By Billy O'Keefe
Reviewed for: Xbox 360 (via Xbox Live Arcade)
Coming later for: Playstation 3 and Windows PC
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ (mild violence)
"From Dust" is impressive — visually, conceptually and simply for the intuitive way it distills playing God down to tossing sand and water around like a kid building a sandcastle.
Arguably most impressive, though, is the bold way it combines a genre synonymous with free-spirited aimlessness and the one thing — a ticking clock — that unnerves gamers unlike any other.
Framed like a real-time strategy game, "Dust" tasks you with utilizing nature and some divine tricks to guide a primitive civilization across lands teeming with tidal waves, volcanoes and other deadly natural phenomena.
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Amos Alonzo Stagg
(August 16, 1862 – March 17, 1965) was a renowned American collegiate coach in multiple sports, primarily football, and an overall athletic pioneer. He was born in West Orange, New Jersey, and attended Phillips Exeter Academy. Playing at Yale, where he was a divinity student, and a member of the secret Skull and Bones society, he was an end on the first All-American team, selected in 1889.
He later became the coach at Springfield College (1890-92), the University of Chicago (1892-1932), and the College of the Pacific (1932-46) after he was forced to retire from Chicago at the age of 70. During his career, he developed numerous basic tactics for the game (including the man in motion and the lateral pass), as well as some equipment. From 1947 to 1958 he served as an assistant coach under his son at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. In 1924, he served as a coach with the U.S. Olympic Track and Field team in Paris.
Learn more about Amos Alonzo Stagg as a football player and coach at the College Football Hall of Fame.
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