Announcing the 3rd Annual Impy Awards!

Well, would you look at the time of the year! That’s right - it’s Impys season! We’re so excited to announce that the 3rd Annual Impy Awards, the third-ever instalment of our yearly Dreams awards show, will be taking place on February 27th, 2022 and that nominations are open... right now!

Each year, the Impy Awards are our chance to celebrate another 12 months of Dreams, and all the dreamers who have made it so special. This year will be no different! We’ll be live on Twitch(opens in new tab) to hand out trophies to some of the most amazing, original and exciting creations and creators in the Dreamiverse - while also taking a look back at everything that 2021 in Dreams has given us.

One of the biggest changes we’re making this year is that we're asking dreamers to nominate themselves, rather than nominating others. This should make the nomination process easier for dreamers to showcase their best work, but also for the Molecules putting the show together! All the details can be found on our nomination form(opens in new tab) as well as on indreams.me.

Now, without further ado, here are this year’s categories:

  • Creator(s)/Team of the Year
  • Creation of the Year
  • Excellence in Art Direction
  • Excellence in Environment Art
  • Excellence in Narrative
  • Excellence in Sculpture
  • Music Track of the Year
  • Musician of the Year
  • Excellence in Animation
  • Excellence in Gameplay
  • Most Original Gameplay
  • Excellence in Curation
  • Excellence in Character Design
  • Excellence in Audio Design
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Excellence in Voice Acting
  • Contribution Beyond Dreams
  • Excellence in VR
  • Evolving Experience
  • Community Star
  • Most Helpful Dreamer
  • Community Collaboration
  • Breakthrough Dreamer

You’ll notice a fair few differences this year in the categories! We believe this is our most comprehensive list of Impy categories yet, and we’re really excited to see the nominations start rolling in. You’ll have until the end of the day on December 5th 2021 to get your nominations submitted. As usual, a handful of these categories will be opened up to the coMmunity for voting early in the new year, so stay tuned for details on those.

As we’ve mentioned up top, the Impy Awards are our way of celebrating the inspiring community found inside and outside of the Dreamiverse, and we hope you’ll join us in doing just that during this year’s festivities. We’ll have a new playable Impys hub space launching in Dreams in the run-up to the event, inviting dreamers all over the world to get in to the Impys spirit, and we’ll also be celebrating Dreams’ birthday in the week leading up to the 27th. It’s sure to be one big party!

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