Dreamfall Sequel Officially Coming!

Oh my yes, take all my money!

The Longest Journey is my favourite story based game of all-time and I actually really enjoyed Dreamfall, despite its many shortcomings. It looks like Ragnar Tornquist has licensed TLJ from Funcom and has started up a brand new studio to finally make the Dreamfall sequel that was announced and never went anywhere. I am so incredibly excited for this, especially since he's helming it. I will pre-order the most wasteful collectors edition of this as soon as I can get it. It truly is a great year for adventure games.

YESSSSSSS

That's fantastic news.

TLJ was such a gem.

Hope Tornquist sticks with the mature writing and themes for part 3.

Aaron D. wrote:

That's fantastic news.

TLJ was such a gem.

Hope Tornquist sticks with the mature writing and themes for part 3.

Judging from what I've seen of the MMO, I wouldn't worry too much about that.

Aaron D. wrote:

Hope Tornquist sticks with the mature writing and themes for part 3.

Don't worry, I'm sure there will be plenty of Ragnar's mature writing. And by that I mean terrible sex jokes and images of young dark-haired girls with revealing clothing.

This needs to be a kickstarter project. I would back the top tier. I would then quickly change my donation to something I could afford but at least have the satisfaction that for a few seconds I was pitching in a ton of money.

Gameplay aside, Dreamfall made an interesting addition to the TLJ story. This is great news.

About damned time, Tornquist.

2D hand drawn art this time around though PLZ

I guess the time is coming that I have to find a way to force myself through TLJ, having only got a few hours in (to Arcadia) before and played through Dreamfall.

Something I think will be interesting with this is I can't think of too many games that have been simmering for years before they get the go ahead, hopefully they've got it all planned out well. Has it been mentioned before whether there's a master-plan for a conclusion to the story being told? I have some vague recollection that it was a trilogy or pentalogy (I just looked that word up).

Huh, I just saw Dreamfall on GOG, and was thinking what a waste of time it all was. (I experienced my first genuine nerd rage-out at the way that game ended.... it didn't, it just stopped halfway.) I even went over to the TLJ forums to see what was happening, and not a whisper of news in like six years. Then, a week or two later, whoah.

The first game, The Longest Journey, is one of my all-time favorites, probably #1 in a long list. I loved the story, and was engrossed in it completely; that's only ever happened with a few games, and the payoff in that one was just extraordinary. Sadly, I'm not sure how engrossed a modern player could get; the game looks strange to modern eyes. It has lush 2D backgrounds, and then extremely primitive 3D figures animated on top. With the weirdly crude graphics, it might be hard for someone who didn't grow up with games like that to truly immerse themselves. It's a real shame, because that is one hell of a story.

I loved it so much I bought four extra copies, and gave them to friends and family. Not sure it resonated with them like it did with me, but I did my part to goose sales, darn it.

But then, Dreamfall. Wow. Fantastic start, wonderful characters, excellent voicing, and then absolutely everything got dropped on the floor. The game itself was dismal, taken as a game, but the story was just as good as the first. But then it just stopped. I couldn't believe he would do that to us, knowing how hard it was to get funding for even that much. I didn't think the story would ever be finished, and I felt very, very cheated out of my $100. (I bought two copies, blind, stupid fool me.)

I'll tell ya, I'm real interested in this, but I am not buying it unless I know it's actually finished, for a reasonable degree of 'being finished'. Room for sequels is okay; just stopping when he runs out of money is not.

Looks like it's time to finally fire up the first two games. I've had them on Steam for ages but never got around to playing them. I'm also a big Secret World fan, so it seems silly for me to ignore it any longer.

Awesome.
When this gets kickstarted my wallet will weep.

Also:
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012...

So he is doing a Kickstarter? Yep, in for $100 at least.

That Red Thread Games is fully independent gives me great hope that this won't end the way Dreamfall did (or didn't as it were). From what I remember, that game got cut off and pushed out early because it ran way over time and budget and Funcom's a public company and couldn't justify more delays. That won't be a problem this time and waiting as long as I have for a sequel, I'm willing to wait as long as it takes for Tornquist to get it right before he ships.

The Longest Journey was the first game where I ever wrote an e-mail to the developer after finishing it because I just needed to tell them how much I loved it and how much I wanted another one. Someone (I don't remember who) actually wrote back to thank me and gave me a cryptic hint that something else was coming. I've got to see if I can find that message. I remember I had a friend watch me play most of the game who normally would never do something like that but he just thought the story and characters were so awesome. Ragnar, do us proud.

