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Dreamfall Chapters is the long-awaited sequel to acclaimed PC adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Dreamfall Chapters is the long-awaited sequel to acclaimed PC adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
21,858 backers pledged $1,538,425 to help bring this project to life.

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A Tome of the Balance mini-update

Posted by Red Thread Games (Creator)

It is finally here.

The Tome of the Balance arrived in our office earlier this week, and we excitedly posted a brief video to our Twitter account. Look at it! It’s pretty! The Tome, not the video. Or the hands.

(If the video embed doesn’t show up for you, click this link:

As usual, our production estimates were (to put it mildly) on the optimistic side, and the whole process took several months longer than expected and projected — partly because (for quality reasons) we decided to work with a smaller local printer, partly because we’re just slow — but we hope it’s worth the wait.

While the books are ready to go out, we’re still waiting on the special edition boxes, postcards, maps and other physical goods. They are hitting the (same, fantastic) printers shortly, and we expect to begin shipping to our remaining backers in June.

As always, treat our estimates with some light skepticism, simply because there are a lot of moving parts and we are few, and we don’t have a ton of experience with this, and we keep missing our targets. We’re doing our best, and while that may not be good enough for all of you, we won’t be abandoning any of you. We’re seeing this through, even if it takes another five years (it definitely won’t).

Also: we have not forgotten about the Wonkers USB keys. The design was set late last year, we’ve been in discussions with production partners, and we hope for an update soon.

We’ll be back with more when there’s more to tell, which, hopefully, won’t be long. In the meantime, and in our limited spare time, we’ll be curling up on our couches with the Tome of the Balance and enjoying the stories, the artwork, the comics and the lore. It’s so good, you guys!

Thanks for reading!

Tome of the Balance

Posted by Red Thread Games (Creator)

The digital preview of the Tome of the Balance is ready for download for eligible backers ($50 tier and up). You can find the PDF in your Humble Bundle account, under purchases.

If you've never claimed your digital rewards, please read this forum post for instructions.

As announced back in September, we decided to merge the printed materials into a single volume. The Tome is combined art and lore book, short story collection and graphic novel — and, like the game itself, much bigger than originally anticipated.

Note that this is a first look at what the Tome will look like in print. There will be changes and addendums, including additional artwork. We’re releasing the digital preview today for two reasons:

One, we wanted to send it out before the holidays, because this is the perfect time of the year to curl up in a comfy chair with a good (digital) book.

Two, once we start printing, there’s no way back, and errors can’t be easily fixed.

The Tome is a Big Boy and there’s a ton of text. We’ve done several editing passes but there will be grammatical and formatting errors. If you come across any, we’d appreciate hearing about it: we plan to fix them all before sending the book off to the printers.

Please send your feedback to using the subject line ‘Tome of the Balance’, or post to the appropriate thread on our official forum.

Do keep in mind, as stated in the book itself, that the Tome includes lore and designs written before production began on Chapters. There were many changes during production, and if something in the Tome doesn’t factually match the end result, it’s probably not an error.

The current PDF will be replaced with an updated version as soon as it’s ready for printing, after the holidays. You’ll be able to re-download it at that point.

One final thing: this is a standard PDF. It contains no protections against ‘redistribution’. Given that the Tome is supposed to be a Kickstarter exclusive, we’d greatly appreciate your support in keeping it exclusive.

One more final thing: if you’re a lower-tier backer (or a non-backer) who's interested in purchasing the digital edition of the Tome, we’re looking for input and ideas. We could make it available for sale via our website (or Steam) but we don’t know if that’s entirely fair to higher-tier backers — at least not yet. We’ll be listening to your thoughts on this matter and make a decision in January.

Oh, and one last thing: if you stuck around long enough to read this, you deserve a post-credits stinger. Here is what the Dreamer Edition will look like when it ships next year, with the printed Tome (and other goodies) inside.

Still here? We’d like to remind you that our upcoming game Draugen is available for wish-listing on both Steam and If you enjoy our work, please consider adding the game to your list(s). As always, we appreciate your support — we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you.

Thank you, and happy holidays from everyone at Red Thread Games!

December Dreamfall update (and Draugen)

Posted by Red Thread Games (Creator)

A quick note on top: we still send updates to all backers, though most of you have already received your rewards. If you don't want to get any more Kickstarter emails, you can unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom. And if you want to continue receiving news from Red Thread about future projects — like Draugen (see below) — you can sign up for our newsletter:

Still here? If so: welcome to another much-anticipated update, as we continue to crawl, ever-so-slowly, towards the finishing line.

