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Watch How Cityscapes Can Be Made Easily In Dreams
Dreams is the next game by Media Molecule, the team behind LittleBigPlanet. While the former game has a cartoony look to it that appeals more to children, but make no mistake that the game has some impressive tools to mess around with. People have made cool creations with it, like a a recreation of Doom.
With Dreams, the game is now even more abstract, with tools to make 3D objects and environments easily and quickly. While most presentations, like the recent one at Paris Games Show, may not grab much attention, but this recent livestream is definitely a better sell.
This one-hour livestream has the developers make a cityscape deriving most of it from a single type of block- a module. Watching them creating the buildings and roads with by copying the same module, resized and merged to form other cool shapes, all done by waving two Move wands is just something to behold. The two wands setup reminds me of how Unreal has supported VR development..in VR, which the interface works, in a glance, roughly the same as Dreams is using. Of course, recent demos had shown that the DualShock 4 controller works fine as well. There’s a lot of talk about architecture too, which seems interesting.
In the right hands, Dreams can be an awesome tool for creating stuff. Folks who enjoy building around in Minecraft or fans of LittleBigPlanet should keep this under their radar. Other than that, it’s still a hard sell to most mainstream gamers, but let’s all be glad that some real creative games, or games that let you be creative in this instance, exists.
A beta test is coming this year, but no exact details are known for the moment.