# Menu Controls
While in d-pad mode, the imp will jump from item to item as the d-pad is used. To go back to normal controls, use the sticks or re-centre the imp.
# Interact with a Creation: Use the UI Interaction control on a creation to go to its cover, or scope-in to the creation instead to play it. If the creation is a collection, this is flipped: click on it to view the collection, scope-in to it to go to its cover page.
Using the scope-in control is the only way to change a collection’s name after it's been saved.
Use Square to add the creation to your Play Later queue. Use Triangle to remove the creation from your Play Later queue.
When Dreams loads up, you will begin in the homespace. This is a special scene everyone has. Other players can visit your homespace through the Profile page’s Homespace button.
Possess Connie or another character to play.
While playing, you can run around and interact with objects as if playing any other scene. Approach the main menu cloud and it will show a tooltip for how to access the main menu: the OPTIONS button. This shortcut can be used without being near the cloud.
The DreamQueen can be approached and interacted with to get mini-tutorials and imp quests to go through, helping you learn the game, and motivating you to play and create in different ways.
While not possessing a character, use the Square button to edit the homespace to a limited degree. Exit edit mode by using the scope-out shortcut.
There is a white, abstract ground and background that cannot be edited directly.
Changes are automatically saved locally. The edit menu contains an extra button to Release the changes, uploading them publicly.
Also includes 3 special spots for the Main Menu, DreamQueen Imp, and Connie starting point that cannot be edited.
New objects cannot be created, only imported through the search function. The search is limited to two categories, chosen by clicking on filters below the search box:
- Prizes: Assets released by Media Molecule, collected from prize bubbles in Mm games.
- Mm Stuff: Assets released by Media Molecule.
# Main Menu
The main menu is the place to start. Through it, you can access the features below:
# Today’s Message
Displays that day’s fullscreen message. Includes things like announcements from Media Molecule. Usually accompanied by a QR code. Scan it for more information about the announcement, or click on it with the UI Interaction control to open a browser on your console to that web page.
Use Circle to go to Announcements.
Various announcements highlighting creations by the community, and news regarding Media-Molecule-run community events. Click on a highlight to see it full-screen.
Dreams We Love: A monthly highlight collection with that month’s dreamview highlighted creations, and a few top-level highlighted creations to click on.
# Dreamview Weekly Roundup: A weekly web article highlighting a number of community creations, and a few top-level highlighted creations to click on.
Community Events: Announcements regarding events Media Molecule is running for the community.
Use Circle to go to Announcements.
# Announcements View
Two tabs each showing a list of previous announcements of that type: Message of the Day, and Highlights. The highlights tab shows how many highlight announcements have not been viewed.
Shows the player’s preferences.
Shows how much time is left as part of the icon. Jams start with some number of weeks until the deadline. Each jam entry period begins and ends on Tuesday, midday, british time. This is the minimum amount of time left to enter.
For example, when it shows 15 days to go, for example, there is between 15 days and 16 days remaining. When it shows 3 hours to go, there is between 3 hours and 4 hours remaining.
Help: Displays a Help button in the top-right, which shows a brief, skippable presentation about how to find ideas, and a full-screen text message detailing how the jam works.
Three sections are shown to access different stages of the jam:
# Take Part as a Creator
Shows the name of the current jam. If there is a special collection to get started with, that is also shown.
After clicking, shows a description of the jam in full. A number of buttons are shown:
Submit Now: Set a creation you own as your entry for the jam. When the deadline comes, the latest online version of the creation will be locked in for the judgement stage.
Need Some Help?: Links to the Workshop.
Jam Rules: In the top-right is a Jam Rules button. Click on it to show a full-screen text message explaining the rules of the jam.
Hall of Fame
Accesses previously-judged jams.
Search the currently selected jam for specific entries.
Select which jam to show.
Below the jam selection, that jam’s entries are displayed. By default, the players who own the winning entries are shown, with first place in the centre, second place on the left, and third place on the right—like a race podium.
Hover over a winning player to show a popup of their entry.
View All Entries: Click on this button to show a list of all entries for that jam, in votes-order.
Get Involved as a Player
Shows a batch of entries to judge.
At the top are two tabs: Play, and History. Play shows creations you have not played as part of this jam, as below. History shows creations from batches you have already played as part of this jam.
The Play tab shows a batch of 5 random creation entries for the latest jam that started. These must all be played before continuing to a new batch. Click on a creation to play it.
When a creation has been played, the Played icon is shown at the bottom of its thumbnail.
Below each creation is an Upvote button. If the creation has not been played, it is disabled. Otherwise, can be clicked to upvote the creation. If the creation has been upvoted, it is shown lit and can be clicked to remove the upvote.
If the creation has been flagged as irrelevant, the button shows the Irrelevant icon and is shown lit up; click it to unflag the creation.
While playing, Pause to see the following:
- How many of the batch you have played.
- Upvote!: Vote for this creation in the jam.
- Next: Skip the creation to play another in the batch you haven’t played yet.
Flag as Irrelevant: Use this and confirm, when the creation has nothing to do with the theme of the jam you are judging. Creations marked as irrelevant are shown to fewer players.
The button will show lit up if this has been used. Click it again to unflag it.
- Report: Shows the Report options.
When all of the current batch have been played, you are taken back to the list. Below the list are shown 2 new buttons:
Enough for Now: Goes back to the Community Jam screen. If you return to the Get Involved screen again, a new batch is shown.
Show Me More: 5 new creations are shown as a new batch.
# Dream Surfing
Dream Surfing is a fullscreen creations view, showing the following rows, plus some extras that change periodically:
- Main banners for community events, genres, jams, etc.
