Turn-based strategy game Howl, aka Into The Breach as an illuminated manuscript, is out now

If you happen to be a medieval monk illustrator trapped in the body of a modern videogames enthusiast, you might like Howl, a turn-based strategy game from Lion Song and Flower Collectors studio Mi’pu’mi Games. It’s powered by what the developers are calling “living ink”, an art style that fills in each papery map as you play.

The game certainly looks arresting: your cursor is a quill, the HUD is a collection of smaller parchment scraps, and the terrain is a slowly brightening wash of swirling colours, leaking beyond the outlines of trees and buildings. Lovely stuff. And what’s more, you get to beat up a bunch of wolves.

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