3rd Annual Impy Awards Winners Revealed

Did you watch the live stream of the 3rd Annual Impy Awards last night? If you did: thanks for tuning in! And our sincerest apologies for subjecting you to The Connie Hat. You know which one.

However, don’t worry if you couldn’t make it: we’ve posted a video of the program on our youtube channel for you to enjoy at your leisure. Check it out: Along with our celebration of some of the best creations and moments from the past 12 months at Dreams, we had all kinds of special celebrity guests come out to say hello.

It was, as always, a pleasure and an honor to present trophies to this year’s winners. We’d like to give another big thank you to our wonderful expert guest judges, drawn from a variety of creative industries, for helping us with the incredibly difficult task of selecting a single worthy winner in each category. Thanks also to everyone who voted in our four community-voted categories! It is clear that you have excellent taste, as you will see below.

Yes, it’s finally time to reveal the full list of winners. Uh, again. But this time in blog format!

Excellence in art direction

the idyllZIIQ, Helekosi and Bevis2

Excellence in Environmental Art

Tales from Dark Town: Red ZoneDirtyFlushher and dinox11

Excellence in Narrative

The war to end all warsDerAnder_96

Excellence in Sculpture


music track of the year


musician of the year


Excellence in Animation


excellence in the game

ClaustrofactoryHit, piece of art and pathonomy

Most original gameplay

Impressionabledomesticated entropy

Curating Excellence


Excellence in character design

common noteFeyzPS

Excellence in audio design

Fragments (#AutistaPlayJam) – OptimusCries, NikoJaXs and tyon

Innovation Excellence

nine equalsdanikaka, cutaia_net and Pixel_Gorilla

community star


Excellence in voice acting

Red and the Cursed IslesRedSeikatsu-

most helpful dreamer


Contribution beyond dreams

podcast made in dreams

Excellence in virtual reality

the show of RESTLESS DARKNESSs-001

Evolving experience

The Webcat135


Dream Festival 2021 – Dreamfest Team

innovative dreamer


Creator(s)/Team of the Year


creation of the year

the idyllZIIQ, Helekosi and Bevis2

What an amazing year it has been at Dreams. If you want to see some of these award-winning creations for yourself, you can simply launch Dreams, and the DreamSurfing homepage will lift you up on a wave of healing magic and gently place you in front of the relevant playlists… (Basically, we’ll show you where target your imp).

oh and our playable impys hub is also available to explore in-game: it’s a stylish underground gallery space, featuring art exhibits made by Mm inspired by some of our favorite moments of community-led collaboration and creativity throughout Dreams’ history. (We can’t believe it’s been over two years since Dreams launched!) It’s packed with fun and interactive stuff, unexpected secrets, and cheeky community Easter eggs for those in the know.

And if you want MORE information, ideas, tips for developers and tributes from the Impys community, you can still download our magazine for free on indreams.me: The Impsider’s Official Companion to the 3rd Annual Impy Awards!

All our love to you for helping us celebrate another amazing year of creativity, collaboration, and community spirit at Dreams. If you have any feedback about this year’s Impy Awards, please let us know via the usual social channels; we do it every year for all of you, so we always appreciate your opinions and suggestions. (What do you mean “Don’t show us The Connie Hat again”?)