September 2019 Newsletter
September 2019 Newsletter

Happy almost-October, Community! Can you tell we’re excited for Autumn? September has been a busy one for us here at Mm Towers, kicking off with PAX West and now we’re at Milan and then Madrid Games Week, with EGX right around the corner. Of course, a ton of work is going into Dreams and we’ve got more to share on that coming soon!

So what's there to learn this month? Well, read on to find out:

Guest Artist:

The wonderful scene you see up at the top of this newsletter is taking from Sharing a Memory, cgCody’s creation for the SuMmer Camp Community Jam! We asked cgCody for an insight in to what inspired him to bring this scene to life!

I love camping. In particular, there’s something magical about everyone gathering around the campfire in the evenings, so the scene has to be framed around that. Biting off far more than I could chew in 2 weeks, I had a rather lofty idea for some gameplay and cinematic elements, but was having too much fun making all the props (all of which are available to remix). With only two hours left on the clock and the camp done, I added the characters in for a sense of completeness. It was all very last minute, truth be told.

I’d still like to revisit my original idea, which will take you on a rather unexpected adventure; A campire fairy-tale come true.

Thanks, CgCody!


Dreams Fact!

We know there’s plenty of Dreamers out there that have reached some crazy heights with their level, but just how many have hit the sought-after triple digits? Well...

Dreams Fact!

What's New at Mm HQ?

Golden Joysticks

Golden Joysticks

Media Molecule and Dreams have had the honour of being nominated in this year’s Golden Joystick awards! Our lovely studio has been nominated as Studio of the Year, in the company of other fantastic teams! And Dreams has been nominated as PS4 Game of the Year! Voting is now open, so we’d love it if you took a couple of minutes to cast your votes for us - or others (we won't cry!).

indreams.me Update!

indreams.me Update!

Dreams’ companion website, indreams.me, received an update recently! Among plenty of fixes and improvements, we introduced docs.indreams.me, a brand new website dedicated to all the knowledge a budding Dreams creator could need - videos, tips, guides and more! You can check out the new website, and the update’s patch notes, right here.

GI Biz Best Places to Work Awards

GI Biz Best Places to Work Awards

At this year’s Gamesindustry.biz Best Places to Work Awards, Media Molecule was named among the companies awarded a Best Place to Work award! As well as that honour, we received the Diversity Award while our fabulous Studio Director, Siobhan Reddy, was named the UK’s Best Boss! You can read all about the event here.


CoMmunity Happenings

#OneSpecialDay

#OneSpecialDay

On 4th October, 2019, we’ll be taking part in #OneSpecialDay, an annual fundraising event organised by the amazing team at Special Effect - a charity organisation dedicated to creating technology that allows those with disabilities to enjoy video games like anyone else. We’ve teamed up with a bunch of excellent Dreams streamers, such as KeldBJones, inelious, LadyLexUK and more, to host a full day of Dreams streams starting at 10AM with a John Beech and Kareem Ettouney team-stream at the studio! You can read more about the day itself and our plans, on our blog!

Meet the CoMmunity - j_plusb

Meet the CoMmunity - j_plusb

Fan of all things llamas, jplus_b has been a member of the Dreams community since the start of our beta waaay back in December where he published the now-legendary The Rake! After being nominated by last month’s guest DISARMEDX, and plenty of teases for the upcoming Llama Quest 2, we’ve been looking forward to getting to know him a little bit better!


What do you like to do in the Dreamiverse?
Music! Listening to everyone else's music, remixing their music, unravelling musical techniques hidden within, and doing loooads of experimentation. More people should music, it heals the soul or something. Science.


If you could give other members of the CoMmunity a piece of advice for their time in Dreams, what would it be?
Never be afraid to go out of your comfort zone! I loaded up the Creator Beta expecting to spend the rest of my time just crafting tunes, but I ended up making soundtracks for Dreams I would later go on to create! Turns out there's a gap in the Dreams market for llama-centric 3D action platformers.


What was the first thing you created in Dreams?
The very first thing I made was a song called 'Summit Up', a tiny track I made for the purpose of practicing music sequencer stuff! However my first proper creation was 'The Rake', a garden tool minigame for which I am endlessly apologetic. But also not. Have you seen those high scores? Good gravy.


Favourite food, movie and song, in that order. GO!
Falafel with hummus (for total chickpea immersion), Disney's Hercules (go the distance!), and 'My Curse' by Killswitch Engage (...it totally rocks).


How can people find you in the Dreamiverse?

Look for j_plusb, the monocled moustachioed monstrosity. I've made a few daft games and tunes, and I have a lot of projects going on, so keep your eyes peeled for updates... maaaybe.


Who'd you like to get to know in the Dreamiverse? We'll ask them some questions for next month's newsletter!
I would love to get to know the legendary Mandelbo more, pretty please!


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 month ahead of us! Our #OneSpecialDay stream extravaganza will kick things off soon, and then we’ll be heading to Madrid Games Week, EGX and London Comic-Con! If you’re attending any of those events, we’d absolutely love to see you and talk to you about Dreams! We’ll be organising a CoMmunity Meet-up for EGX this year, so stay tuned for details on that!

Also...Halloween...it's coming. Tell us all your favourite scary Dreams (in-game...or real life?) this month on social so we can keep the Dreamiverse spooktacular! Stuck for ideas? We absolutely recommend checking out DiamondDiancie10's amazing Halloween Art Kit, or the Pookachoo and the Dreamsverse.com team’s creation contest!

As always, keep your eyes on our social channels for any and all news on Dreams - including when you can expect to see our next update! Clue: It might be quite soon...maybe you should watch our streams next week (which OF COURSE you do already). Was that too much clue? Oh well. Until then, we’ll see you in the Dreamiverse! Thanks for reading!