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Inscryption Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 5 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Inscryption starts as a card-based adventure where you build a deck of cards to take on adventures and battles. To this, it adds escape-room style puzzles, both in the card game and in the room in which you are playing. The result is a psychological horror that slowly reveals bloody secrets inscribed on the cards.

Made by the creator of Pony Island, this has the same third-wall breaking play. You are never quite sure what is the card game and what is the wider world in which are playing. Solve lock combinations, access writing bureaus, deal with buried artefacts. The challenges soon start to mount up as you unlock the secrets lurking behind the walls of Leshy's cabin and embark on an unexpected and deeply disturbing odyssey.

As you progress you acquire a deck of woodland creature cards that grow in power. Obtaining these cards however, require more than luck and judgement. Your character in the game is called to perform surgery and self-mutilation.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 19/10/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Puzzle and Turn-Based

Developer: D Mullins Games (@DMullinsGames)


Players: This is a single player game.


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

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Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Inscryption Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@DMullinsGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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