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[From Dust] droppin' lava like it's hot. out now on 360 and PC.

Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
edited August 2011 in Games and Technology
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What is this game?
Well-
Look!
Also this is like that but in words!
From Dust puts the player in a god-like perspective, with the goal to control an island and protect its inhabitants, using tools such as moving or spawning sand, lava, water, and vegetation. The player can also fight off several natural disasters, and gains new powers doing so.

basically this game is like poetry in motion and it's due out this year for 360, and PC. It seems like a natural fit for / Move, but no word on that yet. If that video doesn't give you 12 boners you need to think about your life and goals, and really prioritize your motives- to this game.
TELL ME YOU WANT THIS MORE THAN ME, AND I'LL LAUGH THEN PUNCH YOU

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  • Lord_MordjaLord_Mordja Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I have the weirdest boner right now.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I miss Populous.

    Now there was a fun time waster.

    Where's the iphone port?

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  • DyvionDyvion Glorious Okinawa, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Now all we need is Peter Moleneux screaming about how epic his AI is going to be and... wait... Ubisoft? Sweet!

    So what's the catch? Who are the bad guys? Sandboxes are great, but I need plagues of evil humans to wipe off the face of my beautiful island!

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    the 'bad guys' so far appear to be natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. the idea is you'll use your powers to aid the humans during and after events like that.
    though they could introduce enemy tribes

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  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    This looks pretty awesome.

    And Molyneux isn't involved! That's like, double-awesome.

    I kind of wish they would leave out strong goals or storylines and leave the humans as kind of like a nest of ants; just a lot of tiny living creatures in your sandbox that you have no hard-coded moral investment in. Ideally for me, you'd be able to screw around with them, babysit them, or even wipe them out without losing the game.

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  • KlashKlash Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    This is one thing that the Black & White series was so missing.

    I want to build giant mountains and flow down lava, then water. Then I want to make a really tiny split with earth down the flow, and turn it all into a twisting, turning dueling river of lava and water.

    I want to make my island an endless stream of unfinished concepts until it resembles something out of Cthulhu's mind.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Wait, the antagonists are natural disasters?

    I thought I'd be able to pit my mob of religious zealots against some other god's mob of religious zealots . . . the way God intended.

    meh.

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  • DyvionDyvion Glorious Okinawa, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I already know I would build a huge Atol with white sandy beaches to gently sloping hills on the inside and rough cliffs on the outside. I can imagine the beauty in my mind... I want to build it!

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  • Mr.SunshineMr.Sunshine Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Im going to make the most beautiful Utopia I can... and then destroy it with hellfire!

    And then do it again.

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Not on Any Podcast or Affliated Don't Even Own a MikeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    This looks wonderful.
    I want to play this game.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    No mention of this being by Eric Chahi?

    That's the reason to care.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Virgin sacrifice better factor in. Heavily. Or I will be angered.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    No mention of this being by Eric Chahi?

    That's the reason to care.

    I had heard this was from the guy who made Another World.

    Even more interested now.

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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    the 'bad guys' so far appear to be natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. the idea is you'll use your powers to aid the humans during and after events like that.
    though they could introduce enemy tribes

    Hmm...
    the 'bad guys' so far appear to be YOU when you use your powers to make natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. the idea is you'll use your powers to fuck over the humans during and after events like that.
    though they could introduce enemy tribes to also fuck over

    There we go. This is a god game after all.

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  • firewaterwordfirewaterword Tat Tvam Asi Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    This looks pretty interesting. Kind of what I assumed Sim Earth would be when I rented it as a kid, only to find out it was a bunch of fucking spreadsheets on SNES. Granted, I was probably too young for it, but whatever.

    Also I had a super faint hope that this would be a "Dust: A Tale of the Wired West" thread. Cause' that was one weird game.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    That was so much fun to watch

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  • MegaMekMegaMek Stars burn so bright; much better than neon lights.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I heard about this game a while back, and saw a tech demo or something on IGN. Looks super cool.

