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Open world, free progression hack 'n' slash! Turn into a personalized Apocalyptic Form and unleash your powers upon your foes!
A dynamic hack’n’slash with no class restrictions. Choose your path as 
you level-up and play your character the way you want! Explore this 
shattered and corrupted world to uncover its ancient secrets and hidden 
truths.
A dynamic hack’n’slash with no class restrictions. Choose your path as you level-up and play your character the way you want! Explore this shattered and corrupted world to uncover its ancient secrets and hidden truths.
11,141 backers pledged $406,979 to help bring this project to life.

Time to meet the boss!

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Hello everyone!

4000+ backers and more than 135,000 dollars! This is huge! We are now 60% funded after only 6 days on Kickstarter! We want to thank every backer again, and to take this opportunity to welcome all the new ones who have joined us over the last two days!

Today, we are making a special update about an early concept of a boss from Umbra: The mighty and Dreadful Lambach ! It will be a good way for you to discover some of our unrevealed gameplay elements, and learn a bit more about the lore of the game.

Lambach used to be an ambitious human scientist of the Republic, but his limited understanding of the world lead him to explore the land of the occult. His main interest was the secrets of life and the human body. By reading a tome of ancient knowledge and forgotten religion, he slowly discovered forbidden secrets that humans should have never been aware of.

He tried to enter in contact with unearthly entities, but he failed at every try. He pushed his research more and more, visiting the most cursed places in the world, digging into graveyards and exploring forgotten crypts to harness infernal books and artifacts.

He started to run Red Mass, practicing cannibalism, and he slowly started to lose his mind. He outcast himself from the human world only coming back to capture subjects for his experiments. 

He finally entered in contact with a Demonic Entity and signed a pact, exchanging his soul for arcane knowledge on Life and the Flesh. His exterior appearance changed completely, developing into what you can see in the concept image.

But dealing with daemons is always tricky. Lambach was overwhelmed by all the new knowledge he gained, and didn’t have the supernatural powers to exploit them and create life. He started to build unstable Flesh golems and mutated creatures that couldn’t live more than few days.

Despaired by his inability to understand the knowledge he received, he once again ran Red Mass and performed more and more acts of cannibalism, trying to reach the Daemon he had made a pact with. Unfortunately, he never managed to get an answer from him.

Today, Lambach’s body is horribly mutated by all the dark magic he used. He lives in a place called the ”Cathedral of Flesh”, a construction hidden underground where he perform his hideous experiments, and some of his monstrous creation often come up to the surface to terrorize the human population.

From a gameplay point of view, Lambach is located in a swarming pool, a mix of Blood and Water. Players will mostly have their feet in the pool, unless they move on top of the few rocks in the area. He will have several powers, including the following:

  • The area around Lambach is surrounded with cocoons of his creation. Regularly, said cocoons will open and release a mutated created that will slowly move towards Lambach. If Lambach catchs said creatures, he will regain some health.
  • Bite: Lambach bites his opponent and regains some health.
  •  Rapid Attack: Lambach rapidly strikes, performing cleaving attacks. His last attack pushes the player away.
  • Infernal Lightning: Similar to Chain Lightning. Don’t stay in the Swarming Pool when Lambach casts this spell!
  • Swarming pool summoning: Lambach puts his hand in the ground and the swarming pool starts to boil. Mutated creatures come out from the ground and attack you. During this time, players standing in the pool take damage from the heat. There will be an option for players to try and empty the swarming pool to release its liquid and cancel the Swarming Pool Summoning.

What do you think of this first look at one of the deadly creatures of Umbra? Let us know in the comments!

 And before we go, it's once again time to talk about some of our indie friends who have live Kickstarter campaigns and who could use your support!

First up is Dungeon Dice: COLOSSEUM from Potluck Games. Dungeon Dice is an all-dice game of bashing monsters and finding treasure. Everything from monsters to weapons, armor, potions, and even levels are represented with dice. Backers who pledge for the campaign can help to fund this expansion for Dungeon Dice. They're also 60% funded (just like us!) and are waiting for your pledge!

