Project Dust Inspired By...Volcanoes?
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.
Related Game(s): Project Dust
6/30/2010 9:04:09 PM John Shepard