Monica Whitepigeon in Entertainment. Discussion »
The gaming industry today is constantly evolving and exploring new types of gameplay and story concepts. Sometimes in order to move forward, a step backwards is required.
"From Dust" is a new innovative game from Ubisoft (the producers of Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed) that takes this concept and puts the player in a tribal setting with the ability to manipulate the physical world. The main purpose is to create a stable, working society by using special abilities to restructure the world to better fit the tribe.
While strongly influenced by Indigenous tribes, the various tribal characters use masks to distinguish themselves from each other and rely on the tribe's shamans for incite to various environmental catastrophes.
Tribal shamans alert players of impending natural disasters. The player has the ability to alter the natural disasters harmless. For instance, a tsunami can become jellified and wildfires extinguished.
This is a refreshing and beautiful take on a society-based game that is not overpopulated with Caucasians, and has a main character who is dark-skinned. From Dust is available on XBox360, PS3, and will soon be available for PC.
The initial release was July 27 on Xbox 360.
This is a video game is rated E10 (Everyone 10+) Mild Violence
Monica Whitepigeon is a tribal member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and has a degree in animation.
posted August 6, 2011 8:57 am edt
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