It was revealed at Ubisoft's E3 press conference but since that time, we've definitely wanted to learn more about this unique game.
Called Project Dust , this title from iconic Another World designer Eric Chahi had a particular inspiration behind it: volcanoes. In speaking to Joystiq , Chahi said that he's now "crazy about volcanoes" and when experts predict an eruption, he hops a plane and takes the first flight to see it. Yeah, we know what you're thinking: "…the heck does this have to do with video games?" Well, apparently, Project Dust is all about manipulating nature. Chahi describes it as a simulation, kinda "like playing 'sandcastle' on the beach, except you have more material to use, like lava." It doesn't take a scientist to know that lava can shape the earth, and that's part of the gameplay. You interact with your tribe of people by manipulating the land around them; you can even scare 'em if you so choose. The example is given of actually picking up water and turning it into a free-floating sphere, which of course is pretty confusing to the inhabitants of that world. The possibilities are limitless, right?
For now, we like the sound of Project Dust , if only because it sounds so darn original. It actually reminds us of something like Populous only with a modern twist.
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