From Dust Has a Glorious Engine for God Games

One of the games that slipped through our view during Gamescom last week was From Dust, a download game from Ubisoft planned for release in March 2011.

What makes From Dust seem so special is that it channel some of the classic PC gameplay styles from old games like Populous. While that sort of gameplay doesn't seem very marketable anymore in a stand-alone retail space, it could be perfect for download on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and various PC channels.

From Dust is very much a game where you play God and have control over the land and elements. Right now it's just a solo affair, but developers are exploring the possibilities of adding multiplayer modes after release.

Check out the first developer diary below to see what the game is all about.

More from previews from IGN and Kotaku.

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  • Sim Earth with a Crytek engine? I can think of worse things...
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  • OK from a technically point of view that looks awesome, don't know if it would make a great game, but I would get it just to piss about with the world creating tools.
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  • That looks amazing, but as the above poster said I can't imagine it would make a great game, but I too would get it just to screw around.
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