Dreams Feeds

There are so many feeds it can get confusing how you are supposed to search for things.

This data is as of Sat 26 Sep

There are two different places to search for content on Dreams. Dream Surfing and Dream Shaping. Only Dreams (the rectangles) are shown in the Dream Surfing section. Dream Shaping has everything. If you are only interested in Dreams then Dream surfing is the better place for you. If you are interested in assets or collections then Dream Shaping is where you need to be.

Dream Surfing Feeds

  • Search
  • Media Molecule Featured Activities
  • Pick Up & Play
  • MM Picks (Games)
  • Dreams in My Play Later Queue
  • New Recommendations for You
  • Dreams by Media Molecule
  • Most Thumbed up Dreams (released in last 4 weeks)
  • New Trending Dreams
  • Recommended Dreamers
  • Stuff You are Following
  • Dreams You Thumbed Up
  • Recently Played
  • My Collections

Dreams Surfing Page links

  • MM Picks
    • MM Picks Game
    • MMPicks: AudioVisual
    • MMPicks: Showcase
  • Forever Popular
    • Most Thumbed Up Dreams (All Time)
    • Most Thumbed Up Dreams (Released in last 4 weeks)
    • Most Thumbed Up Dreams (Released This Week)
    • Most Thumbed Up Dreams (Released Today)
    • Most Played Dreams (All Time)
    • Most Played Dreams (Released in last 4 weeks)
    • Most Played Dreams (Released This Week)
    • Most Played Dreams (Released Today)
  • Community Jams
  • Game (all selections are filtered by Game classification)
    • MM Picks (Game)
    • Dreams in my Play Later Queue
    • New Trending Dreams or Newest Dreams
    • New Recommendations for You
    • Hall of Fame (latest complete Gamejam)
    • Created by People at a Similar Level To You * Game only
    • Dreams (Random Dreamer) Thumbed Up * 3 in AudioVisual
    • Stuff You are Following
    • Dreams You Thumbed Up
    • Recently Played
  • Audio Visual (all selections are filtered by AudioVisual classification) see above
  • Showcase (all selections are filtered by Showcase classification) see above

 

  1. This will only feature Dreams. No Scenes, No collections (with the exception of My collections), No elements.
  2. All feeds finish at 1000 items regardless of how many it finds. After that it may pick up your creations and shows you them in the feed for some reason.
  3. New Dreams are visible for only 4 weeks unless:
    a) They are chosen by Media Molecule to feature in MmPicks, Pick Up & Play, Pick of the Week, or as a Featured Game
    b) Gain enough likes or plays to get into the Most Thumbed Up  or Most Played (All Time) feeds.
    c) Appear randomly in a recommended feed or Dream Surfing session. (One off).

