Coverage of Dreamfall Chapters' Kickstarter campaign
"With six days left to accept funding, the Dreamfall Chapters Kickstarter has already collected over $1,100,000. The first trailer for the game shows that even at this early stage, the project is coming along nicely. Comparable Kickstarter games are still typically showing off concept art at this point, but Red Thread Games already has 3D models walking around staring wistfully into the sky."
"Dreamfall Chapters gets a richer world and full trailer treatment"
"Taking the Longest Journey Home (...) If the Dreamfall Chapters crowdfunding campaign is a runaway success, April Ryan will once again take center stage in The Longest Journey Home."
"It’s been a long wait for a sequel after Dreamfall’s cliffhanger ending back in 2006. Series creator Ragnar Tørnquist and Red Thread Games have successfully Kickstarted their follow up. "
"...the overwhelming response to Dreamfall Chapters on Kickstarter has offered definitive proof that TLJ remains of the most popular adventure game franchises of all time."
"A full trailer for Dreamfall Chapters, Red Thread Games' Kickstarter sequel to the PC series, offers a look at the game's story, protagonist Zoe and twin worlds of Stark and Arcadia."
"The adventure continues. Learn more about Dreamfall Chapters and the twin worlds of Stark and Arcadia in this overview trailer."
"The first full trailer for Dreamfall Chapters reveals several brand new locations and scenes."
"Ragnar Tørnquist founded Red Thread Games with one immediate goal in mind: to finish the story he has been telling for a great part of his adult life. As this interview is published, the Kickstarter for Dreamfall Chapters went live a couple of minutes ago."
Journey's End Part 1 & Part 2
-Rock Paper Shotgun
Stark Contrasts: Dreamfall Chapters’ Cyberpunk City
"If you’ve never played The Longest Journey or Dreamfall, you could be forgiven for thinking that Dreamfall Chapters is set in a world of rolling hills, sunbeams and magic."
-Rock Paper Shotgun
"Adventure game Dreamfall Chapters's Kickstarter campaign is still going strong. Earlier today, crowd-funding for the Longest Journey and Dreamfall sequel passed the $1 million mark."
"Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey's Kickstarter fundraising drive has accumulated more than $1 million of crowd-sourced capital, with 15 days still left to go before the campaign comes to an end."
"Red Thread Games say that the cyberpunk-esque Europolis is “not just the dark heart of Europe; it is the filthy bowels and bloodied entrails of Europe."
"In-game footage run in the Dreamfall Chapters prototype shows off the dark, Blade Runner-like landscape set in the year 2220."
"Red Thread Games and Blink Studios have released some new in-game footage of the upcoming PC and Mac adventure game Dreamfall Chapter"
"This is the First Gameplay Footage of the new Dreamfal"
"Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey hit and ricocheted off its funding goal of $850,000 on Kickstarter with three weeks remaining, which can only mean one thing: It's stretch goal time."
"Dreamfall Chapters stretch goals include Mac, Linux and mobile ports, possibly Ouya and Steam Box"
"It's a top-notch pitch. Ragnar Tornquist - boss of new developer Red Thread Games and the creator of The Longest Journey games - spent four months perfecting it. There's footage of the prototype Dreamfall Chapters game and clearly communicated plans about the project and the road ahead."
"Fans of The Longest Journey and Dreamfall will once again return to Arcadia, should Red Thread Games' Kickstarter campaign prove successful."
"Red Thread Games, a new studio founded by The Longest Journey and Dreamfall creator Ragnar Tørnquist, intends to launch a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the next game in the celebrated adventure series, Dreamfall Chapters."
"Dreamfall Chapters will turn to Kickstarter for funding"
"Dreamfall Chapters Dev Turning to Kickstarter"
"Dreamfall Chapters is the long-awaited return of a classic adventure game series, so you've probably already guessed that it'll be funded by Kickstarter."
"Dreamfall Chapters will be crowdfunded; “We will be going to Kickstarter,” says Tørnquist"
"Crowdfunding can be a risky business (...) but it wouldn’t be surprising if Red Thread’s transparency policy and the promise of a followup to one of adventure gaming’s classic franchises produced more successful results."
"We’re thrilled to see Dreamfall return and wish Tørnquist luck with the pre-production and the Kickstarter."
"Dreamfall Chapters, the follow-up to Funcom-developed adventure game Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, will use crowdfunding website Kickstarter to help in its development"
"Ragnar Tørnquist announced today that his new company, Red Thread Games, will be developing and publishing Dreamfall Chapters, finally continuing the story that began with The Longest Journey."
