Ragnar Tørnquist announces Dreamfall Chapters, sequel to The Longest Journey and Dreamfall

Ragnar Tornquist

By on November 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm

The 1999 point-and-click adventure game The Longest Journey and its 2006 follow-up Dreamfall are getting another chapter in their story. And rightly so, I might add, as Dreamfall ended with a “nail-biting cliffhanger”.

Dreamfall Chapters, the long-awaited sequel, has gone into pre-production at Red Thread Games, a new studio opened by Ragnar Tørnquist. With Tørnquist’s previous baby, modern-day MMO The Secret World up and running, he passed the helm on to Joel Bylos last month so he could spend more time working on Dreamfall Chapters while continuing to work on The Secret World in an advisory capacity.

“I’m very excited to finally have the opportunity to continue the ‘The Longest Journey’ saga,” said Tørnquist. “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.”

According to an interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun the game will be independently funded, eventually moving to a Kickstarter.

“We will be doing a Kickstarter. Not right now, but we will be doing it in the near future, simply because although we received a grant from the Norwegian Film Institute, which was announced today, that is only for the preproduction phase. That allows us to get started on a prototype but in order to fully develop Dreamfall Chapters we’re going to need more money and we will be going to Kickstarter.”

Source: Blue’s News and Rock, Paper, Shotgun

6 comments (Leave your own)

Wow that came out of nowhere, always wondered if we would ever see an end for that series. Was beginning to think it went the way of the dinosaurs.

 

I don’t know, I quite liked how the last one ended. It was different and interesting.

 

This is great news. But I guess six years is too long to keep biting my nails because I can’t remember the ending at all.

 

I wouldn’t say nail-biting, it just left a hell of a lot of questions unanswered. I’ll definitely be looking forward to this. Might even play the longest journey again.

 

Wonderful news. Looking forward to yet another great adventure game.

 

Loved The Longest Journey. Still haven’t played Dreamfall… perhaps I should before the third game comes out.

TLJ is the one adventure game that I could really get into… something about the vision of this game just set it apart from the rest.

 
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