Eric Chani is well known in the industry for single-handedly creating Another World (known in the US as Out Of This World,) but in an interview with gamesindustry.biz he has urged people to give credit to others regarding Project Dust.
“Another World was a game I made on my own, Project Dust is very different, because there’s a team of 17 very talented people involved,” Chani said. “Getting across my vision and making something original with soul and passion … that’s the work of the whole team, not just me.”
“I just want to say that while it’s an honour to have people remember me for Another World and all that, I don’t want it to overshadow the work that the others are doing.”
Project Dust will be an Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC digital download – a decision Chani attributes to “Freedom, freedom and freedom. There’s no distribution or retail to worry about … so it’s less risky for a publisher to sign an original game.”
This reduction of risk and increase in creative freedom has also influenced the size of the team working on the title: “[The small team] means a less expensive project. When a project is cheaper there’s more freedom to create something original.”
For more on Project Dust, have a read of Elly’sRelated to this article with Chani.