Post-Apocalyptic Photography Simulator Umurangi Generation Special Edition Coming to Xbox and Game Pass Available Now! Celebrate with us by joining the Photo Contest!

Post-Apocalyptic Photography Simulator Umurangi Generation Special Edition Coming to Xbox and Game Pass Available Now! Celebrate with us by joining the Photo Contest!

PLAYISM is proud to announce that Umurangi Generation Special Edition, the hugely popular photography game by ORIGAME DIGITAL, is now available on Xbox and Game Pass!

Welcome to the world of the Umurangi Generation Special Edition

Just like its Nintendo Switch version, Umurangi Generation Special Edition on Xbox contains the original Umurangi Generation game released on PC, the Macro DLC, some quality-of-life improvements, as well as additional modes.

The game by itself is priced at $24.99 USD (tax included) and can also be played from day one with a subscription to Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service that offers more than 100 Xbox and PC game titles for a reasonable monthly fee.
The award-winning game is available on Xbox and Microsoft Store (PC version).

Amazing Prizes Up for Grabs!

To celebrate this occasion, we are holding two separate giveaway campaigns for everyone to join.

Xbox Game Codes Giveaway

How to join:

Join the official PLAYISM Discord here, head to the "key-giveaways" channel, and simply react to the giveaway post with the PLAYISM logo reaction by May 24 for a chance to win one of ten Xbox game codes!

In-game Photo Contest:

How to join:

Get creative with your photography in-game and post your best shot in the #umurangi-generation channel on PLAYISM's official Discord by June 5 8:00 pm PT (June 6 12:00 pm JST). The top prize up for grabs is a custom Umurangi Generation Xbox Series S console, with an instax Photo Printer and three Umurangi Generation T-shirts also to be won! Winners will be chosen by the developer of the game and announced on June 7!

Welcome to the world of the Umurangi Generation

Umurangi Generation Special Edition lets you delve into a world where disasters have painted the sky red, playing as a member of the Umurangi Generation (Te Reo Maori for last generation). You work as a courier for the Tauranga Express who is also an avid photographer. Zip around town capturing these last moments of life on earth as disaster unravels around you, each stage taking you closer to the end of the world.

Take pictures however you would like, using a variety of lenses and filters to make your photo capturing potential limitless! Use this freedom of expression to take all kinds of photos, using the objectives as a guide to progress through these war times.

An Expressive Grading System

Each level presents a set of different objectives called “Photo Bounties”. Snap away with your camera to complete the given Photo Bounties, with each photo being graded on not only its contents, but also on its color and composition.

Don’t forget your day job though! After completing all Photo Bounties, deliver the parcel to finish the level.

Focus on Creativity

Umurangi Generation Special Edition features extensive tools in the game that lets you edit and develop your photos in a multitude of different ways, allowing a strong focus on player expression and creative output.

Developer of the title Naphtali Faulkner explained that the games central focus on creativity is part of its core design philosophy. “The moment you tell players what is or isn’t a good photo this will condition players to take photos in a prescribed way. You cannot punish creativity. In this game the objectives can be completed in thousands of different ways. From looking at gameplay footage, players are finding creative ways of taking a Photo Bounty that I never could have imagined”.

Awards and Nominations

Since its initial release on PC, Umurangi Generation has scooped up a multiple awards and nominations, including

  • 23rd Annual IGF Awards – Seumas McNally Grand Prize
  • 23rd Annual IGF Awards – Excellence in Narrative Winner
  • 23rd Annual IGF Awards – Nuovo Award Nominee
  • 23rd Annual IGF Awards – Excellence in Visual Art Honorable Mention
  • 24th Japan Media Arts Festival – New Face Award
  • 2021 Indie Play – Best Overseas Game Nominee

Umurangi Generation Special Edition

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■ Publisher: PLAYISM
■ Genre: First Person Photography Simulator
■ Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Windows 10, Nintendo Switch
Supported Languages: English / Japanese / Simplified Chinese / German *In addition on Xbox, French / Italian / Spanish / Portuguese / Russian / Traditional Chinese / Korean / Maori
■Xbox Game Pass:Supported
■ Release Date: May 17th, 2022
■ ESRB Rating: Teen - Blood, Language, Drug Reference, Violence
■ MSRB: $24.99 USD
■ No. of players:1
■ ESRB Rating: T for Teen

©2022 ORIGAME DIGITAL. Licensed to and published by Active Gaming Media, Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft.


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