• The Way is what would happen if Eric Chahi did Dune
05.09.14

The Way is what would happen if Eric Chahi did Dune

The talking point around The Way is that its Kickstarter video resembles Another World and Flashback, classic games with beautiful animation and no-bullshit design by Éric Chahi. And that it does. 

But the thing that stuck out to me is the similarities to Frank Herbert’s Dune. Note the tawny desert atmosphere; the fusion of old world mysticism with the technology you’d need in space (I’m pretty sure I see some palm locks); the several moons hanging in the sky. Also, the protagonist, who we see dying over and over in the trailer, as is wont to happen in a Chahi game, would be at home riding on top of a planetary parasite, although sadly there is no sign of sandworms in the game. But it looks great regardless. Shai-Hulud!