A tale of survival about two shipwrecked robots - ION and ANI - on their life-defining journey in this unique genre-mix of exploration, puzzle and survival.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (12) - 66% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (471) - 70% of the 471 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 7, 2017

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November 16, 2018

Revealing Cloudpunk

This is Cloudpunk, a stylish story-driven cyberpunk game with a unique voxel aesthetic that you can add to your wishlist now.


This game is less about little robots and hot yellow deserts, but will feature a diverse range of characters from androids, rogue AI and unscrupulous humans at every level of society. Everyone has a story to tell, and in the course of one night, everything will change.

Become a courier driver for Cloudpunk Inc., 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.

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The trailer on Youtube contains subtitles in English, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), French, Spanish and Portuguese

You are welcome to join our official Discord Server via the following link: https://discord.gg/cloudpunk

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October 27, 2018

Balancing & Bugfixes

This update includes a series of balancing changes for fall damage, fuel consumption and ANI's corrosion to make the experience more enjoyable.

There are now more auto-save checkpoints to reduce the loss of progress when dying. But remember, you can also save the game whenever and wherever you want.

Furthermore, some areas like under the mushroom tree in the forest area did not provide shelter for ANI, which is now fixed.
We've also added a bugfix for the second Phoning Home sequence in the desert, which led to confusing situations without guidance if the sequence was initiated without ANI nearby.

We wish you all a great Halloween next week! If you liked the game, please leave us a review. It really helps.

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“Definitely one of the best indie games I ever played.”
90% – TD Game Club

“Phoning Home is indie developer ION LANDS love letter to storytelling and boasts a tale that really is worth telling.”
85% – Keengamer

“I absolutely adored ION and ANI.”
Slickster Magazine

About This Game

You play ION, a young exploration unit on a mission to secure natural resources. When you crash-land on an alien planet your ship is almost completely destroyed. Not only do you have to survive in a strange new world full of dangers, but to have even a hope of escape you must find a way to contact your home planet for help.

With only your ship’s A.I. for company, you set out to explore your new home. On your journey you encounter ANI, a small, stranded service unit who identifies as female. ANI is the first to admit she’s a bit mad, but she is also a valuable resource, and it soon becomes clear that there will be no escape without her.

And so, the two of you begin a journey that neither of you is prepared for, on a planet where even the laws of nature seem not to apply. A journey in which ION and ANI must face the strangest of all possible challenges if they are to have any hope of living to tell their own story.


  • Explore a new frontier. Large open environments with realistic environmental effects – from time-of-day lighting to dappled forests and snow-covered mountains, to volcanoes, canyons, deep oceans and scorching deserts – you must find your way.
  • Experience a story with living (but not breathing) characters, brought to life by voice actors.
  • Survive harsh weather conditions and temperatures – and protect ANI at all costs!
  • An intriguing mix of exploration, logic and action gameplay.
  • Create portals to traverse the landscape.
  • Fight – or find ways to avoid combat.
  • Craft improvements and critical tools from resources found in the environment.
  • Discover the remnants of an alien civilization, decrypt their language and restore their technology.
  • Enjoy a beautiful soundtrack.

Be warned. Phoning Home starts easy, but gets quite challenging in the later stages of the game. Can you leave the planet?

System Requirements

    • ОС: Windows XP / 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Процессор: Intel Core i5 / AMD, 2.5 GHz
    • Оперативная память: 8 GB ОЗУ
    • Видеокарта: Dedicated GPU, NVIDIA or AMD, 1.5 GB video memory
    • DirectX: Версии 10
    • Место на диске: 10 GB
    • ОС: Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 (64-bit)
    • Процессор: Intel Core i7 / AMD FX-8350, 3.4 GHz
    • Оперативная память: 8 GB ОЗУ
    • Видеокарта: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3 GB) / AMD R9 290 (4 GB)
    • DirectX: Версии 11
    • Место на диске: 10 GB

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