If you are looking for a game that combines creativity, puzzles, and nostalgia, you might want to check out Tren, a game within a game that is made entirely in Dreams, the PlayStation 4 exclusive game creation tool from Media Molecule. Tren is a virtual train set that lets you explore a series of rooms inspired by the developer’s house, mid-renovation, and play with various challenges and mini-games along the way.
Tren is the brainchild of John Beech, the design lead and creative director of Media Molecule, who wanted to see if he could make a “triple-A” game inside Dreams, originally on his own, while also renovating his house and becoming a parent. The result is a charming and whimsical game that reflects his personal journey and showcases the potential of Dreams as a platform for game development.
Tren is more than just a toy train simulator. Tren also features a variety of puzzles and mini-games that test your logic, reflexes, and creativity. You can solve riddles, race against time, build your own tracks. Tren is designed to be accessible and fun for players of all ages and skill levels.
Tren is not only a game within a game, but also a window into the spirit of Media Molecule, the studio behind LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway. Media Molecule is known for its passion for creativity and innovation, and for empowering players to express themselves through games. Tren is a testament to that vision, and a demonstration of what Dreams can do as a game creation tool.
Coming out 1st August 2023 on PlayStation Plus Tren is a game that will make you smile, think, and feel like a kid again.