PRESS RELEASE | X360, PS3, PC Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | 5:37 PM

GC: Project Dust becomes From Dust

GC: Project Dust becomes From Dust

The Project Dust announcement nicely surprised us during this last E3. This downloadable 'populous-like' game, developed by the mythical Eric Chahi, now gets a new name, From Dust, a technical demo trailer, an image gallery and some artworks. More info in the press release.

Press Release:

Product Description

Live ‘A modern god game where nature is the star’

A shaman leading a tribe
On a sister planet, in an extreme version of earth
Where time erodes everything under the eyes of the player
And the power to master nature is the only way to survive
Measure the full range of your acts.

From Dust people’s destiny is in your hands

Key Features

• GROUND-BREAKING TECHNOLOGY – Behold the beauty of a primitive world, pulsing with life through the breath of a nature expressing its forces at its fullest.
• A WORLD YOU CAN SHAPE, A NATURE YOU MUST CONTROL – Beware the danger of a world constantly and dynamically changing under your command.
• A TRIBE YOU SHALL GUIDE – Control the destiny of a tribe struggling to survive and recover his ancestors lost knowledge and powers.
• A LEGENDARY DESIGNER – Original concept and creative direction by Eric Chahi, visionary creator of Out of this World / Another World

Tech Demo

All comments

Commented on 2010-08-18 17:43:30
So this is a sim-city kinda game?
Commented on 2010-08-18 17:53:08
Something more like Populous the beginning:

It's a "God game". Basically you're the god and those people are your followers or minions ;-P

You can manipulate the environment to help your people or destroy an opposing tribe (At least that was what happened in Populous)
So for example build a lava flow into an other tribes village or create a volcano in the middle of it.
Commented on 2010-08-18 18:18:07
Looks so good. Love the art.

I'm going to build a paradise!
Commented on 2010-08-18 18:26:41 In reply to Archaos
Really dig the art too! It's looking very fun.
Commented on 2010-08-18 18:39:50 In reply to UrukHaiPT

"This downloadable....
So this is a X-box live arcade / PSN game right? If yes, this is insta bought!
Commented on 2010-08-18 18:50:12 In reply to Anvil
Yes it is!
Commented on 2010-08-18 19:30:13 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
So this is a sim-city kinda game?
if it is they have instantly made me not care about it.
Commented on 2010-08-18 19:32:44
Looks amazing. It's funny how people don't know what Populous is. They probably think Peter Molynuex's first game was Fable. I didn't even realize this was a console game. Pretty wild quality for an XBLA game.
Commented on 2010-08-18 19:35:33 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Looks amazing. It's funny how people don't know what Populous is. They probably think Peter Molynuex's first game was Fable.
If only EA hadn't purchased Bullfrog, we would still be receiving classics like Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Theme Hospital and Syndicate...
Commented on 2010-08-18 21:45:20 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
if it is they have instantly made me not care about it.
Because games are only good if they come on a disc. Not many people know that most of the fun is created by the physical motion of the disc spinning.
Commented on 2010-08-18 22:01:54
That looks inredible, can't wait to play it :)
Commented on 2010-08-19 10:29:53
Looks very B.C.ish
Commented on 2010-08-19 23:17:05
I love the "create your paradise" concept! Sure buy.
Commented on 2010-08-20 06:27:33
Holy crap that looks incredible

About the game
  • From Dust
  • PC, X360, PS3
  • Published by Ubisoft
  • French release: Available
  • US release: Available

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