Developer: Investigate North
Genre: MMO, Narrative, Purchase Required, Role-Playing
Rating: Not Rated
Cloud Chamber is a modern “science noir” story. The gameplay is about interacting and collaborating with fellow players to piece together what happened.
Entering a mysterious database, you will uncover found footage film, journals and diaries – as well as documentary clips from the European Space Agency. The story follows the investigations of young scientist, Kathleen Petersen, into the Petersen Institute, one of Europe’s most prestigious scientific centers – and what could be a signal from another world.
It’s a story-based MMO – meaning that while the game centres around an intricate narrative, the real action lies in working with other players.
Cloud Chamber is a Massively Multiplayer Story Game.
The Cloud Chamber journey
The player starts by entering a 3D Database called “Crowdscape”. Inside the database, there is a huge number of confidential files.
How does Crowdscape work?
Crowdscape analyses the metadata from the files and creates 3-Dimensional landscapes. The more important the data, the higher the island.
Your role as a player is to find the truth about what happened in the story. After investigating each file, you can discuss it with other players. It’s a game of interpretation and about sharing and discussing interpretations.
The forums work a lot like other social networks: you post your theories and others can then comment on them and up-vote or down-vote them. Your post will be highlighted in the best posts tabs if you get the most up-votes – and you get a badge.