Spooky season is nearly here - and what could be scarier than a purgatory dimension haunted by half-finished ideas and forgotten concepts? Our annual made-in-Dreams Halloween celebration is nearly ready to welcome you (and all of your cruelly abandoned WIPs, you monster) to The Land of Lost Dreams.
This year, we asked all of you in the Dreams coMmunity to design strange and unusual glades for players to explore in our Forest of Gloom, and Cursed Trinkets representing the essence of your creative energy. And oh boy, do you have a lot of that. Our eyes have seen some truly inexplicable things. The cosmic void will be eating well this year.
‘But when will we get to visit the cosmic void?’, we hear you cry and wail and gnash (you should really stop doing that, it’s terrible for your teeth). We’re delighted to reveal that All Hallows’: The Land of Lost Dreams will be live in Dreams and open to visitors from October 20th, 2022!
What awaits you there? Here’s a quick look at some of the main attractions of the area…
Tall Tales and Quirky Quests#
The Land of Lost Dreams is a curious place, with a rich and unnerving history to uncover. You’ll meet, and help out, plenty of odd characters on your main quest by sneaking around, solving puzzles and much more besides. Some faces may even be familiar to those who’ve been following Dreams’ development for a long time…
The Forest of Gloom#
One of The Land of Lost Dreams’ most beautiful and unpredictable locales, this explorable wooded area contains all manner of interactive oddities made by the Dreams coMmunity. Take a stroll! See the sights! Don’t think too hard about what might be hiding in the bushes!
Cursed Trinket Shrines#
Want to soak up some culture? Look no further than The Land of Lost Dreams’ fabulous collection of cursed trinkets, hand-crafted by dreamers. You’ll have to visit some odd-looking places to find them, but we’re assured that as long as you’ve had your tetanus shot, they’re probably safe to visit.
We’re really just scratching the surface here - there’s even more to discover in The Land of Lost Dreams when it appears in Dreams next month. If only there were some kind of travel brochure for would-be visitors to read for more information, provided by a totally legit tourist board? Now that would be useful. Better keep an eye out for anything like that over on our editorial blog, The Impsider.
Streams and Screams!#
We’ll also be running two Halloween-themed livestreams over on the official Mm Twitch channel to celebrate the season! The first will be our launch day stream for All Hallows’: The Land of Lost Dreams, in which we’ll be playing through the full event and checking out plenty of the coMmunity-made goodness on display.
The second stream will be a more general spooky session; we’ll be playing some of the scariest games available in Dreams so you can all have a good laugh at us yelling our heads off while we’re being chased by monsters. And yes - we’ll be wearing costumes.
Not only that, but we’ll also be running our usual Halloween CoMmunity Jam throughout October. Dreams creators love their horror, so you can bet your sweet pumpkins that some terrifying stuff is going to come out of that one. The results will be playable during launch week of All Hallows’: Land of Lost Dreams, so never fear: there’ll be no shortage of stuff to tickle your scary bone (that’s a thing now, we’ve decided) in Dreams next month.
We’ve had a blast bringing All Hallows’: The Land of Lost Dreams to life, and we can’t wait for you to come and explore the place when the playable event launches in-game on October 20th. Unlike all those neglected ideas languishing in The Land of Lost Dreams, it’s sure to be… unforgettable.
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