Deckbuilding? Roguelike? Horror? That's all you had to say!
Inscryption sounds like a combination of all of indie gaming's biggest buzzwords right now, but our time with the demo assured us that this game is wholly original. Just from the start menu alone, you get a sense of atmosphere and tone with fuzzy VHS artifacts and low-framerate animations. Once you begin the demo, you are greeted by your unnamed, mysterious captor and game master.
The goal? Escape his clutches and the cabin you find yourself in by participating in a simple yet engaging card game filled with sacrifices and talking rodents. You progress through the map like a roguelike title with branching paths filled with rewards and compromises as you continue to win games. The entire time, the game's spooky narrator is filling you in on new and fun mechanics that weave gameplay and story masterfully.
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