Media Molecule Co-Founder Alex Evans Announces He's Stepping Away from Game Development
After 14 years with the company, Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans has announced he's leaving the studio and video game development.
In a Twitter thread, Media Molecule Co-Founder Alex Evans announced he’s stepping away from the company and video game development.
“Hey! So a few months ago I did a bit of lockdown-inspired soul searching & decided to step down from ‘dreams dev’ to ‘dreams fan’ – take a break from gamedev, a career I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy since I was a spotty 15-year-old,” said Evans.
Hey! so a few months ago I did a bit of lockdown-inspired soul searching & decided to step down from ‘dreams dev’ to ‘dreams fan’ – take a break from gamedev, a career I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy since I was a spotty 15 year old 1/3
— tanh(mmalex) 🦄 (@mmalex) September 3, 2020
Evans said Media Molecule is a great place to work and he couldn’t imagine working at any other developer. Though he’s not sure what’s next for him, he wondered what else he could do. “For anyone worrying about dreams – don’t! what MM are doing on dreams atm is gonna *blow your minds* & though I’ll miss them all, I’ll be cheering from the sidelines! thanks to them for the first 13 wonderful years & here’s to MM’s next 13.”
Media Molecule was founded in 2006 by Mark Healy, Kareem Ettouney, David Smith, and Evans. Their first game was 2008’s LittleBigPlanet on the Playstation 3. From there, they released LittleBigPlanet 2 in 2010, followed by Tearaway in 2013 for the PlayStation Vita. Additionally, the developer ported Tearaway to the PlayStation 4 in 2014 as Tearaway Unfolded.
Their most recent game is Dreams, which released back in February. Like Media Molecule’s previous games, Dreams lets players create whatever they’d like to, from full games to films and music. A PlayStation VR mode for Dreams launched back in July. More recently, Dreams users have done things from recreating a version of Fall Guys to Halo Infinite being remade.
Dreams is available now on PlayStation 4. While we don’t know what Evans will do next, we wish him nothing but the best for his future endeavors.