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Some video games have grand, sweeping plots and deep, intricate character arcs that can take hours upon hours for players to explore to their full extent. Some games present a simple challenge, such as old style platformers where players have to jump over gulfs and reach the end of stage. Some games, however, are pure spectacle. There’s no way to win, and no right or wrong way to play; it’s all about the fun of making something new and different. That is what the Dust Game, alternatively titled the Powder Game is all about.


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So How Do You Play?

It’s a very simple game to play when you get down to it. When the Dust game first loads there will be streams of colored particles falling from the “ceiling” of the screen. Players can then use the mouse to alter the flow by creating permanent lines for the dust to follow. Players are, in essence, creating their own colored sand bottle. The flow continues until the sand has filled up the screen, which can take quite a long time. Once the screen is filled with the colored dust, all that’s left for the player to do is to refresh and start over to create a new design. Of course, if the player really likes the design, then it might be a good idea to take a screen shot first.

Is There Only One Dust Game?

There are a wide variety of dust games to choose from, and each one is slightly different depending on the site that hosts it and the individual that made the game in the first place. For instance, the most basic version of the Dust Game only has three or four streams of dust. Other games may have more or fewer, and the streams might be different colors than the original game boasted. Because of the extremely simple mechanics required to make a version of the Dust Game, nothing more than a physics engine and some basic particle animation, there are a wide variety of to choose from. And if one game doesn’t suit a particular idea or design, then all an individual has to do is keep looking until he or she finds a different version of the Dust Game. All of them, though, operate in pretty much the exact same manner.

What Does It Cost?

The answer to that question depends on where players go to get their hands on the Dust Game. Because of how simple the Dust Game is at its core it’s typically offered for free, but some websites will still charge to play. Not for the game, specifically, but for the ability to come in and play anything the site has available. We don’t do that here on our website though. We don’t ask for a membership fee, nor do we ask for personal contact information or a gaming profile. All we ask is that players come here, peruse the selection and find a game that they really like to play. Of course, once players have had a taste and gotten a sense of the sheer variety of games that we do offer, it’s always nice when they bring family and friends to play as well. The more the merrier, and with this many games there’s all kinds of fun!