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Play involves controlling Art or his toys in different scenarios. You flit between different challenges in a dream-like set of levels. Sometimes you are clambering over instruments, or manipulating the world to help Art escape from them. In other levels you are playing instruments, or using his two childhood toys to complete platforming tasks.
This was built by Media Molecule as a showcase of possibilities for creators in Dreams. It was launched with the main game on launch day. As a showcase, each section of the game has a different game style and artistic look, so you may be playing a point and click adventure one minute, and jumping across disappearing platforms the next.
This results in an unusual eclectic mix of different game styles. But more than a mere novelty, each level features its own songs so that if you play it in one go it offers the experience of a full length musical.
Release Date: 11/02/2020, updated in 2021
Platforms: PS4 and PS5
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Platform, Point-and-Click, Puzzle and Shooting
Accessibility: 16 features
This Dreams level is the only game in Dreams with an official rating, and therefore is the reason for the rating of Dreams as a whole.
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.
Account RatingAccount required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than gamemade by the community).
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You need to purchase Dreams to play the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Once you have Dreams the game itself is free via the about link.
The game directs you where to go next with camera movement, items in the environment light up and lead you in the right direction.
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