-Rock, Paper, Shotgun
"If this news doesn't excite you, check your pulse and allow me to explain."
"Dreamfall Chapters Is Real. Actually Happening. Ragnar Tørnquist is ON IT."
"A beloved adventure game series finally enters production."
"The Longest Journey creator Ragnar Tornquist is making a new Longest Journey game called Dreamfall Chapters."
"Dreamfall Chapters begins right where Dreamfall: The Longest Journey ended, continuing the epic saga of the twin worlds of science and magic in a brand new format."
"'Dreamfall Chapters' announced to continue 'The Longest Journey'"
"...production is officially underway on Dreamfall: Chapters, with new studio Red Thread Games handling the heavy lifting."
"Marvellous news for fans of Ragnar Tørnquist’s Longest Journey series: there will be more of it!"
""If you're a fan of Funcom's stellar point-and-click adventure series The Longest Journey (*pulling up my shirtsleeve to reveal my April Ryan tattoo*), you've probably given up hope by now that the cliffhanger ending to 2006's Dreamfall will ever be resolved."
"Dreamfall Chapters, the sequel to The Longest Journey, is happening"
"In September Funcom announced that Joel Bylos was taking over Ragnar Tørnquist's position of game director for The Secret World, leaving many of us wondering what the mastermind behind the renowned The Longest Journey series was getting up to. Well, now we finally know, and fans of TLJ will certainly be pleased to discover that Tørnquist is returning to his roots."
"The long-hoped-for Chapters is being developed by series creator Ragnar Tørnquist at new studio Red Thread Games."
"Fans of Ragnar Tornquist’s outstanding computer games, The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, are rejoicing over the announcement that a long awaited sequel is finally becoming reality."
"As proof again that no sequel is impossible, no matter how unlikely it may seem, Funcom has announced plans for a follow-up to cult hit Dreamfall: The Longest Journey."
"The 1999 point-and-click adventure game The Longest Journey and its 2006 follow-up Dreamfall are getting another chapter in their story. And rightly so, I might add, as Dreamfall ended with a “nail-biting cliffhanger”."
"Dreamfall creator goes independent, licenses his old games back"
"Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Is Getting A Sequel At Long Last"
"Cliffhangers are an essential tool for holding an audience's interest, but when they come at the end of a game with no answer to follow, they're devices of evil. That's what happened with Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, an adventure game that released in early 2006 for PC and Xbox."
"Tørnquist has said he will turn to crowd funding with the game eventually as well, and given the beloved reputation these games enjoy, it seems highly likely that another Kickstarter success story might be on our hands."
"I have to say "Thank you" on this one. The first game was so elegant and beautiful and the second wasn't bad other than the fighting engine, but the ending we were left with was a big FU to players who invested a lot of time and love into the series. Glad to see this is picking back up after too many years away. April Ryan lives!"
"For fans and new comers to the series alike this is brilliant news, with the project in pre-production and being independently funded it is being speculated that it could be seen on Kickstarter in the coming months. Either way, stay tuned for news!"
-Unleash The Fanboy
"Be patient, Longest Journey fans, the wait is nearing its end."
"This relatively new development studio was founded by Ragnar Tørnquist, the creator of The Longest Journey, so if any studio is capable of making a new entry, it's Red Thread."
"For many, the first thought that came to mind every time Ragnar Tørnquist talked about his work on The Secret World was 'where the hell is my sequel to Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, Ragnar? Ragnar. Where is it? Ragnar. Ragnar.'"
"Thirteen years after The Longest Journey launched and six since its sequel Dreamfall, creator Ragnar Tørnquist is returning to the sci-fi-y fantasy-y adventure series."
"...with Dreamfall Chapters now back firmly on the radar, we'll be keeping a close eye on its development in the coming months."
"Dreamfall and it’s predecessor, The Longest Journey, aren’t just two of the most revered adventure games of all time. They were the games that put Funcom on the map, allowing it to self-publish and ultimately go into bigger and better things."
"Dreamfall Chapters, the long-awaited sequel for Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, has finally gone into pre-production."
"Gamers everywhere will be looking forward to this."
-The Bit Bag
"Red Thread Redemption: The Longest Journey saga to continue with Dreamfall Chapters"
"Ragnar Törnquist will continue to give us original, story-driven games like no-one else."
"Dreamfall Chapters announced with new studio, same designer"
"Fans of acclaimed adventure titles The Longest Journey and Dreamfall will be pleased to know that series creator Ragnar Tornquist will be returning to his adventure game-creating roots."
