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Bmon2 Jul 18, 2014 @ 7:31am
Branch of the Week - Storm
This week: Storm - August 25 to Sept 1?

Hello Cloudbuilt fans! Whether you're trying to get past a particular tricky level or you want to get the best times on the leaderboards, Cloudbuilt is more fun when you have a goal to work towards. And like many things, it is also more fun to work with / compete against others. Hence the branch of the week!

Each week, we'll pick a particular branch of the game to focus on. This thread will then be a place to keep track of peoples' improvements, get help with tricky obstacles, and show off cool new shortcuts on any and all maps in that branch!

  1. Initial Entry / Eclipse / Rain
  2. Day <<< Last Week
  3. Night
  4. Dawn
  5. Storm <<< This Week
  6. Fog
Last edited by Bmon2; Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:48am
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Bmon2 Jul 18, 2014 @ 7:33am 
Branch of the Week: Storm, Aug. 25 - Sept. 1?

Storm is a branch of enclosed spaces brimming with dangerous enemies. Unfortunately for the level designer, we've kind of broken small spaces. What we're left with is a series of brief respites between charge shot jumps. While speedrunning is great, I'd suggest you try playing these levels once again without all the shortcuts. It really gives you some perspective on the game.

A Window - 18.579
A Window - 19.622
A Window - 19.358
Clarity - 16.908!!
Clarity - 20.464
Check out Kalifen's full game runs for an alternate Clarity path if this path doesn't work for you. Also I feel your pain Wobs. I got 1st place on the first eclipse level for all of about 4 hours before Kalifen crushed me lol.

What's To Come - 22.829
What's To Come - 24.885
Once again check out Kalifen's full game runs for this level. He has a cool trick that makes the first really large skip more reliable if you can't quite get it.

Redeployment - 41.824
Redeployment (Super Charge) - 23.256
Because this level isn't ridiculous enough already! Sweet run by Rusty.

Full game runs:
Full Run 1[]
Full Run 2[]
Full Run 3[]

Sum of Best Scores as of 08/18/14
Achelon: 430.921
Bmon2: 124.358
Brzoskswinia: 146.576
Geoffaffa: 158.624
Lead Face: 115.851
Wobs23: 127.490
Zanarias//:Overcast: 136.011

Best of luck to everyone on the Storm branch!
Last edited by Bmon2; Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:59am
LEAD FACE Jul 18, 2014 @ 7:44am 
1. Night, 2. Fog, 3. Day

I'm currently always starting off with Night in my speedrun because I feel I'm very inconsistent there. Lot's of risky parts and I also think it's relatively undiscovered compared to the other branches, except for fog of course.
Colors Jul 18, 2014 @ 8:28am 
1. Night 2. Day 3. (Initial/Eclipse/Rain)

Only because Night is a really long, slow, and generally uninteresting branch that I need to work more on.

(Remix levels should be thrown in somewhere here)
Last edited by Colors; Jul 18, 2014 @ 8:29am
Kaysick Jul 18, 2014 @ 8:45am 
1. Night 2. Day 3. Dawn for me. I think Night is generally not liked compared to the others haha.
Bmon2 Jul 18, 2014 @ 4:50pm 
This is a bit rushed, but night seems to have a lot of support. Hence, it will be the first branch of the week! Voting for the week of 07/26/14 - 08/01/14 will begin now, and you'll have all week to vote for the next branch.

Also, add me if you want me to keep track of your sum of best times for each week. Good luck to everyone!

P.S. if anyone has ideas on how to incorporate the remix levels, I'd love to hear them. I haven't thought of a good way to focus on them yet.
Gafgar  [developer] Jul 18, 2014 @ 5:08pm 
Do you want me to make this thread a sticky thread/pinned/or what it's called in these forums? : )
CheZ'Da Jul 18, 2014 @ 6:40pm 
If anyone is wondering about the Underneath time, here's a video.
Wobs23 Jul 18, 2014 @ 6:43pm 
Fog, Night, and Dawn are my three.

For the Remix Levels we could vote to add them on to whatever branch was chosen. Maybe each week we vote on the main branch, and then vote to see whether the remix levels wil be added onto that this week.

Also how do you plan to keep track of everyone's times? Is it all manual? That seems like a ton of work. Be amazing if you could do it though. Maybe set up a google docs spreadsheet for everyone to view?
RaneFire Jul 18, 2014 @ 11:53pm 
Originally posted by CheZ'Da:
If anyone is wondering about the Underneath time, here's a video.
Thank you. I knew something was going on up there, but I kept trying mine boosts in different places lol. I got close a few times and thought I was falling short only because I was just bad, but now I see :) Never would have crossed my mind you could stand on a disk.
Last edited by RaneFire; Jul 18, 2014 @ 11:54pm
Bmon2 Jul 20, 2014 @ 4:52pm 
Just got back in town and added the top 30 rankings as well as several peoples' sum of best times for the Night branch. If you'd like me to keep track of your sum of best times and improvements each week, just add me!

Gafgar: Sure, if there is enough interest in the thread that would be great to sticky it. Thanks!

Chez'Da: Thanks for the link!

Wobs: Good idea on the remix levels. Perhaps we can add one / both remix levels each week we have one of the shorter branches. I'm keeping track of all of the stats by hand, which is why it is SUPER helpful for people to add me if you want me to track your stats. I have a long train commute to work so it will be no problem to do so long as I can get the game to run on my laptop **fingers crossed**. I will work on setting up a google doc for everyone to view as well.
Wobs23 Jul 20, 2014 @ 9:56pm 
Hey Bmon, can you update mine to 186.36? I just finished a couple of levels and totalled them up myself.

Next Weeks: Fog, Dawn, Initial etc.
Last edited by Wobs23; Jul 21, 2014 @ 11:02am
Colors Jul 21, 2014 @ 3:31am 
Can you change me from 223.662 to 153.630? Thanks.

Clearly there was a lot of room for improvement here >_>
Last edited by Colors; Jul 21, 2014 @ 3:39am
Bmon2 Jul 21, 2014 @ 7:00am 
I'll update everyone's times at the end of the week and post how much each person has improved. The posted times are mostly to show where we all started.
Achelon Jul 21, 2014 @ 7:25pm 
I'm in.

Current time (starting time) at 293.666

Edit: And then I notice Bmon already calculated my sum, thanks Bmon :)
Last edited by Achelon; Jul 21, 2014 @ 7:27pm
Bmon2 Jul 23, 2014 @ 6:56am 
Two days left to vote for the next branch. I'll update the high scores then and probably set up a weekly rotation for the branches based on peoples' votes.
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