Behind The Dune
If you are a bookworm for fantasy series, you’ve probably heard of Dune by Frank Herbert. A notable book series that has managed to capture the hearts of a dedicated audience. Today, there’s a movie in the works with a star-studded cast, lots of merchandise and many fan fiction spinoffs to explore the characters and world of Dune.
Among these spinoffs is a polished adult game called Behind the Dune. Created by David Balsamique (Goujard), Behind the Dune continues the story of Paul Atreides as he finds himself in some steamy encounters. In this version, the developers have based the story on the premise of the 1992 Dune movie.
Much like the original Dune story, this game follows Paul’s family in their embarkment to Arrakis to find Spice, the valuable resource. Getting this Spice will help them gain a better reputation and give them a significant boost in defeating the Harkonnen. With the Behind the Dune influence, Paul has a more… intense libido, so the goals for his character are a bit different.
Many of the female characters are busty and ready to drool all over Paul. So, its up to him to keep them in check. Beyond the adult fantasy elements, Behind the Dune manages to create a coherent gameplay style. It uses a companion system to recruit new allies that will help Paul in his journey. This system is akin to Darkest Dungeon without the excruciatingly difficult part.
During regular gameplay, you will have to recruit members of the native Fremen tribes to defeat the Harkonnen. Alongside this, you are also in charge of the Spice production in the game as it is directly attached to your progression. Once you’ve raised Spice to some certain levels, you can gain additional powers such as the ability to command members of the Fremen.
For the casual players
Even with the intricacies of this mechanic, the game is far from difficult and casual players will still find it fun. Having characters accompany you on the journey is a smart way to enable more scenes and diverse interactions with companions. Player choices play a significant role in influencing the endings and types of scenes they’ll get from gameplay.
Behind the Dune manages to keep a consistent high production value. Even with its limited budget as an adult game, it features an awesome soundtrack, a gorgeous art style and a bug-free experience for most of its run.
As a fan spinoff of Dune, the developers did not cheap out on character references. Compared to Bad Manners Part 1, this game does more than just borrow characters. Instead, it expands on them. It’s clear that they’ve done their homework and are well invested into Herbert’s other works beyond Dune.
Behind the Dune should serve as a precedent for what adult games can be. This game takes all the good parts of Dune and polishes it for a visual novel fantasy. By creating its own unique gameplay mechanics, it is memorable and exciting.
- Polished Gameplay
- Gorgeous art style
- Interesting mechanics
- Might be too easy for some players
Download Behind The Dune
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP