Another World Creator's World-Morphing 'Spiritual Heir to Populous' Project Dust Unveiled

Ubisoft has announced a "spiritual heir to Populous" codenamed

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Ubisoft has announced a "spiritual heir to Populous" codenamed Project Dust at E3, helmed by Another World--known as 'Out of This World' in North America--creator Eric Chahi.

Project Dust will grant players the power to dynamically alter a simulated world to "help their people resist, expand and migrate so they can accomplish their quest to find a safe place," says Chahi.

"Players will be able to manipulate ground, water, vegetation, lava as if playing sandcastles on the beach," he explains. "Breaching a lake open, digging craters, flooding valleys... And all this is simulation, not just graphics visualization."

Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, Project Dust is currently scheduled for a downloadable release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Spring 2011.

The remastered version of Chahi's Another World is available on GOG for $9.99.

From The Chatty

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    June 16, 2010 6:20 AM

    Fuck me. Spiritual Populous successor by Eric Chahi? I'm there.

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      June 16, 2010 6:33 AM

      I entered the video announcement of this game in the middle of the conference so had no idea of any lead, and my first thought was Populous based on visuals alone. To know its a spiritual successor and by Chahi too... well, it's definitely bought (and it's a XBLA/PSN title to boot!)

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      June 16, 2010 7:12 AM

      Hell yes... I loved me some Populous.