In November of 2012, it was announced by Ragnar Tornquist, creator of Dreamfall Chapters, The Longest Journey, and founder of Red Thread Games, that we would finally be seeing a sequel to a beloved game with a massive following.
I’m very excited to finally have the opportunity to continue the ‘The Longest Journey’ saga. Ever since we ended ‘Dreamfall’ on a nail-biting cliffhanger, players have been rightfully demanding a sequel, and my deal with Funcom will finally make that possible. I’m extremely grateful to Funcom for this unique and exciting opportunity, and I can’t wait to dive back into the universe I helped create more than a decade ago, and continue the story players have been waiting for these past six years.
- Ragnar Tornquist (November 1st, 2012)
To secure funding for the sequel, Red Thread Games has launched a Kickstarter. With a goal of $850,000, they plan to make an up-to-date continuation of the saga. As of writing this, they have already received $153,942 and that amount is climbing fast. I can honestly see funding being successful within the first half of the deadline.
Red Thread Games will independently fund and produce the sequel to ‘Dreamfall’, and has entered into a revenue sharing agreement with Funcom as part of the licensing deal.
Funcom owns the intellectual property rights for ‘The Longest Journey’, but due to the company’s focus on and commitment to the development of online games, the decision was made to license the rights to Mr. Tørnquist and his new development studio. The close working relationship between Funcom and Mr. Tørnquist will allow him to continue on as Creative Director of Funcom’s ‘The Secret World’, in parallel with putting together a team to develop ‘Dreamfall Chapters’.
About Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey
Dreamfall Chapters continues and concludes the gripping story of Zoë Castillo, the Dreamer.
Revisiting familiar locations and characters, and introducing new sights and sounds, new faces, new game mechanics, new thrills and challenges, Dreamfall Chapters takes the player on an emotional, exciting and challenging journey — from a dystopian cyberpunk future, through the mysterious and dreamlike Storytime, to the magical landscapes of Arcadia.
About Red Thread Games
Red Thread Games is a new independent development studio based in Oslo, Norway. Founded and led by award-winning writer, producer and director Ragnar Tørnquist — best known for his work on ‘The Longest Journey’, ‘Dreamfall’, ‘Anarchy Online’ and ‘The Secret World’ — Red Thread Games will focus on telling new stories in ‘The Longest Journey’ universe, in addition to creating original story-driven games for PC/Mac, iOS and Android.
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