Dreams: Check out the nominees for the 3rd Annual Impy Awards

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Dreams: Check out the nominees for the 3rd Annual Impy Awards

Presenting this year’s finalists, plus info about our playable hub, and a special coMmunity celebration on February 27.

The biggest event of the year is BACK. No? Alright, the… flashiest event of the year? Oh, fine – our favourite event of the year returns. It is, of course, the annual Impy Awards, which celebrates the very best of Dreams and its brilliant coMmunity from the past year. It’s an excellent excuse for us to replay some amazing creations, ask favours of all our cool friends across the game industry (thanks again!), and hand out awesome Golden Imp Trophies.*

As ever, we’re putting on a big stage show to reflect on the year of fun we’ve had together in Dreams, and to announce the winners of the Impy Awards 2022 – some judged by us with the help of the aforementioned cool friends, some voted for by the coMmunity. Come watch it live on February 27 at 9am PT / 5pm GMT on our Twitch and YouTube channels! It’s loads of fun, honest. Minimal chaos, depending on your definition of ‘minimal’.

We’ve also been hard at work making this year’s Impys hub, a celebration space that will be available to download and play in Dreams ahead of (and during! And after!) the show. Not to give too much away, but it is truly ambitious and very special – and quite different to the Hollywood glamour of the Impy Awards of yesteryear. Because you’re a pal, we’ve decided to entrust you with this sneak peek ahead of its release on February 18.

A little look at a small section of this year’s playable Impys hub.

Oooh, mysterious. And yes – there will be new imps. All you have to do is log into Dreams between 4:00pm PT on February 17 / 12:00am GMT on February 18 and 3:59pm PT / 11:59pm GMT on February 28, and you’ll unlock these three bobby-dazzlers.

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The three new imps we’ll be releasing for this year’s Impys: Avery, Gerry and Luna. 

But back to business. Which talented Dreams coMmunity members made the final shortlist for this year’s awards?

Firstly, a reminder that the following categories are coMmunity-voted, meaning YOU will decide who gets to take home the trophy.

  • CoMmunity Star
  • Most Helpful Dreamer
  • CoMmunity Collaboration
  • Breakthrough Dreamer

Don’t forget to vote for your winners via this survey by Monday, February 7 for your vote to be counted!

And now, the nominees:

Excellence in Art Direction

  • Lullaby for a Beagle – ghostfruit64
  • Triangle is Sentient – ItsMeJuvy
  • The Idyllium – ZIIQ, Helekosi and Bevis2
  • ASCENT REMASTERED – payoffwizard
  • Tales from Dark Town: Red Zone – DirtyFlusher and dinox11

Excellence in Environment Art

  • The Time Looper – IansaneArtist
  • NOGUCHI’S BELL Episode 1 – Cyber Sheep Films
  • Tales from Dark Town: Red Zone – DirtyFlusher and dinox11
  • The Finalist demo – Paulo-Lameiras
  • go. – ghostfruit64

Excellence in Narrative

  • Tales from Dark Town: Red Zone – DirtyFlusher and dinox11
  • Making the Leap – keenardo
  • The Vengeful Eyes 2 – InsaneAlphaBeta
  • OPEN-WORLD BOXING GAME – hipporick
  • The War to End All Wars – DerAnder_96 

Excellence in Sculpture

  • Camille the chameleon – julio_grr
  • MEDUSA – FunK_97_ITA
  • Realistic Horse Showcase (Playable) – willow_the_bob
  • Search – ghostfruit64
  • Joy – GoGoSaint

Music Track of the Year

  • SLEEP PARALYSIS – TheRedProphett, Dj_Frags-_-, lugadi, kaifraz4048, and ineap09
  • Ethlx – sacboy2003
  • A Beautiful mud – M-molecul
  • Big Bad Bass – orionvalentine, MCalchemist42, blackcat_tracks and lugadi
  • Starlight – Prince_Tahra

Musician of the Year

  • Prince_Tahra
  • Gianni_no_Mitaka
  • duckenomics
  • VinceKully
  • RAKeogh

Excellence in Animation

  • Solar Blast – Paulo-Lameiras
  • Ultimate Platformer Kit Demo – MitterMak
  • Super Duper Fruity Juicy Juice – Byvsen
  • NOGUCHI’S BELL Episode 1 – Cyber Sheep Films
  • Stylized Character / Face Animations – willow_the_bob

Excellence in Gameplay

  • Starfighter Gemini – BOTheGrand, Drummin7Jeff and OkieDoKees
  • TRIA-GONE – Angelotje
  • Claustrofactory – Aecert, PieceOfCraft and duckenomics
  • Solar Blast – Paulo-Lameiras
  • Master Blaster – payoffwizard

Most Original Gameplay

  • Impressionable – Entropy-Tamed
  • The Path of Illusions – Todu
  • Commonote – FeyzPS
  • Dungeon Roulette – oooDORIENooo
  • Nine Equals – danikaka, cutaia_net and Pixel_Gorilla

