Time To Celebrate!!!!!!
While it was clear it was going to happen from the early days, its still amazing to see Dreamfall Chapters reach its funding goal on Kickstarter.
Congratulations to Ragnar Tørnquist and his team at Redthread Games and congratulations and thanks to everyone who’s backed this project. This is a true demonstration of the many people that have much love for the Longest Journey story and are willing to put their hands in their pockets to enable us all to continue the journey.
So the game we’ve been dreaming of and hoping for over the last 6 years is defiantly going ahead, and now we are shooting for as many stretch goals as possible. Stretch goals are commitments the developers make at various landmark points above the original target.
Its already clear that 900k will be achieved, and so we’ll get Mac and Linux versions of the game which will please many and be the first game in the series to offer an official version for these platforms.
Other than that, two other stretch goals have been revealed with more to come depending on how the fundraising goes:
Here are the first three stretch goals as published on the projects kickstarter page:
- $900,000 – Apples & Penguins: Mac and Linux versions of Dreamfall Chapters. Pledgers will be able to choose which version of the game they want to download, and to receive on DVD and/or memory stick
- $950,000 – The Loremaster, which includes the Great Library of Marcuria (rebuilt in secrecy, of course), a fully-voiced librarian character, and tons of books, documents, ancient parchments and tomes of lore in-game for players to read, explore and dig into!
- $1,000,000 – A Longer Journey, which allows us to create new locations, characters and side stories, adding great depth to the world, additional gameplay and new dialogue, lore, magical creatures…and some cool surprises! Check back later for more information about this stretch goal!
The team also released a video demonstrating very early prototype, in game footage which, frankly looks amazing.
This is going to be a landmark game, and for only $25 up front, you can not only give the project valuable backing, but also secure your own copy of the game when its ready. Its a Win Win, so head over the the projects kickstarter page and show some love.