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From Dust is a video game, designed by Eric Chahi and developed by Ubisoft Montpellier. Ubisoft described it as a 'spiritual heir' to Populous, a British game developed by Peter Molyneux and Bullfrog Productions in 1989. Announced on 14 June 2010 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Ubisoft published the game on Xbox 360, 27 July 2011 as a part of XBLA Summer of Arcade event. The PC version was originally scheduled to be released at the same time but was delayed to 17 August due to undisclosed reasons. A PlayStation 3 version was released on the PlayStation Network in September 2011. On 7 March 2012, Ubisoft announced that the game will be made available as a browser game for Google Chrome. From Dust is distributed online via Steam, OnLive, GamersGate, XBLA, PSN and Chrome Web Store. [ - ]
- Specifically for this game, inspiration came first from life experience! 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”.
- Populous had also a big influence for sure, as well as games like Rez because music is an important part the universe of the game.
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