The second project for today is Das Tal - PvP Sandbox MMO from Fairytale Distillery. Das Tal is the world’s first Open World Battle Arena. It is the love-child of a Sandbox MMORPG and a fast-paced PvP Arena. Our goal is to make MMOs fun again for PvP fans. No more grind. No more pay-to-win. No more tab-targeting. We are creating a game designed to be compatible with the busy life of an adult gamer. Das Tal is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is a buy-to-play game. No subscriptions, no hidden costs, nothing! Give it a look and don't forget to give them a push so they can make it to their goal!

Thomas Kranz, Tracey Craig, and 30 more people like this update.

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    1. Game kNight on

      I can't wait to kill this guy! He seems like a horrible.. Person.... Thing! Everything is so well thought out! Spread the word people, 4175 tweets go a long way!

    2. Dark_Ansem on

      @Yvan
      absolutely true.

    3. Yvan on

      You just earned 20$ from. Lovely work you got there :) I would just give you some advice. Always work with the community, because we are the ones you want to impress

    4. Luis Eduardo Aragón Osorio on

      OMFG i am so happy thank you for this epic game i cant wait more xD greetings from cali colombia latin america your game have a big impact in the gamer world :D nice.

    5. hoofhearted4 on

      Love this update. I can't believe through all this i never even considered bosses Haha. I love the whole "was once a human" concept. It's one of the things I loved about Demon's Souls. Most of the bosses were Knights or soldiers or something before they were possessed. Love this!

    6. EripmaV on

      The RealCuran - the game's text will be in English by a professional translator, I wouldn't worry. One slight discrepancy in an update translation shouldn't worry you:)

    7. TheRealCuran on

      @Dark_Ansem: No, the updates aren't that important (though it would be great). But since I've seen expressions like the one I pointed out all over the description and the updates, I'm beginning to worry about the quality of the text in the game.

    8. Dark_Ansem on

      @TheRealCuran
      I am qualified as a native speaker by the European Framework.. it's just a style :P do you believe proofreading updates to be super important?

    9. TheRealCuran on

      Nice update! I really like, that you seem to be building your own world and not just cobble together bits and pieces from various mythologies.

      On a side note, I'd like to request, that you get a native English speaker to look over your texts. I'm pretty sure somebody from the community would be willing to help out. At least promise, you have a native speaker read all the lines in the game, because things like "entered in contact" really breaks the flow of the sentence (you were likely looking for "contacted" or "managed to contact").

    10. CDQUINT on

      Me gusta mucho como hacen que los poderes elementales de los jefes también tienen en cuenta el escenario y habrá que estar atento a no estar en la piscina cuando lance rayos o la haga hervir. El tema de que te muerda y se cure un poco o que si llegan sus creaciones a el se las coma y le den vida también me parece espléndido. suena a enfrentamiento épico.

      traduzco con Google translator

      I really like make the elemental powers of the heads also consider the stage and will have to be careful not to be in the pool when it launches lightning or bring to a boil. The theme bite you and heal a little or if they get their creations to the eats them and give life also seems splendid. It sounds epic showdown.

    11. matheod on

      Nice story behind the boss !

    12. SolarFall Games Creator on

      Red Mass is a bloody ritual including human sacrifice and cannibalism... Yummy :p

    13. CDQUINT on

      Awesome. I love the ideas you have. great. for real.

    14. Tracey Craig
      Superbacker
      on

      Mmmm Das Tal huh? I remember voting them on Square Enix Collective. I like their Buy to play model i hope it is successful and we see an end to subscription models.

      Anyhow let's get Umbra to 80% in 24 hours :P

    15. Dark_Ansem on

      Well... it certainly is interesting. You need to explain what you mean by "Red Mass".
      I especially appreciate the custom boss battle mechanic, I hope we will see many more of those!