Dreamz Studio transform 100 best community levels into an entirely new game, with the community creators to be given half the money from game sales.
8 MARCH 2018 — Dreamz Studio has today announced the upcoming launch of the first crowd-developed game, Crazy Dreamz: Best Of. The game collates and transforms the 100 best user-crafted levels made in Crazy Dreamz: MagiCats Edition into an entirely new game experience. And what’s more, those community creators will receive 50% of the game’s revenue.
The team announced the news today via a brand new trailer for Crazy Dreamz: Best Of.
Since its launch into the Steam Early Access programme in September, the game’s enthusiastic community has crafted more than 20,000 levels, utilising Crazy Dreamz’ powerful in-game level editing and visual programming interface. Of the submitted levels, the team at Dreamz Studio selected the best hundred. Its level editing team worked with the community creators to transform their works into the glistening, inventive and polished creations that make up Best Of – while the studio’s artists worked on a complete visual overhaul, adding new artwork and effects to bring these creations to life.
Dreamz Studio founder Thibault Louis-Lucas said: “We made Crazy Dreamz not as a simple educational tool, but as something that would inspire players to go beyond the basic tutorials and begin to craft genuinely inventive gaming experiences. We wanted to show people what can be achieved once you understand the logic of coding, so it’s been overwhelming to see so many people submitting their work.”
He added: “When we saw quite how impressive some of the community levels were, we wanted to find a way to thank people for their hard work. By working with the community to polish and package up their levels into an all-new game, we’re able to set our players on their way to becoming professional game developers, and reward them with their first games industry paychecks!”
Crazy Dreamz: Best Of will be released via Steam on Thursday 22 March. The original Crazy Dreamz will continue to be improved within the Steam Early Access programme, and is also available via iOS and Android.
About Crazy Dreamz: MagiCats Edition
Crazy Dreamz is a 2D sandbox platformer with a twist. Create your own levels – tricky, hilarious or puzzling – with a powerful but easy-to-use in-game coding interface, crafting your own game experiences on the fly! Use simple visual scripts to create custom behaviours – from cowardly treasure thieves who run away on sight, to epic bosses that summon kamikaze skeletons. Watch your code come to life in real-time, then share your creations with the rest of the world!
Part sandbox platformer, part easy-to-master 2D game-making tool, Crazy Dreamz invites you on an inspiring journey of creativity and imagination. Create, play, share – and become the most respected MagiCat of all!
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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