November 2020 Newsletter
November 2020 Newsletter

How is it the end of November already? 2021 is approaching fast - which means we have the 2nd Annual Impy Awards on our minds! This month we announced the return of our yearly awards show, where we’ll celebrate the past year in Dreams and recognise amazing creations from Dreams creators around the world. Read further on to get the full lowdown, and be sure to cast your nominations via indreams.me before 11:59PM PST December 4th/07:59AM GMT December 5th.

As for the rest of November? We’ve seen a bunch of new community projects start, played a bunch of amazing game and welcomed a new member of the team! Let’s recap:

YLedbetter10

Guest Artist: YLedbetter10

YLedBetter10 has created some of the most beautiful pieces of art seen in the Dreamiverse recently, so we just had to chat to them to get an insight in to how they being their creations to life, including the creation at the top of this newsletter - Scarecrow Trio!

My creative process can be a bit random. Since I am new to painting and art, I find most of my inspiration through experimenting with new styles or ideas and then building upon that. For example the flat cartoony style started by doing 30 minute paintings for the Dreams Have Meanings weekly challenges (Now hosted by Phreaky). I started experimenting more with 2D cutout characters from there. Now I’m working on a winter asset collection with the same idea!


What's Happening at Mm's Many HQs

The Impy Awards

The Impy Awards

Yes, it’s happening. The 2nd Annual Impy Awards will be taking place on February 14th, 2021, which conveniently happens to be Dreams’ first birthday!

Following on from our first show last year, we’re upping our ambition to bring you another evening of fabulous celebration, well deserved awards and, yes, another fabulous Tom jacket (although this time, it’ll be virtual!)

For full details on the show, head to our Impy’s page on docs.indreams.me, and visit our brand new in-game Impy Hub. We’ll be updating it as we near the show with all you need to know!

 The_Tenia Joins Mm!

The_Tenia Joins Mm!

We welcomed Alasdair, aka The_Tenia, to the team here at Media Molecule this month. Alasdair joins us as a Content Curator, and he’ll be helping curate the content you find while exploring the Dreamiverse and finding fun and creative ways to showcase all the creative happenings in Dreams.


CoMmunity Happenings

Bella_Iris Launches Community TV

Bella_Iris Launches Community TV

The Dreamiverse has a very clever new way to keep track of goings-on! Thanks to the amazing Bella_Iris, Community TV allows you to find and participate in activities like the High Score Wars streams or collaborative events like Holiday Happenings from DreamsVerse.com.

It’s an awesome piece of work from Bella, and will be updated with future events taking place! Tune in here.

DreamsVerse - Holiday Happenings

DreamsVerse - Holiday Happenings

After their awesome Trick or Treat Street event, Pookachoo and the team at DreamsVerse.com are back with another collaborative community event - just in time for the holidays! Holiday Happenings will see community members putting together a street full of festive homes!

Find out more details in Dreams here.

Zypher755’s Ornament Challenge

Zypher755’s Ornament Challenge

And that’s not the only collaborative community challenge going on in the Dreamiverse right now, Zypher755’s Dreamers Holiday 2020 event will see us all decorate a holiday tree with our own #MadeInDreams ornaments! To get the full lowdown on the event, check out Zypher’s tweet hereand find the templates below!

Ornament Template
Grading Gadget

Meet DigitalThing_

Meet DigitalThing_

DigitalThing_ has created some of the most visually striking and fantastic creations in Dreams, from music videos to side-scrollers - including the Impy nominated Rainbow Coast! Get to know the creator a little bit better with our interview, and find out their current Top 10 Dreams creations:


What do you like to do in the Dreamiverse?
I love making art and piecing together elements to create a mood. Also working with other Dreamers to create games, music videos, or art together from different parts of the world is an awesome experience.


If you could give other members of the CoMmunity a piece of advice for their time in Dreams, what would it be?
Embrace smaller projects, at least in the beginning. Larger projects can become draining and difficult to manage especially alone. It’s much more satisfying to create something small and polished in my experience. And create for yourself, don’t worry bout the likes.


What was the first thing you created in Dreams?
The first thing I created was a windmill. At the time I couldn’t figure out how to make the blades on it spin so I just published it as is. The next day I logged on and someone had remixed it to spin and sent it to me. Seems like nothing now but at the time I had only been using Dreams for a few days and that was just the coolest thing ever to me.


Favourite food, movie and song, in that order. GO!
Favorite food is pizza. It’s good anytime of the day, hot or cold. Favorite movie is Bride of Frankenstein, I love classic horror movies and that one just oozes style. Favorite song changes a lot but Tonight, Tonight at the moment. And it has one of the coolest music videos ever.


How can people find you in the Dreamiverse?

I’m usually lurking in the audiovisual section.

Which creations are currently your Top 10 in Dreams?

These aren’t in any particular order but the coolest things I’ve played recently are:

Pig Detective 3
NOMNOM!
Morning Sun EP
The Trip
Pumpkin Spice
The Widow
Pixel Fish
Tiamatan
Octa - Gone
Lampo


Who'd you like to get to know in the Dreamiverse? We'll ask them some questions for next month's newsletter!

Beatlebum!

This Month's Wallpaper

This Month's Wallpaper

Those of you with a good eye, will have noticed the regular changes happening to the screen that loads up when you launch Dreams on your PlayStation. This month we changed it to a beautiful image celebrating the past 12 months of Dreams, and we’re sharing it with you this month because we think it looks just as fantastic on your desktop as it does your PlayStation!

Download here!


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



Impy season is well and truly upon us! Make sure to get your nominations in before the end of next week (07:59AM GMT, 5th December/11:59PM PST 4th December is the cut off)! We’ll announce the shortlist for this year’s ceremony early in the new year. In the meantime, stay tuned to our social channels for all your Impy-related news.

Elsewhere in the Dreamiverse, we’re getting ready for the next Dreams update (due early December) that’ll bring an update to comments as well as the usual bug fixes and improvements. Look our for details on that soon!

All the best, CoMmunity! <3