Cloudpunk is a fantastic cyberpunk adventure from developer ION LANDS. The game puts you in the shoes of a delivery driver for an illicit delivery company known as Cloudpunk. It’s your job to take packages from point A to point B, and ask absolutely no questions in-between. However, the game’s story gets murky quickly and allows you to make certain choices that will affect the outcome of other situations later on. It’s a lush little game, and allows you to explore the entire low-fi world in first person if you want to, but for the most part, you’re driving a hover-car. As I’ve been playing, I’ve realised that this game is a lot like Cyberpunk 2077, at least what that game looks like, so I wanted to outline why you should try it here.
Firstly, the game is a first person gem. There’s a fully-realised world to explore in Cloudpunk, and you can collect items and interact with a lot of the characters. Some of them will ask you to perform certain quests, while others simply have a statement to make that explains a bit about the world. It all makes the world feel much more real. Even down to the way police will chase off certain characters as they come towards the end of their dialogue.
Okay, there’s no opportunity to augment your character with mind-control, and you can’t exactly jump into the net. However, you do get to freely explore a massive cyberpunk world, one that is a lot more realistic than the ones presented in other games.
I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what makes Cloudpunk feel so good. But I think it has something to do with the way the atmosphere is palpable in every inch of the environment. There’s constant rain. While the game doesn’t explain this, I think it’s got something to do with all the greenhouse gasses from the hover-cars, which are driving constantly.
I know that Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t that far away at this point, but if you’re itching to explore an incredible cyberpunk world, then give Cloudpunk a go. It’s a lovely indie game that provides quite a lot of content for the small price you have to pay for it.