Rare Gems of Crowdfunding: Umbra
Developer: SolarFall Games
In my endless search for new interesting concepts to show during our live streams, Umbra jumped out at me. This is a new open world, progression based hack 'n' slash title allows you to take on an Apocalyptic Form and unleash total mayhem on your foes.
You play the role of a former officer of the army in the Human Republic who is forced to flee the death penalty because of their use of magic powers they unwillingly developed. Now you are hunted, by both human and monster. A mysterious group of Templars recruits you as you begin an epic adventure fighting inhuman, mutated monsters and discover a terrible secret about the extinguishing of mankind.
Umbra aims to provide many classic features such as an open world, exploration and experimentation, free form character development, crafting, housing, a destructible environment, and a metric ton of loot. This is sure to be one of the more successful titles to come out of the crowdfunding scene.
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About the Author
Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Benjamin founded the Gaiscioch Social Gaming Community in 2001 and has since been the founder & activities director for this well known community. His role has gone beyond just running the Gaming Community and now includes running the Athletics Program in Portland, Oregon, as well as acting as the Managing Editor of the Gaiscioch Magazine, and is the Lead Producer on the Gaiscioch Livestream Productions. Additionally he networks with game developers to form relationships between Gaiscioch and development studios.
His experience in publishing dates back to helping his Grandparents who operated a printing press for over 40 years. In high school and college Benjamin excelled in journalism and played an active part in the school newspaper. Benjamin currently works full time as the director of technology for a franchise trade publication & education company.