The fastest platformer around just got even faster – avoid fatal hazards, dodge hostile robots and use the Level Editor tools to create your own amazing Cloudbuilt stages!
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Very Positive (597 reviews) - 84% of the 597 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 20, 2014

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“Cloudbuilt is a gorgeous free-running game with a touching metaphorical dimension.”
8/10 – Eurogamer

“Could easily top game of the year lists… f*ck this brilliant bullsh*t.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“... primed to be an intensely challenging, beautifully stylised runner/platformer.”
Total Biscuit

About This Game

Too fast, too furious and packed full of action – are you ready for the rocket-powered world of Cloudbuilt?

A game of speed, precision and freedom, use all the abilities of your rocket-powered suit to avoid fatal hazards, dodge hostile robots and reach not just the finish line, but the top of the worldwide leaderboards. Carve your own path through a multitude of mysterious floating ruins high above the clouds and show everyone you're the best!

Now with Steamworks Level Editor tools! Will you create the greatest Cloudbuilt community level ever?

  • Parkour-style platforming combines with action-packed gunplay as you race against the clock to complete each stage
  • Open level design allows you to carve your own route through any stage, then refine it to get the fastest time possible
  • Make your mark on the global leader boards – find new shortcuts and climb as high as you can!
  • Create your own Cloudbuilt stages with the Level Editor and upload them to Steamworks or download levels made by others.

(Please note: Use of level-building assets from Defiance DLC pack requires ownership of Defiance DLC. Minimum specs of Cloudbuilt are slightly higher than shown for those wishing to use the Level Editor tools)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2GHz Intel Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB OpenGL 3.2 compatible card
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any compatible soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 (or better)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 560 Ti (or ATI equivalent)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any compatible soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
240.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
I feel the need to preface this by saying that, while I do enjoy fast paced games, I’m really not a speedrunner. That being said, I’m completely in love with Cloudbuilt. This game is gorgeous, has fantastic level design and the soundtrack is one of my absolute favorites. On the surface, it may be a niche game for speedrunners, but there’s more to it – if you’re up for the challenge.

Cloudbuilt gives you all the tools you need from the start, and promptly kicks you out the door letting you figure out how you’re going to use them. It has a steep learning curve you will certainly smash into face first pretty early on – it can be frustrating, but is still manageable. There are countless paths to take, there’s no time limit, and you don’t need to do anything more than to complete a level to progress. After completing a level for the first time, various game modes are also unlocked that make some fun, or in some cases more challenging, alterations to the gameplay. I think they also encourage players to learn more of the mechanics, like conserving energy (rather than recording your time, it tracks your energy consumption – as someone who enjoys puzzles, this is probably my favorite mode), and finding other routes or ways to deal with enemies. Or, if you’d rather just zoom through the level with nearly unlimited energy, there’s a mode for that too. A story develops along each branch that seems to be pretty hit or miss with most people, but I thought it was a really great way to tie everything together.

Outside the game, there’s a level editor, and small, but absolutely fantastic community. A number of players (including many of the top players and some of the developers) still frequent the forums and subreddit who are more than happy to chat about the game and provide tips, tricks, or even just some encouragement.

This game is fast paced, but has elements that may appeal to those with an interest in puzzles and exploring as well. I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a 3D action platformer who’s ready to test their mettle.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
Haha holy ♥♥♥♥ this game gets tough.

An awesome 3D Parkour Platformer that extends what the concept is capable of with the use of jetpack assistance, but you'll have to watch your meter and pick up fuel cells along the way if you want to go the distance.

A speedrunner's paradise and a fun game to pick up and play for anyone else who isn't too intense on getting the best time, but be warned, stages do get hard quickly, and unless you keep an eye out on ways to optimize your route you'll be wondering why you're getting so many Cs, like me.

The stage map layout is themed with different phases of the day and weather conditions, and the darker it gets, the tougher the stages will be. Each route leads to its own ending with different dialogues that piece together the narrative, thoughts, and memories of the hospitalized amnesiac protagonist Demi.

Robots, turrets and other mechanical obstacles stand in your path, so you're equipped with a laser pistol that can fire five shots in quick succession or charge a single more powerful shot, the latter which can be used to increase your jump height and distance considerably, but that's something I've yet to figure out for myself.

Awesome game, neat art style and exhilarating platforming.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Alright... let me start by saying that I'm not huge into speed running games or that kind of thing. That aside, this game is BEAUTIFUL! I've always been a sucker for great sound tracks, and the visuals are beautiful! More over, there are any number of ways for you to approach any of the levels. There are paths for the casual players, like myself, and more difficult paths for those who really love these games. The fact that the levels are designed like that makes me really respect the devs. I can tell, just by looking that one path is easier, and the other harder, and know which I'd be best at. I won't spoil any of the story I've seen so far, but it is compelling enough to make me want to keep going, and find out what happened next.Though there is combat, there are times when just breezing past the enemies is a better move than blasting away at them. There are some you can dodge, some you may need to hit on the run, and some you need to just blast in the face. It comes with a level builder, and some of the levels people make are really, really good. All in all, though this game may not be for everyone, I adore it, and I want to get better. Like the old saying, practice makes perfect!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
This is an intimidating game. You need to run up walls, make all kinds of insane jumps, and otherwise assert your dominance over gravity while avoiding/destroying a multitude of enemy drones, laser turrets, and other hostiles. Each stage opens by slowly scrolling over the length of the map, giving you a nice view of all the ridiculous obstacles that are lined up to crush your soul. If you listen really closely, you can almost hear the game smack-talking you.

Fortunately, once you get into it, the game isn’t quite as ludicrously impossible as it looks. You run, you jump, you boost, and you shoot, that’s all there is to it and the controls handle about as smoothly as one could hope given the angles and acrobatics involved. The initial tutorial level somehow makes it all seem reasonably sane and manageable before turning you loose on an increasingly difficult series of challenges. After putting in nine hours I’ve cleared several stages with solid D grades, and I even managed a couple of Cs and Bs, all despite the game constantly reminding me just how badly I suck.

All that crazy running, jumping, boosting, and shooting actually plays pretty well and it makes for a fun game. The subtly cross-hatched pastel graphics are well suited to the surreal course architecture and the sound/music also helps set the scene. There’s a bit of a story with a bit of voice acting, just enough to give the game some context without getting it bogged down in disruptions or distractions.

Neat game. Don’t let it scare you off.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
A nice idea, marred by badly tuned difficulty and finicky controls.
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