Edinburgh-based Cloudgine creates VR sci-fi demo to show off cloud gaming engine

Screenshot from Cloudgine's cloud-powered VR game They Came From Space

Edinburgh-based software technology provider Cloudgine has created a sci-fi VR demo to show the quality of its cloud-powered gaming engine.

The game is called They Came From Space and is described on the website as “an online multiplayer action game where players take on the immersive role of an unscrupulous alien Overseer in VR, or as their top-gun wingmen for those wanting a traditional gaming experience.”

President and co-founder of Cloudgine is Dave Jones, the original developer of Grand Theft Auto when he formed the games developer DMA Design, which is now known as Rockstar North.

They Came From Space has a “50’s B-Movie Alien Invasion” aesthetic and uses Cloudgine’s cloud -powered technology to to create a world that is “completely dynamic and destructible”.

About the game:

In ‘They Came from Space’, you control either an alien Overseer (in Virtual Reality) or one of their drones in a 50’s B-Movie Alien Invasion. Overseer and Pilots work together to destroy mankind’s primitive structures and harvest the energy contained within, whilst battling a rival faction attempting to move in on your claim. Destroy the town, harvest the energy, and use it to chase off your foes.

As the Overseer, use destructive powers to destroy the town around you, wrenching buildings from their foundations and destroying all that stands before you. Destroyed buildings provide energy for your Mothership, and once you have enough, you can charge your laser and destroy your enemy’s protective dome. Once the dome is down, attack with everything you’ve got. If you destroy them, their fleet will be forced to retreat in shame back to their home planet.

As a Pilot, fly around hoovering up livestock, people and small pets, along with any exposed energy, before returning it to your Overseer to help charge the laser. Hunt and destroy enemy drones to steal any energy they have gathered. When the enemy’s protective dome is shattered, attack and destroy their Overseer and show them who are the true conquerors of Earth.

They Came From Space is an online multiplayer action game where players take on the immersive role of an unscrupulous alien Overseer in VR, or as their top-gun wingmen for those wanting a traditional gaming experience. They Came From Space features a vibrant world ready for harvesting, and thanks to Cloudgine’s cloud-powered technology (www.cloudgine.com), a world which is also completely dynamic and destructible. Every building can be destroyed and every object becomes a potential weapon as you fight to dominate the planet.