LittleBigPlanet and Dreams studio Media molecule has appointed John Beach as its new creative director.

He will move from lead designer to a position previously held by co-founder of Media Molecule Mark Healy, who left the Sony-owned studio last month.

Beach started working at UK studio Guildford in 2009 when he became one of Media Molecule’s growing number of developers recruited directly from the communities that play its gameswhich focus on user-generated content.

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“John, for example, is a builder by trade, he wasn’t a game developer, but his work was so good at LBP that we invited him,” Media Molecule Community Manager Tom Dent previously told VGC.

Healy’s departure from Media Molecule was confirmed a week after the studio announced it termination of support for Dreamswhich was released in early access in April 2019 before the official launch in February 2020.

In an article posted on official site of the gamethe studio explained that it “has made the difficult decision to cease direct support of Dreams after September 1, 2023, in order to focus on an exciting new project.”

“We are so excited to have John lead us on our new journey here at the studio!” Media Molecule announced on Twitter on Friday.

Dreams Media Molecule studio has appointed a new creative director

“I am honored to take on the role of Creative Director at Media Molecule,” said Beech.

“They are without a doubt some of the most incredibly creative people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I will do my best to make them and the Mm community proud!”