From Dust coming to PC July 27th, mad god-like skillz displayed in new dev diary

So you want to be a god, but don't own an Xbox 360 or PS3? Give it a couple of weeks. Ubisoft has announced its omnipotent creation sim From Dust will be also be available for PC through Steam, UBIShop and other digital outlets  on July 27th, the same day it arrives on XBLA. A word of warning, though: becoming an omnipotent master of the world and all it entails isn't exactly a picnic. In fact, if this latest From Dust developer diary is any indication, you'll rarely catch a break:

From Dust is the brainchild of Eric Chahi, creator of Another World and Heart of Darkness. In an in-studio 2010 interview, Chahi described From Dust as being a spiritual heir to Populous which he dreamed up while on vacation:

“I decided to create Project Dust during a trip in Vanuatu in 1999, I was near the Yasur crater and it was strongly active. I could see its explosion; the sound was incredibly loud, like an air plane breaking the soundwall. Bombs were falling everywhere and sometimes really close to us. I was at the same time fascinated by this breathtaking beauty and really scared. I remember I had two thoughts at this very moment: “I want to create another game before I die” and “in the game I want to convey this ambivalence of Nature, beautiful and potentially violent at the same time”.

From Dust is priced at $19.95 for PC, and will be released at the same time on XBLA for 1200 Microsoft Points. A PS3 version is expected to follow shortly thereafter.

Jul 8, 2011

Source PC Gamer


  • TheHungryLemur - July 11, 2011 12:38 a.m.

    I'm not an RTS/Simulation person but I might be picking this up on PS3. Something about playing God... pleases me.... :P
  • mbrown3 - July 9, 2011 2:10 a.m.

    This is a must buy for me, which is rare for downloadable titles. Not sure why this looks so compelling to me, but I'm very excited for it.
  • EroticInvisibleMan - July 9, 2011 12:42 a.m.

    HOLY JESUS CRAP! This was one of the only games I was waiting for and there wasn't even a release date, and now it's only a few weeks away?! Stoked as fuck!
  • DaGreenFungus - July 9, 2011 12:04 a.m.

    FINALLY! a game where i can play god.. there should be more of those, who doesn`t like being powerfull
  • Rek - July 8, 2011 8:40 p.m.

    I would get this for Steam but unfortunately my computer couldn't run it with the best graphics. I'll get it on PS3 so I can enjoy the graphics to the fullest.
  • Hydrohs - July 8, 2011 7:31 p.m.

    This is what I was waiting for. I've been hoping this game would see a PC release.
  • therawski - July 8, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    I think a lot of people are going to like being a god for $20, looks amazing too!
  • Kage_No_Shi - July 8, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    Yeah, I'm definitely getting this via Steam. Hope it has Steamworks and the obligatory Steam Achievements, but I won't be too put off if it doesn't. Price seems right too.
  • ChrisCultista - July 8, 2011 6:51 p.m.


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