- Most Thumbed-Up Dreams (Release in the last 4 weeks) playlist
- Daily Dreamsurf playlist, showing creations hand-picked by the Mm curation team.
- A double row of small buttons for larger categories.
- New Stuff in Our Playlists, a centralised playlist of curated creations.
- Dreams in My Play Later Queue, a playlist of dreams you have added.
- Dreams by People You Follow playlist.
- Collections by People You Follow playlist.
- Dreams You Thumbed-Up playlist.
- Recently Played playlist.
- Dreamview Weekly Roundup playlist, showing this week’s roundup.
- What We’re Playing playlist, listing creations the curation team likes.
- Archival buttons. At the time of writing, this included Megapenguin Rehatched, #DreamsCom22, and Impys Archive.
- Featured Jam Collection playlist, listing entries from the previously-judged jam.
- Dreams by Media Molecule playlist.
# Dream Shaping
A fullscreen view, showing creations and resources to use for creation. Playlists have no “Autoplay” button. Has the following rows:
- Top half-width banners. These items change periodically.
- My Creations playlist, showing creations you own.
- My Collaboratioms playlist, showing creations you do not own, but are a collaborator on.
- Non-Dreams in My Play Later Queue playlist.
- Creations by People You Follow playlist.
- Creations by People You Follow playlist.
- # Dreams Workshop playlist, showing tutorials you haven’t completed.
- Getting Started, showing Templates and Dreams Workshop small buttons.
- Get Inspired, showing kits, templats, etc. as small buttons.
- Creations You Thumbed-Up playlist.
- Creations You Thumbed-Up playlist.
- Recently Played playlist.
- Creations You Thumbed-Up playlist.
- Browsing By Category half-height icon buttons.
- Mm Creator Content playlist of collections.
- Trending Mm Content playlist of collections.
- Top Dreamers, showing small buttons to show dreamers filtered by their Persona.
- A promoted templates Banner.
- Row of small templates buttons.
- Help & How To half-width icon buttons, incuding “A beginner's guide to Dreams” and “Moderation Guidelines.” These show a QR code to scan or click on to find related content online.
This view displays creations in many caegorized rows. Use the Menu Movement Controls to navigate the menu.
Click on a creation or button with the Cross button to view or use it. After all rows, shows a Back button to scroll to the top.
Press the Circle button while at the top to exit the menu entirely, or while not at the top to scroll to the top.
There are various types of row displayed in this area:
If there is more than 1 banner, shows a banner for 5 seconds, then scrolls to the next one. Scrolls like this all the way to the end, and then starts back towards the beginning. Below is shown empty dots, one for each banner. Click on one to scroll to that banner in the list.
When the first 2 items have been scrolled off, shows a Back button. Click it to scroll back to the start.
# Playlist: A list of creations. Click the Autosurf! button to play the creations in order from the beginning. (Not shown if the playlist is for collections.) Click the Search button to search creations in the playlist.
# Vertical Playlist: Shows creations as tall rectangular thumbnails. Can search, like a normal Playlist.
# Cover Page
The cover page of a creation contains details about the creation, including player interactions.
Scroll right to find more menus for the creation.
Shows the name of the creation, with the creator's name below it. If a version of the creation was uploaded by another player, their name is also listed. If there is more than 1 such player, the number of other creators is shown instead. Click on the number to see the Credits.
# Labelling: Labels are shown as icons on creation thumbnails. They are also shown in text above the name on the creation’s cover page. They can be set when first quick-saving. Click on a label with the Cross button to edit them.
# Is your creation VR-friendly? All creations will run in VR. These labels tells the player that playing the creation in VR has been tested and ensured to be fun; not just playable. Please set creations to VR-compatible or above only if playing them is a good experience in VR.
Play the creation in VR at least once to be able to add VR labels. If still wearing your VR headset then on first quick-save, after choosing type and category, VR and controller compatibility labels can be set.
- Not Sure: Visible to all.
- TV Only: Only visible to non-VR players by default.
- VR Compatible: Visible to all players. Cannot be chosen if the creation has not been played in VR.
- VR Only: Only visible to VR players by default. Cannot be chosen if the creation has not been played in VR.
Note, a Dream cannot be set to VR-compatible or higher if it contains scenes that are not labelled VR-compatible or higher.
# Disable Comfort Mode:
A switch, off by default. When on, players with Comfort Mode on will see a label on the creation’s thumbnail indicating it is for experienced VR players and designed for Comfort Mode to be off.
If you are the owner or collaborator of the creation, you can still play it with comfort mode on. If you are not, then a screen will be shown:
Comfort Mode Not Applicable. This creation was designed to be played with Comfort Mode switched off. Would you like to play with Comfort Mode switched off temporarily?
And three buttons: Exit this creation. Play in Cinema Mode (a 2D screen in VR). Play with Comfort Mode off (temporarily, while playing this creation this time).
Note, this screen will be shown before each scene with “Disable Comfort Mode” turned on while playing a Dream.
# Is your creation designed for a specific controller? Indicate to the player which controllers are required to play the creation.
- Any Controller
- Wireless Controller
- Motion Controllers
Searches are not automatically filtered based on these filters.
Set the style and look of the creation.
# Done: Saves the changes and exits customisation.
# Fonts List: Displays a preview of the creation’s title in boxes, each using a different font. The font that is used shows a green Tick on its top-right corner.
Use the Menu Movement Controls to navigate left and right through the font list.
Language Fonts shows options for different language types. Once selected, only fonts that support those languages will be shown in the font preview list.
If a language set is chosen that the currently selected font is in and the green tick is clicked, the previously chosen font will be saved.
