Cloudscape, the open-world action-adventure survival game, just hit a total of $208,806 on its Kickstarter campaign, meaning that the Stardew Valley-like farming-fighting-friendship game can now further its expansion. Publishers Konitama and Top Hat Studios aimed to raise $50,000 in four weeks to fund the game’s development but they have recently surpassed their goal by 300 percent. Because of the generous amounts of donations, Cloudscape is able to feature exclusive digital and physical rewards including, but not limited to, a physical edition for the Nintendo Switch.
Inspired by classics like Zelda, Animal Crossing, and Stardew Valley, Cloudscape mixes survival, action, exploration, and social mechanics. Players will get to embody the character Kumo, a little “Cloudling,” who wakes up ashore all alone on a deserted island. You will have to explore and build a shelter in order to protect yourself from the dangers that lie in this uninhabited place. Monsters frequently roam at night, posing a threat to your safety, and if you are caught in their paths, they won’t be afraid to attack. Alike Animal Crossing, Kumo will have to do lots of crafting. You will have to help him gather materials to make tools and weapons that will help you forage food, fish, and fend off enemies. You can also perform actions such as mining, cutting down trees, planting, harvesting, and building campfires. If you are successful, you will be able to maintain a farm that will sustain life for you on the island.
A twist in Cloudscape is that players will be able to leave their island. Players embark on a journey through multiple islands. Each trip will Kumo will come face-to-face with monsters and trap-laden dungeons, but this is only the beginning as you realize your mission is bigger than yourself. Society has become fragmented, and it is up to little Kumo to restore these parcels of land to make sure they become whole once again.
Combining elements like survival, combat, and discovery-based play, this indie game is sure to make a splash when it is released in July 2023 on platforms such as the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.