Criteria required to be in these feeds

  • Search
    All Dreams should be obtainable by typing in the name of it here. However it is theoretically possible that a Dream could not be shown if its name is very common such as My creation, and it does not appear within the 1000 limit. See Search section.
  • Media Molecule Featured Activities
    You need to be hand picked by Media Molecule to appear here. Likes and Plays is not relevant. Changes regularly. Includes Pick of the Week (single game choice).
  • Pick Up & Play
    You need to be hand picked by Media Molecule to appear here. Likes and Plays is not relevant. Currently 32 Dreams.
  • MM Picks (Games)
    You need to be hand picked by Media Molecule to appear here. Likes and Plays is not relevant. Currently 357 Dreams
  • Dreams in My Play Later Queue
    Will depend what is in your play later. (Dreams only, not your entire feed)
  • New Recommendations for You
    Shows Dreams that are not marked as played. However this does not appear to be 100% foolproof, as many of the Dreams listed here had been played by me but not marked as such. What constitutes a recommendation is a closely guarded secret by MM. Feed contains 1000 Dreams.
  • Dreams by Media Molecule
    Shows all the Dreams made by Media Molecule as a company. 22 Dreams.
  • Most Thumbed up Dreams (released in last 4 weeks)
    Has to been released within a rolling 4 week timeframe. Sorted by number of likes. Feed contains 1000 Dreams. Need more than 7 likes to get into this feed. Occasionally a bug puts older levels into this feed.
  • New Trending Dreams
    This is not a feed of the most popular games at the moment, despite the title as none of the most popular games feature in it. How it is sorted is a bit of a mystery. It is not sorted by date, likes, plays, players or play/like ratio. You can get into this feed with zero likes and zero plays, so how this relates to Trending is not clear, as you would expect this feed to only show popular Dreams. Most Dreams as the front of the feed are from the last 48 hours. This contains 1000 Dreams.
  • Recommended Dreamers
    Unclear how this is decided, or whether it is random.It is not sorted by Dreamer number, or alphabet. Contains 1000 Dreamers.
  • Stuff You are Following
    Can contain up to 1000 Dreams
  • Dreams You Thumbed Up
    Can contain up to 1000 Dreams.
  • Recently Played
    Can contain up to 1000 Dreams
  • My Collections
    Can contain up to 1000 Collections
  • MM Picks AudioVisual
    Mostly music videos. You need to be hand picked by Media Molecule to appear here. Likes and Plays is not relevant. Contains 142 Dreams.
  • MM Picks Showcase
    Mostly artwork. You need to be hand picked by Media Molecule to appear here. Likes and Plays is not relevant.  Contains 131 Dreams.
  • Most Thumbed Up Dreams of all Time
    Contains 1000 Dreams. Sorted by Likes. You need over 1743 Thumbs up to be in this feed.
  • Most Thumbed Up Dreams (Released This Week)
    Must be released in last 7 days (unless put in feed by bug). Sorted by number of likes. Contains max 1000 Dreams. You need 0 likes.
  • Most Thumbed Up Dreams (Released Today)
    Must be released within last 2 days (unless put in feed by bug). Sorted by number of likes. Contains a max 1000 Dreams. You need 0 likes. Feed on this day had 193 Dreams.
  • Most played Dreams of all Time, last 4 weeks, this week and today
    Contains max 1000 Dreams each. Sorted by…who knows? It certainly isnt sorted by numbers of unique plays (Dreamers) or actual plays or time played. Due to the weirdness of the play feeds I cannot tell you how many plays you need to be in it.
  • Community Jams
    Shows last 8 Gamejams (16-18 weeks worth) up to 1000 entries per jam, by position in the jam. Is not related to plays or likes. As long as there is less than 1000 entries, all entries are in the feed.

Dream Shaping Feeds

  • Mm Featured activities
  • All Hallows Dreams (temporary)
  • My Creations
  • My Collaborations
  • Creations in my Play Later Queue
  • Creations You Thumbed Up
  • Recommended for you
  • Collection random dreamer or Mm
  • Creations by Media Molecule
  • Recommended Dreamers
  • Creations You are Following
  • Recently Viewed

Unlike the Dreams Shaping section these feeds are generally not about likes or plays or Mm selections. Unfortunately there is no equivalent for the Dreams feeds such as Most Thumbed Up (last 4 weeks) that allows you to see scenes and elements. Without a date filter we cannot get this information. We can get all time data for thumbed up, but not plays.

If you are interested in finding everything in Dreams and not just the “Dreams” then this is where you search using the search facility. However the filters on search are not the same as Dream Shaping, and by using element specific criteria you will not find Dreams.

Search

Finding specific things in Dreams involves understanding the search facility. There are a lot of things missing from this facility.

  1. You cannot filter on date or date range
  2. You cannot reverse the feeds (oldest first rather than newest, least thumbed up rather than thumbed up)
  3. You cannot exclude options (exclude a specific tag from the search or subcriteria)
  4. You cannot pick multiple items (AudioVisual Feature and Short but not visual novel and music)
  5. You cannot see current activity (most played game this week (of any release date))

Please note that as with all feeds the results are maxed out at 1000 items. That is true for any search as well.

Here is what you can do.

Dream Surfing (ONLY Dreams)

You can filter by

Category which can be stacked with show and order. You can only choose one of the top levels, and then either all of the sub levels or one. How well this works depends entirely on whether people have marked up their levels correctly with the correct categories. Generally they don’t.

