If there is one game that has caused confusion at E3 it has to be Media Molecule’s Dreams. With no real message given to exactly what it is even Alex Evans co-founder of Media Molecule couldn’t help but notice the reaction on social media.
Talking to Endgadget he said: “The main confusion I’ve seen reading on the net does seem to be that people are like, ‘Is it a movie maker? Is it a game maker? What is it?” and in truth this is definitely its main problem.
When games look for originality and are shown at an early phase like Dreams there can be confusion as to what they are trying to achieve.
Evans does say though that it is definitely a game “The communities will probably define that. But it’s absolutely a game. We are making games with it. What you will choose to make with it, what the community will choose to make with it — that’s the cool thing. We don’t know.”
What we can take from this is that players will be able to design their own games within Dreams, with their voyage through it defining what they get out of it. What sounds interesting is the level of freedom that can be found in it.
Sounding similar to Project Spark with the ability to create your own game, the focus is going to be on a dream-like experience where you form the world yourself rather than just being pushed into somebody else’s.
From what Alex Evans has said so far there is still a long way to go in development of Dreams and we can be sure that more is still to come. As we see and hear more about the game we’ll no doubt come to understand what exactly we’ll be able to do with it.
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