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  • DrovekDrovek Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Amazing tech demo. I just love how it looks believable.

    Now let's just hope there is enough of a game in there beyond "have fun."

    (I love me some sandbox games, but without some goals they don't last me a lot.)

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Damnit man, I thought you'd created this thread because they'd announced a release date and it was coming soon.

    But yes, I'm very interested in this game but mostly because the Chahi is involved. Hopefully he won't leave the industry again after he's finished this.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I doubt my computer could run this, so looks like a 360 buy for me.

    Hopefully there'll be a demo, as I tend to enjoy god games for a few hours then get bored and don't pick them up again. The strength of the campaign will make or break this, I think.

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  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    WTB release date pl0x

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  • Renegade WolfRenegade Wolf Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
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  • DyvionDyvion Glorious Okinawa, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
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    I'm tempted to export that and lime it and post it below... but I won't. I'll just say Amen.

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    When was the last time we got a proper god game?

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  • DyvionDyvion Glorious Okinawa, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    So I visited their website. It's pretty bare bones, but it has a different video than the one in the OP. It looks like you will be caring for your hoo-mons. So like Black and White, but without a monster? And possibly good?

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  • CheesecakeRecipeCheesecakeRecipe "Should not be allowed to post in the Steam Thread" - Isorn Squalor Victoria, Squalor Victoria!Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Damnit man, I thought you'd created this thread because they'd announced a release date and it was coming soon.

    This. I have to wonder how much longer we have to wait, as it is the concepts alone hold enough promise but man I want my hands on the real thang.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Xagarath wrote: »
    When was the last time we got a proper god game?

    Black & White 2, I guess? I never played it, but clearly it doesn't inspire much love.

    This is probably my most anticipated game of the year. I have often lamented the death of the god game.

    Edit: Forgot about Spore. Yeah...

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  • DyvionDyvion Glorious Okinawa, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Spore was more than a God game. It was... it was... It was a shooter, and an adventure game, and a city simulation, and a civilization clone and and and... It was too much.
    But I loved it.

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Wow. There's no doubting they have a beautiful island creator/destroyer engine going on. I just hope they manage to get a compelling game in there as well.

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  • LuxLux Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I hope the villagers pray to you when things go wrong. I would like to answer no.

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Does this remind anybody else of Doshin the Giant or is it just me?

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Xagarath wrote: »
    When was the last time we got a proper god game?


    Viva Pinata. Duh.

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  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2011
    From Dust: From the Guy that developed probably the best game of the 20th century, and who's style was ripped off for another prime example of one of the best games of the 20th century

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  • TwoQuestionsTwoQuestions Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm very looking forward to this game. I just bought a new system, so it should be here before the release date.

    I'm liking this trend of sandbox games that are more experience than story. Minecraft's success was built on this, as was Dwarf Fortress.

    Come to think of it, this reminds me of a simplified Dwarf Fortress, except with an interface that's easier to use.

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  • darleysamdarleysam UKRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm pretty much just gonna spend the first day I own this pulling up ground, watching water pool, dumping that ground in a river and watching things happen.
    God bless you, physics.

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  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2011
    darleysam wrote: »
    I'm pretty much just gonna spend the first day I own this pulling up ground, watching water pool, dumping that ground in a river and watching things happen.
    God bless you, physics.

    Fuck you for making me want a new Wetrix game.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    darleysam wrote: »
    I'm pretty much just gonna spend the first day I own this creating massive geological cocks.

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  • darleysamdarleysam UKRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    darleysam wrote: »
    I'm pretty much just gonna spend the first day I own this creating massive geological cocks.

    And He saw that it was good.
    Okay, drawing a giant cock in the ground and then irrigating it so that it.. you know.. with lava.

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  • DecoyDecoy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The tech demo was pretty cool looking. Like a few have said before me, hopefully they can make a compelling game out of it.

    And yes, lava cocks will be had by all.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Civil engineering at its best.

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