  • Game
    • Single Player
    • Multiplayer
  • Audio Visual
    • Feature
    • Short
    • Visual Novel
    • Music
  • Showcase
    • Gallery
    • Expo
    • Set

You can also add up to 3 tags from a list

Second choice is show which can be stacked with the category and order but only one of this section can be selected

  • All
  • My Thumbed Up
  • Not Played
  • Following
  • Played
  • Updated since Played

Third choice is order which can be stacked with category and show but only one from this section

  • Recommended (does not show any marked as played, not sure of criteria for inclusion)
  • Newest
  • Most Thumbed Up
  • Trending
  • Last Updated (contains newest plus updated older levels)

Within all the above stacked filters you can type in a word or phrase to find what you are looking for. Be careful that you have show set to all. Also if you want to see VR content you have to make sure that is also turned on. The search starts as soon you type in a letter. You will find that the search is not 100% accurate and often you will be told a Dream containing the word you have chosen does not exist even if you know it does. Sometimes you will get the Dream you want show up when you are partially through a word, only for it to vanish when the whole word is put in.

You cannot search for Dreamers in Dream Surfing. You cannot search for scenes, collections or elements.

There is also an AutoSurf option which give you a randomly selected taster of the Dreamiverse. This is not curated so it is almost totally trash. I do not recommend it. I tried it five times and did not get a single Dream that was not copyright infringing. Terrible advert for Dreams.

Dream Shaping (all creations)

Category (Choose one or all)

  • Game
    • Single Player
    • Multiplayer
  • Audio Visual
    • Feature
    • Short
    • Visual Novel
    • Music
  • Showcase
    • Gallery
    • Expo
    • Set
  • Character
    • Human
    • Animal
    • Monster
    • Alien
    • Robot
  • Sound effect
    • Ambience
    • Character
    • Gameplay
    • Voice
    • Ambient Spots
    • Mechanical
    • Motion
    • Collision
    • Special Effects
    • Melee
    • Projectiles
    • Creature
  • Instrument
    • Synth
    • Percussion
    • Bass
    • Strings
    • Wind & Brass
    • Vocals
    • Keyboard
    • Guitar
    • Drum Kit
    • Sampled Phrase
    • Effect Field
  • Music
    • Phrases & Loops
    • Track
    • Remix
    • Starting Point
  • Contraption
    • Logic systems
    • Gameplay item
    • Mechanical
    • Sound Solution
  • Sculpture
    • Flora
    • Architecture
    • Landscape
    • Statuary
    • Miscellaneous
  • Animation
    • Cutscene
  • Vehicle
    • Land
    • Air
    • Sea
    • Space
  • Effect
    • Lighting
    • Grading
    • Particles
    • Weather
    • Explosions
    • Magical

You can also add up to 3 tags from a list

Show (note this is different to Dream Surfing which gives you options on played and not played)

  • All
  • Thumbed Up
  • Following
  • Remixable

Filter Content

  • All
  • Elements
  • Collections
  • Scenes
  • Dreams

Order By

  • Recommended (does not show any marked as played, not sure of criteria for inclusion)
  • Newest
  • Most Thumbed Up
  • Trending
  • Last Updated (contains newest plus updated older levels)

And of course there is the search by word. This will also pick up tags, Dreamer names and words in the descriptions as well as the title of the creation.

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  1. The above probably relates to why your YouTube videos are respected by many. We wouldn’t really know what was going on without them!
    From a regular person’s point of view, the summaries of assets, new releases etc in their own sections is where I know I pick up on what’s going on. People throw various things at me on the Activity area, some of whom I recognise and gladly click… it works, but isn’t the same thing as knowing (and seeing) what’s been newly released when compacted into a fun video.

    Copyright material was mentioned above. I found out something this week that impacted my new game release ‘Stadium Racer’. A tune was used, which when the Timeline was opened showed around a dozen different parts, clipped, extended, edited to produce the tune. I thought it was an original and non copyright. Then, had a revelation. It was a dozen different samples that had been layered up to produce it! Great innovation by the creator, but still likely a dozen copyrighted clips. The game now has a crowd cheering instead.

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