In many of the alchemy-style games that came before “Little Alchemy 2,” such as Alchemy, Doodle God, and Little Alchemy, players could create the Cloud element effortlessly by using combinations of the basic building blocks of fire, water, and air.
Typically, a player had to make Steam before they could make Cloud. “Little Alchemy 2” takes a different approach to cloud formation. It treats the creation of elements in much more detailed and realistic ways.
To make Cloud, you need to understand how clouds form naturally on Earth and how they associate with other elements. The game offers you four different element combination options for making the Cloud element.
The easiest method requires that you follow real-world logic from a planet-based perspective:
1. Create a Planetary Atmosphere
When you look up while standing outside on the surface of the Earth, you see a blue sky that often contains clouds.
Although you can make the Cloud element with the Sky element given this association, the blue color of the sky wouldn’t exist without the atmosphere around the planet that’s made of particular gases.
Real-world cloud formation also requires an atmosphere, which is one reason why you should make Cloud initially using the Atmosphere element.
“Little Alchemy 2” offers you several methods for making an Atmosphere, the fastest one is to create a planet and then add air to the surface above it. You start by doubling the size of earth-related elements:
- Earth + Earth = Land
- Land + Land = Continent
- Continent + Continent = Planet
A generic Planet icon that features a blue-green world, planetary rings, and moons appear with the words “A star dancer.”
Once you have Planet, you drag and drop the Air element onto it. The Atmosphere icon appears onscreen as an image of Earth with continents shaped like real-world geographic locations.
The planet is encased in a bubble that represents the atmosphere. The words “The layer of gases surrounding our planet that protects us from various invisible space horrors” appear beneath it.
2. Add Moisture to the Atmosphere
Moisture is another critical component in real-world cloud formation. Clouds form when the air becomes saturated with moisture and the air pressure drops or cools.
“Little Alchemy 2” uses this same real-world logic. You make the Cloud element by simply combining a moisture-related element with Atmosphere:
- Atmosphere + Water
- Atmosphere + Mist
If you don’t already have the Mist element, you don’t need it since Water is a basic element provided from the start of the game. That said, you merely need to combine two basic elements to add Mist to your collection of elements:
- Air + Water
The Mist icon then appears on the screen as a series of horizontal white lines of varying lengths with the words “Fog’s tiny sibling, prone to hiding monsters.”
3. Alternative Method to Make Cloud
One of the great things about “Little Alchemy 2” is that the game allows you to make elements in different ways using elements associated with a particular element.
As already outlined, cloud formation in the real world involves more than atmosphere and water. People also associate clouds with the sky, which means that you can make clouds in the game using the Sky element.
If you don’t already have Sky in your collection, use these combinations to create it:
- Planet + Fire = Sun
- Atmosphere + Sun = Sky
Once you have Sky, an icon that features a sky in gradient shades of blue and white clouds appears onscreen with the words “The domain of clouds.” You then simply drag and drop the Water or Mist element onto it to create Cloud.
It’s important to note that you can also make a rain cloud in the game, but it’s not a separate cloud element called “Rain Cloud.”
Instead, a cloud with rain pouring from it is the icon for the Rain element. To make this cloud and element, you combine the Cloud and Water elements.
Why Do You Need Cloud in “Little Alchemy 2”?
Clouds are a part of both day and night skies on Earth and many other planets. Without clouds, our world wouldn’t have certain types of storms or rain, snow, and hail.
Rainbows that form in the sky also appear within clouds when the light passes through raindrops. As a result, we wouldn’t have “rainbow clouds” or “fire clouds” without clouds.
Clouds also drift low in the sky and form fog when close to the ground. In cities, acid rain falls from clouds after atmospheric pollution makes rain too acidic.
People in skyscrapers enjoy living and working “among the clouds.” People also wouldn’t associate certain foods like cotton candy and animals like sheep with phrases such as “looks like a cloud,” “puffy as a cloud” or “puffy clouds” without the existence of clouds.
The game makes these same and other associations. You can create 13 unique additional elements with Cloud using the following combinations:
- Cloud + Air = Sky
- Cloud + Atmosphere = Sky
- Cloud + Planet = Jupiter
- Cloud + Water = Rain
- Cloud + Heat = Rain
- Cloud + Pressure = Rain
- Cloud + Cloud = Storm
- Cloud + Electricity = Lightning & Storm
- Cloud + Light = Rainbow
- Cloud + Ice = Hail
- Cloud + Field = Fog
- Cloud + Forest = Fog
- Cloud + Hill = Fog
- Cloud + Mountain = Fog
- Cloud + Earth = Fog
- Cloud + City = Fog
- Cloud + House = Skyscraper
- Cloud + Smoke = Acid Rain
- Cloud + Smog = Acid Rain
- Cloud + Sickness = Acid Rain
- Cloud + Plant = Cotton
- Cloud + Sugar = Cotton Candy
- Cloud + Livestock = Sheep
Discover New Shapes in the Clouds
Children and adults often watch the clouds to learn more about them and even imagine different cloud shapes as other things found in real life. With “Little Alchemy 2,” you don’t have to imagine.
As you’ve already learned, you can create many new elements after you make Cloud. Now that you have Cloud and made other elements from it, you can explore other in-game imaginings of real-world things and connections.
For example, if you explore Sheep, you can discover Alpaca, Barn, Lasso, Leather, and Wool.
If you explore Skyscraper, you can discover Bank, City, Pigeon, Rat, Ruins, and even the fictional giant monsters that attack cities in television shows and movies called Kaiju.