The language sets are as follows:
- Western Fonts: Contains characters for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portugese, Polish, Greek, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and Russian.
- Chinese (Traditional).
# Randomise: Randomises font and colour.
# Colour Scheme: Shows 8 previews for the allowed colours. The selected colour will affect the buttons a player sees on the creation’s cover page, as well as the thumbnail’s outline.
Picked randomly when a creation is first saved.
A green Tick is shown on the top-right of the currently selected preview.
The colours are as follows:
# Set Background Photo: A creation can have up to 3 photos selected. The first of the 3 photos is used when viewing the thumbnail of the creation. When viewing the cover these photos fade into each other, showing each for 1 second.
If no photos have been selected as backgrounds, whatever could be seen when the creation was last saved will be used as the creation’s background photo.
Note: If the creation has an audio preview, a visualisation of the audio preview will be used as the background image instead. Once set as this visualisation it cannot be overridden by setting the image manually.
Shows a list of photos taken within Dreams, and 3 slots for them to go into.
Currently selected photos have a green Tick on the top-right.
Select a photo with the Cross button to add it to the 3 photo slots. Use the Delete controls to remove a photo from a slot.
On saving, selected photos will copy into the creation as its thumbnail. If the creation has been saved online, these will be saved online also.
A “Take a photo...” button can be clicked to launch the game straight into photo mode.
# Follow Creation: Notifications regarding updates to this creation will be sent to the Following tab.
# Set Collection Icon: Click to see a preview of the collection’s thumbnail, with three thumbnails of contained creations. Click on one of the slots to set it to use the creation’s thumbnail instead. (See Set Collection Icon.)
# Send to...: Sends the creation to different places. Has 4 options:
Send to a Dreamer: Searches for dreamers. Use the UI Interaction control on a dreamer to send the creation to them.
Add to Another Creation: Allows you to add the creation to another. Any creation can be added to a collection. Scenes and Dreams can be added to dreams. Elements can be added to scenes. (See Creation Types.)
# Play Later: Adds the creation to your Play Later queue.
View on Indreams.me: Shows a screen displaying the indreams url for the creation.
# Creation Settings
Opens the settings for this creation.
Options to report that the content does not belong on the dreamiverse, or that you don’t want to see it.
© Copyright Issues: Shows the longform ID of the creation. Opens a browser window direct to copyright.indreams.me.
Note, this is to be used by copyright owners to request that content infringing that copyright be taken down; players cannot report creations that contain copyrighted material.
Give it a Thumbs Down: Tell the system you want to see this kind of thing and content from its creator less. This is not shown in any other place, and does not affect the like count.
Report Creation: Report a creation that violates the Dreams guidelines. Click to see which things you can report a creation for. This does not include things like theft from other creators or use of copyrighted material or intellectual property.
# Reset Progress
While playing a dream, the last played scene as well as any persistence variables are stored locally. This button will delete all data from previous plays.
# Play, View
Plays the creation.
If the creation is an element, shows as a “View” button. Otherwise shows as a “Play” button.
# Thumb Up
Show you like the creation by clicking this. This is shown on the cover page above the title.
Shows the scoreboards stored for the dream.
# View Map
Shows the map of scenes and dreams contained within the dream.
Creates a remix of this creation.
Gives options to release the creation as public or playable. (Tg)
A full listing of all creators involved in the production of this creation.
A creation by shows the owner of the creation.
In collaboration with… shows other collaborators that have uploaded a version of this creation or are current collaborators on the creation.
Uses creations by… shows players who own assets or remix-sources of assets used for this creation or creations it contains.
As you start to scroll right, a listing of basic statistics are shown: Played by how many dreamers, Played how many times, and Played for how many hours.
# Photos, Take a photo...
A list of photos of this creation, like the profile Photos view.
If no photos have been taken for this creation, shows a “Take a photo...” button instead. This will view the creation Paused in Photo Mode.
Shows all comments made on the creation.
# Versions & Release
A list of all versions made of the creation. The player who saved the version, the time it was saved, and its version notes are shown below the version’s thumbnail. (Tg)
Click on a version for more details, edit the version notes, and manipulate the version with the following buttons:
Play/View: to play that version.
Edit this Version: to edit that version. Using this, that version can be saved again to become the latest version. (Tg)
Delete: to delete that version.
Release: to release that version as the latest version. Only available to the owner. (See Cover Page > Release.)
Shows a list of other credit-linked creations along with their thumbnail, published status icon, and owner. This list is searchable.
Private creations are shown with no thumbnail name or owner.
There are 3 tabs to further filter the creations in relation to the cover’s creation:
- Contents: Shows creations this creation contains.
- Used In: Shows creations this creation is contained in.
- Remixes: Shows creations that are remixes of this creation. Note that elements exported from other elements/scenes are remixes of the source creation.
Use the UI Interaction control to go to a creation’s cover page, or scope-in to it to go directly to its genealogy.
# Pause Menu
Show the pause menu at any time using the OPTIONS button. If you were viewing a creation at the time, the creation will pause time. This section explains what buttons and options the pause screen has.
Also has buttons as shown on the cover page: Send to..., Creation Settings.
# Help: Information on creation types, tagging, release rights, controls, how to turn on more info and prompts, “where to start” which describes how to import assets from the dreamiverse and find the in-game tutorials, a link to indreams.me, and a word on copyright and intellectual property.
# Video Player: A searchable and filterable list of all in-game tutorials. Click on one to show the video playing in the corner of the screen while editing your creation as normal.
# Photo Mode: Shortcut to Photo Mode but with electronics unable to be displayed.
# Describe VR Experience Level: Rate how experienced a player should be before playing this.
Reveals 3 selector buttons:
- 1 : Can be played with very little experience. Indicates little to no camera movement required to play.
