At the start of making Dust, Dean Dodrill had little to no experience with Coding, being more of an animator, this became apparent when after coding in all of the Voices and character portraits, a bug was causing the game to show nothing but a black screen during cutscenes. In an interview, Mr Dodrill said: "I broke down crying, it felt like losing a loved one."
However, he also says that on the last day to submit the game, he woke up "seemingly having reprogrammed the entire dialogue system in my dreams, as well as a new way to load all content."