Dreams Early Access Nears its End, Nominations Opening for IMPY Awards December 9

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Dreams Early Access Nears its End, Nominations Opening for IMPY Awards December 9

Mark your calendars — the first annual awards for Dreams are happening on January 26!

We’ve been so impressed by everything our incredible Early Access players have done. We’ve watched people grow into fully-fledged artists, designers, musicians and more. There have been creations we didn’t think possible (and some we’re still convinced are magic).

So we’ll be celebrating the best of Early Access Dreams content during our live Twitch stream extravaganza… with special guests, fancy clothes and all the awards show trappings you’d expect. Now, of course, we’re going to need some help from you, the Dreamers, to nominate the best of the best, so check out the categories below and start making your shortlists because nominations are opening Monday! That’s right — follow this handy link to nominate your favorite creations and creators from Early Access.

The categories for the IMPY Awards are:

  • Creator of the Year
  • Dream of the Year
  • Best Visuals
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Sculpture
  • Best Song
  • Best Animation
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Curator
  • Best Character
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Voice Acting
  • Funniest Creation
  • The ‘’Awww-ard’ (Oh wow, it’s SO cute)
  • Most Improved Dreamer
  • Hidden Gem Creator*
  • Hidden Gem Dream*
  • The Wish-I-Had-Thought-Of-That Award*
  • Community Star*
  • Most Helpful Dreamer*
  • Favorite Streamer*

*Voted by community

After the nominations are in, we’ll be publishing our shortlists for each category in January and then asking you to vote on the Hidden Gem, Community Star, Most Helpful Dreamer, Favorite Streamer and Wish-I-Had-Thought-Of-That-Awards. The winners of the other categories will be voted on by a panel of Mm developers and special guest judges. We are truly excited to celebrate all of the amazing creations in the Dreamiverse with you on January 26 and we’ll have a stream full of fun and surprises.

Now, you may ask — does this mean Early Access is nearing an end? Yes, yes it does — the last day you can purchase Early Access will be December 7 at 3:59pm PST. Anyone who has purchased Early Access by this date will still be able to play Dreams after the 8th and will upgrade to the full version of Dreams when it launches for no extra cost.

At the studio, we’ve been collecting all the feedback, fixing the bugs and working to make the full version of Dreams the best experience for everyone — those who want to play, those who want to create and those who aspire to learn. Some of that work includes adding a non-motion control scheme for the game, helping new players learn to create, more tutorials and how-to content for players of all skill levels, improving existing features like Community Jams, the Homespace and Imp Quests and adding more content, including our first piece of Mm story-telling in Dreams, Art’s Dream. We hope you’re going to love all of it and our Early Access players deserve a huge mega-thanks for joining us on this journey.

There is still a tiny bit of time to join the fun in Early Access before it closes but if you prefer to wait for launch we’ll be just as excited to welcome you into the Dreamiverse then. Thanks again to everyone who has supported us along the way — we can’t wait to see what you’ll dream up next and hope you’ll join us to watch the first annual IMPY Awards.

When nominations open, join in on the fun (and make sure to read the guidelines!). Then join us on our Twitch Channel on January 26 to see the results – you can also tune in Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm GMT for our regular Dreams Streams. Stay tuned to our social channels to see the IMPY shortlists in January and get more information on how to vote for the community categories.

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