Well then, an awful lot of people were certainly waiting for more of The Longest Journey. Creator Ragnar Tørnquist's crowdfunding campaign seeking $850,000 to conclude the trilogy with Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey has passed 90% of that goal in only one week, prompting the release of some prototype gameplay footage and the revelation of stretch goals.
When it passes $900,000, as it surely will, developer Red Thread Games will commit to Mac and Linux versions on top of PC. At $950k, they'll add the Great Library of Marcuria, a librarian character, and great stacks of papers and books with oodles of lore for lorelords to pore over. The big million mark will bring more quests, characters, locations, and other jazz. Beyond that, well, we'll find out when the crowdfunding juggernaut smashes those goals.
If you'd like to pledge to the Kickstarter, at least $25 will get you a copy of the finished game, which is estimated to launch in November 2014. Paying more gets you shinier rewards, as ever.
As for the gameplay footage, well, it's a load of snippets recorded off someone's monitor. But it does look quite pretty: