Inscryption announced, from the creator of Pony Island

Daniel Mullins has made a name for himself by producing unique games with dark atmospheres, which end up being far more than they seem at first. There’s quite a fan base around the legendary Pony Island, one of my personal favorite indie games of all time. His follow-up, The Hex, begins as an exploration of video game genres, but becomes so much more. Now, Mullins has announced his next project, Inscryption.


The Steam page for the game, coming out in 2021, describes it this way: “Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards…” Knowing the creator’s history, I’m sure there’s even more to it than that. If you want to get a taste of what to expect, a trailer launched today:

Inscryption arrives on Steam in 2021. And if you still haven’t played Pony Island, I implore you to correct that mistake.