Dreams

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  1. Frozpot

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    Has anyone seen this? Amazing! I may get a PS4 just for that Dreams game. As a 3d artist, the engine they are building is just crazy!

     
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    I quit computer science study back in the early 80's so most everything he discussed was jibberish to me. Just the same I found it absolutely fascinating. Thanks for sharing. It's stuff like this that shows how incredibly difficult it can be to make a game, especially one that is essentially a completely new invention. It makes those ultimate consumers who come about with caveman-like summaries of games with "lazy devs" or "game suxxors" look like the real idiots.
     
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    The painting style engine was gorgeous. They need to made that a reality!
     
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    Engadget article summary (copy from GAF):

    • The first thing you should know about Dreams is, it'll have a traditional campaign
    • This content will act as both a standalone adventure and a tutorial for creation.
    • This blurring of the lines between gameplay, creation, and sharing is key in Dreams.
    • There will be a beta. Dreams' beta testers will be able to remix and modify Media Molecule's levels. They'll be able to experiment and create their own games using pre-existing assets or create entirely new ones.
    • Right now, only around 30 people are making in-game dreams. Getting thousands of people beta testing and making things is going to be huge for the team.
    • You can make amazing first-person shooter levels if that's what you want to do.
    • The team is dreaming of the "new game genres" that could be created within Dreams.
    • Dreams offers "a full-on game-development system" in which Media Molecule staffers have already built their own takes on titles like MotorStorm and Tetris.
    • You'll even be able to add your own cut scenes, animating characters using the controller and recording the results.
    • VR support basically confirmed.

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/10/30/dreams-ps4-paris-games-week/

    Sounds really interesting. At first I thought it was a game only for people who wanted to build their own dreams/games, which is not me. Now I understand that it will have a pre-made "campaign" that includes a variety of scenarios, and also that, by the time it releases, beta players will have generated hundreds if not thousands of "dreams" for other players to play with.

    I hope they market this well. It could be tricky. I'm a fairly tuned-in gamer, and it took me a while before I understood what this game consisted of. I'm still a bit fuzzy, but it has caught my eye now. It seems really creative, and who knows, I might have fun "playing" in a way that games rarely offer (i.e., creating your own playground, rather than just playing pre-made content). Even if I don't get into the creation aspect, I like the idea of having thousands of games/dreams designed by other players to mess around with. It sure is unique.
     
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    That Anton dude is freaking brilliant.
     
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    What is most amazing to me is that they found a new(ish) way to render. The tech was out there in theories and bits and pieces, and indeed, point cloud rendering has been around for a while, but no one has really used it. Just that they can increase the Jitter to make a nigh-on flawless Depth of field is awesome. The shadowing and volumetrics are also top notch. It looks unlike anything I've seen, and it's real-time! being stylized you can get away with a lot more. I can't wait to see how they handle rigging for animation.

    Imagine if they are incorporating the PS move controllers! This is the coolest thing I've seen in a decade.
     
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    Wow

     
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    Looks really cool. Sony keeps the fresh ideas coming. Dreams should deliver.
     
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    Re. Dreams...

    First thing is, I read that they have a 10-year plan for Dreams. That's a long time. So it'll be with us through PS5.

    I'm also hearing that Dreams will have VR capability. Was this confirmed earlier? If so, I must've missed it. I knew they wanted to include it eventually, but this makes it sound like it'll be available on release. See 14:40 on the video:



    "Anyone can make a really cool VR experience in Dreams. As soon as it's out, you'll be able to make a VR experience and push the medium forward."

    That could bring another level of appeal to the game. And to VR.


     
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    Yeah, very positive.

    For our VR guys, good news:

    "PlayStation VR will now be supported from day one rather than in an update like previously announced."
     
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