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Immersive digital fiction

Dreaming Methods is a UK-based studio that creates immersive and compelling fictional experiences through VR, film, digital art and games, with a strong focus on reimagining writing and literacy. As an independent studio we create our own artistic projects with a commercial focus to support our growth and sustainability while adding to the creative richness and diversity of the Yorkshire region.

Our recent artistic VR collaboration Monoliths was shortlisted for the London Film Festival Immersive XR/Art Award 2022 and showcased at many other international film festivals. Our latest cross-genre VR experience exploring climate change is The Abandoned Library funded by XR Stories which won the Most Innovative Use of Tech in the Game Republic Awards 2023.

Dreaming Methods’ immersive stories are available across multiple platforms on Steam, and used in schools and universities worldwide as well as providing a focus for academic research. Explore our extensive portfolio spanning over 25 years to get a taste of our style and approach, and get in touch if you want to talk about commissioning us or collaborating.

View our portfolio

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Who we are

Judi Alston

Judi is the Co-Director and Creative Producer for Dreaming Methods and CEO of One to One Development Trust. A digital artist and filmmaker, she has been producing films, making collaborative digital fiction and writing for narrative-based video games for over two decades.

Judi is passionate about the power of stories bringing people together and making innovative work through technology accessible for as many people as possible. Her work has taken her all over the world.


Andy Campbell

Andy is the Founder, Co-Director, and Lead Developer of Dreaming Methods. His work as a digital artist combines literature, gaming and immersive technologies spanning over 20 years and has won many international awards.

He is the Digital Director of arts organisation One to One Development Trust. Andy speaks and presents about Digital Fiction internationally but is equally experienced in working with hard to reach communities including with young people.


Partners, Clients & Funders

XR Stories
Arts Council England
The Space
Creative UK
One to One Development Trust
games lab
Screen Australia
Mount St Marys
University of Bristol
Sheffield Hallam University
Queer Media UK
bournemouth University
Pilot Theatre
forward thinking birmingham
Being Human
Canada Media Fund
Creative BC
Bath Spa
Education Services Australia
Bangor University2

Supporting the New Media Writing Prize

Dreaming Methods' founder Andy Campbell has been a supporter, developer, speaker and judge for the New Media Writing Prize since its inception in 2010. An international digital writing competition established by Bournemouth University and if:book UK, the Prize is now in it's 13th year. 

Visit the New Media Writing Prize