For some time I’ve been playing Cloudbuilt. What is Cloudbuilt, you ask? Cloudbuilt is Rising Star’s and Coilworks’ upcoming Steam green-lit title; a link is available at the end of the post. With Cloudbuilt releasing soon, we are here with a hands-on preview of the game. As for my first impressions of the game, I can say it was fun as hell, addicting, and great looking, along with providing unique game-play. However, please take note that this build was only 80% complete. The developers have stated that graphics and animation will be improved, and enemy feedback will be looked at as well.
After many hours of playing and streaming, I’m hooked. I’d be lying if I said I’ve stopped playing the game except to go to work and address biological functions. I want you to sit back and think 80’s-ish style parkour, but in the future. Anyways, it seems that the story to the game is a bit jumbled. I’m not saying it’s jumbled in a bad way, but more like you’ll need to play through levels to figure out what’s going on and what has happened. (I’ll explain shortly what happens as you progress…) The story within Cloudbuilt seems to be based on some huge cataclysmic event happening, which caused your character to be in bed wounded. What happened? Who knows…yet! You’ll be laying in the bed recovering from the wounds, and as I stated before you’ll play to learn the what has happened via unlocking electronic diary logs.
While many games feature both keyboard and gamepad support, at the moment this game only has keyboard support, with gamepad support becoming available at a later date. That means WASD will be used to move around along with keys like space bar and CTRL being used to jump and drop down, respectively. I will admit here that the the only other game that I play quite often with a keyboard is Unreal Tournament, but after a few hours of playing Cloudbuilt the controls come to me with ease. I’d suggest that any newcomer takes their time to learn how to use the game controls or often fall like I did.
Personally, I can state that I am excited for the release of the game. Everyone wants another Mirror’s Edge, but they should take a look at Cloudbuilt–it’s going to be sure to please those fans. If you’re looking for a fun, entertaining, addicting, easy-to-grasp, and beautiful looking game, Cloudbuilt is worth checking out and buying on Steam. Since this is only a preview build of the game, I can’t go more in-depth with the gameplay details, so expect a full review once the complete build of the game has been released! You can check out the Greenlight page by clicking here.