Meet the CoMmunity - Phreaky
Last month, Dreaming-Gaymer nominated TheOneironaut to sit in the hot-seat this month, but we’ll be catching up with them next month instead!
For this month’s Mm Monthly, we’re chatting to Sean ‘Phreaky’ McIver - a name likely familiar to plenty of the CoMmunity. Sean has done amazing things for the CoMmunity (like pulling together the amazing line up of creators for the DreamsCom showcase!) so we wanted to get to know him a little better!
What do you like to do in the Dreamiverse?
More than anything else, I like to create. I'm normally juggling a million different ideas, so I generally have at least five or six projects on the go at once. Unfortunately, I tend to create a lot more than I play other creations, but that's where I hope to change things as we draw to the end of summer - big changes coming for me! :-)
If you could give other members of the CoMmunity a piece of advice for their time in Dreams, what would it be?
Start small. You're not going to turn on Dreams day 1 and code a top-down shooter straight out the gate (unless you're GirlFromCroyden - mad skills). So start small. Sculpt a matchbox. Then make it look like a matchbox with the spraypaint or paint tools. Then sculpt a match to fit in the matchbox. Then make the match light when it is run along the side of the matchbox. Then work out how to make the flame 'burn down' the match. How do you make the wood look burned on one end? Then what about putting the match out? Can you work out how to blow into the mix to snuff out the flame? Start small, and you can iterate on a single idea and start to learn the tools whilst still feeling like you're making real progress.
Oh, and invest in learning how to use the moves!
What was the first thing you created in Dreams?
A tree. I know, I know... in my defense, it was because I was doing the exact opposite of what I said before - I was trying to find a way to get a book I was writing into Dreams, so undertook a mammoth project waaaaaaay too soon. It was a half-decent tree though, even if the book project fell to once side.
Favourite food, movie and song, in that order. GO!
Lasagne, Endgame, Modern Leper. Which sounds like the name of an independently-produced studio album in itself...
How can people find you in the Dreamiverse?
'Phreaky' on PSN, or join the hordes creating craziness within 30 minutes every Sunday at 9pm BST on the Dreams Have Meanings stream (now on Twitch!)