October 2020 Newsletter
October 2020 Newsletter

Happy Halloween! If you’ve been following what we’ve been up to this month, you’ll know it has been Halloween! This year we went all out and launched #AllHallowsDreams, a collaborative event with the Dreams Community which has resulted in some truly AMAZING creations and some thrilling haunted houses. If you haven’t played yet, be sure to do so here.


As for everything else that’s been happening this month? Read on!

Theo Hayne (Mm!)

Guest Artist: Theo Hayne (Mm!)

Theo joined the Media Molecule team a few short months back, and was quickly whisked on to the All Hallows’ Dreams event. Safe to say, he did an outstanding job! Theo was responsible for all of art within the game itself, as well as the fantastic boot image you’ve been seeing at the start of Dreams all month! We asked Theo what it was like to work on this for this month’s newsletter:

It was a lot of fun and a massive privilege to be able to design the look for the playable part of #AllHallowsDreams. At first it was lot of deciding on styles and moods that we wanted to try and aim for, making sure it would work for the event and compliment Miguel’s first ideas for the branding. After doing some rough designs for the houses that the rest of the team were happy with, I could design the direction for the rest of the event around that. It was great to be able to explore Classic Halloween stylization and how we could use that within the art style for the event.

The boot image was another really cool part to work on. Me and Miguel collab’d to get a comp we liked and then I started to work on exploring how I could combine the darker mood of the main hub style whilst keeping the Dreams-y look. Obviously this event wouldn’t have been what it was without the hard work from the rest of the team and the impressive contributions from the community.


What's Happening at Mm's Many HQs

All Hallows Dreams

All Hallows Dreams

Whew! What an incredible event! Over 100 rooms created by the Dreams Community, and TWO entire pumpkin patches full of jack-o-lanterns. It’s been amazing to see it come to life, and even better to see so many of you enjoy playing through the houses. Thank you to everyone who’s been involved! We’re already looking forward to Halloween 2021.

If you haven’t had a chance to play through All Hallows’ Dreams yet, don’t worry! It’s not going anywhere. You can access it in Dreams right here.

A Halloween Takeover

A Halloween Takeover

We dressed up the Dreamiverse good n’ proper for the scary season this year. We’ve put several playlists front and centre, highlighted our Halloween stream collection AND have a ghoulishly good selection of Mm Picks ready and waiting! Head to DreamSurfing, grab a pillow to hide behind, and dive in!

The Music Update

The Music Update

It’s not all been scary goings-on this month - we also released our latest update for Dreams! The Music Update launched at the start of October and introduced a whole host of new instruments, tracks, effects fields and more to Dreams. For all your music creators in Dreams, this one was for you!


Check out the full patch notes here!


CoMmunity Happenings

Trick or Treat Street

Trick or Treat Street

It’s not just been us getting the Dreams Community in the Halloween spirit! The lovely folks over at DreamsVerse.com have been running their own collaborative event - Trick or Treat Street! They’ve put together a street containing a bunch of houses created by different community members, each with their own special surprise!

Play it here!

Team KILL vs Team DHM

Each Tuesday, DreamsHaveMeanings and KILLITEROUS have been teaming up with other Dreamers to do battle in a high-score competition. It has quickly become a must watch for any and all Dreamers, and the games on show have been INCREDIBLE. Tune in via either of their Twitch channels each Tuesday from 9PM GMT/4PM EST to join in!

DreamsHaveMeanings’ channel

KILLITEROUS’ channel

Meet donut_mutt!

Meet donut_mutt!

donut_mutt is one of the most varied creators in the Dreamiverse! One minute they create the adorable Bahto Likes Bones, the next they’ve created the spooktastic Catechism and then deliver Find Jeff for our Monster Madness jam!

Get to know them a little better with our interview below


What do you like to do in the Dreamiverse?
Mostly create games! Dreams is the perfect toolset for me. I love logic but I also love art and Dreams allows me to bounce between those two sides of my brain seamlessly. I can make things up as I go then go back and refine.. in a way I haven't found possible in other tools. But I love finding amazing creations from others too, I'm always blown away by dreams that are super realistic or just perfectly creative.


If you could give other members of the CoMmunity a piece of advice for their time in Dreams, what would it be?
I'm probably echoing advice already given but - do the tutorials! Also, start small. Also, don't be afraid or too proud to use community assets, there are so many great asset creators out there and you'll save so much time!


What was the first thing you created in Dreams?
Oh geez well I was in the beta and I figured Alice in Wonderland was public domain and the perfect dreamy world to tackle and that's where I learned I should have started small haha. It's crazy to think how much faster I've become with Dreams since then. All it takes is practice!


Favourite food, movie and song, in that order. GO!
Burritos, like, just wrap a bunch of good stuff all together, it's so efficient! So many favorite movies but.. in the realm of dreams I guess Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.. love all of Michel Gondy's work! Song, dang the hardest question! I think one that always pops in my head is "Passenger" by iggy pop. It just reminds me of more chill times. But also everyone check out Les Savy Fav and Purity Ring and like.. so many other great bands!


How can people find you in the Dreamiverse?
Check out Ineradicable FATE, Catechism, I'm often somewhere in the jam entries ... And be on the lookout for my huge action rpg project that I'm planning to drop within the next couple of weeks.. which has no name yet.. dang this is a missed opportunity!


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

This Month's Wallpaper(s)!

This Month's Wallpaper(s)!

We couldn’t let #AllHallowsDreams come to an end without sharing some of the AMAZING art from the event itself, so we’re dropping TWO wallpaper’s this month. One is the boot screen you can see at the top of this letter, the other is from our amazing graphic designer Miguel, and has become the poster art for the event itself!

Boot Screen wallpaper

AllHallowsDreams official poster wallpaper


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!

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Current positions



We have a new feedback site on the way! More information will follow next week, but this site will allow us to address issues raised by users in a more efficient way, while also providing a better experience for you!

And, with Halloween coming to an end (boo), we’ve got our eyes and minds firmly set on the 2nd Annual Impy Awards. More information is coming in the following weeks, but we’re planning to top last year’s show with new awards, more community involved and much more!