Media Molecule Announces A Small Beta Evaluation Trial For Creation-Based Game, Dreams

Media Molecule Announces A Small Beta Evaluation Trial For Creation-Based Game, Dreams
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Gaming studio Media Molecule has put themselves on the map by creating games that themselves favor creation, giving players the tools to bring their own visions into the game. Titles like the Little Big Planet franchise and the Tearaway papery adventure have all come from this creation-themed development team, and their new title is here to join the ranks.

Back in mid-February of this year, Media Molecule released their latest title, Dreams. The team defines this game as “a space where you go to play and experience the dreams of Media Molecule and our community,” with the title completely based in creation. An “extraordinary, ever-expanding game,” the game serves as the “latest evolution of the studio’s Play, Create, Share maxim,” giving players the chance to fully unleash their creativity and share it with the world.

“Whether you want to create games, music, paintings, animation, sculpture, movies, or anything in-between, Dreams is an extraordinary digital playground where anything is possible.” What could say it better than that?

Media Molecule has decided to hold a “small beta evaluation trial” for the title now, allowing content creators to use their created content for business uses outside of the game. This quite literally allows you to use Dreams to create something that you would use for your own business purposes outside of the title, whether it be selling the art and music you made in Dreams or creating the logo for your new startup.

“As there are no assest export features in Dreams, this currently applies to uses like concept art, music videos, albums, short films, and more that can already be exported from Dreams via PS4 Share,” the team writes in their Twitter announcement. “This trial will help us learn more about how people want to use it & what we need to do to make things possible.”

They also had a few ducks in their office around the same time, which is just as newsworthy and can be seen below if you’d like your heart warmed.

It isn’t as immediate as just making something and moving it out into the world, though. Media Molecule shares a link that you can use as an application process, so it seems that there may be some restrictions.

Still, restrictions aside, it’s fantastic to see a company that takes creation so seriously that they’re willing to license out the work created in their title just so that others can share their creations with the world. It’s truly beautiful to see how dedicated the company is to enriching the creative communities. If you have an interest in supporting the company – or if you have a few ideas of some dreams of your own – check out the Dreams title as soon as you can.