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Tactical Strategy Inkulinati Gets a Major Update

Written by Marcello TBL

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Developer Yaza Games and Publisher Daedalic Entertainment are thrilled to announce the release of the second major update for Inkulinati. This medieval strategy game strikes a balance between playfulness and unforgiving challenges. This update, driven by player feedback, brings exciting additions such as new Beasts, talents, a battle type, and various gameplay improvements.

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To celebrate the update, Inkulinati will be available at a 30% discount as part of Steam Midweek Madness from June 5th to June 8th. The update is now live on Xbox One and Series X|S through Xbox Game Preview and Game Pass, as well as on PC and Mac through Steam Early Access, GOG Early Access, and the Microsoft Store (PC only).

Inkulinati may seem lighthearted and whimsical, but players have discovered its true complexity as a challenging strategy game. Yaza Games has actively listened to player feedback and incorporated their requests into the second major update. Highlights of the update include new Beasts, a new battle type called Beast Lairs, a Faculty System for specialized strategies, and various gameplay updates to enhance challenge and replayability.

After centuries in the making, Inkulinati is now available in early access on PC and Xbox Game Preview. Stay up to date with the game on Yaza Games’ website and share your Early Access feedback on Twitter and Discord. Below is an overview of the game via Steam and gameplay first look.

ABOUT THIS GAME

  • Turn-based combat that will test even the most hardened strategist
  • Inspired by real-life medieval marginalia
  • Single-player campaign that changes every time you play
  • Local PvP mode
  • Easy mode for those that want a more forgiving experience

Inkulinati is a turn-based strategy straight from medieval manuscripts, where a rabbit’s bum can be deadlier than a dog’s sword. Draw your army of Beasts, use your tactical guile, defeat medieval superstars and collect perks to unleash hidden powers.

Take your turn in Inkulinati duels filled with tactical depth (and humour!). Embark on an ever-changing journey, build your own bestiary, defeat medieval superstars and collect perks to unleash special powers. Being a master of the quill isn’t easy, so make sure you’re focused and plan every move wisely.

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…

A GAME IN WHICH CUTE RABBITS WILL KICK YOUR BEHIND

Don’t let the looks fool you. Sure, the rabbits are cute, the dogs look friendly, and the donkey with a trumpet in his bottom looks hilarious. However, as soon as you place your hand and quill on the Battlefield, the frivolity ends and the challenge begins. Inkulinati is a game of nuance and brain-sizzling challenge that will test even the most hardened strategists.For those that just want to experience the story and laugh out loud without too many repercussions, there is the Easy mode to play.

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 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 the 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 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!

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.

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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.