Alex Evans, one of the co-founders of Guildford-based developer Media Molecule, has announced that he’s stepping away from being a “Dreams developer” to a “Dreams fan” – and is taking a break from the games industry. In a series of candid Twitter posts, the former Bullfrog and Lionhead developer revealed that his career started when he was just 15-years-old, and that it’s time for something new.

“Media Molecule is a wonderful place, I can’t imagine making games anywhere else,” he said. “But I wondered what else an old fart like me could do in this world? I’ve been in the gamedev bubble so long I’m not yet sure what’s next, or even out there, for someone like me.”

Evans concluded by saying that Dreams is in very good hands. “What Media Molecule are doing on Dreams at the moment is going to blow your minds, and though I’ll miss them all, I’ll be cheering from the side-lines! Thanks to them for the first 13 wonderful years and here’s to MM’s next 13.” All the very best, Alex – we’re sure you’ll do wonderful things wherever you end up.

A true PlayStation veteran, Sammy’s covered the world of PS gaming for years, with an enormous Trophy count to prove it. He also likes tennis games way more than you.

Well he’s taking a well deserved break, MM are the nicest people in the industry and have consistently pushed boundaries.

Considering his resume I think he’s earned it. Though I do wonder what he’ll be doing in 6 months time.Alex: I quit as Dreams developer to try something new.Also Alex: I’m making this Open World RPG in Dreams.

But for real what other jobs could a game developer excel at that doesn’t involve media production ??

@SamMR If he’s still involved with the programming side of things, there’s a veritable sh*t-ton of areas he could go into. Almost every company and their dog is looking to expand tech wise and software is being designed for incredibly wide uses every day.

Media molecule are one of those rare feel good studios. Sad to see him leave, but absolutely wish him all the best for his future endeavours.

This is terrible news. The entire lbp engine was made by this guy and a couple others. And we all saw what happened to that when mm weren’t in charge. Lbp 3 was a technical disaster. The dreams engine is an insane beast. Without this guy I’m worried a huge chunk of the technical brains is leaving. This could mean little to no major updates going forward

Alex Evans is straight up one of the nicest guys you could possibly wish to meet and work with. An exceedingly talented guy with a genuine love of games, and not just making them. I’m pretty sure whatever he decides to turn his talents towards he’ll be successful. Wish him all the best.

@Rarefaktion I believe the guy when he is saying Dreams is in good hands so lets relax. 😆

Take as long a break as you need. I know when you are ready, MM will be willing to take you back into the fold.


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