Dreamfall Chapters announced by former Secret World director

Ragnar Tørnquist's new studio, Red Thread Games, will continue the story of The Longest Journey with the upcoming game.

Fans of acclaimed adventure titles The Longest Journey and Dreamfall will be pleased to know that series creator Ragnar Tornquist will be returning to his adventure game-creating roots.

Adventure game fans can look forward to Dreamfall Chapters in the near future.

The new title will be called Dreamfall Chapters and will be created by Tornquist's new studio Red Thread Games for the PC and Mac. According to an interview from website Rock, Paper Shotgun, the game will be continuing the story that started from PC title The Longest Journey and Dreamfall.

Tornquist, who most recently was the director for MMO The Secret World, said that the team will be using Kickstarter to get funds to develop Dreamfall Chapters; so far it has received a grant from the Norwegian Film Institute. Concerning The Secret World, he said he will still remain as creative director for the MMO.

The PC adventure title The Longest Journey was praised for its story, graphics, and puzzles. Its sequel, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, was also praised for its sci-fi story and production values for graphics and music.

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IbuDreamer
IbuDreamer

I'm really happy to hear some news of it. Thought it definitely took much longer than I wished.But no doubt we all have high hopes for this continuation.

mitsman
mitsman

Man, it always bothered me that they let this series go. The Longest Journey was golden, and Dreamfall's ending, was left wide open. I really hope they pick it up again.

Atombomb1981
Atombomb1981

I never understood why TLJ game series was put on hold, in order to develop Age Of Conan & The Secret World. But probably from a business perspective it made sense to shift towards MMOs. Hope they can pull it off, as funding the project will definitely affect the creative process and not in a good way.

badvb
badvb

This will be such a bad game, there is no money for this project and the guy in charge, Ragnar,  just wasted 50 million dollars on his last game - the secret world. At best this will be another 3 or 5/10 Ragnar game like casper and dragonheart but my guess is vaporware.

Borrizee
Borrizee

It was a verry good game. Looking forward to the next one.

orbit991
orbit991

I hardly play any adventure games, but this series was a gem. Wtf took them so long to get the next chapter.

emerin76
emerin76

Since Funcom are no longer really involved with this project I suppose I can suspend my Secret World subscription and syphon it Red Thread Games' way. Probably come out same time as Episode VII? : )

blackwingzero
blackwingzero

I'm sorry fan boys. Yes it was a unique game that had deep story to it and such but it was also a snooz fest at times.

bugsy007
bugsy007

I've got a tear in my eye...*sniff*

LdoSul
LdoSul

FINALLY!!!!

 

Man I was waiting so long for this one.

(I even e-mailed FUNCON 2 years ago asking about it)

Madmac88
Madmac88

yez Dreamfalls ending was so abrupt and left many questions open so this is welcome news!

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

Kind of surprised on this one. I know the game is kind of a cult hit, picked it up for that reason, though I havent played it yet. But since the last release was on the original xbox I didnt see this coming.

charmed23
charmed23

Heaven just got bestowed upon us by Ragnar and this team.

To anyone who hasnt played TLJ and Dreamfall, please go do so. The gameplays are weak (especially for DF) but in turns you will get to experience one of the best narratives ever told in video games, if not in any kind of entertainment.

Pete5506
Pete5506

This is great news

Its been five years but we are finally seeing some news on the new chapters. 

chilipalm
chilipalm

Finally! I loved these games.

dragonlord_tc
dragonlord_tc

Awesomee. Dreamfall, had one of the best stories. It was EPIC. Finally, waited for too long for the next episode of the series:D

 

pip3dream
pip3dream

abbbboooout tiiiiiiiiiiiiiime.  tired of getting burned on those MMO's ??? :)

tclvis
tclvis

Best gaming news in years. Can't wait to see the other side of that cliffhanger!

Daian
Daian

I should get around to playing the first game someday before this comes out.

minhdoananh
minhdoananh

Wonderful, I've waiting an eternity for this.

salah_46
salah_46

Great... I can't wait ...

