Mysteries are everywhere – in the realm of literature, movies, music – but the mystery of Summer of Arcade is even better. Sometimes games turn up disappointing or more typical than what we expected but still immensely playable. But every once in a while there’s a great gem to be had. And then there’s Dust: An Elysian Tail, the mystery indie title hearkening to an 8-bit style of play infused with modern action RPG elements and seemingly developed by one man alone. You can’t help but feel that Dust channels Atlus’s stellar Odin’s Sphere, released in 2007 for Playstation 2. Humble Hearts employ different routes and roots for an animated action-adventure. Smidges of Kung Fu Panda, Rayman, Metroid and anime adorn the game, but Dust very much carries its own identity.