From Dust moves From Xbox Live to PC on July 27

PC gamers have cut their teeth on world-building strategy titles since the dawn of time -- it makes sense, then, that Out of this World creator Eric Chahi's upcoming god game, From Dust, will arrive on the PC day-and-date with its Xbox Live counterpart. If you've got a hankering for cultivating a tribal island paradise and then volcanoing it to the ground -- or, more likely, a hankering for more Chahi -- you can grab the game from the usual digital vendors on July 27 for $14.99.

If you're still confused about what From Dust actually is, we can't say we blame you. Check out the developer diary above to get a brief tutorial of how your Godlike powers operate. We didn't see any plagues of locusts in said video, but we're assuming that particular ability unlocks later in the game.
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FROM DUST™ COMING TO PC JULY 27

Newest Developer Diary Explores Gameplay in the Upcoming Downloadable God Game


SAN FRANCISCO – June 29, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft® announced that From Dust™, a modern God game from visionary creator Eric Chahi, will be available for PC on UBIShop®, Steam®, GameStop® and other online digital services for $14.99 on July 27, 2011.

From Dust allows players to control the destiny of a primitive tribe against the backdrop of a world in constant evolution, in one of the most advanced real-time nature simulations, where everything you see and interact with evolves dynamically, offering a constantly renewed experience.

From Dust saw recent success at E3 2011, taking home several awards and nominations including Best Strategy Game from the Game Critics Awards: Best of E3.

In our newest developer diary, we highlight the gameplay features in this award-winning digital download title. See how your godlike powers will help the villagers in From Dust fulfill their pursuit of knowledge.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.