Eric Chahi’s From Dust settles on Google Chrome

Browser-based version retains all the features of home console original.
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Ubisoft has announced that Eric Chahi’s (Another World) God game From Dust is available today for the Google Chrome Browser for £7.99 for the first week, then for £11.59.

From Dust has already released on the more traditional download-only stores on PS3 and Xbox 360, but now follows in the steps of a growing number of games in making the journey to Google Chrome.

The game allows players to control the destiny of a primitive tribe against the backdrop of a world in constant evolution. Want to divert a path of a river? Simply build a dam, or else dig a channel. Too much pyroclastic material exploding your way? No problem, pile the land high to create a barrier.

Impressively this Google Chrome version allows users to experience the full From Dust experience from directly within their browser, something possible thanks to Native Client tech, an open-source technology that allows web applications to seamlessly execute native compiled code inside the browser.

‘Adapting a game like From Dust for Chrome is part of Ubisoft’s strategy to attract new players, by offering creative and innovative gaming experiences across a multitude of platforms’, said Thomas Paincon, EMEA FTP Publishing Director. ‘Google’s Chrome Browser has a substantial segment of the worldwide internet browser market share, which is a large potential audience for us to engage’.