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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
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December Dreamfall update (and Draugen)

Posted by Red Thread Games (Creator)
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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: https://www.redthreadgames.com/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 GOG.com. 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.

❤️

Red Thread Games

Kickstarter update for September 2018

Posted by Red Thread Games (Creator)
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"Delays, delays, delays — games, updates, shipments…life."

Hello.

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:

https://www.redthreadgames.com/backers/

(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 (www.draugengame.com) 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

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Wonkers is ALIVE!

Posted by Red Thread Games (Creator)
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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!

Red Thread Games

A very exciting Journeyman Edition shipping update

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Folks, it's happening.

It's really happening. 

They're here.

All four thousand of them.

But only for a brief time. The first 1500 boxes will be leaving our office shortly, en route to our $110 tier backers. If that's you, you'll receive another email with more details next week. The next 1500-ish will be included in the special edition boxes (bonus!). And the final thousand boxes will be available for sale via our website, probably starting in May.

And then there's this.

After dumping our previous t-shirt partner, we found a new one: Grafa; a small, Norwegian print shop based in a small and scenic coastal town (check the photos on their website). T-shirts with soul, and we love 'em. The test prints passed our art director's stringent quality control, and the first batch — for backers — is underway. We hope to offer these designs for sale soon.

Finally, on March 8th — International Women's Day — we posted a couple of photos on social media. From the women of Red Thread Games, and from the women of Red Thread's games — there wouldn't be any Red Thread games (or Games) without them.

 

(Representing Dreamfall Chapters, Svalbard, and Draugen.)

Next up: soundtrack CDs, the special edition boxes, some awesome books...and USB-keys.

Red Thread Games

Journeyman Edition production update

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The master disc has been approved by quality assurance, the factory has been given the official thumbs up, and production has begun on the Journeyman Edition.

(At this point, we're allowing ourselves a tiny "yay!".)

We don't know exactly when the boxes will arrive at our office, but we'll post updates to Twitter, Facebook and the backers page on our website. Keep at least one of 'em bookmarked.

As mentioned in our previous update, the Journeyman Edition (JE) will also be included with the Dreamer and Shifter editions. To clarify: JE will be included inside the Dreamer/Shifter boxes, together with the other physical rewards. They will not be shipped separately.

We're doing this because it's practical — the game discs will be better protected than they would be in a sleeve — and because we think it's a very cool box that we want to share with more of you. Also, there's room, so why not.

This does not mean we're further delaying the special editions: once the Journeyman Edition has shipped to 1542 of you, we're starting production on the Dreamer and Shifter editions for our remaining 1109 backers.

Until next time!

Team RTG