Some of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns have been from industry legends, folks whose pockets fans want to stuff full of money so they can make their dream game, such as Tim Schafer, Chris Roberts, Peter Molyneux, David Braben, and Brian Fargo. The Longest Journey creator Ragnar Tørnquist may have that sort of recognition, but the Kickstarter his new studio Red Thread Games launched today to make a third game in the series, Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey, is asking for a hefty chunk of change: $850,000. Get your credit card out, then.
Dreamfall Chapters aims to conclude the adventure game trilogy, which spans three characters and several realities. Tørnquist struck out on his own after Funcom, where he created it, had no interest in making a third game. Red Thread has licensed the property and brought together a load of Funcom talent, including the co-writer and art director of the second game, Dreamfall.
Pledging at least $25 to the Kickstarter campaign will get you a copy of the finished Dreamfall Chapters, though 5,000 people with quick trigger fingers can swoop in and get this perk for only $20. Perks then escalate as you pledge more, including digital art books, early access, boxed copies, creating NPCs, and the like.
Dreamfall Chapters is slated to launch, if it gets funding, on PC in November 2014.