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Dreamfall Chapters is the long-awaited sequel to acclaimed PC adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
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A post-Rebels update

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We're alive!

Against all odds, we survived these last couple of back-breaking and soul-crushing Norwegian winter months to deliver what we believe is the biggest and most ambitious single episode of any episodic adventure game EVER.

(We're quite possibly wrong, but it's definitely in the top three.)

Update 2.0.1.

With a reported¹ 6-12 (!) hours of play time, we hope you all understand why a) it took four months to make, and b) why there are still a few bugs in this episode.

We've just released a beta version of update 2.0.1 to Steam. Follow this link with instructions about how to access the beta and to read the patch notes. The beta is only available via Steam, but as soon as it's been verified and tested, we'll push it out to everyone, everywhere.

(Mac users struggling with crashes should definitely try the beta. There was a Yosemite bug on certain OS-X systems equipped with AMD graphics cards that's hopefully been rectified. Until we get feedback from affected users, however, we can't know for sure, so please let us know if this fixes the problem for you.)

German and French versions

Due to the scope and number of spoken lines in Book Two (more than in Book One) it's taken our amazingly patient, diligent and hard-working translators (and German voice actors) a bit longer than anticipated to get the localised versions finished.

That work is now almost complete, but it will take us a few days to integrate and test all the text and sound files. Since we can't publish new versions over the weekend, this means that the complete German and French versions of Book Two will arrive next week.

We'll keep you updated and we apologise for the delay.

Book Three

After taking a very well deserved long weekend off, the team is back in full production mode on both Book Three and a little surprise we have planned for April/May. This surprise will be available first to our early access backers, followed by the rest of our backers, and finally everyone else...so stay tuned for more information about that. Soon. Ish.

In terms of timelines, Book Three won't take as long as Book Two. We probably won't announce any release date until we're very close, but we will of course continue to update you all on our progress along the way.

Book Three will not be as epic sized as Book Two. With our second episode, we wanted to ramp up the drama and bring the story to a certain point in time, which required us to include more content than we'd originally planned. Book Three will be more streamlined and intense. And while we're still in the early production and design phases on the final two books, neither of those will be quite as massive as Book Two.

In the end, however, we will have delivered a game that's far, far beyond our 10-12 hours Kickstarter promise. (And we will most likely never make another game this big ever again. There's only so much ten people can do!)

As a little teaser for what's coming in Book Three, here's a concept of a character who will play a small but pivotal role in the story going forward.

Presenting Ferdows, the first non-military, non-priestess Azadi we've met in the series:

We'll be back soon with another update, and next time we will talk a bit about Kickstarter rewards, since we do get some questions from backers about the timelines for both the digital and physical rewards.

On that note, if you have not redeemed your game key yet, follow this link for instructions about how to do that. With Book Two out, it's definitely time to start playing, if you haven't done so yet!

Oh, and if you have friends, family, frenemies and mortal enemies who have yet to buy Dreamfall Chapters, the game is currently 30% off on Steam!

As the Azadi would say: May the Light of the Goddess shine upon you all and guide you away from the Shadow.

Team RTG

1. Reported by our players on various forums. No scientific method of any sort used.

Book Two is LIVE on Steam!

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Dreamfall Chapters Book Two will be delayed 48 hours

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Hi, backers!

It's in the headline but worth repeating:

Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels will be delayed until Thursday, March 12th, at 1900 Oslo headquarters time (CET). That's 11 AM PDT, 2 PM EDT and 6 PM GMT.

The reason for this brief delay is that we've found and fixed a couple of critical bugs today, and we need another full day of testing with the next release candidate before we're comfortable pushing the big green button.

We will of course continue to work through the evening to make sure there are no other issues — stay tuned to Twitter for pictures of tired team members!

We sincerely apologise for the delay, but we're sure you want the same thing we do: a polished and (mostly!) bug-free experience. We'd rather delay forty-eight hours than rush something out without having tested it properly. We hope you all agree.

This will hopefully also enable us to release concurrently on Steam, GOG and Humble, something we always strive to accomplish but can't always deliver on.

When it comes to early access, we have stated on several occasions that our goal is to provide that with every episode, if possible. We opened up twenty-four hours early with Book One, and we will do our best to provide the same early access to relevant backers with Book Three. Because of the above-mentioned bugs, however, we have decided to not open up for early access to Book Two. Above all, we don't want anyone to have a subpar or buggy experience.

We are working to put together something special for early access backers next month, however, and we will update you on that as we get closer. It should hopefully be a nice surprise!

We hope you understand our decision to delay, and we apologise again for the late notice. These things do happen in game development, particularly with a small team trying to do big things (and Book Two is massive). We appreciate your support and continued patience, and we hope and trust you'll be very, very happy with what we have in store for this Thursday!

Team RTG

The full Rebels trailer has arrived!

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Hi all,

We've made a trailer and it is live!

Go check out the brand new and super-official Book Two: Rebels trailer on YouTube.

That's it. That's all we have for you. Hope y'all enjoy it!

And now for a message-slash-rant about spoilers that you can safely skip if you're not interested:

Are there spoilers in this trailer? That depends on your point of view. Anything that contains images, footage, sound and music from something that hasn't yet been released can, of course, be defined as a 'spoiler'. Do we think this particular trailer will spoil your experience? No. Is it filled with new footage from Book Two? Yes. Can you possibly deduce the plot for Book Two from the trailer? Maybe. Will it soften some of the surprises? Possibly.

Should you watch the trailer?

We honestly don't know! If you're already dead set on playing the second episode as soon as it's released, maybe you should just wait a few weeks. If you're on the fence or are planning to play (much) later, then go ahead and watch it, because a) the trailer might convince you to play, or b) you'll forget it all by the time you get around to playing.

Hell, just watch it. But don't yell at us about spoilers!

Sincerely,

Team RTG

New Book Two screenshots gallery

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Hi all,

Yesterday we announced the release date for Book Two (March 10th!) and today we have a gallery of screenshots from our upcoming second episode.

Click the following link to see the screens (and if you're sensitive to possible spoilers, think twice before clicking, although we don't think it'll ruin your enjoyment of the story):

Book Two screenshots album

Afterwards, feel free to join our community in discussing the screenshots over on the official forum.

Enjoy! And don't say we don't warn you about possible spoilers!

Team RTG