Developed by Media Molecule, the makers of LittleBigPlanet, Dreams is best described as a game engine and a game all rolled into one. This creation title boasts that you can make just about anything. In turn, Dreams will be jam-packed with tutorials, as making games is hard. But Media Molecule hopes that it can help make game development an accessible hobby, akin to playing a musical instrument.
Studio Director Siobhan Reddy explained her vision to GamesIndustry.biz and stated that she hopes to make game development as easy “as using a camera, guitar, or a pencil—something you can start to learn just by picking it up.”
All of those artistic hobbies have one common thread: anyone can do them, but true mastery and understanding takes practice. With game development, the tools have always felt foreign and far away to non-developers. As someone who has never dabbled in game development, I’d personally just start googling (somewhat) aimlessly. My issue is not knowing what tools I need to make my specific visions a reality. Dreams aims to solve that problem.
With Dreams, everything you need is right in front of you within the friendly package of a video game. And if you don’t want to create, that’s fine too. You can always just play the campaign and other people’s creations.