Cloud Chamber follows the investigations of young scientist Kathleen Petersen into the Petersen Institute, one of Europeís most prestigious scientific centres. While investigating the suspicious circumstances of her motherís death there, Kathleen uncovers a skein of astonishing revelations about her father, the Institute and the existence of communicative rhythms in the fabric of space. Soon she is faced with an impossible choice between loyalty to her family and a duty to pass on what seems to be a mysterious warning to mankind.
Navigating through a series of 3D datascapes, players collect nodes of information and discuss them with other players. As they progress, players piece together what actually happened from fragments of found film footage, science journals, video diary entries, actual space footage and astrophotography. Only by working together with other players can the truth about Kathleenís parents and the universe be uncovered.