The Umbrella Academy Card Game Kickstarter campaign hitss 100 per cent funding within one hour of going live

A Kickstarter campaign to launch a new card game based on the hit comic-series-turned Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy has sailed past its crowdfunding goal and is now on track to hit £200,000 in pledges.

Developed in partnership between Dark Horse Comics and Studio71 Games, the new games aims to bring the fantastical and dysfunctional world of The Umbrella Academy to life in the living room. The project hit its goal of £22,000 within one hour of going live on the Kickstarter platform earlier this month.

Speaking of the game’s development, Gerard Way and Gabriel , creators of The Umbrella Academy comic series, said: “We are thrilled with the continued fan response and reception to The Umbrella Academy. Our love for these stories and characters is what makes us excited for you all to get to experience them firsthand with the Studio71 Umbrella Academy Card Game.”

The game brings together your favourite seven siblings to defeat hordes of villains in cooperative battle. Play as Five, Séance, Space Boy, The Rumor, The Horror, The Kraken, or Vanya, each with their own unique powers. These abilities give players a powerful strategy to follow during the game.
Players will battle deadly villains like Carmichael, Dr. Terminal, Perseus X and Medusa, Hazel & Cha Cha, and more. Based on the number of players, shuffle and place the indicated number of villain cards in the middle of the play area, face down. Those villains will use villain attack cards to battle against the siblings.

‘An Umbrella Academy game would be nothing without a little dysfunction, brothers will fight, there will be confrontation, hopelessness, you might even hit rock bottom,’ reads the game’s description. ‘Throughout the game, dysfunctional family cards bring the comic themes to life and affect each round. The siblings are victorious when all the villain cards are defeated, but if the villains overwhelm the siblings the world will be destroyed.’

The Umbrella Academy Card Game Kickstarter campaign is still active and can be viewed here.

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