Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey's video poster
Play

Dreamfall Chapters is the long-awaited sequel to acclaimed PC adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Read more

Oslo, Norway Video Games
Share this project
21,858
backers
$1,538,425
pledged of $850,000 goal
0
seconds to go

Funded!

This project was successfully funded on March 10, 2013.

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

Oslo, Norway Video Games
Share this project

Recent updates

Photos

E91729bb3a75d4c7ad086883484792ce thumb
34d2be71775f6f9392109d8e1a64800d thumb
3f57b1b232927be8814ca0d5230dd103 thumb
0dbc9c2cc17ca7497f18bac4eecd40db thumb

The full Rebels trailer has arrived!

51 likes

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

42 likes

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

Announcing the Dreamfall Chapters Book Two release date

94 likes

Hi everyone,

Exciting news! We're finally announcing the Book Two release date this afternoon (Oslo time) and we wanted you to be (amongst) the first to know.

Here is the full press release we're sending out, plus some additional words for our backers at the end:

Dreamfall Chapters Book One: Reborn was released late last year, and we're now almost ready to unleash our second episode.

Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels arrives on Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for Windows/Mac/Linux Tuesday March 10th.

The highly rated and Kickstarter funded follow-up to adventure classics The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, Dreamfall Chapters is an episodic story-driven adventure about choice and consequence set in parallel worlds: a cyberpunk vision of the future and a magical fantasy realm.

Book Two continues the story that began with Book One, and follows protagonists Kian Alvane and Zoë Castillo on their journeys to uncover the conspiracy that threatens the twin worlds of order and chaos.

In addition to revisiting locations and characters from Book One, Book Two contains a brand new city to explore: Marcuria, the capital of the Northlands, home to the Azadi occupying forces and the resistance.

The first full trailer for Book Two will arrive February 24th.

So why March 10th, and not February, as teased on Twitter a few weeks ago?

We initially expected Book Two to launch before the end of February (in fact, February 24th was our set-in-stone release date) but a few days ago we realised that this wasn't going to happen.

The wait between the first two episodes has been longer than expected. This is due to a number of factors, including the massive scope of the second episode — up to 50% bigger than Book One, which took an average of four hours to play through — the technical challenges in building (and bug fixing) a functioning framework for an episodic game, and the very, very long test cycle involved in a choice-and-consequence based game that's now approaching ten hours in length after only two episodes.

It was the (lack of) testing and bug fixing that triggered our decision to delay release a couple of weeks. Book Two is officially done, and the team is working on Book Three, but we haven't been able to test it thoroughly enough to be comfortable with releasing it just yet. With another two weeks of testing, bug fixing and polishing, we will be able to deliver a much more stable and enjoyable experience.

We do anticipate a more rapid development process for Book Three, however, which is already well into production. Books Four and Five will arrive later this year, concluding the story of Zoë Castillo, the Dreamer.

Thanks everyone for your continued support and feedback, and we hope the wait for Book Two won't be too painful!

Team RTG

Over 1,1 million choices made!

68 likes

…and many of those choices will have major consequences in Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels.

This stat and many others are beautifully visualised in our bandwagon-jumping Book One infographic.

(Click here for a high resolution version of this infographic.)

New Year's update and introducing the Mole

74 likes

A belated Happy New Year to all of our backers! Sixteen days in, we hope 2015 has been a good year so far for everyone!

"Enough pleasantries, Red Thread," we hear you say (because you're all speaking in your outside voices and waving your arms a lot). "What about Book Two? We, the people, demand to know!"

You, the people: we hear you!

Book Two is about to enter final approach. The seats are upright, the entertainment systems have been switched off and drinks are no longer being served. Everyone has their seat belts on and tray tables up. There may be some turbulence ahead, and the pilot has just informed us that a couple of the instruments are acting up, but we expect to make it to the gate without any serious injuries.

In other words: Book Two is currently the only thing on our minds here at RTG central, and we're getting closer by the day. There's polishing going on, there's intense bug fixing, there are a few voice recording sessions left -- it's crunch time.

And, as we said before Christmas, when we're about 10-12 days away from release, we'll announce a landing ti-- uh, a date.

Before then, however, there's plenty to talk about. Starting next week, we'll be ramping up our enormous PR and marketing machine in order to get everyone talking about Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels!

(And by 'massive' we mean "one person, part-time, scrambling to put together enough artwork and videos to generate attention and excitement". We're nothing if not indie to the core.)

"But what about today, Red Thread?" you're shouting, because it's really hard to get a word in with us going on. "What do you have for us today?"

Today we have a brand new screenshot from Book Two (Rebels!) and we also have two lovely pieces of concept art, featuring an important character from our next episode:

This is Bandu-Ma-Seri, the Mole, and she defies expectations!

The Mole holds court in a cellar burrow within the borders of Oldtown, the magic ghetto. From here, she runs an underground network of magicals trafficking illegal weapons into the city and children out of the city, in addition to maintaining her iron grip on the Marcurian underground through the Hand.

The Mole is ancient, and mean, and deadly. She's also clever, charismatic, wise. Living amongst humans, she's never once considered herself part of the human world, and she hates people with a passion. Magicals are more acceptable to her, and the more they're hated and feared by humans, the better they are in her eyes. But she enjoys the power she has in Marcuria, and she really enjoys the money she makes, and she doesn't want to return to living in a burrow in the forest.

This is how the Mole currently looks in-game (the location and lighting are still work-in-progress), although the first time you meet her, the mask will be on and she will not be in a good mood.

That's it for today. Next week we'll be back with a really cool update, but until then, have a great weekend!

Team RTG