Inkbound: A Fascinating Roguelike With Depth

Rather than worrying about cards here though, Inkbound puts you in a world of books and magical stories. It’s set in the Atheneum, which is a magical thing that contains every story ever written, so it’s like the Internet, but infinitely better in most respects. You then go through portals to fight off evils, via an interesting mix of real-time and turn-based battles, and get stronger as you do so.

You move in real time to figure out how to use your attacks and what to do, and then end your turn to let everything else take effect. It’s fun, and it means that there’s always more you can do to get better at the game outside of just learning what all of the abilities are. There are multiple character types too, so you can mess around to find the one you like the most.

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