Each year, the Impy Awards celebrate you, the Dreams coMmunity, and all the incredible work you’ve done inside and outside the Dreamiverse. It’s the absolute highlight of our year to put together a show capturing the last year of Dreams, and that’s exactly what we’re planning to do with The 4th Annual Impy Awards early next year.
Today, we’re excited to announce that nominations for The 4th Annual Impy Awards are now open. This year, you can put yourself or your fellow dreamers forward for any of our 23 categories. These will then be shortlisted and presented to a panel of judges (and in keeping with tradition a handful will be opened up for coMmunity voting!). You can begin submitting nominations right here.
When it comes to our categories, we love taking feedback after each Impy Awards and evolving them to better represent all areas of Dreams. This year, it feels like we may have hit a definitive list! So without further ado, here are the categories for The 4th Annual Impy Awards:
- Creator/Team of the Year: This Impy recognises the creator or team of creators that have shone brightest in the Dreamiverse over the last year, with creations that stole the attention of dreamers and left them wanting more.
- Creation of the Year: This Impy recognises a standout creation released to the Dreamiverse this year. This top creation excels in many areas, and creates an amazing experience to be recognised as one of the best in the Dreamiverse.
- Excellence in Art Direction: This Impy recognises the creation which displays a professional, consistent level of quality and style in its visuals and artistic design.
- Excellence in Environment Art: This Impy recognises the strongest environment art within Dreams, displaying amazing asset design, world-building and extraordinary use of lighting and style.
- Excellence in Narrative: This Impy recognises a creation with a compelling narrative, showcasing story and plot development with the utmost skill.
- Excellence in Sculpture: This Impy recognises a sculpture in the Dreamiverse that is a masterful example of the potential of Dreams’ sculpting tools.
- Excellence in Animation: This Impy recognises the creation with the most well-made display of motion in Dreams, be it a puppet, short film, or well-crafted game animations.
- Excellence in Gameplay: This Impy recognises a creation with well-refined, expertly-executed gameplay ideas and mechanics, providing a truly great player experience.
- Most Original Gameplay: This Impy recognises a creation that displays truly original and unique gameplay mechanics.
- Excellence in Character Design: This Impy recognises a character in Dreams that is well-crafted and with a high level of personality and originality.
- Excellence in Audio Design: This Impy recognises a creation with creative and well-implemented audio design.
- Excellence in Voice Acting: This Impy recognises a creator who has lent their voice to a creation to a high standard. This could include, but is not limited to, voicing a character or narrating a scene.
- Excellence in VR: This Impy recognises a Dreams VR creation that excels in the execution of a virtual reality experience and is a brilliant example of what is possible with the Dreams creation and VR tools.
- Music Track of the Year: This Impy recognises an excellent single piece of music, composed and created in Dreams.
- Musician of the Year: This Impy recognises a Dreams audio creator who has shown an excellent understanding of the audio tools in Dreams, creating music of a high quality. This could be, but is not limited to, standalone music or scores for games.
- CoMmunity Star: This Impy recognises a standout member of the Dreams coMmunity who has gone above and beyond for the wider coMmunity. This award can belong to a streamer, curator, podcaster, creator, fan-site editor – someone who exemplifies being a champion for Dreams!
- Most Helpful Dreamer: This Impy recognises the contributions of an individual towards spreading knowledge through the Dreamiverse. Whether through streams, collaborations, in-game tutorials, coMmunity conversations or other work, they’ve helped other dreamers reach their full potential.
- CoMmunity Collaboration: This Impy recognises a coMmunity-run event that invites other dreamers to collaborate together to create something amazing.
- Breakthrough Dreamer: This Impy recognises a dreamer who joined the Dreamiverse during 2022 and has made an impact on the coMmunity and Dreams with creations, contributions to the coMmunity or both!
- Contribution Beyond Dreams: This Impy recognises a member of the coMmunity who shares and celebrates the Dreamiverse outside of Dreams. This may be – but isn’t limited to – blogs, video creation, streaming and podcasts.
- Curation Star: This Impy recognises the coMmunity member with the best collections and contributions towards highlighting creations in the Dreamiverse.
- Innovation in Create: This Impy recognises a creator or creation that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with the Dreams tools, whether by finding a unique application of the tools or developing an original idea that pushes the boundaries of creation.
- Evolving Experience: This Impy recognises a creation in the Dreamiverse which has evolved significantly over the last year, even if it was started as early as the Dreams beta.
Not to brag, but we have some really cool plans for The 4th Annual Impy Awards. We’re not quite ready to lift the lid on them just yet, but stay tuned to our social media channels and in-game messaging to stay up to date on all things Impys! In the meantime, go nominate!