A still from the videogame Inscryption. It depicts a spooky looking card game laid out on a table opposite an ominous opponent.
A still from the videogame Inscryption. It depicts a spooky looking card game laid out on a table opposite an ominous opponent.
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Inscryption (2021) Devolver Digital

ACMI presents

Inscryption

Daniel Mullins | Canada |
Videogame

This event has ended and tickets are no longer available.

Have you ever wanted to live through an urban legend? How about play through one?

"A beautifully cursed creation"

Brendan Caldwell, Rock Paper Shotgun

If you have had Inscryption recommended to you before, you've probably heard two things: that this five-time-IGF-nominated deckbuilder is incredibly good, and that you shouldn't read anything about it before you play it. It's a philosophy that ACMI's Gamers Club host also subscribes to, which poses a particular challenge when writing this page.

On its face, Inscryption is a deckbuilding roguelike that asks its players to build and refine a deck through sacrifice, adventure and risk. If this was all Inscryption was (and the recently released Kaycee's mod offers an infinite version of this mechanic), the game would be atmospheric, thrilling and fun. But, as fans of solo developer Daniel Mullins might predict, Inscryption gets so much weirder than that.

Through its maze of narrative and gameplay twists and turns, Inscryption draws its players into a dark, tangled, metatextual mystery that has all the thrill of a Goosebumps story. Despite its mild horror elements, the atmosphere stays firmly in the camp of spooky, never venturing too far into scary territory. Come along and see for yourself what the buzz is about – if you dare.

Inscryption is available on PC.

"The less I say, the better."

Anthony Mann, ZTGD

When

Where

The Women & Non Binary Gamers Club will take place online on Zoom.

Register by 5pm on Tue 8 March 2022 and details for the club will be emailed to you.

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What to expect

For the first 20 minutes we will live stream gameplay with commentary. Then it's time to chat about the game of the month, however if conversation just isn't for you then you're welcome to listen or contribute via the chat.

You don’t need to have played the game to attend. 

Who

In order to create a safe space for under-represented people in the world of videogames, this club is exclusively for women, gender-non-conforming, trans and non-binary folks.

Read our Community Code of Conduct

About our host

Jini Maxwell

Jini Maxwell is ACMI's assistant curator, games club host, and an award-winning videogames journalist. They write about videogames and the people who make them. Follow them on Twitter.

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Community Code of Conduct

Everyone participating in an ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club event — including, but not limited to the meets, clubs and talks — is required to agree to the following code of conduct. This includes all attendees, speakers, performers, patrons, and volunteers.

ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club will enforce this code during its events and throughout the year. We expect cooperation from everyone to ensure a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment.

The condensed version

ACMI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not appropriate in the ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club community, in person or online. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and premises, as well as all future events without a refund at the discretion of ACMI.

The less condensed version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Exception: discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria:

— It is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists
— It is presented in a respectful manner
— Attendees are respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand.

This exception specifically does not allow use of gratuitous sexual images as attention-getting devices or unnecessary examples.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are required to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behaviour, ACMI may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately expelling the offender with no refund.

Reporting and enforcement

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club team member immediately. If you can’t or don’t wish to speak in person, or prefer to talk privately or electronically, contact us via gamerclub@acmi.net.au.  

All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.

With thanks

This document was based on the work of XOXO Festival, JSConf, Geek Feminism, confcodeofconduct.com, and inspired by resources provided by Ashe Dryden.

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.