- 2 : Should be played by those with a little more experience, with caution. Indicates some camera movement.
- 3 : Should only be played by players with a lot of experience using VR. Indicates lots of intense camera movement.
The average rating from players is shown on the cover page of the creation.
# Thumbs Up Click this to give the creation a like.
# Play, View Resumes playing the creation.
# Remix Remixes the creation and begins editing it.
# My Preferences Opens the Preferences screen.
# Quick Save
Saves the creation by overwriting its local quick save slot.
If there is no quick save slot saved for this creation, the first-save questions are asked.
What type of creation is this? is asked when first saving an element or scene. You can choose between an Element (which can be imported into other elements or scenes), or Scene (which can be imported into a Dream).
Select an Element Category: is asked when first saving as an element. Choose from the top-level Element Categories.
Select a Category: is asked when first saving a non-element creation. Choose from the top-level Categories.
# Save Version
Saves, publishes, and uploads the creation in different ways. (Tg)
On the left side the Creation Name is shown. Also the current thumbnail (before saving) is shown.
When uploading a version, another creation may need to be uploaded to change its status.
For example, to release an element as remixable, “contained elements must be remixable.” If a contained element is not remixable, it must be uploaded as remixable at the same time as publishing the one you wanted to release as remixable in the first place.
# Choose from the following statuses to save the version as:
- Release this version: Choose from public (remixable) or playable.
- Save this version as PRIVATE: Saves the version as private.
- Save this version to your PS4™ System: Saves the creation locally as a new version, that can be accessed separate to the creation’s quick save.
# Version Notes: Text saved to describe the version for later reference. (Tg)
# Search Listings: Sets the Listed Status of the creation.
# Categories & Tags
At the top of the screen the category is selected. A subcategory may optionally also be selected. The categories and subcategories are as follows:
- Game: Single Player, Multiplayer.
- Audio-Visual: Feature, Short, Visual Novel, Music.
- Showcase: Gallery (for showing art), Expo (for showing interactive objects), and Set (for showing props).
# Element Categories: Elements have a different set of categories. These can be selected in the same way as normal categories. Note that categories such as “instrument” or “sculpture” are not limited to containing only those kinds of objects. The categories may be freely chosen. They are as follows:
- Character: Human, Animal, Monster, Alien, Robot.
- Sound Effect: Ambience, Character, Gameplay, Voice, Ambient Spots, Mechanical, Motion, Collision, Special Effects, Melee, Projectiles, Creature.
- Instrument: Synth, Percussion, Bass, Strings, Wind & Brass, Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar, Drum Kit, Samples Phrase, Effect Field.
- Music: Phrases & Loops, Track, Remix, Starting Point (an unfinished track other people can continue from).
- Contraption: Logic Systems, Gameplay Item, Mechanical, Sound Solution.
- Sculpture: Flora, Architecture, Landscape, Statuary, Miscellaneous.
- Animation: Cutscene.
- Vehicle: Land, Air, Sea, Space.
- Effect: Lighting, Grading, Particuels, Weather, Explosions, Magical.
There are many built-in tags shown by default, which are automatically translated for players using different language settings on their PS4. The built-in tags are the following:
Add Tags: Chooses from custom tags you have added to creations before.
Create a Tag: While choosing from custom tags use this to create a new tag and select it.
# Edit Audio Preview
If audio was played from the creation while editing, a screen is shown allowing you to edit the 3 second audio preview of the creation.
If saved with an audio preview, a visualisation of the audio preview will be set as the thumbnail.
An image will not be able to be set as the thumbnail after that.
Choose a New Preview: shows a graph of the volume over time of the up to 12 seconds of audio recorded. A window is shown over this visualisation indicating which part of the recording will be used as the audio preview.
Use the Cross button or R2 to drag the window.
Reset to Default: Reset the window to the centre of the recording. Or, if the recording didn’t fill the 12 seconds, to the start of the recording.
Play Preview: Preview the selected slice of recorded audio.
Listen to Current Preview: Listen to the preview already set for the creation.
If no audio was played while editing the creation, a message requesting that audio be played from edit mode be done before trying again.
# Save and release this version
Release the creation as remixable or playable.
Rewinds the current scene and resumes playing as if the scene was first loaded, apart from persistent variables with Restore on Rewind off.
Exit from the creation.
If there are unsaved changes from editing the creation, you are asked if you would like to “Save this creation before leaving?” You can select from the following options:
- Don’t Save: to exit without saving.
- Back: to not exit.
- Save: to “quick save” locally and exit.
# Back to Play Mode
Resumes playing the scene you paused.
# Back to Edit Mode
Resume editing the creation. Or use the Circle button.
# Main Menu
Regardless of where you are, this always takes you to the main menu in your homespace.
Captures the screen as an image, saved to the console. This will also be listed in the photos section of the creation, and the profile Photos section.
Note that any photos taken will be removed when a creation is deleted, or is never saved. So when creating a temporary scene to make a nice thumbnail image, save the creation and set the cover page of the creation in question before deleting that scene.
No controls will work while in photo mode.
If the Freeroam camera or Orbiting camera was used before entering photo mode, these will still work while in photo mode to compose the image. An overlay is shown over the image to help with composition.
Cycle through the overlays: Use Left d-pad button and Right d-pad button to cycle through the various overlays:
- Thirds: A grid of 3 rows and columns evenly spaced vertically and horizontally. Place points of interest at the intersections of the grid or along the lines.
- Scene Circle: This matches the shape and size of the scene thumbnail, so that we can make sure the shot lines up nicely. (Note, the edges of the thumbnail can warp.)
