinati is a game of nuance and brain-sizzling challenge that will test even the most hardened strategists. And as every hardened armchair general knows, it all starts with your units, which we call Beasts. There are multiple deadly (and bizarre) Beasts to unlock. They all have their special individual skills, as well as class-specific abilities causing different effects. And when these Beasts work in unison, a symphony of destruction, death, until the literal apocalypse will endure.

It’s not just your Beasts that can cause havoc and damage. There are special, battle tide-turning actions performed by the Inkulinati Masters themselves - such as yourself! Use your unique Hand Actions 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. And to keep it more interesting, each Inkulinati Master can have their own set of Talents too that can help win the battle.

But wait, there’s more. You will need to adapt your tactics to every battle. Each Battlefield is its own domain, with its own particular dangers that you should watch out for, and opportunities that you can use. Look out for objects that are scattered all over the Battlefields, such as exploding Pots of Beans, travelling Hell’s Maws, Clouds of Blessings, and use them to your advantage.

And just when you think you have a handle on the battle, an Apocalyptic event can come in and flip all of your plans upside down. We’re talking fires, plagues, and the Memento Mori itself. However, when all hope is lost and you’re on the ropes, an Apocalypse might be just what you need to turn the tide in your favour.

There are different difficulty levels to choose from depending on your cunningand know-how, so even younglings will be Inkulinati-Masters in due time. And for those that want to know the ins and outs, you can learn how to master it all in our Academy mode, where we teach you step-by-step all the nuances to win every battle.

Uncover the mystery and secrets of the Inkulinati and face such opponents as Hildegard, 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!

The best adventures are those of your own. In Journey mode you will create and develop your own character. As any aspiring Inkulinati Master, you will get to create your own Inkulinati character. 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 or 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!

On your journey you won’t just battle against other Inkulinati Masters. You will face untamed Wild Beasts, go against Beast Lairs, meet interesting characters such Bards and talking Geese, visit shops, scriptoriums, and loads more. It is one heck of an adventure!

Inkulinati will bring you back to the Golden Era of hot-seat mode. Face your friends, family, or foes, and decide who is the greatest Inkulinati Master in the house!

Choose your Army, Talents, Inkulianti Master, the Battlefield, and other criteria and options, and face a battle that will be remembered for the ages.

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…

System Requirements

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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