Most frequently asked question first: yes, we are still working on the special edition Dreamfall Chapters boxes — and yes, that work is progressing.

In our last update, we mentioned that the Tome of the Balance has grown immensely, both in scope and quality, and it’s now in its final editing stages (all 300+ pages of it). Here's another in-progress preview:

Given previous experiences, we hesitate to provide an exact timeline for printing and shipping. As soon as the printers start rolling, however, we’ll let affected backers know. At that point, we'll also need to re-confirm shipping addresses, because it’s been a while and people move. (A long while, possibly multiple moves.)

For those of you who keep asking: unfortunately, no, we will not be selling the Tome separately. We're really sorry about that, but it could be unfair to backers who have waited so long, and it would also be a logistical nightmare. We're just not equipped to sell physical goods at this point.

In other Red Thread news: a few weeks ago we (re-)announced our upcoming game, Draugen — a first-person Fjord Noir mystery set in 1920s Norway — with a teaser trailer. You can watch that trailer on YouTube and you can learn more about Draugen on our website. If you like what you see, please consider wish-listing the game on Steam or on It helps us a ton, and you get to stay informed about the release date — which is some time in 2019.

Draugen wouldn't exist without Dreamfall Chapters, and Dreamfall wouldn't exist without you folks. So thanks again for your support: we really, really appreciate it.


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Kickstarter update for September 2018

Posted by Red Thread Games (Creator)

"Delays, delays, delays — games, updates, shipments…life."


It took most of spring and summer, but we’ve shipped boxes out to almost all $110 tier backers. A few of you have still not updated or confirmed your contact information or shipping addresses; we’ve tried to connect to arrange for shipment, please get back to us if you haven’t already.

If you pledged at the Journeyman Edition tier and confirmed your address earlier this year, but your box hasn’t arrived, please get in touch via the contact information listed here:

(As always, keep that link bookmarked for the latest updates.)

The team is continuing their work on the $200+ tier rewards. As usual, it’s taking longer than anticipated, partly because of the amount of work involved in the first batch, partly because we’ve underestimated the amount of work involved in the second batch.

We’ve also made life slightly more difficult for ourselves by increasing the page count and complexity of the printed materials. The Tome of the Balance has tripled in size, mostly because of the amount of art and lore we want to include. This is, after all, the culmination of almost six years of development…and we only get to do this once.

To make matters worse (for us; better for y’all) we’ve decided to combine the various books into one massive opus: the new and expanded Tome of the Balance is currently around 400 pages long (though this could change in the coming weeks) divided in two halves — Stark and Arcadia — and will be printed on premium paper with a beautiful cover. We think you’ll be happy with the end result.

This has, of course, necessitated a redesign of the boxes to fit the Tome and the other materials. (Did we mention how we’ve made things more difficult for ourselves?)

Here’s a sample page-spread from the upgraded Tome:

We plan to print everything in October. Shipping will commence after that.

T-shirts: we won’t be offering any new designs for sale. We’ve had terrible luck with printing partners, the quality's been below par, and we simply can’t handle the logistics. Backers who didn’t originally receive their shirts are getting new ones, but that will be it — at least for the foreseeable future.

In non-backer rewards related news, we’re also working on a game.

Draugen — a first-person mystery set in 1920s Norway — is due out next year on PC and consoles, and there’s a new trailer arriving in October. To stay updated, you can visit the game’s homepage ( or follow one of our many social media channels (see below).

If you liked Dreamfall, you might like Draugen. It’s a very different game, but the red thread is narrative, characters and dialogue. Even if you don’t play first-person exploration games, you should check out the trailer when it arrives — it could be that this is the one first-person exploration game you actually end up playing.

Thanks for reading!

Red Thread Games

Wonkers is ALIVE!

Posted by Red Thread Games (Creator)

Hello, backer!

You're receiving this Very Special Update because your tier includes the Wonkers USB key, and we wanted to share the final design with you before the rest of the world gets to see what we're making.

So here it is — the (very) limited, one-of-a-kind, super cute Wonkers the Watilla USB key.

Cool, huh?

These are going into production shortly, and will be part of the special edition boxes starting at $350. Those of you who pledged at the $200 "Wonkers USB Edition" tier will receive these keys separately.

We don't have an estimated shipping window yet, but look for more updates in the future!

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