Three-act indie horror game Inscription is full of secrets and lore, weaving a complicated story that goes deeper than the game itself.
Players are dragged into the campaign of a mysterious Game Master and must survive long enough to try and escape the cabin in Inscription, which at first appears to be a simple but intriguing horror deck builder.
The inscription is a strange tabletop game, but as the game progresses, it becomes clear that something far more horrifying lies hidden deep beneath the data. As Inscription’s twists and turns continue, players are left with even more questions unanswered than when they began.
The plot of Inscription, which is divided into three acts and encompasses a wide range of genres, deepens with each new section of gameplay.
There are also found footage videos that follow the story of Luke Carder, who discovered and played the mysterious game for his Youtube channel, which is also interrupted by each act. Inscryption’s hidden secrets only become more elusive as players piece together the story, and the true nature of the mysterious OLD DATA remains a mystery throughout.
When Inscription’s ARG was first released, players began decoding the codes and clues hidden within the game, leading to an even more complicated meta-narrative that is still unsolved to this day.
As far as I can tell, this ARG is primarily focused on deciphering the Karnoffel Code, and several real-life floppy discs are involved in the quest. Inscryption’s connection to OLD DATA is not explained in the ARG either, leaving players to speculate about how all of the pieces of this elaborate puzzle game fit together.