Campaigns in From Dust are structured as a sequence of missions, whereby completing certain objectives expedites the tribe’s progress and bestows additional powers, such as the capacity to jellify water. Tribal shamans alert the player to natural disasters, notably tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, shortly before they occur. These disasters can be inhibited through creative, physical manipulation of the environment: a tsunami can be jellified, wildfires extinguished, and lava flows diverted.
We are including this game today as it is one of the best indie games we have played in recent years.
From Dust is a fantastic game and it can be demanding of the partnering hardware. With this laptop, the game was perfectly smooth, averaging 30 fps and dropping a few times to 28 fps and 26 fps.