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 Bá, 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.”
‘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.