Dreamfall Chapters coming from creator Tørnquist's new studio

Thirteen years after The Longest Journey launched and six since its sequel Dreamfall, creator Ragnar Tørnquist is returning to the sci-fi-y fantasy-y adventure series. He's formed a new studio, Red Thread Games, and licensed the rights from Funcom to make Dreamfall Chapters, but beyond that it's a bit of a mystery for now.

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Thirteen years after The Longest Journey launched and six since its sequel Dreamfall, creator Ragnar Tørnquist is returning to the sci-fi-y fantasy-y adventure series. He's formed a new studio, Red Thread Games, and licensed the rights from Funcom to make Dreamfall Chapters, but beyond that it's a bit of a mystery for now.

"I'm very excited to finally have the opportunity to continue the 'The Longest Journey' saga," Tørnquist said in the announcement. "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."

Funcom had no interest in another sequel itself, what with its recent focus on MMOs, so Tørnquist had to strike out on his own. Red Thread will be funding and producing the game on its lonesome, but the licensing agreement means it'll be sharing revenue with Funcom.

Tørnquist explained to Rock, Paper, Shotgun that a Kickstarter is planned, but it has received some arts funding from the Norwegian Film Institute for the pre-production stage too. PC and Mac editions are confirmed, he said, with the prospect of other platforms hazy.

Tørnquist isn't abandoning his last project, Funcom's supernatural MMORPG The Secret World, as he'll still serve as game director.

Look, here's a mood-setting trailer for Dreamfall:

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    November 1, 2012 3:00 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Dreamfall Chapters coming from creator Tørnquist's new studio.

    Thirteen years after The Longest Journey launched and six since its sequel Dreamfall, creator Ragnar Tørnquist is returning to the sci-fi-y fantasy-y adventure series. He's formed a new studio, Red Thread Games, and licensed the rights from Funcom to make Dreamfall Chapters, but beyond that it's a bit of a mystery for now.

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      November 1, 2012 3:22 PM

      :D :D :D

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      November 1, 2012 3:51 PM

      Super awesome news

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      November 1, 2012 7:19 PM

      This is the best thing I've heard all week

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      November 1, 2012 9:08 PM

      YES YES YES YES YES YES YES.

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      November 1, 2012 9:10 PM

      Once again, this is awesome,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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      November 1, 2012 9:11 PM

      Thank god for that.

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      November 1, 2012 9:59 PM

      whaaat... unexpected but awesome

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      November 1, 2012 10:01 PM

      I'm so happy I don't have to worry about Funcom becoming insolvent and killing the series.

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      November 1, 2012 10:32 PM

      I've waited like fucking 6 years for this! I GOTTA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

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      November 1, 2012 10:44 PM

      I guess I gotta finish the longest journey.

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      November 1, 2012 10:55 PM

      I really liked The Longest Journey, but couldn't get into Dreamfall. Still, this sounds interesting.

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        November 1, 2012 11:11 PM

        Dreamfall is the best interactive movie ever made. Yes the gameplay is pretty light but honestly it's worth playing all the way through if you enjoy good storytelling at all. By the end of it you will care a lot about all the main characters and be filled with questions and wanting more.

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          November 2, 2012 12:26 AM

          Yeah I'm sad I never finished it given how obsessed with the original I was. Perhaps this will be the right excuse.

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