New game from Monster Train Dev is Coming On May

Written by Marcello TBL


Monster Train Indie developer and publisher Shiny Shoe has announced that their new co-op roguelike RPG, Inkbound, will be officially released for PC this coming May. The game will have an Early Access release on Steam, starting May 22nd, for $20.

Inkbound RPG

Inkbound takes the best aspects of Shiny Shoe’s award-winning title, Monster Train, to create a world where stories come to life. In Inkbound, an unknown force begins to unbind these stories and the worlds they create, and it’s up to you and your friends to protect them. With procedurally generated runs, Inkbound offers a unique gameplay experience where players must weigh the risks of one path versus the potential rewards of others.

The game also features exciting ability bindings, powerful forgotten memories, and loot from legends to become the Inkbound hero. Shiny Shoe promises to make Inkbound a living game, with changing storylines and combat on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis. With a release date set for May 2023, gamers can soon discover the magical Atheneum and the infinite worlds contained within to protect it and become the fabled Inkbound.

Below Inkbound overview via Steam and latest Trailer


Inkbound is a fluid turn-based roguelike that brings the best aspects of Shiny Shoe’s award-winning title, Monster Train, to an online world where the whimsical and dangerous magic of the written word comes to life.

Inkbound requires an internet connection in order to play.


Outside of combat, players move freely like an action game. Within the unique turn-based combat system players move freely, act simultaneously in multiplayer, and can rapidly utilize abilities. Go fast when the decisions are easy, go slow when the threat amps up and you need to strategize more deeply. It’s the best of both worlds.


The magical Atheneum contains all stories ever written. Each book becomes a portal to another world where you will face unique threats. Inkbound’s universe will continue to expand over time with new books, characters to meet, and challenges to overcome.


Explore a varied set of character classes while adapting your strategy during runs to craft powerful builds. With draftable abilities, ability upgrades, and hundreds of items to find there are many possible ways to play.


The Atheneum acts as a social hub where players can meet with friends and strangers to party up into groups of up to four. Take on challenges as a team and strategize together to determine the most synergistic builds.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.