- Element Hexagon: This matches the shape and size of the element thumbnail, so that we can make sure the shot lines up nicely. (Note, the edges of the thumbnail can warp.)
- Vertical dream rectangle: Used in dream surfing when featured in a playlist row.
- None: No overlays are shown.
Toggle Electronics: Use the Square button to toggle the electronics of the scene on and off. (Off by default.)
UI visibility: Use the Triangle button to toggle the visibility of the photo mode interface and prompts.
A place to go to access your creations and details. This is what other players see when they go to your profile.
In the middle is your experience level, with your name below it.
If you have won or been nominated for an Impy before, it will show that icon next to your name. Hover over it to see your wins and nominations listed.
Below that, your primary and secondary personas are listed.
There is also a text description/bio you can fill out by clicking on it.
At the top of the screen is shown your Following count (how many players profiles you are following), and your Followers count (how many players follow your profile). Click on either with the UI Interaction control to search for those players.
Your Own Profile
On the top-right are a number of small buttons: Customise, Dreamers (to search dreamers), and Play Later.
# Profile Customisation
Displays a simplified profile page, a green Tick button in the top-right to confirm changes, and two buttons at the bottom:
Colour Schemes: The colour of buttons on your profile page, and the borders of objects like the My Creations icon.
Click on a colour preview with the UI Interaction control to select it. The selected colour shows a green Tick on its top-right. Use the Circle button to cancel the changes.
# Set Background Photo: Which photo to use as the background to your profile.
Shows local and online photos you have taken. The selected photo has a green Tick on its top-right. Click a photo with the UI Interaction control to select it.
At the top are sorting controls, to order the photos by Most Recent (default), or Most Thumbs Up.
# Play Later
Shows all queued creations. Play a creation from here, and it will be removed from the queue.
Because of this, it’s a good idea to have a collection for things you want to come back to again and again so you don’t lose it.
When viewing another player’s profile, the following buttons are shown instead:
# Follow Dreamer: Notifications regarding new creations will be shown in your Notifications.
# Thumbs Up: Gives the player a like.
# Report…: Shows 3 options:
- © Copyright Issues: Shows the longform ID of the creation. Opens a browser window direct to copyright.indreams.me. To be used by copyright holders.
- # Block User: Blocks the user on PSN. Blocked users cannot see your profile, creations, and comments. And you cannot see their creations and comments.
- Report User: Reports the user if they have acted against the guidelines.
# Imp Quests
Accesses all imp quests. These are tasks to complete to develop your skills as a player, engage with the community, or learn how to create in Dreams.
At the top are options to filter the quests by completion status: All, Completed, In Progress, and Not Started. Each show how many quests are in that category in brackets.
Each quest is shown with a thumbnail, a progress meter (when incomplete or it is a one-shot type quest), how many steps have been completed, and how many steps there are.
Complete quests show the reward that was unlocked by completing the quest. Incomplete quests show a Gift icon as the thumbnail if the reward is an asset, or a Imp if the reward is a new imp. These icons are colour coded based on the type of quest.
# There are 3 quest types:
- Creative Imp Quest: Practise creation.
- Guided Imp Quest: Create in the homespace with the help of the DreamQueen imp.
- One-Shot Imp Quest: A quest that cannot be repeated. For example, once you’ve decorated your homespace for at least 30 minutes, you’ll have already done that for at least 30 minutes, forever.
- Tiered Imp Quest: Each step brings a new reward. Higher steps/tiers are locked and cannot be viewed until you have completed more steps. The icon of each step indicates what reward will be received by completing it.
Click on a quest with the UI Interaction control to view more about that quest.
To the top-left is a box that describes a step for the quest. Click the buttons along the bottom of the box to show details for each step.
The reward for the currently-selected step is shown on the right of the screen.
On the bottom-left is shown a similar incomplete quest. For example, giving a similar reward. Click on it with the UI Interaction control to view that quest.
Or for Creative imp quests, shows creations by other players made for this quest, and a search button to find more.
Continue Quest: Click this button to continue the quest. Briefly describes where this will take you. (Eg. creates a new character, or makes a new Dreamiverse Dash scene.)
Equip Imp: If the reward shown is an imp, and it has been unlocked, this button will show instead. Click it to use that imp.
The quests for each category are as follows:
Guided Imp Quests
- Set the Scene & Brave the Elements: Create a scene using Mm’s Quick Start Collection. Reward: Cat element.
Creative Imp Quests
- Ancient Times: Use the Ancient Times template to create a scene, release it, and add a collaborator to it. Reward: Artus puppet.
- Dreamiverse Dash: Use the Dreamiverse Dash template to create a scene, release it, add it to a dream, set a score, send the dream to other players. Reward: Sophia the sphere-shaped puppet.
- Cone Ball: Use the Cone Ball template to create a scene, comment on others’ quest scenes. Reward: Russ the torus-shaped puppet.
- Treasure Hunt: Use the Treasure Hunt template to create a scene, release it, leave comments on others’ quest scenes. Reward: Honey the hexagonal-shaped puppet.
- Combo Crush: Use the Combo Crush template to create a scene, release it, put it into a dream, set a score, send it to others. Reward: Cuthbert puppet.
- Ancient Temple: Play Ancient Temple, remix it, release it, comment on other quest scenes. Reward: Kitsu puppet.
- Welcome Home: Play Welcome Home, remix it, release it, comment on other quest scenes. Reward: Acorn Sprite puppet.
One-Shot Imp Quests
- Start Decorating: Stamp 10 unique things into your homespace. Reward: Sticker Kit collection.
