Cloud Chamber is described as an innovative mix of story exploration and collaborative investigation that forms a new kind of massively multiplayer game. Basically, a story-centric multiplayer game. In other words, I really have no idea how it all comes together, but it does sound interesting.
Cloud Chamber is being developed by Investigate North and is due for global release on Steam (PC and Mac) in 2014. Here’s a short description:
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.
And here’s what Christian Fonnesbech, creative director at Investigate North said:
Cloud Chamber is a new kind of game which brings story exploration to a multiplayer environment. In the beta launch, we saw core players discuss everything from the characters’ inner lives to the birth of the universe while trying to figure out what happened. It’s going to be fascinating to see how people from all over the world meet and respond to the challenge.
Cloud Chamber also features music by artists such as Burial and Trentemøller, and performances by Hollywood actors from Game of Thrones, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.