Far be it from us to judge a game this early, but Cloud Chamber looks pretty nifty indeed.
You see, a good story game is something I really love, and having seen this game compared to Gone Home (one that instantly became one of my favourite games of all time), my “interesting game radar” starting bleeping like crazy.
Here’s a “The Story Begins” trailer:
It’s coming to PC and Mac this year via Steam (and other digital channels), but here’s the word on what it’s actually about:
Cloud Chamber follows the investigations of young scientist Kathleen Petersen into the Petersen Institute, one of Europe’s most prestigious scientific centres. While investigating the suspicious circumstances of her mother’s death there, Kathleen uncovers a skein of astonishing revelations about her father, the Institute and the existence of communicative rhythms in the fabric of space. Soon she is faced with an impossible choice between loyalty to her family and a duty to pass on what seems to be a mysterious warning to mankind.
Navigating through a series of 3D datascapes, players collect nodes of information and discuss them with other players. As they progress, players piece together what actually happened from fragments of found film footage, science journals, video diary entries, actual space footage and astrophotography. Only by working together with other players can the truth about Kathleen’s parents and the universe be uncovered.
There’s more information available on the official site, but we’d love to know what you think, so far?