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The concept art of this cancelled Dune game must flow

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If there’s one franchise that I’m aching to see again, it’s the space-ways and deserts of Dune. But the spice hasn’t flowed in quite some time for that venerable franchise, despite several attempts at reviving it. And this concept art is going to make you want to pull your heart-plug out in despair.

Artists Feng Zhu and Eduardo Pena a bunch of the art that they did for the game that never saw further development, via Giant Freakin’ Robot. The game was called Dune: Ancient Sands, but it’s been in development hell for ages now and will most likely never see the light of day.

While I go drink some recycled fluids from my Bear Grylls designed still-suit, check out the art. The first three images are from Pena, with the rest belonging to Feng.

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Last Updated: November 25, 2013


  1. Too bad Dune belongs to EA. I mean look at C&C


    • Johan du Preez

      November 25, 2013 at 19:07

      Yeh they are destroyers of dreams …


  2. Lardus-Resident Perve

    November 25, 2013 at 18:06

    I remember the fun of Dune 2. Pity they have not been able to revive it.


  3. bowlingotter

    November 25, 2013 at 19:04

    I know Frank Herbert is gone, and the narrative with it, but SOMEONE needs to pick up on this and make some more games in this universe.


  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 25, 2013 at 19:35

    That concept art is freaking amazing. Dune is one of my favourites.


  5. Johann

    November 25, 2013 at 22:02

    Aah Dune 1 and 2. Some of my fondest memories… RIP Westwood


  6. Emm

    November 26, 2013 at 07:43

    Fonder memories spending hours and hours mining for spice at the expense of my studies 🙂


  7. Captain GUZ

    November 26, 2013 at 07:46

    And number one can be my wallpaper for today


  8. Admiral Chief Duke

    November 26, 2013 at 08:07

  9. Kensei Seraph

    November 26, 2013 at 08:46

    Do you think if we gathered enough kidneys, livers and hearts we could resurrect this?


  10. Fnuik

    November 26, 2013 at 09:23

    anyone notice the last 3 pics have exactly the same character models?


  11. That Tall Twit

    November 26, 2013 at 15:13

    Stunning artwork.


  12. Sup

    December 2, 2013 at 15:46

    This article is erroneous. These were made by Pena and Zhu as demos for art students using Dune as a theme, and were never intended to be part of any video game production.


  13. MrSmackdown

    October 17, 2014 at 17:22

    Are you kidding me? where exactly did you get the information that it has been stuck in dev hell for ages? it was done in 1 day for Feng Zhu’s design cinema free tutorials on youtube. Its a pretend live project about production pitching but seems your not interested in journalism based on…facts. You really a crap at your job darryn, this is just story telling. not news.


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