Updated: Dec 1, 2021
Escape to the Umbral, the other side of Reality
Virtual Reality technology has taken the tech world by storm. It is defined as using computer modeling and simulation to enable a person to interact with an artificial three-dimensional (3-D) visual or other sensory environment. Different forms of virtual reality can be found throughout entertainment, education, video games, medical or military training, and virtual meetings. These industries typically use two prominent types of virtual reality; immersive VR and text-based networked VR (also known as "Cyberspace"). Immersive VR is the presentation of an artificial environment that replaces a users' real-world surroundings. Text-based virtual reality is real-time multi-person environment created through text descriptions rather than graphics. In some cases these two types are complementary to each other, which is exactly what Umbral Starcade prides itself in.
Umbral Starcade is a virtual and augmented reality entertainment arcade. They reawaken the concept of the 80’s & 90’s arcade while introducing modern technologies into the booming virtual reality industry. “Umbral Starcade was created to incorporate both virtual and augmented reality to improve upon the standard arcade culture. This gives customers a fully immersive experience into the games, movies, and other entertainment choices of their liking. Umbral Starcade provides a gaming atmosphere that will introduce new technophiles and change the way seasoned or professional gamers experience video games.” – Jacob Shodiya - CEO
Umbral Starcade also uses their expertise to help improve the community. They use their state of the art virtual training software to help aid organizations, corporations, groups, and communities with training and skill building. They have also helped the community in a variety of ways during the pandemic. Many businesses were forced to close their doors while others had to discover new ways to operate, thus the Umbral Starship was created. The Umbral Starship created a safe environment for entities to conduct business by increasing PPE and making all services mobile. This allowed them to provide services to willing clients at their home locations.
“We hope to show individuals new forms of virtual entertainment and immerse them into our new style of gaming and video presentation.” – Jacob Shodiya - CEO
About the Founder and Company History
Jacob Shodiya, Jr. is the owner and CEO of Umbral Starcade. He attended Howard University, University of Maryland Global Campus and Prince George’s Community College. He has Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Cybercrime & Investigation. He also has certifications in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics along with extensive Cybersecurity Training experience.
He is a former Vice President of Business Operations for “Information Technology Academy”, and currently and Academic Director, Security Training specialist, and an IT Consultant for several different entities.
Final Words from the Founder
“Umbral Starcade is a premier and unique gaming and entertainment company meant to offer those interested and experienced in the world of virtual reality gaming, an opportunity to play with friends and family, host events, and fully immerse themselves in the world of VR.”
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