Ex-Funcom Developers Announce Dreamfall Chapters
It’s been over five years since Dreamfall was released to critical acclaim. Since then, fans have clamored for a sequel to the game, which was itself a sequel to The Longest Journey.
In November 2012, Ragnar Tørnquist, creator of the original games, founded a new studio called Red Thread Games to begin production on Dreamfall Chapters and provide fans of the series with the conclusion to Zoë Castillo’s story.
Red Thread Games acquired the license to The Longest Journey from Funcom, which has since shifted its focus towards online games like The Secret World. The studio launched a Kickstarter to develop the game. The studio seeks $850,000 in funds to make Dreamfall Chapters, in addition to the $175,000 grant already provided by the Norwegian Film Institute.
“It’s an amazing feeling to have the team back together, and to be able to continue the story,” says Ragnar Tørnquist. “We’re hoping there are enough fans of the first two games out there, along with new gamers who want to play a real adventure game, to meet our Kickstarter goal. We’re relying on crowdfunding to produce the game, and the Kickstarter campaign is incredibly important to us.”
According to the game’s developers, Dreamfall Chapters aims to “recapture the heart and soul of The Longest Journey” and provide a “deep and complex storyline” set in a “beautiful, rich, detailed, interactive and living world that mixes a cyberpunk vision of the future with magical fantasy, along with a broken and decaying homeworld.”
Like the previous game, players will play as three different characters on journeys across different worlds.
Dreamfall Chapters is well on its way to meeting its Kickstarter, having acquired over $454k of the needed $850k as of this time. It’s fully expected to meet its goal.