Inkulinati is a turn-based strategy game about illuminated animal battles full of eccentric humour.

In Inkulinati you take on the role of a medieval illuminator, who uses the Living Ink to paint and command an army of creatures in order to defeat numerous opponents and become the Master Illuminator.

Key features

  • Unique setting. Medieval marginalia are the source of endless inspiration, amazing creativity and a tint of madness.
  • Turn-based strategy bursting with eccentric humour. Besides attacking you can sing, bark, purr or play the trumpet with your bum - all to take advantage of your opponent.
  • Special actions performed by the illuminator. Use your fists to smash your opponent's troops, draw obstacles or relocate your units.
  • Living Ink. The most important resource in the game, left by defeated troops. Collect it and be sure to paint reinforcements for your army.
  • Campaign. In the campaign mode, the player will face AI-controlled adepts of illumination, who stand in the way of becoming the Master Illuminator and entering the final duel with Death herself.
  • Character development. Earn experience points with each duel to upgrade your workshop, unlock new units and actions for the illuminator’s hands.
  • Creating a story. With each battle, a story is written to celebrate all epic deeds that happened on the battlefield. You can see the story coming to life and filling the empty spaces of the manuscript.
  • Turn-based battles in hot-seat, singleplayer or online multiplayer modes.
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Hello future Master Illuminators,

Since many of you wanted to see more frequent updates about the delicious stuff we got cooking for you, we’d love to give you a sneak peek about what’s currently going on.

First, we are excited to announce that we finally moved on to our new office (actually it’s the first one). We got new furniture such as desks, chairs, computers… but the most important one being: the kettle. Now we can enjoy working while drinking a nice cup of tea.

Next up - we have two new unit references for you! That of the Bishop cat and the Great Snail. As we’ve mentioned before, Inkulinati is based on marginalia found in medieval manuscripts. All of our characters are inspired by real-life medieval doodles. Yes, they are figments of the imagination of people long gone.

Let’s start with the cat. Contrary to popular belief, the cat in the Middle Ages was NOT a demonic animal. They were highly respected because they would hunt mice. In fairy tales, a cat appeared as a cunning mouse bishop who devoured his faithful. They were associated with 'cat' music and quite often they had an instrument. And in the bestiary, cats notoriously licked their bottoms (or “Eye of Sauron”- anyone that has a cat which wakes them up in the morning, probably knows what I am talking about. Thanks Wesley…)!

references unit Cat

And now, to our Great Snail. During the 13th and 14th century it was common to see in manuscripts of that time a brave and shining knight facing a snail. As opposed to the cat, people don’t have a clue what the snail could represent. There are theories, but no clinical facts. If you are interested in those theories, you can check the link right here: Medieval Marginalia: Why Are There So Many Snails In Medieval Manuscripts?

references unit Snail 1

If you liked what we’ve shown you today, leave a comment/question/anything at all down below. And if you want to see more of Inkulinati, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

And please, if you like what you saw, and you think Inkulinati might be just what you are after, add us to your Steam Wishlist.

EGX Berlin, RPS Stream, and a New Fresh Store

EGX Berlin, RPS Stream, and a New Fresh Store


A quick update on what we were up to in the month of November.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants + New Gifs

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants + New Gifs


We all have to give credit where credit is due. And for us, that credit goes 100's of years into the past. Today, we want to show you the inspirations...

New Look, New Award, and a New Unit

New Look, New Award, and a New Unit


With July now almost over, we take a look back at our latest changes. We've implemented a new UI, we have a new unit, and we've won an award.

What is Inkulinati, and Our Great Polish Adventure of 2019

What is Inkulinati, and Our Great Polish Adventure of 2019


For our first post, we want to show you what our game is, and tell you about our time at Pixel Heaven and Digital Dragons gaming events.

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