Fishing Cactus
Based in Mons, Belgium

Release date:

PC, Mac, Linux


Regular Price:

14.99 €


Epistory is an atmospheric adventure typing game that tells the story of a writer lacking inspiration who asks her muse to help write her latest book.

In Epistory you play the muse, a fictional character in a world where everything is untold. Your adventure begins on a blank page, but the world will soon become larger and livelier as you gather inspiration, solve its mysteries and defeat its enemies. From movement to opening chests and fighting in epic battles, every element in the game is controlled exclusively with the keyboard.

As you progress and explore the fantasy origami world, the story literally unfolds in the writer’s mind and the mysteries of the magic power of the words are revealed.


After years of collaborating with various publishers, Fishing Cactus studio decided to choose the elite amongst them to work on an in house production. Hustling all the habits of the studio on their way, this team won’t be afraid to create the kind of game we always dreamed of but never had the means to do. Meanwhile, 25 souls sacrifice themselves on “Pay the Bills” projects for the common good. Will they succeed in their mission? I don’t know, I am just a cool movie voice over in your head!


  • Explore a beautiful paper craft world: play as the muse riding a giant three tailed fox, lost in a fantasy 3D world
  • More than just typing: solve mysterious puzzles, unlock magic powers and defeat enemies in adrenaline pumping epic combats
  • A writer’s block? Collect fragments and inspirations points to unfold the story as you explore the origami world in the writer’s head. But there is more to the story than meets the eye…
  • All in keyboard: from movements, combats to even menus, control everything with a keyboard
  • Adaptive difficulty: if your hands fly around the keyboard or if you are a slow typist, the game features a dynamic difficulty system that evolves to fit each players’ skill set
  • Competitive Arena Mode: challenge other players for the top spot in the arena leaderboards
  • Play in your own language: game texts are localized in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Polish with voice overs in English. The game supports several keyboard layouts (QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, BEPO, Dvorak, Workman and Colemak)


Epistory Release Trailer YouTube

Awards & Recognition

    • "Creative PLAY" IGP Paris, 2015
    • "Honorable Mention in Visual Art" IGF, 2016
    • "Honorable Mention in Best Art" Belgian Game Awards, 2016
    • "Innocation Award" Belgian Game Awards, 2016

    Selected Articles

      • "a really sweet, superbly atmospheric action RPG where all the controls are on your keyboard."
        - John Walker, Rock Paper Shotgun
      • "An original and very well developed idea gives birth to a fascinating, entertaining and quite challenging adventure."
        - Andrea Maderna, IGN Italy
      • "The keyboard is your mightiest weapon in Epistory."
        - Mike Fahey, Kotaku
      • "Epistory – Typing Chronicles is differentiating itself with regards to gameplay mechanics and visuals."
        - Marcus Estrada, HardcoreGamer
      • "Epistory's strength is that it’s a great way to get calm and zone-out."
        - Patrick Lathan, GamersNexus
      • "An action/adventure game in a charming world that can't be missed."
        - , jeuxvideo.com
      • "One of the best surprises of Gamescom."
        - Miguel Tomar Nogueira, Rubber Chicken Games
      • "Epistory: Typing Chronicles ist total einfach erklärt. Man tue Tearaway und das Bonus-Tippspiel vom originalen Crimsonland in einen Mixer, fertig."
        - Paul Rubah, dailydpad.de
      • "Epistory a quelque chose de magique."
        - Vasquaal, gamesidestory.com

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      About Fishing Cactus

      Fishing Cactus is a privately held company of 32 game developers located in Mons, Belgium that was established by four industry veterans in 2009. With a core team which combines 30 years experience and 35 titles under its belt, Fishing Cactus creates compelling and high quality games tailored towards digital distribution platforms.

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      Epistory - Typing Chronicles Credits

      Fishing Cactus

      David Bailly
      Game Designer

      Thibaut "Thibz" Hanson

      Benjamin "RYan" Lucas
      3D Artist

      Amandine Flahaut
      2D Artist

      Joseph J Clark

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