Umbra: Amulet of Light, Brand New Style of Tetris from Niji Games Yogyakarta

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

Are you a hardcore fans of Tetris? Niji Games bring this puzzle kind of game to the next level with Umbra: Amulet of Light!

Are you a hardcore fans of Tetris? Niji Games from Yogyakarta has brought this puzzle kind of game to the next level with Umbra: Amulet of Light!

Who aren’t familiar with Tetris? This is a legendary game that was created by a Russian game developer named Alexei Pajitnov. It provides an addictive gameplay for puzzle game fans. This kind of game gives us a kind of “relieved” feelings when we have succeeded to compile the blocks correctly, and then see the blocks destroyed to give you some points and protected you from game over.

Now, Niji Games from Yogyakarta wants to bring back this kind of block puzzle with yet another different nuance titled Umbra: Amulet of Light. In this game, you do not compile the blocks vertically. Instead, you have to compile the shadows, so it will fit the provided patterns.

Umbra: Amulet of Light Niji Games

You can slide the blocks in order to make the shadows meet the right patterns on the screen. You can also double tap it to rotate the block. It is pretty similar to what you can do while playing Tetris. The most interesting part is, the blocks can rotate in any ways, so you have to think harder to match the shadows with the patterns!

Umbra: Amulet of Light Niji Games

Furthermore, you are also introduced with Umbra‘s world and stories that are packed with nice characters’ dialogues and beautiful art styles. Stuck in one level? This game also provides some hints that you can use. Of course, the higher your level is, the puzzle will be more difficult and complicated!

Umbra: Amulet of Light Niji Games

This is the third game of Niji Games, who previously get a huge success with Cute MunchiesCute Munchies got an achievement as one of the Editor’s Choice game in Google Play Store. Niji Games seems to maintain its simple yet innovative gameplay, which has been its identity since the 2 previous game.

Umbra: Amulet of Light Niji Games

“We want to create a simple puzzle game, but still unique and shows originality, like our other previous games” said Nikko Soetjoadi, co-founder and CEO from Niji Games. “This marks the first experience for Niji Games to release a premium game in mobile platform. We believe that Umbra‘s gameplay is more suitable with premium model rather than free to play mode,” he continues.

You can purchase this game at Google Play Store through the link below.

Download Umbra: Amulet of Light: Android – IDR5.000




About Writer

Febrianto is the Senior Editor of and the Lead Editor of He started his career in game industry as a game journalist since 2008, and was one of the initial members of since 2011. His biggest interest is local game developer scene. Currently, his mission is to spread the news about Indonesia’s game industry to both local and international game and creative industry’s enthusiast.