-All the Game Sites
"Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Finally Getting a Sequel"
"Fans of The Longest Journey series have been calling for a sequel for years to the second game in the series, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, and they’re finally getting that long overdue follow-up."
-Ten Ton Hammer
"As long as the game maintains the high level of storytelling prowess displayed in the series to date, then any innovations to gameplay will simply be the icing on the cake."
"Fans of Ragnar Tørnquist’s Longest Journey rejoice."
"Finally! A New Longest Journey Game by Ragnar Tornquist!"
"Red Thread Games founded to work on a Dreamfall sequel. New studio to focus on story-driven games for PC and mobile as well as Dreamfall series"
"You (and I) can now be thrilled to learn that Ragnar Tornquist has decided to start pre-production on Dreamfall Chapters."
More coverage of Dreamfall Chapters
"Dreamfall Chapters first details revealed, will feature three playable characters"
-Polygon interview with Ragnar Tørnquist
"Dreamfall Chapters will be a meaty, offline, single-player PC and Mac adventure game. It won't be point-and-click but a full 3D third-person affair. There won't, however, be any combat."
-Eurogamer interview with Ragnar Tørnquist
"Ragnar Tørnquist outlines how Red Thread Studios’ adventure sequel will work."
"This week Tørnquist spoke with Polygon to reveal some of the first details for the game and revealed that there will be three playable characters with intertwining stories, two of which have yet to be revealed."
-Ten Ton Hammer
"Could we see a resurgence of traditional adventure games? I sure hope so!"
"One of the most underrated games of last generation was Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. The game was basically released and went unnoticed for the general public, but those who did play Dreamfall say it was one of the better games of last generation."
"Many fans of The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey rejoiced when Ragnar Tornquist announced the third game in the series Dreamfall Chapters. And now, we’re getting a few new details in about the upcoming game, which will be funded via Kickstarter."
"Fans of The Longest Journey were in for a pleasant surprise when Dreamfall Chapters, the sequel to the last Longest Journey title, was announced earlier this year."
Even more coverage of Dreamfall Chapters
Alternative Magazine Online: Interview with Ellie Conrad Leigh
PC Gamer's "The best PC games of 2013 -- 2014 and beyond"
Selected user comments
"Upon seeing Tørnquists tweet yesterday, I collapsed into a small fit, convulsing with unadulterated joy. I can't understate how profound an impact these games have had on me. To finally get a continuation 6+ years after the last game was released...it's a dream come true."
"So happy about this. The Longest Journey is a brilliant adventure game, and Dreamfall, well, Dreamfall is one of the most emotionally affecting games I've ever played. So here's hoping this one will be as good, and will FINALLY tie up some loose ends."
"The Longest Journey and Dreamfall influenced my life greatly. Like LiquidGrape said on the first post, i cannot understate how important this franchise is to me."
"Well, I just spat my juice everywhere. My god does this make my day. Finally, we're getting answers to those cliffhangers! I thought this day would never come. ...now I need to go clean up."
"Finally! Dreamfall is my favorite game, i was getting quite pissed with all the waiting : P"
"I am unimaginably excited for this. There is no game I've ever played that has meant more to me than this series, and it will always have a special place in my heart. I was super excited looking forward to participating in the Kickstarter, but I see that Kickstarter does not accept PayPal, so my hands are tied on that front. Either way, I can't wait to get my hands on this game!"
"I’m still pretty blown away by how good Dreamfall is. It stands alone as an excellent piece of storytelling, but goddamn it does everything right as a sequel."
"Dreamfall sequel!!!!! YES !!!!!!!
"Dreamfall was one of the most memorable games I ever played. And it certainly had the most memorable ending."
"And to I just finished replaying Dreamfall a few days ago and got all upset about the fact that the story was never going to be continued again (cliffhangers aside though, I think its an amazing ending). I have a very silly grin on my face that I can’t seem to get rid of! Though, as others have mentioned here, I’m still really broke from the Project Eternity kickstarter so I hope I have a chance for my wallet to recover before they run thier kickstarter. Cause I plan to throw a LOT of money thier way!"
"played TLJ in 7th grade, loved Dreamfall in 9th grade, got the Balance tattoo in college sophomore. now this effing HEAVENLY news. I hope they will release by 2014 when I graduate from college!"
"WOO HOO! The Longest Journey was one of my favorite modern adventure games, and I wish Ragnar and Red Thread the best of luck in bringing a great new game to us."