Update (Thu 4th Jun, 2020 15:00 BST): Thanks to more than 1,800 backers pledging their support, Inkulinati is now confirmed for Nintendo Switch. The team tells us that the game's already in a playable state, and this funding ensures a Switch release sometime after the initial PC launch planned for spring 2021.
The Kickstarter campaign still has two days left to go at the time of writing, with new targets such as the 'Unexpected Inquisition' stretch goal that features new gameplay mechanics with burning stakes, and the 'Welcome to Inferno' goal with new hell-themed maps now being set. Feel free to take a look, and learn more with our original article below.
Original Article (Thu 4th Jun, 2020 15:00 BST): Developer Yaza Games is hoping to bring its debut title Inkulinati to Nintendo Switch, with a brand new Kickstarter goal being the only hurdle in its way.
The game is a turn-based strategy title featuring animals inspired by the works of medieval illuminators, monks and scribes. Players take on the role of a Master of Living Ink, becoming part of a legendary group who battle one another on manuscripts by drawing up their own armies. Have a read:
In Inkulinati, you will play the role of a Master of Living Ink, also known as the titular Inkulinati. They 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.
For each Inkulinati Master you defeat, you will learn the inner secrets of their drawing techniques, allowing you to draw more units and build the ideal army that can take on such luminaries as: St Francis, Dante Alighieri or perhaps even Death itself! All to become the ultimate Inkulinati master.
It's an interesting take for sure, especially from an aesthetic point of view, and the game has already become quite the success on Kickstarter. It smashed its initial funding goal in just three days, now setting its sights on Switch.
You can check out the Kickstarter here to learn more and pledge your support - the team's hoping to reach $55,000 to make the Switch version a reality.
What do you think? One to keep an eye on? Let us know if you'll be pledging your support to get the game on Switch with a comment below.
Reminds me of Okami.
This is deliciously ridiculous!
And you can currently only back a potential Switch version by choosing the £25 tier. Hopefully this can be changed once the goal is met.
Looks beautiful and so fresh and creative.
This looks great! Definitely picking this up assuming it arrives on Switch
I hope this makes it to the switch. I love games which explore different art styles and reference other cultural aesthetics which arent typically used in the medium.
Darkest dungeon gameplay meets rising Lord's art style.
Too much gas humor for me. the art style is pretty cool but not the book being read piece.
Heh, another thing that sounds terrible in Italian lol
I'm afraid they'll have to rename it here 😂
Looks kinda neat, but jeez that name is awful
@clvr thanks, was about to write that.
It’s actually a hilarious name, though.
I saw this a while ago and was disappointed it wouldn’t be on Switch... That’s a nice surprise!
@Bliquid yep it is! 😂
The funny thing is that a few days ago a preview of TLOU2 popped up on PS mentioning the enemy faction "WLF" 😂😂😂😂😂
Crassness galore in a few days for us Italians lol
Sure, done!. Love the Art!. This should have started with the Switch. Seems perfect for handheld.
Also, keeping the Switch behind the $28 tier when PC can get it at $15 seems a bit wrong.
Nowhere near as impressive Art Style. But Banner of the Maid was just announced for Switch. Pretty solid Strategy RPG that works well on small screens.
Why is the donkey farting on the rabbit from a horn sticking out of its butt? 0_o
I think my favorite part of that trailer was the guy in the knight costume! It looked pretty slick, and the game itself doesn't look bad either.
@clvr That was the exact same thing I was thinking... I was wondering if it sounds so, ehm... ambiguous (?) also in other languages? Still, I don't think they'll be changing the name, at least I hope not. More italians than I though in here, anyways
@Ricube hey, another fellow compatriot! 😄
Well, honestly I don't think it's as "ambiguous" in other languages, I don't know where these guys are from but certainly they'll try to avoid this kind of wordplay? 😅
I can speak English and Spanish (other than Italian, of course), and while I'm sure the former doesn't have this problem, I think Spanish too does not, but I may be wrong.
My English is definitely way better than my Spanish 😅
Awesome!... Last time I checked they had still not made it.
I was confused if we ended up with 2 PC codes with our Switch pledge if we did not make it 🙄🤔 but all good now
This looks awesome, definitely interested now that it's confirmed for Switch.
I LOVE indie studios that do something unique in terms of art. I'm thinking Cuphead, Aviary Attorney, and stuff like this. Please, indie developers... I loved the 8 & 16 bit eras as much as anyone, but we have enough of those types of games. Do something like this... be bold and creative.
That trailer has me more than simply interested.
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