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

Great news but rather overdue. I'm very glad that the planned MMO sequel was a bust and as much as I like The Old Republic I hope it puts an end to that fad of designers wanting to follow up single player games with MMOs.

 

Just noticed that TLJ and Dreamfall are up on GOG. Seem a tad over priced so I guess I'll wait for a sale.

Tekcor
Tekcor

Wow. This was probably the worst game I've played. Complete with long periods of doing nothing, lame voice acting, and insane load times exacerbated by the need for 8 FRIGGIN DISCS!

 

It's news like this that make me glad I'm not a game reviewer.

firedrakes
firedrakes

both i like and i am nto a big fan of point and click!

OMGMrTea
OMGMrTea

Hell yeah, best news in a long time!!!

kekejefferis
kekejefferis

YES! finally!

This is such good news, wow just... I can't wait.

Dreamfall is easily one of my all time favorite games.

IgotEpixx
IgotEpixx

I'M THROWING MONEY AT THE SCREEN BUT IT'S NOT HERE YET!

makryu
makryu

Finally! I guess this will be my second kickstarter backing, Project Eternity being the first.

Fembot_Eulogy
Fembot_Eulogy

Dreamfall was amazing game! Loved playing as Zoe :) Good memories.

snxx
snxx

Oh, I've been waiting for a new "The Longest Journey series" sequel for a long, long time. The Longest Journey is a masterpiece, easily in my "top 10 adventure games list" - and I must say "adventure" is of my three favorites genres (side-by-side with RPGs and turn-based strategy games). Dreamfall was also very good, an one of a kind game. I'd prefer a traditional full length games, but if Tornquist believes episodic format is the way to go, well, ok, it's The Longest Journey/Dreamfall after all!

 

I was kind of avoiding Kickstater lately, at least until I got a few of the games I backed, but, what the heck, one who backs seven games will have no problem in backing eight.

RealHarry
RealHarry

I haven't commented on any news story in GameSpot for months, but Ho...ly...Crap. I've held off playing DreamFall for years so I don't have to be tortured for years, thinking about what would be next without any planned sequels. I'm not articulate enough to express how freaking amazing this is. I'll just have to read below and see.

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

this week, I also found out corpse party: book of shadows will be released in english. I guess miracles do exist.

 

I don't understand why more developers launch more kickstarter projects on these long awaited sequels. they would be funded instantly.

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

woo hoo!!!

ill be backing this game for sure!!!

vihazur
vihazur

Good to see him going back to what he's good at.. I don't think MMOs were his forte.

Koiji
Koiji

Now this is extremely exciting!

Both of these games just blew me away and go down as some of my favorite of all time.

 

This'll be the first Kickstarter project I fund. =)

Now if only Shenmue III would do the same... ¬_¬

HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

Literally best news all year!

GeneralArrow
GeneralArrow

HE PROMISED!, HE DELIVERS!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH SO EXCITED!!!! *FANBOY MOMENT!*

emerin76
emerin76

@blackwingzero hey buddy, I'm one of the fanboys...I found first run through enticing the whole way, but yeah, with dreamfall, doing it a second time can make you sleepy. hehe : )

Stiler
Stiler

 @Tekcor To each their own. The Longest Journey is considered one of the best adventure games by many, and yes it is a long game (name kind of fits it).

Elann2008
Elann2008

 @vihazur 

The Secret World MMO is actually very, VERY good.  Perhaps, his passion isn't MMO's at the moment.

Tekcor
Tekcor

 @Stiler I know it's true, I just find it hard to believe. My brother-in-law is an RPG nut. Pretty much all he plays. All the time. Even he found this game mind-numbingly boring.

nano7028
nano7028

 @Tekcor  @Stiler

 I don't think an RPG fan would like this sort of game, its an adventure game, not even an action adveture, although they did try to add action elements but failed miserably. Dreamfall was a let down compared to the original, from the original just remember crow ... :D