Kickstarter is up!

They're shooting for a late 2014 release and are asking for $850,000. I'm sure they have goals in mind for going beyond that amount though.

Threw $20 at this one. I'd pledge more but I have this terrible habit of spending more money than I actually have

$850,000 seems on the ambitious side. I've done my part, though, and I really hope they make it. This is something I've been looking forward to for years.

Pledged $75 so far, though the boxed version at $110 is so tempting.

$850.000 is quite high, but it doesn't seem unreasonable compared to what other big kickstarters have managed.

If they can reach $200-300k today, which seems possible right now, its certainly on the right track.

I only went in at the $20 tier, but given my Kickstarter problem that's probably the best...

They've already cleared $100k, so I don't think they'll have any problems. They need to start thinking stretch goals already.

Just backed at the 75 dollar level as well really want to see this succeed.

There's something about Ragnar's protagonists that makes them feel different than any other character I've seen in games. Instantly likeable, but someone you might just bump into on the street some day.

I've pledged $110 for now, though I reserve the right to change that depending on money this month. The Longest Journey is my favourite game of all time so I'm happy to see more. I really hope this is good.

Malor wrote:

Huh, I just saw Dreamfall on GOG, and was thinking what a waste of time it all was. (I experienced my first genuine nerd rage-out at the way that game ended.... it didn't, it just stopped halfway.) I even went over to the TLJ forums to see what was happening, and not a whisper of news in like six years. Then, a week or two later, whoah.

The first game, The Longest Journey, is one of my all-time favorites, probably #1 in a long list. I loved the story, and was engrossed in it completely; that's only ever happened with a few games, and the payoff in that one was just extraordinary. Sadly, I'm not sure how engrossed a modern player could get; the game looks strange to modern eyes. It has lush 2D backgrounds, and then extremely primitive 3D figures animated on top. With the weirdly crude graphics, it might be hard for someone who didn't grow up with games like that to truly immerse themselves. It's a real shame, because that is one hell of a story.

I loved it so much I bought four extra copies, and gave them to friends and family. Not sure it resonated with them like it did with me, but I did my part to goose sales, darn it.

But then, Dreamfall. Wow. Fantastic start, wonderful characters, excellent voicing, and then absolutely everything got dropped on the floor. The game itself was dismal, taken as a game, but the story was just as good as the first. But then it just stopped. I couldn't believe he would do that to us, knowing how hard it was to get funding for even that much. I didn't think the story would ever be finished, and I felt very, very cheated out of my $100. (I bought two copies, blind, stupid fool me.)

I'll tell ya, I'm real interested in this, but I am not buying it unless I know it's actually finished, for a reasonable degree of 'being finished'. Room for sequels is okay; just stopping when he runs out of money is not.

I love both games but being a cliff hanger like that was just damn annoying. Especially since once I knew that it would take forever to get a another sequel. Also I'd bet money that this one won't have ending yet either. Probable be like same and max split into a bunch of smaller games. As long as it ends and it's good though, I'll be happy.

As I understand it, this one is picking up right where Dreamfall stopped. So in theory at least, it's going to finish that story.

I made my first pledge ever at $20, because this project is just worth it. They're at 220k already, which is a good sign. Hope this works out!

The important bit

Many fan favourite non-player characters will also return in Dreamfall Chapters, including Crow

They're doing well so far, which I think speaks to how popular adventure games are. I don't think it's a wild prediction that some stretch goals might be needed.

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Found the best Crow quote I could find at short notice.

I'm sad that the doc is in the $50 pledge. This is as good a reason as any to break my 'no Kickstarter' pledge for this year.

I'm in for $75.

Closing in on 6k backers.

Over $300k already.

Yeah, stretch goal time!

Insta Pledge.

Longest Journey/Dreamfall have to be one of the best if not the best written games. I'm very pleased this is happening.

I really enjoyed The Longest Journey, but never picked up Dreamfall; I remember all of the horrid reviews of its combat system. Were those reports exaggerated/patched since release/not worth worrying about?

Combat was bad, but not worth worrying about imo. It's not something you would play for the gameplay. Kinda like The Walking Dead in that respect.
A lot of people seems to dislike the few "stealth"-parts as well. I think those fitted the game much better however.