Entrant 2024

Shiny Shoe


Inkbound is a fluid turn-based roguelike that brings the best aspects of Shiny Shoe's award-winning title, Monster Train, to an online world where the whimsical and dangerous magic of the written word comes to life.

Explore a varied set of character classes while adapting your strategy during runs to craft powerful builds. With draftable abilities, ability upgrades, and hundreds of items to find there are many possible ways to play.

The Atheneum acts as a social hub where players can meet with friends and strangers to party up into groups of up to four for co-op play. Play solo or take on challenges as a team and strategize together to determine the most synergistic builds.