- Start Dreaming: Complete the Start Dreaming 1 tutorial. Reward: Rounded Building Kit collection.
- Dreaming Big: Complete the Start Dreaming tutorial series. Reward: Start Dreaming Kit collection.
- Learning Logic: Complete 2 Logic tutorials. Reward: Icon Stickers collection.
- Building Gameplay: Complete 1 Gameplay tutorial. Reward: Simple building Kit collection.
- Achieving Animation: Complete 2 Animation tutorials. Reward: Primitive Shape Stickers collection.
- Creating Art: Complete 3 Art tutorials. Reward: Painting Collection.
- Creating Characters: Complete 2 Character tutorials. Reward: Character Accessory Kit collection.
- Accomplishing Audio: Complete 2 Audio tutorials. Reward: Musician Stickers collection.
- Mastering It: Complete 3 Masterclasses. Reward: Sculpting and Level Assembly Collection.
- Polymath: Complete 14 Tutorials. Reward: Handlbar mustache imp.
- I Have an Idea!: Leave a feedback comment on another player’s creation. Reward: Elf imp.
- Set them Free: Release an element. Reward: Devil imp.
- You're a Contender: Enter a creation into the Community Jam. Reward: Cowboy imp.
- Return to Sender: Remix someone’s creation and send it to them. Reward: Valkyrie imp.
- Nice to Meet You: Follow a creator. Reward: Luci imp.
- Art for Apple: Level Up when your current passion is Art. Reward: Apple imp.
- Audio for Marvin: Level Up when your current passion is Audio. Reward: Marvin the cyclops bat imp.
- Curate for Costa: Level Up when your current passion is Curation. Reward: Costa imp.
- Animation for Archie: Level Up when your current passion is Animation. Reward: Archie the spider imp.
- Design for Leon: Level Up when your current passion is Design. Reward: Leon the lion imp.
- Okay for Olga: Level Up when your current passion is Play. Reward: Olga the angry owl imp.
- Apprentice!: Complete 5 Tutorials. Reward: Lighting & Atmosphere Tutorial Collection.
- Home Sweet Home: Spend 30 minutes decorating your homespace. Reward: Cloudy imp.
- Just Dropping In: Visit the MmDreamQueen’s homespace. Reward: Bunny imp.
- Magic Number: Reach level 3. Reward: Hero imp with a cape.
- Hi Five!: Reach level 5. Reward: Viking imp.
- Double Figures: Reach level 10. Reward: Birdie imp.
- Through the Ranks!: Reach level 15. Reward: Tree imp.
- Accessorise: Reach level 20. Reward: Monkey imp.
- Tag Master: Reach level 25. Reward: Cool imp with shades.
- Full Imp Access: Reach level 30. Reward: Police imp with a mustache.
- Don't Stop Now!: Reach level 35. Reward: Cuthbert the sad imp.
- You’re Getting So Good!: Reach level 40. Reward: Balloon imp.
- Half Century: Reach level 50. Reward: Lambkin the sheep imp.
- Three Quarters of the Way There!: Reach level 75. Reward: Clock imp.
- : Reach level 100. Reward: Atoi imp.
- You Amaze Us on Every Level: Reach level 125. Reward: Deceased imp.
- Sequicentieccial!: Reach level 150. Reward: Teapot imp.
- You Can Do It!: Reach level 175. Reward: Firefighter imp.
- Keep Going!: Reach level 200. Reward: Buzzy the bee imp.
- AMAZING!: Reach level 225. Reward: Pony the horse imp.
- Early Bird: Played during early access. Reward: Early Access Imp.
- Trophy Hunter: Collect all bronze, silver, and gold PSN trophies for Dreams. Reward: Cake imp.
- My First Creation!: Release a creation. Reward: Llama imp.
- The Thornbeak!: Art’s Dream event. Reward: Grumpy imp.
- Get Out of My Dream!: Art’s Dream event. Reward: Pigtails imp.
- Taking Control: Art’s Dream event. Reward: Cup o' Tea imp.
- Find a Friend: Art’s Dream event. Reward: Alien cyclops imp with tentacles.
- Level Up: Art’s Dream event. Reward: Fire Hair imp.
- Reconnect with Old Friends: Art’s Dream event. Reward: Cool Too imp with shades.
- The Hardest Parts: Art’s Dream event. Reward: Starry imp.
- Home: Art’s Dream event. Reward: Sunny imp.
- Pop All the Bubbles: Collect all prize bubbles in Art’s Dream. Reward: Sunflower imp.
- Happy Birthday!: Play a creation on Mm’s birthday. Reward: Party Imp.
- Sassy Kitty: Turn the Sassyness up to full on a puppet. Reward: Bunches imp.
- Kit Collage!: Build a scene using at least 20 elements from the dreamiverse. Reward: Rocket imp.
- All the Tools are Mine: Use every tool in create mode. Reward: Moo the cow imp.
- Make Yourself Presentable: Customise your profile page. Reward: Spiky imp.
- Every Tool in the Box: Use every tool in create mode, customise your profile, and a cover page. Reward: Lightblub imp.
- Absolute Adventurer: Complete Ancient Dangers: A Bat’s Tale. Reward: Scoria the hero orc imp.
- Treasure Hunter: Collect all treasure in A Bat’s Tale. Reward: Hortensia the dragon imp.
- Heed the Heroes: Read all Fallen Hero notes in A Bat’s Tale. Reward: Cephalotus monster plant imp.
- Making Dungeons: Try an Ancient Dangers: A Bat’s Tale Play & Edit scene. Reward: Herb the bat imp.
- Herb’s Confession: Complete A Bat’s Tale chapter 1. Reward: Gabbro hero orc imp.
