From Dust Is For Those Of You Who Like Playing GodS

Eric Chahi made the acclaimed game Out of This World, then Heart of Darkness, then took a break from game-making, during which time he fell in love with volcanoes. Now he's making this.

Debuting in Germany at GDC Europe and Gamescom this week is a tech demo video of Chachi's From Dust.

Chahi's game, which is being made by a team at Ubisoft and was formerly called Project Dust, is an Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation 3 god game that puts you in control of the elements on a simulated island. Your actions — the way you mold the land — decides the fate of the game's virtual people.

The game's a beauty so far and is set for release next year. We'll have more on this game from Gamescom.