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Sonic Dreams Collection is today's weird internet curio

Sonic Dreams Collection

Somehow PCGamer.com has existed for five years without previously having a Weird Shit tag. That changes today, all thanks to the release of Arcane Kids' latest, er, thing.

It's called Sonic Dreams Collection, and it takes the form of four "leaked" Dreamcast prototypes that never saw the light of day. In reality, of course, it's a twisted, free tribute to Sega's mascot from the team previously responsible for Bubsy 3D: Bubsy Visits The James Turrell Retrospective.

I don't want to spoil everything that happens within Sonic Dreams Collection. The highlight, however, is Sonic Movie Maker—a collaboration between Arcane Kids and Cyborgdino. In it, you get to create eerie six-second shorts starring Sonic and pals. You're given a scene, and can manipulate characters and objects—using your video camera to direct and record the 'action'.

As an example of what you can create, we turn to our own Andy Kelly.

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To download Sonic Dreams Collection, head here and enter the password "grandpa". And if you want more from Arcane Kids, check out the brilliant—also free—Zineth.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.