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  • Summary: Your name is Rania. This is your first night working for Cloudpunk, the semi-legal delivery company based in the sprawling city of Nivalis. You go everywhere, from the Marrow below to the spires that pierce the grey clouds high above before scraping the edge of the troposphere. No deliveryYour name is Rania. This is your first night working for Cloudpunk, the semi-legal delivery company based in the sprawling city of Nivalis. You go everywhere, from the Marrow below to the spires that pierce the grey clouds high above before scraping the edge of the troposphere. No delivery job is too dangerous, and no one is faster than a Cloudpunk driver. In this story-based exploration game, you will meet a diverse range of characters including androids, AI and unscrupulous humans at every level of society. Everyone has a story, and in the course of one night in Nivalis, everything will change. Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. May 7, 2020
    90
    Cloudpunk is obviously a game made with great love and care. It shines through the visuals, the soundtrack, the city, and most especially the characters. Huxley, Camus, and Ben are easily some of the characters in any video game yet released in 2020. The gameplay is not particularly deep but it is solid and enjoyable in its relaxing way. While Cloudpunk does have a few minor faults (mainly the camera), none of them detract away from what is otherwise a wonderful experience. Get your multipass ready, it’s time to go for a ride.
  2. 85
    Cloudpunk is a tremendous accomplishment in creating a setting; in the sub-genre of cyberpunk, it knows few rivals. There’s a sense of place that demands your attention and dares you to comb every corner and jaw with every sentient settler. For a game about choice, a simplistic approach to gameplay can, at times, deprive the player of meaningful agency, which feels as though it soars in the face of the message. It’s still an absolute pleasure to drink in this one unforgettable night in Nivalis, Cloudpunk is a frontrunner for indie game of the year.
  3. May 22, 2020
    80
    A huge city in a state of entropic decay to explore, a diverse and memorable cast to meet, and an engaging new spin on adventure game navigation make for a highly compelling sci-fi experience in Cloudpunk.
  4. May 4, 2020
    75
    Cloudpunk is a morally conflicting cyberpunk experience wrapped in a grimy and glitzy aesthetic. The gameloop of exploring the world as a delivery driver and discovering everything it has to offer provided to be a unique enough angle that held my attention from beginning to end, even if the pacing felt off at times when switching between flying and walking. Those looking for an over-the-top Sci-fi adventure, Cloudpunk definitely delivers.
  5. May 8, 2020
    70
    Cloudpunk is a game with a single core strength so powerful it alone is sufficient to make it an easy game to recommend. Thanks to the rare beauty and rich atmosphere of its voxel-driven cityscape, Cloudpunk is a constant joy to explore. Whether soaring through the neon-plastered clouds or darting across vertiginous walkways dangling a hundred storeys in the air, the desire remains to keep pushing forward because the next view might be even better. And it usually is. It's not a straightforward case of style over substance, because in Rania and in much of the story there's no lack of substance, but it can feel that way when the style is so disproportionately stellar.
  6. May 3, 2020
    70
    Cloupunk is visually stunning and has a interesting cast, telling us some good stories. It has some issues, though, when it comes to interactions and exploration. But if you're into Cyberpunk genre, you will probably find exactly what you wanted.
  7. Apr 30, 2020
    50
    For Cloudpunk, hardship is merely the wallpaper for a pretty yet thinly conceived gaming experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Apr 23, 2020
    10
    Have played for 5 hours. Great atmosphere, visuals and sound, fun texts, no shootings or fights - just relaxing and fun storytelling, great work!
  2. Apr 28, 2020
    10
    Game sensacional, a jogabilidade é sensacional, os gráficos nota 9, a história muito boa também nota 10 game of the year
  3. Apr 26, 2020
    10
    Someone needs to ban this "cheerstoyou" guy for altering user scores with poor scoring without ever even playing the games they review.
  4. May 6, 2020
    9
    A neon lit corporate hell scape. That is a punchy tag-line, or maybe. A comedic jaunt through a rich dystopian world, or maybe... hmm, I amA neon lit corporate hell scape. That is a punchy tag-line, or maybe. A comedic jaunt through a rich dystopian world, or maybe... hmm, I am trying my best to write something quick, succinct and witty, much in the vein of Cloudpunks own writing. You'll be glad to know that its writing is far far better than those weak attempts.

