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Hey Tumblr! We’re DUST, a free, educational alternate reality game about saving the world with the powers of science! Our testing phase begins in early October, and we’ll launch publicly in January 2015.

  • It’s free and only needs an Internet connection. You can play DUST on social media websites and tablet/smartphone apps (optional). You will need the free Unity plug-in to access some bonus content, but even without it you’ll still be able to enjoy 95% of what the game has to offer.
  • Our online collaboration forums are highly moderated to ensure you’ll have a safe, encouraging space to share your creative ideas.
  • YOU (the real-life you, not you controlling an avatar) are the main character. Your actions in the real world influence the story and outcome of the game. That’s the magic of an ARG! (
  • No two players will experience DUST the same way. You get to decide what your role is and how much you want to participate in the game world.
  • DUST is funded by the National Science Foundation, and real NASA scientists worked on it.
  • We believe that science is for EVERYONE, regardless of your race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, or anything else that people these days like to pick fights over. We hope that playing DUST will help you appreciate the benefits of encouraging diversity in the world of STEM jobs (science, technology, engineering, math).

We still have room for a few more playtesters for our beta testing phase! If you want to sign up, visit

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This game has been my baby for the last few months and I’ve had a lot of fun writing the story for it.

Please check this game out!! My friends been dedicating her life to it for several months now, and it really needs the support of everyone! 

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