Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Upcoming Game: From Dust


"From Dust" is an upcoming title from Ubisoft. They've released best-sellers like the Tom Clancy and Assassin's Creed series. Originally called, "Project Dust", From Dust makes promises that really pique my interest.

You're essentially playing God in this sandbox game. You take control of nature and it's properties, and model a world that evolves quickly. A tribe of humans wearing masks the entire game, inhabit your world, and must adapt to any environmental change, such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

The art direction in the game is beautiful. The tribes were culturally influenced mostly by African tribes. Game artists took visual inspiration from our own world's natural wonders for the game. The bright color scheme looks nice too.

It'd be interesting to know more about the gameplay. I'd like to see the human population evolve over time, kind of like Age of Empires, except you aren't spending so much time hunting, gathering and foraging.

Something I haven't seen in a God game yet is a place where you, playing "God", get to hang out, when you're not messing with your world. Previous God games limit you to a bird's eye view of your world, whereas I think you should be able to have a "Heaven" where you can save, load, delete games. I guess it wouldn't be a gameplay element, more of an elaborate menu. Unless they made it like Fable 3's start menu.

Check it out below, let me know what you think!

30 comments:

  1. Wow, looks exceptional.

    Excellent real world references.

    Can't wait for this it's something i've never heard of outside of Sim City....

    hah.

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  2. Occasionally they all get whipped out by a tsunami. ffs! Great review, keep em coming!

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  3. Yeah seen this once before, looks promising ^^. Just my type of game!

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  4. Wow pretty glad you showed me this I'll be looking forward to it.

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  5. I heard of this a while back and forgot about it. I can't wait to play it.

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  6. This game has certainly peaked my interest. I do like how the environment is looking

    I guess I like playing god no matter how they let me play.

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  7. Love sandbox games. Especially 'God' games

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  8. This looks like it could be good.

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  9. Hmmm... Hadn't heard anything about this game. Everybody's talking about Assassin's Creed and stuff. Looks good!

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  10. I really love these types of games. One game from my childhood that this reminds me of is Black and White, which i played for hours. Good find.

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  11. wow that looks like it could be awesome

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  12. wow this looks super interesting :)

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  13. Anything from Ubisoft has my attention.

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  14. the art in this game looks amazing

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  15. Definitely something i would play :)

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  16. I was a huge AoE fan back when 2 came out (and I still play it occasionally to this day), so this is going on my wish list. That, and I just love sandbox games in general.

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  17. this looks insane! thanks for sharing

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  18. Wow, I was just thinking about how awesome it would be to have another Black and White type of game, and here this is. I'm so glad I found your blog.

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  19. Woah, this game looks so great.

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  20. this looks really cool, and its nice to see that they are doing more than just Assassin's Creed. (don't get me wrong, i love the AC games, i just like that that is not all they are doing)

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  21. based on the art alone id buy the game!

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  22. This looks really cool, thanks for sharing!

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