Excellence in Curation

  • Pookachoo
  • TRIX9
  • LyzLdy
  • NaturiumCreepy
  • UglySofaGaming

Excellence in Character Design

  • 九尾-The NineTail Fox – a-tziluth
  • STRETCH – Kermideus
  • Grub Knight – icecreamcheese
  • CAVEBOT 977 – Canadian__Jedi
  • Commonote – FeyzPS

Excellence in Audio Design

  • Solar Blast – Paulo-Lameiras
  • The Idyllium – ZIIQ, Helekosi and Bevis2
  • Fragments (#AutisticaPlayJam) – OptimusCries, NikoJaXs and thyon
  • The Vengeful Eyes 2 – InsaneAlphaBeta
  • Claustrofactory – Aecert, PieceOfCraft and duckenomics

Excellence in Innovation

  • The Path of Illusions – Todu
  • DreamsFest 2021 – DreamsFest Team
  • Stylized Character / Face Animations – willow_the_bob
  • Nine Equals – danikaka, cutaia_net and Pixel_Gorilla
  • Frontier – sanderobros and SDorin

CoMmunity Star

  • D-Generationl
  • oooDORIENooo
  • Keduko_
  • SNRG_Driven
  • KeldBjones

Excellence in Voice Acting

  • CAVEBOT 977 – Canadian__Jedi
  • NINJA CAT III Episode 1 – YuMex196, SmurfsX3, mgs61794, xxRehab_Rejectxx, HIKOOSEN, EmilyJrulz, Esuki, eustoma and KL-05y
  • Red and the Cursed Isles – RedSeiktasu
  • Cosmic Tale 2 – Bohalaa, Prince_Tahra, SaucelessOne, NinjaMicWZ, Sekulic0, kimerakii
  • OPEN-WORLD BOXING GAME – hipporick

Most Helpful Dreamer

  • SNRG_Driven
  • EntropyTamed
  • TapGiles
  • VinceKully
  • SakkusMind

Contribution Beyond Dreams

  • Elca_Gaming
  • Made in Dreams
  • Nicco555 & Computer_Cat
  • UglySofaGaming
  • SakkusMind

Excellence in VR

  • the RESTLESS DARK Demo – s-001
  • TRIA-GONE – Angelotje
  • Imagination VR: Dinosaurs – LifeAsNeil
  • Frontier – sanderobros and SDorin
  • Metro Street Racer – California Coast – atheistsw and animeboy0021

Evolving Experience

  • Ultimate Platformer Kit Demo – MitterMak
  • liminal mystery box – JohnnyBiscotti and MrCaseyJones
  • Splatty’s Adventure – RDKatrell42, pbgamer96, NiloFranck, Sliverscreen, SoInDiverse
  • The Web – cat135
  • Final Hour: Prelude to Prologue – DownerIsland

CoMmunity Collaboration

  • DreamFlix – KeldBjones
  • Speed Create – InfiniDreams
  • TOTS2: TP Spree – Pookachoo
  • DreamsFest 2021 – DreamsFest Team
  • Marble Multiverse – Entropy-Tamed

Breakthrough Dreamer

  • fluximux
  • Sprattla-Art
  • StAnKHaNk
  • Hipporick
  • Keenardo

Creator(s)/Team of the Year

  • ghostfruit64
  • payoffwizard
  • DreamsFest Team
  • Cyber Sheep Films
  • Paulo-Lameiras
  • fluximux
  • Aecert
  • Dirtyflusher
  • Entropy-Tamed
  • SDorin & sanderobros

 Creation of the Year

  • Solar Blast – Paulo-Lameiras
  • liminal mystery box – JohnnyBiscotti and MrCaseyJones
  • DreamsFest 2021 – DreamsFest Team
  • Tales from Dark Town: Red Zone – DirtyFlusher and dinox11
  • The Idyllium – ZIIQ, Helekosi and Bevis2
  • Frontier – sanderobros and SDorin
  • NOGUCHI’S BELL Episode 1 – Cyber Sheep Films
  • ASCENT REMASTERED – payoffwizard
  • Claustrofactory – Aecert, PieceOfCraft and duckenomics
  • Triangle is Sentient – ItsMeJuvy

Whether you made it to the final shortlist or not, a massive well done to everyone who submitted their creations or themselves for consideration. We were blown away by the quality of this year’s contenders, and it was a real struggle to narrow down the nominees. You’re a credit to the Dreamiverse!

So, in summary: very talented Dreams players. Exciting playable hub coming soon to Dreams. And a virtual party on February 27 where we can all cheer on the nominees, congratulate the winners, and celebrate the coMmunity with silly jokes and some very special guests.

A picture of one of our much-coveted Impy trophies.

In the meantime, why not send us a message on our social channels? A nice one, preferably. You can use the hashtag #ImpyAwards if you want to talk to us about the upcoming show! We’re on Twitter, Instagram – even Tiktok, now. It’s wild over there.

* (Disclaimer: The trophies are not real gold. They’re still pretty great, though. And HEAVY. About the same weight as senior coMmunity manager Tom Dent’s cat – and he’s a powerful beast. The cat, we mean. But also Tom.)

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