From Dust is a video game, designed by Eric Chahi and developed by Ubisoft Montpellier. Ubisoft described it as a 'spiritual heir' to Populous, a British game developed by Peter Molyneux and Bullfrog Productions in 1989. Announced on June 14, 2010 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft published the game on Xbox 360, July 27, 2011 as a part of XBLA Summer of Arcade event. The PC version was originally scheduled to be released at the same time but was delayed to August 17 due to undisclosed reasons. A Playstation 3 version was released on the PlayStation Network in September 2011. On March 7, 2012, Ubisoft announced that the game will be made available as a browser game for Google Chrome. From Dust is distributed online via Steam, OnLive, GamersGate, XBLA and Chrome Web Store. In From Dust, players assume a god-like first-person perspective from which they manipulate an archipelago environment in an effort to save, and enlighten, a nomadic tribe. With a spherical cursor, the user controls certain types of matter - namely soil, lava and water - in real time. Lava cools to form solid rock, vegetation propagates in soil and spreads naturally once a village is built, and moving
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