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Over two hundred years ago, the five heroes defeated the god of darkness; Ragnarok, in a climactic struggle for the fate of the world. Banished back to the realm of darkness known as the Abyss, the threat of the evil god had finally been put to rest once and for all...or so they thought.

Umbral Soul follows the story of Ragnarok’s loyal servant, Pandora, who joins her master in a quest to conquer the world and reclaim his lost power. In order to shroud the world in eternal darkness, they will have to find and recruit new allies, build an army of powerful monsters, and raise a force strong enough to crush anyone who dares to oppose them. Heroes, generals and rival overlords all stand against them. Do you have the power to make the world yours?



Pandora
A powerful dark sorceress with the ability to call forth monsters from the Abyss and enslave them to her will. Her burning hatred for the world and its people leads her to follow Ragnarok with unwavering loyalty.

Ragnarok
The god of darkness, who seeks dominion over the human realm. Once an extremely powerful being in the form of a monstrous demon, he has now been reduced to a mere soul. He wishes to plunge the entirety of the human realm into darkness, in part out of spite for his counterpart; the goddess of light, Lumielle.

Lanith
Beautiful, deadly, and self absorbed to a tee, Lanith is a succubus with a never ending hunger for the lifeforce of men. Having served under Pandora since she was only a child, she has a knack for getting under her skin, and does so whenever the opportunity arises.

Damien
A deeply twisted and sadistic young man, Damien loves nothing more than manipulating others and watching them squirm. While he has kept his true nature a secret, Ragnarok’s uprising marks the perfect opportunity for him to cut loose and have some fun...by killing as many enemies as possible.

Azrielle
The lord of all demons, who is fiercely loyal to Ragnarok and possesses an extreme, seething hatred for humanity. After failing to aid his master in conquering the world the first time, he has no intention of repeating the same mistakes again.




•A character driven storyline filled with unlockable side-stories

•Moving battle backgrounds for more organic battles

•Over 100 custom attack animations

•Custom sound effects

•More than 10 recruitable monsters and demons

•Engaging, story-driven sidequests

•Enhance your monsters with Darkness Points, evolving them into new and terrible forms

•Teleport to and from your lair at will

•Cutscenes and character interactions change depending on who is in your party



Celianna
Moghunter
Yanfly
Kagome-kagome
Katakura Hibiki Dark Hero Character Pack
Katakura Hibiki Fantasy Hero Character Pack
Katakura Hibiki Lords of Darkness Pack
Pandamaru
Mack
Chirno-chan
Mazeran
Gyrowolf
Closet
Division Heaven

And many more! Full credits list will be included in the game upon completion.
A big shout out to all the resource creators both free and paid out there. Your hard work inspires us all to get out there and create something special!

The time is now. Forget about saving the world, reach out and conquer it.



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Shock and Speechlessness 2: The Shockening

Hoo boy, where to even start? I've been putting off writing this blog for a couple of days now because I'm not exactly sure what to say. Welp, let's start from the beginning. A few days ago, Umbral Soul won 3 and 1/3 Misaos: Best Protagonist/Characters, Best Intro, Best Gameplay Balance, and a three way tie with Lakria Legends and Sideways for Raddest Setting.

To be perfectly honest, I'm speechless. In fact, I've been speechless for 3 days, which is why this blog is coming so late. Once again, my good friends shock and speechlessness have shown up at my doorstep, carrying gift baskets filled with fruit and trail mix. I don't think I've ever felt like this before in my life, and I doubt I ever will again. It just isn't something you can put into words.

Let's get this out of the way; I am extremely flattered and thankful to this community for its kindness. When I joined this site and submitted this game, winning a Misao was such a far off dream that I never even considered it possible. Heck, I thought even getting a single review would be a stretch. I actually laughed when people suggested it could be even remotely possible for this game to win a Misao. Yet here I am, talking to all of you now, overwhelmed by a powerful mixture of disbelief and joy that that has socked me in the jaw harder than Mike Tyson in the final level of Punch Out.

I'd like to give a big fat thank you, not only to those of you who voted for the game, but who gave it a chance. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would become this popular. I'm going to do my best to live up to your expectations for future games, if for no other reason than to give back some of the joy this community has given me. And to you goofballs who voted for Umbral Soul in the "Best Fangame" category, you're all shmucks. Lovable shumucks, but shumcks. Thanks again, now it's time for me to get back to work and make you guys some even better games!

