Dreams

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Platforms: PlayStation 4

Genres: Creative

Released: October 2019. Added to this library 4 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Overview

Anyone can learn how to create their own video games, music, animations and art in Dreams. Everything is controlled with accessible menus and interactions via the PlayStation 4 controller. This makes it easy to dive in and create something simple. Then, as skill and imagination grow over time players can take their creativity in any direction that they wish to make highly detailed and nuanced experiences: quirky art, professional-looking games, original music, detailed sculptures. These can then be shared online or just kept for the family.

Dreams comes with a game made by the developer along with the thousands of unique experiences shared by the community of players. Browsing these creations uncovers a treasure trove of things to play, listen to or watch. Players can rate and recommend them to friends or take inspiration for their own designs.

What’s really clever about it is how simple it is to use, how quickly you can create something, and how you could spend a lifetime learning and developing your creative skills with it. Using just the PlayStation 4 controller you can create games as simple as noughts and crosses or as complex as the latest adventure game. You can then share your creations with other Dreams users. More than that, though, you can also share elements or pull it things other people have shared to be part of your game.

For families with children interested in understanding what it takes to create a game Dreams is perfect. Not only does it open the door on video game development, but shows how diverse a set of skills are required to make an amazing game.

 
This game is good if you want to interact musically, make video games or nourish youthful ambition.

Commitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete. While you can complete the developer’s sample creation in Dreams in a few hours, there is an endless supply of community create content that will keep you occupied for as long as you want. Making your own games can absorb many hours of creativity.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. 1-4 players can collaborate to create and play in Dreams. Unlike game creator platform Roblox, you can't currently create online game experiences in Dreams.

Costs

Does not include in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Ratings

This game has received a PEGI 12 because it features realistic violence of a minor nature towards human characters and use of offensive language. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: The dialogue in the game Art's Dream contains the infrequent use of ‘*!@?*, and ‘*!@?*’ and realistic violence of a minor nature, that does not result in any obvious harm or injury. The game features online playing capability which may involve real-time interaction with other players and access to user-generated content.

The best way to play Dreams, therefore, is in shared family spaces if children are younger. You can explore the communities creations together. Find a creator you like and see what they have made — a bit like subscribing to your favourite YouTube creator.

You can turn off the User Generated Content side of Dreams by specifying the Restricted setting in the PlayStation Family Settings for your child’s user account.



This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.

Accessibility

System settings: PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more.


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