Dreamfall Chapters Kickstarter ends, reaching Director's Cut stretch goal

Ragnar Tørnquist and Red Thread Games were clearly getting enough money to make Dreamfall Chapters, as its crowdfunding campaign rocketed out the gate and hit its $850,000 target in about a week, but how many stretch goals could it hit? Funding wrapped up over the weekend at $1,538,425--180% of the goal and just enough to make the adventure game as a 'Director's Cut.' Planned features it trimmed or cut to make the basic budget viable will now be added back in.

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Ragnar Tørnquist and Red Thread Games were clearly getting enough money to make Dreamfall Chapters, as its crowdfunding campaign rocketed out the gate and hit its $850,000 target in about a week, but how many stretch goals could it hit? Funding wrapped up over the weekend at $1,538,425--180% of the goal and just enough to make the adventure game as a 'Director's Cut.' Planned features it trimmed or cut to make the basic budget viable will now be added back in.

"Just...wow. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. We are grateful and humbled, inspired by your support and belief in this project and in us," Tørnquist said. "Now it's our turn to deliver."

The trilogy-concluding adventure game sailed past numerous stretch goals, so it'll also boast Mac and Linux versions, loads of in-game lore and a library to read it in, new characters and locations, a return to the House of All Worlds from The Longest Journey, an interactive graphic novel, an improved soundtrack, French and German versions, more voice-overs and, just barely, the Director's Cut.

"The Director's Cut, of course, adds back all the content we had to cut for cost reasons, along with a director's commentary of the game," Red Thread explained. "With a bigger budget, we can hire more people and we can bring back the locations, characters, puzzles and conversations that were left on the cutting room floor."

Dreamfall Chapters is slated to arrive on PC, Mac and Linux in November 2014.

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    March 11, 2013 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Dreamfall Chapters Kickstarter ends, reaching Director's Cut stretch goal.

    Ragnar Tørnquist and Red Thread Games were clearly getting enough money to make Dreamfall Chapters, as its crowdfunding campaign rocketed out the gate and hit its $850,000 target in about a week, but how many stretch goals could it hit? Funding wrapped up over the weekend at $1,538,425--180% of the goal and just enough to make the adventure game as a 'Director's Cut.' Planned features it trimmed or cut to make the basic budget viable will now be added back in.

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      March 11, 2013 6:07 AM

      Unsure if it's intentional but I find it annoying when you post stories about Kickstarter projects with no link to the kickstarter in the story. If you don't want to keep mentioning it in the story perhaps you could add it to that info box at the bottom of the story.

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        March 11, 2013 6:10 AM

        there are two links to the kickstarter?

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          March 11, 2013 6:15 AM

          wtf - I swear those weren't there :(

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          March 11, 2013 6:17 AM

          Perhaps he means in the chatty post?

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            March 11, 2013 6:21 AM

            no I meant in the article, i'm fine clicking into the article for more info but i could swear that there weren't links there or i'm just too sleepy. i noticed this last week when i had to dig through 3 stories to finally getto a link for shadowrun or maybe that planescape game.

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          March 11, 2013 6:24 AM

          The link should be in the first paragraph under "crowdfunding campaign" where it's visible, not two updates linked as verbs in front of some quotes somewhere further down in the article.

          P.S.: Love you, Alice!