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for the information i didnt english myself ans rite english is hard for me but i can undestand it that great the wiki is empty that mean the guy really take is time it funny rpg malkes game i can finish in one day (play to the end ) xd the only games i abanded is zelda game because i hate the fact we have to run on allmap for get iteam for live up the ubgrate sistem i dont like it i like is like the dmc or classis rpg


i like make debate because people take to me i prefere speak to blog or forum rather spak real person t selfish and not sociable i know and i like saw what other people think
Wow, about 1.5 years ago I downloaded and loved this game. Glad to see it's come so far, and gotten good recognition.
Definitely looking forward to whatever else you're working on.

author=cherub_enjel
Probably one of the RPG greatest games I've played! Much better than many very good paid games.
I am sure this game will get on the featured list, where it deserves to be.
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Totally called it in June 2017!
Are there any other games you would recommend checking out while we wait for the reverse campaign?
author=1for3
Are there any other games you would recommend checking out while we wait for the reverse campaign?


Welp, believe it or not, I haven't really played a lot of rpg maker games in my time. There are a bunch of MV one's I'd like to play, but sadly my computer runs them at about 3 frames per second. I can however, give a few recommendations on some rpg maker games I have enjoyed.

Terrarium
If you're anything like me, you love building your own strategies and using them to beat the stuffing out of your enemies. Terrarium is some of the most fun I've had with an rpg maker game, as it lets you pick and choose your skills, allowing you to experiment with a wide variety of strategies. It's got an enjoyable story to boot, so I'd highly recommend this game.

https://rpgmaker.net/games/9202/

The Wooden Ocean

Quite possibly the largest rpg maker game out there, The Wooden Ocean drops you into a massive open world that's extremely dark; both literally and figuratively. You can choose which elements to wield and use skill pints to learn their respective moves in order to build your characters the way you want. There is an absolutely absurd number of side quests, so you can rest assured that wherever you wander in this strange world, you'll be sure to run into something interesting and/or disturbing. It's like if Skyrim and The Dark Knight had a baby. Yeah.

https://rpgmaker.net/games/8852/


Flip Dimensions


A very long time ago, when I was still young and full of life, I played a game called Flip Dimensions. It was still in its demo stage, but I remember enjoying what I played. It was completed just recently and has you play as a villain, so if you're looking for something to scratch that "I really wanna be evil again" itch, this game might just be what the doctor ordered. I'm referring to Doctor Doom of course.

https://rpgmaker.net/games/7297/


Chronicles of Tsufanubra


I'd finish this one for sure if I had the time, but game mak waits for no man. I had completed the first dungeon of this game and was very impressed by what I saw. I missed out on the age of classic rpgs, but even a shmuck like me knows this game practically oozes old fashioned rpg goodness. It was featured as well, and has quite a few downloads, so I'm sure many other people enjoyed it. Perhaps you will too.

https://rpgmaker.net/games/3748/

And that's all I can think of off the top of my head. I hope these suggestions end up entertaining you for a good long while, distracting you from the fact that I'm not finished. Dag-nabit, did I say that out loud?
yo iplay all the game but you not done anyhrt dugestion
author=1for3
Are there any other games you would recommend checking out while we wait for the reverse campaign?


Wheelman mentioned some great games, and I'd add Legend of Balance, Blackmoon Prophecy 2, Lakria Legends, and Luxaren Allure as well. Oh, and (shameless plug ahead) I'll mention my own game, Final Fantasy IV Alter Destiny. =P

Just wanted to say too, that I check this page every day for a new blog post about the new campaign and/or word on the sequel. It's just that amazing of a game. I'm looking forward to the new campaign and the sequel about as much as most people are looking forward to games like KH3 and Devil May Cry 5.
sphere you will die when kh3 will out i doub it will take 3 year beforethe ubtate come xd 5 sequel
I'll definitely give those a look while I wait. Thanks for the suggestions.
This was the second "proper" rpg game i played, and i enjoyed it. The plot and the characters were engaging, i was interested to see how they would develop.

Art for the characters and monsters was very nice, i especially liked how Noire (spelling? sorry, i am terrible with names) summon looked design-wise; and evolving the creatures was always exiting. Kinda wish there was more nonhuman, enchatable summons than humanoid ones. I was very delighted to have the hornet queen. Got her even before Damien and used mostly her for the first part of the game.

