5 Free Dreams Games That Belong on PS Store


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For anyone who isn’t already invested in Media Molecule’s excellent creativity suite, Dreams is a bit of a hard sell. It’s pretty much settled in at this point, having found a dedicated community that keeps things thriving with a steady stream of great new content. However, for anyone outside the bubble, it can be really difficult to understand the true potential of the game. Just how well dreams are created Is that true He is?

Well, the good news is that it’s positively brimming with cool stuff. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that there are several games we’ve played on Dreams that are better than some of the “proper” titles available on the PS Store. If you’ve taken a look at this PS4 exclusive and wondered where all the high-quality stuff is, trust us – it’s there. In fact, let us show you. Here are five Made in Dreams games that showcase some of the best the community has to offer.

Alpine dream

What Alpine Dream lacks in size, it more than makes up for in gameplay. This is a snowboarding game with attack points in a similar vein to SSX, and it uses responsive controls and no small sense of style to deliver simple, one-off fights. It won’t take long to master the trick system, and Aether’s unique in-game tricks defy the laws of physics for big payoffs.

There are three main levels to beat, each with multiple ways and scoring goals to beat. On top of dropping scoreboards, there are skill points to be found all over the place, and you can use them to build stats like speed and airtime. Of course, your scores will really start to rise once you increase your stats, and at that point it comes down to making your own scores – or your friends’ scores. Fun and interesting time.

Clusterfactory

Claustrofactory is what it sounds like: a factory-building game set in somewhat cramped, grid-based levels. Basically, each level introduces you to a factory, and your task is to design the layout of conveyor belts and other tools to make it fully functional. It may take some time to get to know all the gadgets available to you, but the comprehensive tutorial gets you on the right track.

You will have materials coming in and will have to convert them into products before sending them out. While these types of games can get quite complex very quickly, Claustrofactory keeps things relatively simple with just a few tools required. Placing all the pieces is easy, and watching your successful plant reach the goal is always satisfying. Each level, even the tutorial stages, has optional time objectives, encouraging you to make the most efficient factories possible. It’s just a well-designed little game that will make your gray matter happy.

a lock

If you are a fan of first-person puzzle games like The Witness and The Talos Principle, then you are definitely going to LOCK. Maybe a little more sideways than either; You need to pay close attention to your surroundings, and look for clues in the environment. Each room in the house is a self-contained puzzle, with the solution being a four letter word that you write on each panel.

He is incredibly smart. At first glance, the rooms appear oddly arranged, with unusual and seemingly random paraphernalia. Of course, everything is in its place for a reason, and discovering LOCK’s many secrets gives you that wonderful feeling that only puzzle games can do. This finely designed mystery box is highly recommended.

Snowgardens

The Snowgardens is actually the follow-up to The Watergardens, which we also recommend, but we think this is the better HalfUp game. Both are atmospheric puzzle-platformers with a cool aesthetic and flair for transformation. The cold winter lands of this cute adventure have a unique style and, in addition to pleasant music, have a great sense of place.

Controlling a small character, your task is to explore a series of small islands in search of colorful ruins. Once these items are found, they must be brought to specific places, and doing so will unlock new paths. All you can really do is run, jump, pick up and throw small objects, but there is just enough to this game to keep you on your way to the end. If you like indie games with a cool, low-key energy, The Snowgardens might be worth a look.

flight trip

There are a lot of great examples of 3D platformers in Dreams, as on a basic level they are relatively easy to make. The best of the bunch, in our opinion, has to be Trip’s Voyage. You play the titular Journey, a cute little sailor cat whose move-set takes unmistakable inspiration from Mario’s 3D outings. What this tends to tip over, though, is it feelings – Trip’s precise movement and responsive controls are legitimately awesome. Run around the opening beach site for a minute and you’ll understand.

It’s not just the controls that are well designed either. There are currently four large, open-ended levels, all of which are fun to explore. The aforementioned beach is a beautiful boot before you head to a tropical island, then a snowy tundra, and finally a sprawling desert. all full power stars Anchors to collect, characters to encounter, and challenges to overcome, all delivered with Nintendo-like charm. It is imaginative, wonderful and pure fun.


These are just a few examples, but we hope you get to see a lot of quality stuff the Dreams community has made. Before signing off, we would like to point out that creating groundbreaking games at the highest level is Not Dreams point. It exists so that people can create anything they like. It is an outlet, not a competition. That people can make such high-quality games within them is admirable (especially since most of them aren’t game designers by trade), but there’s value in everything made in Dreams — yes, even the weird meme stuff. It’s about giving people a new and fun way to express themselves, and that’s what makes it so valuable and worthwhile.

Having said that, what are some of your favorite Dreams creations? Tell us in the comments section below.