What’s New in Dreams: Media Molecule Highlights Community Favorites
The Dreamiverse has been live for just over a month now and we’re seeing so many creative and exciting Dreams get published every day. We’ve even seen Dreams made… in Dreams. What does that even mean?! If you’re new to Dreams or thinking of getting involved – welcome and thank you! Below, you can find what’s new in the Dreamiverse, what we’re playing at the studio and hear from one of our favorite creators in Dreams.
Our First Updates!
We’ve started to roll out regular updates to Dreams. We kicked things off earlier in the month with our 2.06 update, which includes a brand new pack — the Welcome Garden Art Pack. You can use it to create scenes in Dreams or customise your homespace. We’ll be adding more to the kit over the coming weeks, with the next drop focusing on characters. Check out a preview of the art kit!
Alongside our content drops, we’ll be implementing new features (such as our recent online friends indicator) and improving the overall Dreams experience based on community feedback. You can stay up-to-date with everything happening in the Dreamiverse by following us on our social channels, tuning in to our streams or keeping an eye on the What’s New section in-game!
In Dreams, we highlight creations that have caught our eye in the Mm Picks playlist. Here are just a handful of games worth playing right away!
The winner of our Medieval Fantasy Community Jam, The Pilgrim is a collaboration between Dreamers Majoneskongen and Narvikgutten. You take control of The Pilgrim as he goes on an adventure through a mystical and genre-defying world. The Pilgrim is a beautiful showcase of what’s possible in Dreams, and features some great puzzles and platforming action. Find it on indreams.me here!
The Ornithologist’s Private Collection
Ready for some eerie horror-laden puzzle solving? The Ornithologist’s Private Collection, created by mattizzle1, is super spooky, super clever and delightfully retro. It’s definitely one to go in to with your thinking cap on and probably the lights on too. Check out the trailer or head to indreams and add it to your Play Later queue here.
The Twin Brothers are becoming a household name in Dreams – their recently published Rally 2020 is a great introduction to their work. Rally 2020 feels great to play, and puts you in the driver’s seat (literally) as you speed through a rally track, tackling jumps, sharp corners and even a cheeky lake! It has one of the most competitive and fast changing leaderboards in Dreams right now. Try it out for yourself!
Dreams is full of beautiful scenery, as well as games, animations, music and everything in between! Vineland is a hauntingly gorgeous series of scenes, depicting a dystopian near-future world with amazing set pieces (huge robot in the middle of a cornfield, anyone?). Our friends at Naughty Dog were blown away by Vineland on their stream last month! Check it out for yourself in Dreams now.
Damned, by creator Evarra, follows a heroic vampire as they find themselves stuck in Hell with no way out! We love the art style in Damned, it’s full of great storytelling and features gameplay reminiscent of classic platformers! We recently added it to Mm Picks in Dreams, and you can check it out here.
Meet a Dreams Creator – MrCaseyJones
Each month, we chat to a member of our Community for our monthly newsletter (which you can subscribe to here). For February’s letter, we spoke to the creator of the fantastic Opposite Day series in Dreams: MrCaseyJones! Check out his answers to our questions below, and take a look at his Dreams creations on indreams.me!
What do you like to do in the Dreamiverse?
I like to make spaces to walk around in a first person view, to make games that challenge and confuse the player, too! Most of what I make is off the top of the dome, and I like filling spaces with stuff for players to see as they roam. But the thing that most pleases me, is just interacting with the lovely community!
If you could give other members of the CoMmunity a piece of advice for their time in Dreams, what would it be?
I know starting a big project can cause trepidation, but like a house your Dream needs a good foundation. Big or small you just have to start somewhere, so open a new scene and start putting stuff in there! The small details can come near the end, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, my friend!
What was the first thing you created in Dreams?
My first day in EA I made a futuristic sofa/chair, it has an overhead light and some sci-fi flair. The top spans the chair like canvas bed, I wanted to make something simple and that popped in my head!
How can people find you in the Dreamiverse?
Search MrCaseyJones and you’ll find my creations, just make sure you have low expectations!
Don’t miss the brilliant Opposite Day series in Dreams — it’s one of a kind! If you want to see Dreams in action, you can tune into our weekly streams, every Tuesday and Thursday at 5PM GMT/BST. On Tuesdays, our in-house experts give their best tips for creating in Dreams and on Thursdays we share everything we’ve been playing throughout the week.
Thank you to everyone who’s joined in on the fun in the Dreamiverse over the past month, it’s been so lovely to see your reactions! Remember to share anything you create on social by tagging it with #MadeInDreams or #DreamsPS4 so we can see it! If you haven’t picked up Dreams yet — you can buy the game here.