Halloween is almost upon us and - like a mischievous ghost hiding behind your bedroom door with a party popper - the Dreams coMmunity is prepared to scare. For our second-ever All Hallows’ Dreams celebration, we asked you to help us create the ultimate haunted fairground by carving pumpkins, creating scarecrows - and building parts of a collaborative ghost train.
Today, we are thrilled to announce the full title of this year’s event… All Hallows’ Dreams: Ghost Train!
(Who saw that name coming? Oh, literally everyone? Fair enough.)
We can also now reveal when we’re launching All Hallows’ Dreams: Ghost Train. The fun and frights will begin on October 15th, 2021 for all Dreams players! Don’t own a copy of Dreams? Never fear: All Hallows’ Dreams: Ghost Train will also be available to play in the free Trial version of the game.
Read on to find out about the tricks and treats we have in store for you this Halloween…
The Ghost Train#
The headline attraction of our carnival, whispers of this haunted fairground attraction have travelled far and wide across the Dreamiverse. Buckle up for a tour through terrifying tracks made by you, which we’ve stitched together into the ultimate thrill-ride.
Choose your path across the ghost train’s many rails, shoot targets to set high scores and enjoy scares galore! And for the bravest among you? Try putting on your PSVR headset to experience the entire ride in virtual reality. Gulp.
Pumpkins and Scarecrows#
Last year’s pumpkin patch has had a bit of an upgrade. This year, in addition to giving you a template to carve their own jack-o-lanterns, we challenged you to design your own scarecrows. The results are... horrifying.
Which is to say: fantastic job, everyone! You’ve officially creeped us out.
It’s well worth popping by the carnival’s creepy cemetery to admire these creations. Before you do, why not swing by the costume tent, and get in the Halloween spirit with your choice of fancy dress?
Quests and Minigames#
A carnival wouldn’t be complete without prizes! Our Halloween hub is so much more interactive and alive this year, and the more you explore this strange and magical place, the more rewards you’ll discover…
Firstly, anyone who logs into Dreams from October 15th to November 1st that missed out on the Halloween Imps from last year’s event will instantly receive all of those imps.
In addition to this, we’ve got three brand-new imps to give out!
Everyone who logs into Dreams during the above time period will be rewarded with our friendly clown imp, Pag.
You can win Emmett, the scientist imp, through playing all the shooter puzzles in The Fearcade: Tent 1 - one of two tents full of weird and wonderful fairground minigames made by us at Media Molecule.
What’s more, inquisitive players will find that helping a mysterious (and unfortunate) character yields yet another prize… the satisfaction of being a good person. Just kidding! It’s another imp: Coco the scarecrow.
Make sure to check out everything All Hallows’ Dreams: Ghost Train has to offer if you want to collect them all!
But that’s not all. As is tradition, we have our annual in-game Halloween CoMmunity Jam, which always delivers the goods (remember arcade survival game Ghost Geezers and spooky adventure Trick or Treatment from last year?). We’d love for you to come and play some of the spookiest submissions for yourself!
There will even be some recommendations for scarily good stuff to play this Halloween season over on our editorial blog, The Impsider! Or should that be… The Imspider? Hmm, looks like a curse is afoot…
By now, you can probably tell that we absolutely love Halloween here at Media Molecule. It’s been so much fun putting this celebration together with your help, and we hope you’ll join us for fairground fun, frolics and fear on October 15th in Dreams! We’d love to see your pictures of you exploring the carnival, playing games and riding the ghost train - you can share them with us on social media by using the hashtags #DreamsPS4 and #AllHallowsDreams.
Happy Halloween, everybody!
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