HUGE, POSSIBLY DAY-ALTERING NEWS: it’s nearly time for the 4th Annual Impy Awards! The Impys is our yearly event where we celebrate the very best things made in Dreams in the past year, as well as the lovely coMmunity in and around it. Back in November, we opened up nominations - and loads of you submitted your favourite creations, creators and coMmunity members for awards consideration across a whopping 23 categories. Cheers for doing that!
We’re currently in the middle of putting together a fabulously over-the-top awards show on Sunday 26th March at 5PM GMT to announce the winners of this year’s Impy Awards - some judged by us with the help of friends from across the creative industries, with others voted on by the coMmunity. (More on how to vote in a bit!)
HOW fabulously over-the-top, you ask? Well, we couldn’t seem to find the perfect venue for our awards show this year. (Some places have very strict safety rules around fire and giant flesh-monsters. Honestly, you can’t have any fun these days.) So we simply created our own in Dreams! A whole archipelago, in fact. Here’s a cheeky little peak at some of the virtual sets we’ll be livestreaming from:
‘Peak?’ Eh? Because of the mountain? …Wow, tough crowd. Fine, here are some more:
We thought we’d take advantage of all this extra space by turning this year’s Impys season into a multi-day festival and combining our real-world selves with the virtual world. And while you won’t be able to explore these areas in-game, you will be seeing much, much more of these stunning virtual sets across the most streams we’ve ever done for the Impy Awards.
In the lead-up to the main awards show on Sunday 26th March, we’ll be hosting several livestreams from the beautiful Nomi Nations on our Twitch channel(opens in new tab). We’ve got all sorts on the schedule, from behind-the-scenes interviews with our developers and coMmunity artists, to musical performances, highlights reels from the past year and much more.
Our first stream on the road to this year’s Impys kicks off today. Join us at 5PM GMT over on Twitch, where we’ll be celebrating Dreams’ 3rd birthday with a look back at the year just gone - and a very special coMmunity quiz.
Meanwhile, if you’d like to secure a coveted piece of real estate of the Nomi Nations for yourself, why not get involved in our latest coMmunity challenge in Dreams by customising your very own floating island? Imagine what you could build on your very own piece of paradise. A frog pond filled with lemonade! Seventeen cars! Another identical, but much smaller, island! The possibilities are truly endless. Head to the front page of DreamShaping in game to get started with one of our handy island templates. We’ll be featuring your creations in-game and, of course, checking them out on our Impys livestreams.
Time to bring you out of the clouds and back down to Earth, though. Let’s reveal which amazing Dreams creations and creators made the final shortlists for the 4th Annual Impy Awards.
Before we get into it, a reminder: the following categories are coMmunity-voted, meaning the winner is decided by all you arbiters of good taste out there.
Most Helpful Dreamer
Contribution Beyond Dreams
Innovation in Create
Don’t forget to vote for your winners via this survey(opens in new tab) by 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 21st February for your vote to be counted!
And now, without further ado… the nominees. Check them out at our Shortlist page!
We saw an incredible number of submissions from Dreams coMmunity members this year, played a LOT of quality creations during the shortlisting process - and read so many heartfelt messages from people explaining why particular creations and creators were the highlights of their year. Regardless of whether you made it to the final shortlist or not, a huge congratulations to everyone who received a nomination: you really made an impact on your fellow dreamers this year.
Right - back to the Nomi Nations we go. Fortunately, the phone signal up there is quite good: why not get in touch via our social channels? We’ll be checking out the hashtag #ImpyAwards, so pop that on your Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok posts if you’ve got any questions/comments/loud noises about the upcoming livestreams.
See you on the islands very soon!
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