    Cloudpunk is a story driven game first and foremost, let us get that out of the way. The gameplay itself is fairly linear without much depth. However that is not its focus and certainly not where it excels. Where Cloudpunk shines is in the painting of its dystopian city and the lives of those caught within its merciless corporate driven cogs.

    It does this largely through Rania (the players character) and her pet dog turned car artificial intelligence and their interactions within the world. The many story vignettes are often approached with levity and comedy, however in almost all cases just under that surface there is often commentary on corporate power and pitiless greed. Laughing at a scenario played out was a frequent experience but if you looked a little closer and muse on the same scenario and what it actually would mean for those involved. it often paints a horrifying existential life.

    Its this experience that drives Cloudpunk, its this toe dip into its cyberpunk scenarios where you will find enjoyment and its a testament to the writing on show that its hits home in such an enjoyable way. Fun and thought provoking. If you enjoy story driven games then I highly recommend this.
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  5. May 6, 2020
    9
    Cloudpunk is a victory for indie games everywhere. Not every game needs to be the next AAA shooter. Cloudpunks charm cause not from roaringCloudpunk is a victory for indie games everywhere. Not every game needs to be the next AAA shooter. Cloudpunks charm cause not from roaring set pieces and adrenaline pounding gameplay, but from intelligent writing, a chilled, melodic soundtrack, and a pulsing, living city in the sky. Cloudpunks premise, wherein you control a hover-car flying delivery driver in a futuristic mega city, is a phenomenally simple one, and one that could easily grow boring if not for the setting itself. Nivalis is as important a presence as the main character, Rania. An endless metropolis reminiscent of Star Wars' Coruscant or Freddy’s Mega-City, Nivalis is overflowing with character, and oozing with hidden nooks and crannies to investigate. It’s populated with a charmingly varied cast, from aggressive drug lords to futuristic Instagram/Twitch personalities, to a gang that builds children’s play parks as a way of sticking it to the man.

    As Rania, you’ll need to navigate all this, and more, during your first night on the job with Cloudpunk, a semi-legal courier service, going anywhere and delivering anything. You spend most of the game soaring through Nivalis in your HOVA, a hover-car with an on board AI. The HOVA driving mechanics are solid enough to carry the travelling you’re perennially doing without becoming boring in the slightest. From navigating back alleys to soaring down the highways, the HOVA is a joy to pilot and will go down as one of my favourite in-game vehicles of all time. The characters and world of Cloudpunk are enough to keep you coming back for more. Each story is engaging, each new character bringing more soul to Nivalis. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Cloudpunk, and I’m sure you will too.
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  6. May 6, 2020
    9
    I'll start with what the game does right.
    The visuals are amazing, I could spend hours just looking around the world, finding beautiful
    I'll start with what the game does right.
    The visuals are amazing, I could spend hours just looking around the world, finding beautiful screenshots round every corner.

    The characters are well written and the voice acting is spot on. A personal favourite of both myself and my audience is Camus, your dog/car

    The world building is done through conversations with both people on the street and 'Control', your handler and the person who sends you jobs.

    The one thing I don't like about this game is the camera while you're on foot. The forced angles almost seem sometimes to be doing their best to disorient you. In your HOVA the camera is locked to behind the vehicle while you're driving about and that's fine (would have like a free camera here as well but it works so that's more of a personal niggle).
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  7. May 7, 2020
    1
    Pretty but tedious and boring. Story has no focus or tension, filled with pretentious dialogue and pointless characters with terrible voicePretty but tedious and boring. Story has no focus or tension, filled with pretentious dialogue and pointless characters with terrible voice acting. Gameplay is non-existend, exclusively drive von point A to B. Would have worked as a form of walking simulator with a good story, which it hasnt. On Foot sequences are absolutely terrible, slow, wonky and with camera issues. Don't bother playing this just for the atmosphere, you will be bored pretty fast. Expand

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