Dreamview Weekly Roundup #30
Hello! It’s Friday, it’s time for the Dreamview Weekly Roundup - and if you could see us now, you’d see that we’re giving you a friendly wave using one arm out of our two total arms.
On an unrelated note: you may have noticed that The Impsider has undergone a bit of a rebrand for the month of October. Yes, this is now the home of The Imspider, a decision that was entirely the idea of the editorial team and that certainly wasn’t affected by any external factors. Exciting stuff!
Why the rebrand? Well, it’s nice to keep things fresh, isn’t it. No further questions at this time. Please quietly enjoy our recommendations for five excellent creations to check out in Dreams this weekend!
Just leave 2#
Sometimes, leaving once isn’t enough. This walking simulator sequel is a fantastic expansion on the concept of the original game, gleefully breaking the fourth wall, teasing you with half-silly, half-terrifying gags, and pulling all sorts of trickery to prevent you from escaping its endless corridors. Yes, fans of P.T. and Silent Hill will find lots to love here: the way that simply turning around might suddenly open up a dead end into another dimension, walls fluttering into new formations. The strange camera-headed creatures. The sense that there’s something going on behind the scenes that’s much, much worse.
LA LA LA#
Wargarble’s artworks were creepy enough before. Now they’ve started singing. This grey little flesh-blob (woah, new description for our brain just dropped) cheerfully rattles around its fan-like teeth in its mouth while crooning a happy song - with a falsetto rasp so good that it’d probably make Axl Rose break down and cry. The ending is exceedingly funny, too, a clear candidate for display on one of the best Twitter accounts in existence(opens in new tab). (A word of warning to those negatively affected by flashing lights, however: the rapid flipping back-and-forth of the scene means this creation may not be suitable for you.)
Dreams Flight Simulator#
We have learned three important things from Dreams Flight Simulator, which sets us free to soar around a mountain-ridged sky (and, as an optional extra, find three runways on which to touch down). One: Media Molecule’s lead server programmer really knows how to design an impressively detailed and responsive control scheme. Two: there’s nothing quite as beautiful or as optimistic as the sunset-gilded peaks on the horizon of an open world. And three: we should never, ever, be allowed to fly a real plane.
Pop on your inflatable armbands, don your most stylish pair of goggles - fair point, just the armbands will do - and prepare to take a dip. Ultra-talented environment artist animeboy0021, best known for their work on the Metro Street Racer series and the recent coMmunity-created music festival DreamsFest, presents a small but perfectly-formed collection of swimming pools designed to be used in your own creations. There are even options included in the microchip (open it with L1 and the cross button) to easily remove the trees or change the light settings. These lavishly rendered attractions might look expensive, but in optimisation terms they’re very cheap: each one will cost you about 10% graphics thermometer (read: memory) to use in your scenes.
Anyone else been feeling particularly pro-spider lately? Maybe it’s the changing of the seasons, with Halloween just around the corner, but there’s just something about these majestic many-legged creatures that tickles our fancy. They get way too much of a bad rap, if you ask our entirely unbiased opinion. Fortunately, we’ve found a true comrade in kinglurch, who’s managed to create the perfect entry-level arachnid with this fetching sculpture. For one thing, it’s only got four legs, which should - in theory - halve the amount of crawling terror experienced by arachnophobes. Secondly, it also functions as a useful light source. This is surely one friend you wouldn’t begrudge being in your home.
Want an easy way to view all of these creations in one convenient collection? Check out the playable version of this week's Dreamview Weekly Roundup right here in Dreams!
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