- All Hallows’ Dreams: Nice Shootin’ Tex!: Complete the shooter puzzles in All Hallows Dreams. Reward: Emmet imp.
Tiered Imp Quests
- Stamp Collector: ? Rewards: XP, and 80s imp with a headband.
- Potter: ? Rewards: XP, and Panda imp.
- Making Some Noise: ? Rewards: XP, and Headphones worn by an imp.
- Bravo!: ? Rewards: XP, and Kitty cat imp.
- Judges Panel: ? Rewards: XP, and Monocle worn by an imp.
- Chatterbox: Post comments on other dreamer’s profiles. Rewards: XP, and Cutiepie imp.
- Postal: ? Rewards: XP, and Ice Cream imp.
- Librarian: ? Rewards: XP, and Mosquito imp.
- Linig up the Fun: ? Rewards: XP, and Robotron imp.
- Photographer: ? Rewards: XP, and Pinky Fish imp.
- Making Friends: ? Rewards: XP, and Pupples the puppy dog imp.
- Collectively Generous: ? Rewards: XP, and King imp.
- Out in the Wild: ? Rewards: XP, and Arr Matey imp.
- Music for All Ears: ? Rewards: XP, and Skull imp.
- All Grown Up: ? Rewards: XP, and Ribbit the frog imp.
- Invitation: ? Rewards: XP, and Whiskers the Dragon imp.
- Puppet Carver: Spend time sculpting a puppet. Rewards: XP, and Amelia imp, styled after Amelia Earheart.
- Home Visit: ? Rewards: XP, and Wild Flower imp with a bee.
- Puppeteer: Spend time recording with Possession Recorders on Puppets. Rewards: XP, and Basketball imp.
- Director’s Chair: Spend time recording with Action Recorders. Rewards: XP, and Spacewalker the astronaut imp.
- Lost… then Found!: Search by tag. Rewards: XP, and Doctor imp with a mask.
- Positivity Rules!: ? Rewards: Fleecy the sheep imp.
Your imp is shown large on the left side of the screen. Click it to go to a view letting you choose which imp you’re using.
More imps are shown along the bottom of the screen, with your currently selected imp above them in the centre of the screen.
Click on an imp at the bottom to select it as your current imp. Your current imp shows a green Tick below it.
Save Imp: This adds your currently-selected imp to your My Imps list.
Exit: Exit from the imp selection view.
Use the buttons at the top of the screen to change which imps are shown at the bottom.
Imp Surprise: Random imps are shown, using features from imps you have unlocked.
Imp Carousel: The base imps, and unlocked imps are shown.
# My Imps: Your saved imps are shown at the bottom.
# My Creations
A search view of your own creations. Shows creations that are only saved locally, or are online that you own.
There are 2 tabs that filter the results: My Creations (that you own), and Collaborations (that others own but you are a collaborator on).
# Start Creating
Choose between the following to begin creating:
- New Element or Scene: Editing an Element or Scene works the same. So you can choose which it is when you first save the creation.
- New Dream: Create a new Dream that contains scenes and other dreams for players to experience.
- New Collection: Create a new Collection that contains other creations, for organisation.
- Use templates for easy creation: Choose from Media Molecule’s beginner-friendly templates.
Archived creations will not show in your normal My Creations view, for you or any player.
These views allow you to select one or more creations, and then click the green Tick to confirm the change in status. Above, are two tabs:
- Archive: Shows creations you own that are not currently archived. Select creations to archive.
- Restore: Shows creations you own that are currently archived. Select which creations to unarchive.
There is a limit to how many creation versions can be stored locally, and how much storage those can take up. This allows creators to delete all local saved versions and quick saves of selected creations.
After selecting creations, click the green Tick in the top-right to confirm deleting those creations.
Note, online versions cannot be deleted.
In the top-right, the how many local creations are saved and how much storage they use up is displayed. As creations are selected, green values appear showing the new count and storage used if the deletion is confirmed.
# My Photos
A list of photos you have taken.
Note, there is a limit of 128 locally stored photos in Dreams.
Sorting & Filtering: Choose to show: All Creations (default), or My Creations. And choose to order by: Most Recent (default), or Most Thumbs Up.
And 3 buttons to multi-select photos and apply an action to all of them at once: Release Photos, Archive & Restore (this is the only way to access an archived photo), and Delete Photos.
Shows the photo full-screen, with more details about it and options. Hover over the image to see thumbnails and links to elements within the shot.
In the top left are listed the date and time the photo was taken, the status and name of the creation it was taken from, and who took it. Click on the name with the UI Interaction control to go to that creation.
Note, some of these actions have no confirmation dialogues; they just happen as soon as you click the button. So try not to press them accidentally.
# Release: When the photo is not online, this button is shown. Upload the photo to the dreamiverse, for others to see as part of your My Photos list and on the creation it was taken of.
# Archive, Restore: When the photo is online, this button replaces the Release button. Click to archive, hiding it from photos lists, and choose whether to delete the local copy or not. Click again to restore, showing it in photos lists.
Delete local save: Deletes the local copy of the photo, after confirming. If there is not an online copy, the view will change to a different photo.
# Save to system: Shown when the photo is online only. Downloads the photo to be stored locally.
# Set Profile Background: Copies in this photo as your profile background image. Shown lit up while the background is set to this photo.
Note, this overwrites your old photo. So if you don't have that photo backed up online, or a way of recreating the photo, you will lose it forever.
Shows comments from other players left on your profile.
Shows notifications others would receive when following you, in the categories: Comments & Mentions, Publishing & Updating, Photos, Remixing & Stamping, Following, Giving Thumbs Up, and Progression.
