Dreamfall Chapters launches Kickstarter

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, 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 chang

8

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.

From The Chatty

  • reply
    February 8, 2013 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Dreamfall Chapters launches Kickstarter.

    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, 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 chang

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 7:33 AM

      Oh fuck yes!

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 7:54 AM

      Backed for $150. At last my favorite game story can get finished! Seriously. Ragnar is the best writer in games, full stop.

      • reply
        February 8, 2013 9:58 AM

        I'll agree with that.

      • reply
        February 8, 2013 8:39 PM

        Gonna do this too. Though part of me wants to drop $500 just for the print edition of the artbook (the only reason I ever get Special Editions of games).

      • reply
        February 9, 2013 3:17 PM

        The only other game to make me shed a tear besides Walking Dead was Dreamfall. I love his storytelling.

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 7:55 AM

      annnnndddddddd kickstarted.

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 8:03 AM

      poor tom hall. this is going to be his 2nd unfunded kickstarter
      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/368238381/worlds-of-wander-plus-secret-spaceship-club-game

      • reply
        February 8, 2013 10:36 AM

        What are you talking about?

      • reply
        February 8, 2013 12:15 PM

        As much as I love Commander Keen (a fucking lot), I can't imagine recreating it is a good idea. It's a product of its time, and we've moved on.

      • reply
        February 8, 2013 8:20 PM

        I really hope that succeeds, especially with the point being that it is a platform to create new platform games. The Old School RPG was setup for failure due to Obsidian just wrapping up their megasuccess Kickstarter and Baldur's Gate Enhanced just around the corner.

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 8:14 AM

      Damn it. They got me. I am pretty skeptical when it comes to developer promises and schedules. I am also very stingy but I have to back this. The Longest Journey remains one of my top 10 games of all time, maybe even top 5. I loved that game, the writing, its world, the characters. It all came together beautifully. With Tørnquist at the helm, I can be confident that the original creative sensibilities that made the first game great will be in this sequel. Backed!

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 9:55 AM

      Yep, I'm in.

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 10:40 AM

      In!

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 11:11 AM

      <3 you all guys.

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 2:02 PM

      The second game was kinda terrible, but I guess I'll contribute to their hefty chunk of Chang.

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 4:26 PM

      Fuuuuck. I told myself no more game kickstarters, but....

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 5:14 PM

      How could I not back this? IT MUST GET FUNDED!

      • reply
        February 8, 2013 7:17 PM

        It's almost at 50% in less than a day, so good.

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 6:27 PM

      pitch video needs more fake light leaks

    • reply
      February 8, 2013 8:21 PM

      Uggghhhhh. FINE. I'll Kickstart Preorder. As long as it helps gets the story finished within my lifetime, I'll probably do whatever dance Ragnar wants.