I did find the fights a bit too easy - i didn't grind on purpose (although i wandered a lot because i wanted to be sure i didn't miss anything), but the only hard bosses were
Reinhard (got a gameover first time) and the Arc thingy in the palace (was stuck with it). I also found Mira and the plant monster very hard. Odin's and Perseus battles were very easy. Athena's second battle was very...frustrating, i lasted around 20 minutes, because i didn't know it can be unbeatable on purpose, and with Pandora+health regeneration it was going nowhere, with most summons getting killed, while Pandora and Athena would regenerate.


On the other hand i didn't evolve all of the summons, only fully evolved the dragon and chimera and evolved slime once. I feel like i wasn't using the summons right and should've switched between them more. Their number was a bit overwhelming (i think i've used the phoenix and the poison monster maybe once, and i never had Demora level up to the useful ability other posters mentioned in this thread). But very nice that you can still have some dialogue about/with non-enchantable sumons if you ask Markus to enchant them, some pretty funny.

I don't know how unpopular opinion it is, but i wouldn't mind more puzzles (although had to look up the music one). And it would've been good if after you beat Talon guy you could just skip the route to the bandit lair.

Some thoughts about the plot and characterisation: i enjoyed most of the characters, but i think the "heroes", especially Serene, should've had more "bite" in their dialogue:

Would've been really nice if Pandora was confronted by someone who also lost everyone they love as a child, maybe a healer or a nondark mage who doesn't hurt innocents, but doesnt let go of their anger at the bad people either. Or just some peasant woman who lost her parents and buried 2 husbands and 10 children but keeps going on. Pandora's reaction would've been interesting. I really felt like interactions with Serene were a bit shallow and there were more things Serene could've said. I guess, no one else really knows about it, but confronting Pandora with the fact that Ragnarok was basically grooming her from childhood for the mission and using that to turn her against him would've been more interesting.

Other small things i liked/didnt like:

-really liked Damien and Markus's dialogue in the calm before the storm scenario and after Damien spares that sister. While it was more about Damien, i liked how it added more dimension to Markus & touched his mothers death.
-Overall, didnt like Lanith and the way succubi were portrayed. I found her making all the "tasty boy" comments about Damien, who i assume is supposed to be in his late teens-early twenties(?) creepy and not funny/cute. Yes, succubi are not humans but with the way she is at the same time portrayed as big sister-like figure to Pandora, it is very hard not to notice that she is much older, and it isn't really challenged in the story unlike general sucubi killings.
-But i did like the cutscenes with Lanith and Lanith&Pandora's post-sucubi village dialogue/scenes, and liked Hilda too
-Liked Mira's story

I really liked how it didn't fall into the "evil guys are actually 100% right" trope, and that the "hero" side had both unpleasant people and seemingly genuinely good ones.


Overall i liked the game, and i really liked the ending. It was different than what i expected, but now i really want the sequel.

Some questions:

-The mayor of the Lyra village and his wife are the parents of that dark mage girl from Markus's backstory, right?
-Would summons who have their own stories like Hilda and Mira feature in the sequel and would their connections to other characters be expanded on?
-Would the lady who killes sucubi reappear?
-What does TP mean? i understand what it does in game, but what does "T" stands for? (other games i played didnt have it)



hi SunBears
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for you
question Nebtra the dark mage in marcus story is dauther of lyria mayor he banished her since she a dark mage


for the girl who kill sucubus will appear in sequel we played a new hero name joel he goal was stop ragnar resurection


pandora will have a redemption arc in sequel she will be came good guy



for seren you had wait ultimate version


i done game 300 time xd so i know what im yalk
Hey SunBears, thanks for playing and sharing your thoughts. While the game's balancing was meant to be skewed to your advantage, I agree that there are certain skills that make it a little too easy, so I've made a few modifications for the next version. For instance, Pandora's healing spell will have both an MP and a TP cost.

Getting into the more spoilery stuff..

I thought having Pandora make a comment about not being able to win partway though her battle enough of a heads up that you were supposed to lose, but people have actually been trying and succeeding in winning that battle. I guess I'm just worse at my own game than everyone else. Ha! Anyway, I've modified that battle so that winning will change the following cutscene a bit, making sure the story lines up with the gameplay.


Yeah, I didn't really expect people to use all of the summons, I just thought having a variety of options would be nice. I wanted to feel like I had an army at my fingertips, even if I didn't use all of its soldiers. I was hoping the variety would add some replay value as well, though there's no reason not to just turn a single summon into a killing machine and use it exclusively for the entire game.


Meh, I don't care if your opinion is unpopular, I'm still interested in hearing it. I myself am not a big puzzle guy, which is why I didn't include very many in the game. I'm more of a combat guy myself. I've made the music puzzle easier by shaving off the last two notes and including the solution in a read me file, since it sounds like its been giving people trouble. I thought transit to the bandit lair could use some streamlining too, so I've added a bandit at the entrance to the canyon who will take you directly to the cave's entrance once you've beaten Talon.


