From Dust Is For Those Of You Who Like Playing God

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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.

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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.

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I remember playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 back in the day, and this is all I would do. Just go into park creator sandbox mode and form all sorts of various landscapes, completely ignoring the main aspect of the game. Now that something like this is coming, I honestly can't wait.