Dreams and the art of focused creativity
Media molecule could be creating the only game you’ll need For the rest of the generation
“WATCHING SOMEONE CREATE AND REMIX IDEAS IN DREAMS MIGHT ACTUALLY BE AS ENTERTAINING AS PLAYING THE FINAL EXPERIENCES”
Format: PS4 | Publisher: Sony Interactive entertainment Developer: media molecule | release: tbc 2018 | Players: 1-2 (1-tbc online)
There are few things more intimidating, even to the most creative soul, than a blank canvas. And as a player, it’s rare that we have to encounter that kind of sensation, but it’s a hurdle that Media Molecule’s games seem to come up against time and time again with its commitment to handing the keys to its kingdoms over to us. With Dreams, there is so much more that’s possible and so much freedom to create, but also so much simplicity in its implementation that it might just be able to help you get over that creative block that can stand in the way of fully enjoying the play, create, share concept.
Entire landscapes can be thrown together on a whim in minutes, foliage and scenery painted over the top. Watching someone create and remix ideas in Dreams might actually be as entertaining as playing the final experiences. Everything about the suite of tools looks wonderfully intuitive even though it takes the relatively simple concepts of Littlebigplanet and blows them up into something insane. Where once there were only platformers, now you can make any number of different genres of experience in this game and share them with the world. This feels like peak Media Molecule and that remains very exciting indeed.
collaborate to create
rather than having to make everything on your own you can invite others to join your dream and collaborate in the creation of it. additionally, the more you perform a type of task (say, music-making or sculpting) the more experience you earn in that area and you earn accolades in that skill. you can then search for people with those skills to find specialists to help your build.
Full vr Integration
We’re guessing this is one of the major reasons the game has taken a little while to show up again, but you can now create your dream from within Psvr, which is fantastic news. move support was already in there of course, but having a full vr view will make things even better for creating games. and you can make vr games too, which is even more exciting.
Full Story experience
media molecule isn’t going to leave you hanging if you’re not much of a creative type yourself. there’s a full campaign (that can be played in twoplayer coach co-op) spanning three different interweaving stories of a homeless guy in a noir world, a trio of fantasy characters in a dark fairytale and a small robot in a sci-fi world. a Dream surfing mode generates a story from community content too, for a curated experience of user levels.