Don't know if this counts as a spoiler, but I'm hiding anyway because I'm paranoid.


Pandora is eventually confronted with what she's doing and how she's just being used by Ragnarok, but it doesn't really happen until the sequel. She's begged by several people to just give up and stop, including those who have suffered the way she has. It isn't emphasized as much in this game, which is more focused on showing how she became the person she is in the sequel, but it is coming.



To answer your questions...


Yup, the mayor and his wife are Nebra's parents. I'm glad you caught that.

It's funny you mention Mira and Hilda specifically, because while all the characters will make a return, those two get a lot more screen-time and become more relevant to the plot in the sequel, particularly Hilda.

Lonnie and the woman who captured her have their own arc in the sequel, where their story is resolved.

TP is the default name rpg maker uses for the points you gather by taking damage, guarding, or using certain skills. It stands for "Technique" or "Technical" points if I'm not mistaken.


Thanks again for sharing your thoughts SunBears. I'm glad you had a good time and hope to hear your opinion on the sequel.
this best rpgm game i've ever play , coz a lot of rpgm game are so called hero prontag xD so boring, but this one is insane.
in sequel we has hero and seren cast too so you viva shoud be decevise
Although I have only played a few RPG games, it is totally a masterpiece which attracts me the most. I am tired of acting as hero to fight against villains. This game provides me with opportunity to combat those 'hypocrites'. I am looking forward to playing your new games!
Thanks guys, even after all this time I still freak out when I hear people say stuff like this. Er...or rather when I read people say stuff like this. Wait no, that's not right. When I hear people read stuff like this. Gah! You know what I mean!
hey guys any chance there will be umbral souls 2 ? :D like maybe pandora and her army spread across other continent maybe. it really difficult to find like this one :(
author=viva14
hey guys any chance there will be umbral souls 2 ? :D like maybe pandora and her army spread across other continent maybe. it really difficult to find like this one :(


There will be a sequel, but you'll be playing as a group of heroes opposing the acolytes, basically trying to undo everything you've done in this game. A lot of the events in this game were meant to build up the stories that will unfold in the sequel. Every monster you've trained, ally you've recruited, and character you've built up will now be trying to kill you at one point or another.

Now you may be thinking, "Aww Wheelman, playing as heroes is lame! I wanna be evil again!" Well humble player, I do agree that playing as a baddie is awesome, but I wouldn't design a game I personally didn't think was fun, so I'm going to prove that being the good guy can be just as enjoyable. How you ask? I can't tell you that you goofball, it would ruin the surprise!

What I will say however, is that from the beginning, Umbral Soul and its sequel were meant to be two halves of the same whole. Umbral Soul was designed to show you how the villains were built from the ground up, while its sequel Luminous Soul is designed to build up the heroes. I thought it would be interesting to have a game where the player was attached to characters on both sides of the conflict.

So yeah, I'm already excited to share the next installment of the story with everyone, but there's a lot of work to do first. I hope you enjoy it when it is finally done.
Wow that actually sounds like an amazing concept. I'll be looking forward to it.
Hey! I got back just to say that... I played the game again and I loved it as much as I loved in the first time! I am trilled to see this sequel and you are indeed a big inspiration to me! but i will shout at you if i find any more "thiers"
i am just kidding i swear


Anyway, I wanted to know something kinda silly. What type of dark mages were Monika, Nebra, and Rose (the edgy dark mage tamer)?

And I legit thought that Marcus and Zel were cousins because Zel said something like "you killed my grandfather!" Then I realized that he was talking about that cute grandpa in that hut. Now I just feel sad ouch

Also are people in Lyria still alive? Because Athena asked to take off the barrier, so I wondered...


Monika's magic was an offensive projectile spell similar to Pandora's Shadow Bolt, although it's never actually shown in the game. As for Rose and Nebra's...well, you'll find out in the sequel, as they both make an appearance. Revealing them now would kind of feel like a spoiler though. Speaking of spoilers...

Yup, Zel's grandfather was the old hunter that lived in that cabin. That's the one bad thing about being evil; you usually end up killing people who don't deserve it. The citizens of Lyria village are still kicking for now, but it's only a matter of time before the miasma kills them. The reason they've managed to last this long will also be revealed in the sequel. Bah, that sounds like such a cop out, but it's true!