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Inked Review

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Posted: 2 weeks ago, last updated 12 days ago.

Author: Hannah Robertson and @GeekDadGamer.


Inked is a puzzle game where you play a sketched hero venturing into the world of ink and paper, from the perspective of the artist who drew you. With simple controls, you traverse platforms and ramps and solve a range of hand-drawn puzzles with geometric shapes. It's unusual not only for its visual style but also the metaphorical interaction between drawn and drawer on a quest to find hope.

You are given the artist's pen and the ability to add shapes to help you through puzzles. As you progress through the game you are given more shape tools to choose from. For example, you can place objects like a square block or an angled ramp to help you climb walls or cross gaps. You use the weight and the physics of the drawn-in shapes to solve some puzzles.

Inked is the story of a Nameless Hero who has lost his love, Aiko, and the story is intertwined with the artist, Adam's, life. As you embark on a journey to find Aiko, you also learn what is going on in Adam’s life through the puzzles he is drawing.

It's a unique perspective through the eyes of an artist. Not only do you delve into the world created by real-life trauma, but you glimpse the life behind the drawing: Adam's room and desk scattered with empty Chinese food boxes.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 26/04/2018, updated in 2021

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Creative, Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 8 features

Developer: @SomniumGame


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Duration: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 and a half hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 for mild violence that consists of your 2D, sketched hero trying to avoid traps and obstacles. When hit, he explodes into a puddle of ink. No injury details are shown. There is also a scene of shadowy figures on a screen, dismembering each other but as they are only silhouettes, the violence here is only implied.

Rated ESRB EVERYONE for mild language and mild fantasy violence.


Our Inked Accessibilty Review details 8 accessibility features:


Assistance: Tutorials


Reading Level: Simple Minimal Reading
Subtitles: Any spoken content has subtitles


Mouse And Keyboard: Mouse and Keys
Touchscreen: One Tap Targeted
Controller Vibration: Vibration Optional


Visibility: High Contrast Mode


Adjustable Audio: Balance Audio Levels

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