This is the experience system for Dreams. Creating and playing gains experience points in various categories called “personas”:
- Animation: Making things move.
- Art: Making things to see.
- Design: Making things work.
- Curation: Collecting things together.
- Play: Playing things others have made.
- Audio: Making things to hear.
At the top of the screen, the player’s current level is shown, their name, a progress bar of how far they are towards the next level, and their current personas.
There are two tabs, which adjust what the persona levels show:
Lifetime Activity: Shows your lifetime activity in each area, compared to the global average for players. This is what decides your primary persona.
For example, the player does more Design than the average player, and less Audio than average.
Current Passion: From level 15 onwards, shows your recent activity compared to your lifetime activity. When levelling up, this is what decides your secondary persona.
For example, the player has recently being doing more Art than usual, and Playing than usual.
The persona levels to the left show a filled horizontal bar per persona, representing your activity in that area. An outline of a bar is also shown, representing the comparison according to the tab selected.
Click to view the player’s homespace.
Shows notifications for how you’ve interacted with other players in the categories: Thumbed-Up Creations, Thumbed-Up Dreamers, Following Creations, Following Dreamers, Streamed (creations played while streaming from the console to Twitch with the Dreams Buddy extension active), Thumbed-Up By, and Followed By.
A view that includes a list of creations or players along the bottom. At the top are the search parameters and options.
Note, not all of the options below are shown for all kinds of search.
Tabs are shown below the search box, filtering the results.
Categories & Tags: Filters the results by the selected categories and tags.
The latest 10 tags you have used or searched for are shown. Click on Tags A-Z to see the full list of built-in tags.
Sorting & Filtering: Sorts or further filters the results.
Show the following:
- All: (default) No filtering.
- Saved Locally: Only creations that have a local save.
- Public: Only public (remixable) creations.
- Playable: Only playable creations.
- Never Saved Online: Only local creations that have never been uploaded.
- Not Saved Online: Only creations whose latest version is not online.
- Saved Online: Only creations whose latest version is online.
Filter Content by its creation type. Choose from show All (default), Elements, Collections, Scenes, or Dreams.
Order By to sort by different meta data of the creation. Choose from Recommended (based on your recent activity), Newest (also known as Most Recent, the creations’ creation date), Last Updated, Most Thumbs Up, Save Size.
Searches dreamers instead of creations.
The Categories & Tags lists the personas in Dreams. Only players with the selected primary persona will be shown.
Sorting & Filtering shows categories to sort by:
- Recommended: (default) Based on your recent activity.
- Trending: Based on recent likes the player’s profile has received.
- Online Status: Show players who are online first.
- Dreamer Level
- Most Thumbs Up: Total thumbs up the player has.
Below the search box are 4 tabs: Following (players you follow), Followers (players who follow you), Friends (set through PSN), and Everyone (default).
Notifications of activity across the dreamiverse. Displays a number badge for how many new notifications you have. Click with the UI Interaction control to a view all notifications.
Notifications you have not seen yet have a yellow Diamond next to them. When you exit notifications, all notifications on the tab you viewed are considered seen.
At the top-right are 2 buttons, setting how the notifications are layed out:
- Filtered View: Shows each category on a new row.
- Merged View: Shows all notifictions as one list.
At the top are 3 buttons:
Refresh: Reloads the view, to check for new notifications.
Notifications: Show the notifications for interactions with you or your creations, in the following categories:
- Collaboration: Invitations to collaborate, new collaborators on creations you own or are collaborating on, collaborators being removed from those creations.
- Comments & Mentions: Comments you or your creations received, and mentions of your PSN name in descriptions or comments.
- Sharing: Creations players have sent to you.
- Publishing & Updating: Online status and updates collaborators have made.
- Photos: Photos being released by players of your creations.
- Remixing & Stamping: Times other players stamped or remixed your creations.
- Following: Follows you or your creations received.
- Giving Thumbs Up: Any thumbs up you or your creations received.
Following: Contains notifications regarding creators you follow and creations you follow. Contains the folliwing categories:
- Publishing & Updating: New creations published by creators you follow, creations you follow being updated, and creations update by creators you follow.
- Photos: Photos released by creators you follow.
- Remixing & Stamping: A creation you follow was stamped or remixed by a player. A creator you follow released a remix of a creation.
A view showing comments left by players.
The name of the player who left the comment is shown above the box, and their imp is shown to the left of the box.
Use Menu Movement Controls to scroll up and down comments that are too long to be shown within the box.
Write a Comment: Leave a new comment. Four buttons are first shown, to let you select what type of comment you wish to leave (see below).
At the top of the screen are tabs to only show the corresponding comments (not all are shown in all situations):
- Comment/Discussion: for simple comments that do not fit the other types.
- Feedback: for suggestions and feedback on the creation.
- Bug: for reporting a bug experienced while playing the creation.
- Review: for comments concerning the quality of the creation.
Comments have 4 buttons beneath them:
- Thumb Up: will upvote the comment.
- Thumb Down: will downvote the comment, and hide the contents of that comment from you (though a button can be used to temporarily show the contents again). If a comment gets enough downvotes it will be hidden for all players.
- Report...: will show a screen with 3 buttons: Thumb Down Comment, Block User, Report Comment.
- Reply: will allow you to reply to that comment. The screen will change to show the comment being replied to and the normal comment box.
Choose one or more of the following categories, and then click the Continue button at the bottom to send the report.
- Racism/sexism/homophobia/any other form of discriminatory abuse.
- Nudity/sexual content
- Swearing/adult language
- Drug/alcohol references
- Requests for personal information
- Impersonating someone else
- Descriptions or depictions of illegal acts