DreamFall Chapters, the follow up to the Epic, cinematic award winning adventure games The Longest Journey and DreamFall: The Longest Journey is in pre-production .
This news may mean nothing to many of you, but its news I’ve been hoping to hear for years.
The first two games draw you into a story, in which there are two worlds, Stark and Arcadia. One world of science, one of Magic. The two worlds are divided by the ‘Balance’ and only certain people known as ‘Shifters’ can travel between the two worlds.
I played the first of the two games back in 2000, and since then eagerly awaited the continuation of the story, because this series is all about the deep, immersive story that unfolds over this huge adventure.
Six years later and DreamFall: The longest journey is released and the story continues with an amazing, gorgeous world to explore and plenty of colourful characters to interact with.
The story climaxes with betrayal, blackmail, murder and tragedy with a sinister plot about to come to fruition. April, a main character from the beginning is left bleeding in the sea after being stabbed with a sword before falling off the end of a pier, Zoe, another main character’s physical self is left in a coma with her father watching over her, her spiritual self travels to the ‘story-time’, a place where all stories are told and heard. Zoe asks if she is dead. The story keeper does not know, but it does not matter here.
The first two games were published by ‘Funcom’, however, the series creator Ragnar Tørnquist has founded an independent game development studio, Red Thread Games to produce DreamFall Chapters. This will allow the team to make a “…Proper, mature chalenging adventure game, one without compromises…” Ragnar Tørnquist.
“For years it’s been our dream to tell more stories in The Longest Journey saga, and now we’ve finally brought together the core team behind Dreamfall for this long-awaited sequel” Says Ragnar Tørnquist.
So many questions, so much more to learn, and we are so close, since Ragnar Tørnquist and his team are funding this adventure themselves, they need backing, This is why the project now has its own Kickstarter page so the fans can fund a game they want.
The kick-starter page has a video, telling the story so far with footage and music from the original two games. I have to add here that the ‘DreamFall’ score by Leon Willet is truly amazing, its on my iPod! One of my favourite tracks from it features on the video above so check it out.
There are also links to buy the first two games, still immensely popular. An experience I’d recommend to everyone!
I’ll be watching the funding closely and counting down the days ’til I can resume the journey.