June 2019 Newsletter
June 2019 Newsletter

Hey there, CoMmunity! What a month June has been! We kicked things off with our first BIG update to Dreams, giving you access to Maja’s Ancient Times kit as well as plenty more newness and bug fixes. But we also made a decision to update Dreams more frequently with smaller updates, so that we’re able to respond to feedback faster. Big content drops take time and we don’t want you to have to wait till those are ready to get minor updates and improvements. We have lots more cool stuff on the horizon for Dreams, big and small!

Without further ado, your monthly updates:

Guest Artist:

Up top you’ll see Pirate Predicament, created by Perjoss, which was crowned most popular in our Pirate Community Jam this month! We asked Perjoss to give us a little background on what brought this to life:

Pirate Predicament started off as being something quite different, it was always planned as a cube-like diorama with water but initially it was going to be a river bank with a small fishing hut, and small wooden pier and some trees and bushes (I think I may have uploaded an early version of that to the Dreamiverse). But when the pirate theme was announced for the community jam I changed it. I think my biggest inspiration for it was a TV spot called ''The Pirate' by a team called Mindbender, its a brilliant piece of animation.

I've always loved those galleon style sailing ships and have wanted to model one for a long time and this was the perfect opportunity. Somewhere along the way I decided I wanted to have 3 characters on the ship too, a captain at the front of the ship pointing forward with his sword, a pirate up in the crows nest looking through a telescope and another pirate below deck asleep on some barrels, but in the end I just didn't have enough time to add those, but I might come back to it later and do some more work on it.


Dreams Fact!

Our first big update to Dreams contained our brand new Ancient Times art kit! Within literal minutes, you were all creating amazing things with the assets, but just how many times have the assets been used so far? Well...

Dreams Fact!

What's New at Mm HQ

Patch #1 and Weekly Updates!

Patch #1 and Weekly Updates!

We’re sure you’re aware of the updates for Dreams - we added the “What’s New” section to make it that much easier to keep track! We also made changes to AutoSurfing, added Mm Picks, added in new settings to help customise your experience within the Dreamiverse, and we are forever squashing bugs that you’ve reported on indreams.me! It has absolutely blown us away to see what you’ve done with the Ancient Times kit and we definitely plan on releasing more like it. Stay tuned to the social channels for new things coming in July.

BAFTAKids

BAFTAKids

This month we got the opportunity to take to the stage at Alexandra Palace to showcase Dreams to hundreds(!!!) of school children, as part of the fantastic #BAFTAKids festivities. We survived and hopefully we were able to inspire some of the next generation of creators in the process. If you have, or are, a creative young person, check out the BAFTA Kids program here.

Videos, Streaming and Playlists!

Videos, Streaming and Playlists!

We are now live on YouTube as well as Twitch at our regular 5 PM BST Tuesday and Thursday slots! If you’ve missed any of our streams this month you can catch up with them on our YouTube channel. If we can recommend a stream - check out Alex Evans and Liam going under the hood of Dreams to tell you how it works. And turtles. It mostly runs on turtles. TRUE FACT.

We’ve also started publishing How-To videos on our YouTube channel, handcrafted by our own tutorials team. Check out what we’ve made so far and please do let us know what you’d like to see in the future...more are on the way!

We’ve also added a playlist to feature community tutorials - in fact, we’ve been watching them and learning from you, so well done! You can find those here. If you know a good one we don’t have listed, let us know!


CoMmunity Happenings

Meet the CoMmunity - LadyLexUK!

Meet the CoMmunity - LadyLexUK!

We got to know another member of our fabulous CoMmunity this month, one we appreciate very much! You may recognise LadyLexUK’s name from her tutorial videos on YouTube, her Dreams creations or all of the work she does compiling information and help for the CoMmunity. She was kind enough to answer our questions for this month’s newsletter below:

What do you like to do in the Dreamiverse?

Everything, Dreams is like the best toy shop in the world, with a music department, art supplies, and all the games you could ever want - and we have been given the keys. The only problem is deciding what to do first.


If you could give other members of the CoMmunity a piece of advice for their time in Dreams, what would it be?
Do not expect to be able to make AAA quality stuff straightaway. This game has a learning curve, and most of the skills will need to be practised. Take your time and start small. You will 100% get better and better with every sculpt, every composition and every microchip you make.


What was the first thing you created in Dreams?
A piece of railway track. Because all the pieces were simple to make.


Favourite food, movie and song, in that order. GO!
I hate choosing things, because you pick one then can think of 100 other things that might be better, but okay, for this moment in time: Chocolate, Die Hard, The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood (not that awful Celine Dion song, don't mix that up).


How can people find you in the Dreamiverse?
You can find me in Dreams as LadylexUK, and on Twitter and on YouTube where I have a Dreams featured channel with tutorials and lets plays, and a website http://www.dreamschool.co.uk where I have collected lots of tutorials and info from all over the Dreamiverse, YouTube and Twitter in an easy to search format. I am also building a team of interested Dreamers to add to the content on the site, so if that interests you, let me know.

Fan Art Board

We’ve seen some truly lovely fan-art this month! First up is @dorien360’s Father’s Day card from their daughter, featuring some truly adorable Imps! Next up, @Kercal helped us celebrate LittleBigPlanet’s HUGE honour of being named the 30YearsOfPlay Best British Game with a lovely digital drawing of Sackboy and Ida from Monument Valley. And last but not least, we were sent this amazing picture of Frances by Discord member aragota!


Jobs

We're on the lookout for new Molecules to join in the fun and make Dreams the best it can be! Follow the links below to read more about our current vacancies at Mm Towers!

Stay up to date on our jobs page

Current positions



We’ve got a busy second half of 2019 ahead of us, that’s for sure! Alongside keeping everything running smoothly in the Dreamiverse with updates and the such, the Molecules will be all over the place at shows and events! Remember, if you spot a wild Molecule, be sure to give them a high five (and maybe help them if they’re lost, we need to keep ‘em safe!). We’ll have some Molecules at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany in August, at PAX Prime in Seattle, WA after that and...maybe even Tokyo for Tokyo Game Show? AND MORE TO COME. We hope to meet many of you in person!

For all the latest on what’s happening in Dreams Creator Early Access, make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Have a wonderful July and we’ll be back in touch with more details about upcoming events, updates and more at the end of the month!