How to Change Your Cloud Party Display Name and Limit Your Facebook Details That Other Users Can See
You can now change your avatar display name in Cloud Party, CEO Sam Thompson recently told me, so instead of going around the user-created 3D world with your Facebook name (which is the damn default), you can choose another as you prefer -- just click the smartphone icon on the top right, then Settings. So now you can know me in Cloud Party as Hamlet Au, of course.
Yes yes, you still need to log into CP with Facebook Connect, a requirement many fans of pseudonymous identity have hated on. (And for the record, I think Cloud Party should offer Twitter log-in, which doesn't require real names, and G+ log-in, which allows some pseudonyms, as alternatives.) However, as Thompson explains, the Facebook connectivity doesn't mean you need to reveal real life details associated with it:
"[If] your Facebook account is private then no one can see your information other than your name," says Thompson. However, he also notes, "[y]ou can still look at someone's Facebook profile by clicking on their name and looking at contact details. This is how you friend someone as well as interact in other ways (share photos, etc.), so we don't intend to hide it for now. We are still looking into ways to improve this, but for now the Facebook account is still required and linked..."
So there you go. For that matter, I actually have many FB friends who use nicknames or other kinds of everyday pseudonyms for their account, who haven't ran afoul of Facebook's policies against non-official names. Long as it's fairly clear the account is used by a real person and not for spam or fraud, you'll very likely be OK. You probably don't want an FB name with a wacky avatar ID, let alone an avatar picture where a face should be, but the rule is mainly meant to go after Hot Facebook Bots.