From Dust Is Now Available on the Chrome Store

Eric Chahi's distinctive god-game From Dust is now available through the Google Chrome store for a discounted price of $9.99. The game was one of the more pleasant surprises of last year. » 5/22/12 6:15pm 5/22/12 6:15pm

2011: The Year in Pleasant Surprises

2011 saw its share of disappointments, but it was also a year that contained a good number of nice surprises. Some were games we just didn't see coming—they snuck up on us and grabbed us with their excellence. Others were games that we thought were going to be terrible or at best so-so, but which would up being… » 12/29/11 10:00pm 12/29/11 10:00pm

Check That, From Dust Hits PSN Next Week

Announced yesterday for a Sept. 27 release on the PlayStation Network, god-game From Dust has had its delivery date moved up two weeks to Sept. 13. It's still $14.99. Because some have wondered, no, the game does not support PlayStation Move. » 9/09/11 7:30pm 9/09/11 7:30pm

From Dust Empowers PlayStation 3 Players September 27

That an entire console worth of gamers haven't experienced Eric Chahi's glorious strategy game From Dust weighs is a shame, but a shame that will be rectified come September 27 when the game hits the PlayStation Network for $14.99. » 9/08/11 11:40am 9/08/11 11:40am

Ubisoft Breaks Their Own Record for Playable Games at PAX

Ubisoft is coming to PAX this week with nearly a dozen games and a slew of freebies. They say it will be their biggest line up for the annual show to date. » 8/23/11 4:00pm 8/23/11 4:00pm

Does This Fix the From Dust Disaster?

When PC title From Dust was released, PC gamers discovered that, yes, you must have an always-on internet connection. Previous claims stated that it wouldn't. Now, Ubisoft is ready to make amends. » 8/23/11 5:00am 8/23/11 5:00am

From Dust's PC Release is a Man-Made Disaster

Ubisoft's release of From Dust on the PC has been, in every sense of the word, a disaster. Just the fact that the game requires an always-on Internet connection—putting the lie to earlier claims that it wouldn't—is a throat-slash to its credibility. The additional fact it's a glitch-strewn port of a console game is… » 8/18/11 6:40pm 8/18/11 6:40pm

After a Year of Natural Disasters, A Game that Lets Us Fight Back

From Dust is a very good video game that starts badly. It's dull, at first. Pick up dirt. Drop dirt. Pick up water. Spill water. You're a god! Re-shaping the land. And you'll be forgiven for feeling drowsy. » 7/27/11 1:00pm 7/27/11 1:00pm

Microsoft Leaves Gate Open, Unreleased Games Now Available [Update]

From Dust and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet are both part of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade Games promotion for the Xbox 360. Neither is supposed to be out, but for some reason, both now are. » 7/27/11 1:00am 7/27/11 1:00am

It Takes One Deep Breath to Change the World in From Dust

Breathe in, drain a lake. Breathe out, flood a valley. The battle between god-graced humanity and unforgiving nature is distilled down to two simple actions in Ubisoft's From Dust. » 7/07/11 3:20pm 7/07/11 3:20pm

The Breath of God in the Service of Man

I've played as army men, bounty hunters, spies and killers. I've built towering office buildings as a city planner. Raised beasts as a super being. Strategized as a world-conquering general. But I've never been the breath of god. » 7/07/11 12:00pm 7/07/11 12:00pm

Buy These Five Summer of Arcade XBLA Games, Get One Free

You could be on the receiving end of a "free" copy of co-op dungeon crawler Crimson Alliance, pictured above, Xbox 360 owners, if you go all-in on this year's "Summer of Arcade" games for Xbox Live Arcade. What's on the list? » 6/27/11 3:40pm 6/27/11 3:40pm

Our Weird Video Game Summer Has a No-Strike Madden, a Kooky Catherine, …

Blockbuster video games rarely released during the summer. But scale is no measure of quality; and while not all are of AAA-proportions, we'll demonstrate that this summer's schedule could include some of the strangest and boldest titles of the year. » 6/24/11 11:00am 6/24/11 11:00am

This is Your 2011 Summer of Arcade Lineup

Every year Microsoft selects a handful of Xbox Live Arcade games it considers the very best the platform has to offer and releases them once a week as part of the Summer of Arcade promotion. With Ubisoft's From Dust and Fuelcell's Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet making the cut this time around, we're in for one hell… » 6/06/11 4:10pm 6/06/11 4:10pm

Controlling the Breath of a God with From Dust

Being a god in Ubisoft's From Dust ain't easy. Though you can manipulate the elements of this world, you'll sometimes feel less like an all-powerful deity than you might a hopeful local politician, a cog in a powerful, sluggish, bureaucratic machine. » 5/27/11 12:00pm 5/27/11 12:00pm

From Dust Still Looks Out Of This World

This is another gorgeous look at From Dust, the next game from Out Of This World (aka Another World) creator Eric Chahi. Bound for Xbox Live Arcade, PC and PlayStation Network sometime this year, From Dust lets you play god, protecting the inhabitants of an island from natural disaster. » 3/21/11 4:30pm 3/21/11 4:30pm

God Plays Ball In From Dust

A cursor spins lazily over a primitive ocean. A button is pressed, and water is gathered in a great ball, hovering in the air. The cursor moves, the water drops, and lakes are formed. This is From Dust. » 8/20/10 10:00am 8/20/10 10:00am

From Dust Is For Those Of You Who Like Playing God

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. » 8/18/10 5:00pm 8/18/10 5:00pm

Someone Talented Is Making Video Game's Best Volcano

Eric Chahi likes lava. He likes talking about lava. He likes e-mailing a photo (above) of some lava that he photographed on Reunion Island. This man likes volcanoes more than you or I do. » 6/28/10 1:40pm 6/28/10 1:40pm