Dreams Will Test Letting Players Use Their Creations For Profit
Media Molecule's new beta evaluation program will permit certain creators to make a profit from their in-game creations.
Game and content creators working in the PS4-exclusive Dreams may have just been doing it for fun, but Sony knows their work could be much more than that. It has launched a beta evaluation program that will let creators use their Dreams work for business purposes, including for-profit music videos and concept art.
The beta evaluation is available to those who participated in the Dreams early access period and are over 18. If your account is in good standing, you have the skills needed to complete the full project, and it's a viable project, you will potentially receive permission for business use.
Sony and Media Molecule are evaluating applications on a per-project basis, and they ask that creators include the game's "Made in Dreams" logo in the credits among several other conditions.
In a community news update, Media Molecule also specified that creators own the IP rights to any creations they make in Dreams already. Right now, anyone is free to use their creations for personal use, such as on a piece of artwork or clothing. Being able to use the creations in for-profit ventures could potentially change how creators design content.
Dreams allows nearly anyone to become a game designer through its in-game creation tools, and you can make content using a standard DualShock 4 controller. In fact, the pre-made campaign in the game was made using the same tools available to players. Everything from a full-fledged role-playing game to a platformer or first-person shooter is possible in Dreams.
In GameSpot's Dreams review, Richard Wakeling called it "a refined constructor for building a variety of games, and a community-centric showcase where others can play them."