[edit] Background

The main character known only as Dust travels the world of Falena, fighting to liberate an oppressed village while at the same time trying to rediscover his past. With the aid of a sentient sword named Ahrah, and faithful sidekick Fidget he ventures on.

Dust: An Elysian Tail is a side-scrolling action platformer for X-Box Live Arcade (XBLA) made by Dean Dodrill of Humble Hearts.

Grand Prize Winner in Microsoft's Dream.Play.Build competition of 2009

[edit] Game Play

Sidescrolling action that is beautifully animated and fluid in motion. The main character uses the sentient sword Ahrah to hack and slash at numerous colorful and varied enemies.

[edit] Features

  • Fluid side-scrolling combat
  • Beautiful Environments set in the world of Falena
  • Hand animated and painted
  • Accessible to casual players and those desiring more depth and challenge
  • Music by Alex Brandon and Hyperduck Studios

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October's PlayStation Plus line-up debuts DriveClub on PS4, Batman on PS3 and Rainbow Moon for Vita

Constantly have to remind myself that I paid $30 for a full year of this stuff

Oct 01, 2014, by Rory Young | 16 comments
Humble Indie Bundle 11 drops the beat, adds Beatbuddy, Fez and Starseed Pilgrim

Update Our bonus games have arrived

Feb 25, 2014, by Rory Young | 5 comments
Dust: An Elysian Tail hitting PC May 24, the Blade of Ahrah and the power it controls awaits

Perhaps the cutest depiction of genocide in gaming

May 17, 2013, by Rory Young | 2 comments

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Mar 01, 15 10:20pm

I'm a bit saddened that it's taken me this long to write about Dust. It was a game that came...

Dark Arcanine
Aug 03, 13 5:30pm
Engrossing gameplay so far. The world looks fantastic. Fidget is definitely designed for cuteness overload. DustAnElysianTail
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Shadow of Death
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Well, this game has been in development since 2009, and has gone through one...

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  • North America:
    • Oct 7, 2015 (iPhone)
    • May 24, 2013 (PC)
    • Aug 15, 2012 (XBOX360)
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