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Posts tagged “Eric Chahi”

Feature: Fresh and shocking

Have You Played… Another World?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. (Out Of This World if you are not tea-swilling, toothless Brit who cleans chimbleys in old lahndahn tahn). SPOILERS for a 26-year-old videogame follow. The first time a game broke my heart, or at least left me in a state of shocked disbelief.

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Feature: Loving the alien

Gaming Made Me: Another World

Another World’s 20th Anniversary Edition is now available on Steam. In 1992, when I first played it, discovering something so beautiful and strange contained on two disks seemed like an act of science fiction in itself, and realising that I can now download the entire thing in about four seconds is astonishing. Eric Chahi’s enduring voyage is a masterwork of visual communication and companionship, and…

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To Ashes: From Dust’s DRM Removed

Ding dong, the witch is dead! As promised, Ubisoft have now removed the legitimate consumer-punishing always-on DRM from the disappointing PC port of their strategy/puzzle/sorta-god game From Dust. Let Steam auto-update it and the unpleasant eggy stench of a constant internet requirement will be gone, plus it'll grab your savegames from Ubi's servers and sync them to your PC.

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Feature: River deep, mountain high

Impressions: From Dust

With the PC version of Eric Chahi's god-game delayed by a few weeks, I've opted to sully my body and mind with the now-out Xbox version in order to get a sense of what we're in for. I promise I washed my hands afterwards. I can't tell you anything about the PC take on From Dust's performance or controls or DRM, and nor can I…

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From Dust: E3’s Finest Trailer?

The most arresting E3 trailer for me so far is the new'un for From Dust, the Populous-esque game from Another World/Out Of This World creator Eric Chahi. It seems to take the god game ball dropped by Lionhead/Bullfrog and run with it to about a hundred strange and wonderful places. I have no idea how any of these remarkable world-reshaping powers work in practice, but…

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Boom And B(D)ust: From Dust Dev Diary

I know why you guys read RPS. It's for the artisan-quality headlines. Admit it! There's no shame in it. I personally have a first-class Journalism degree, which I bought at the Khaosan Road in Bangkok for a song. A new developer diary has been released for From Dust, the terrain-sculpting puzzle game that tasks you with protecting a tiny tribe who love huge masks. The…

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Eric Chahi Says Originality Is Coming Back

Another World developer and all-around quality Frenchman Eric Chahi (currently hard at work on download-only God game From Dust, pictured above) has said in an interview with CVG that he believes originality is returning to videogames after a hiatus of some seven years, arguing that digital distribution has brough innovative games back to the masses. You can read the full quotes below- I agree with…

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Another World Was Nearly Point ‘n’ Click

Well that was amazing. Eric Chahi just finished up a post-mortem of Another World (aka Out Of This World) at GDC. While the wider gaming press was writing all caps tweets about Another World coming out on iPad, I was wiping away a tear generated by powerful waves of unmitigated nostalgia, and Chahi's funny, moving explanation of how the game came to be as it…

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Chahi’s Project Dust Heading To PC

UPDATE: Ubisoft confirm that there will be a digitally distributed PC version of this game. Eric "Another World" Chahi is making a game that is currently code-named Project Dust. It's a Populous-like sandbox featuring a tribe of alien type folk, which is looking rather beautiful (see trailer below), but which we didn't think was heading to the beige box. However, in an insightful Chahi interview…

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