by Red Thread Games
This is the best news for me. I hoped so much April would not have died in the last chapter - the worst moment for me at all in this game. I want Aprily Ryan back in the game, and now I am finally sure - she will return. thank you very much!
I love Sarah Hamilton's voice as well. I just started playing TLJ for the umpteenth time and I forgot how well her voice fits Aprils Character...
As the update says, it would definitely not be the same without Sarah Hamilton as April's voice. Her work in TLJ was AMAZING, and I am even more excited about this game knowing she is on board. This is huge, and I am incredibly happy about it!
Just read a post for HeroU (another kickstarter project by Quest For Glory makes)
They recommended this project, but had the following comment about the naming of the saga:
"The confusingly-similar titles for these three games could definitely use work".
I personally agree. I also think that a name needs to invite you to the game. Not make sense after you play it.
@Lee-m: You probably meant the title will make *sense* when you play the game. Very well then -- I have no issue with it in that case.
I'm currently playing TLJ once again to refresh my memory of this fantastic adventure, can't tell for which time because I played it over the over again by now. And I just got the Talisman of the Balance from Vestrum Tobias. And I was thinking of something most of you might like to have along the box of the upcoming game:
I think that it would be great if there will be an actual Talisman of the Balance object in one of the collector's edition boxes (or that could be purchased additionally), or even the 4 pieces of the disc that can be assembled to the complete disc!
I would really like to hear what do you think about the idea. :)
This is awesome news! She is extremely talented, and her voice really gave life to April's character in TLJ. So glad she is onboard!
The title will make scene when you play the game. Mr Tørnquist says so, and I make it a policy never to question a word he says as regards TLJ :)
Great news indeed! Her voice was certainly one of the reasons why years ago I fell in love with April Ryan.
@Shay: I'm with you on the name. If it were up to me, I would most certainly ditch the "Chapters" part and come up with something else. I don't mind episodic games, but I don't like when it's underlined in their titles. And since, if I understood correctly, the new Dreamfall won't be episodic anymore, such title makes no sense to me at all.
Don't know, Chapters just doesn't have the right ring to it.
If I didn't know its origins and 2 previous gaims, I can't see how the name would've attracted me to get the game.
@Adam Brown: I don't care about the Dreamfall prefix, "Chapters" is the issue for me here.
We missed you Sarah! Crow misses you too!! :-D
April Ryan is, without a doubt, my favorite video game character of all time. So much genuine humanity and passion in that character. TLJ was special because of how relatable April was as a person. I couldn't imagine this game without her!
@Shay: My interpretation would be that this game and its predecessor are "Dreamfall" chapters dealing with Zoë, while TLJ is the much longer story of April Ryan.
But who knows; they changed the names of the collector's editions, so..!
@sVnsilver Sand, Schattenjager of AGL589
"Every horse needs a carrot. Every mouse, a piece of cheese. Incentive, Miss Ryan - all creatures need an incentive to perform tasks." :)
@Shay: "Chapters" refers to the Chapters of Life now, how we grow up, change, settle down, etc. (and it is said it will reflect what the protagonists will go through in the game)
Outstanding news - Dreamfall Chapters wouldn't have been the same without Sarah Hamilton. I loved her outtakes in The Longest Journey! :)
I know it's pretty off topic, but I have 1 small request:
Since dreamfall will no longer be episodic in nature, please change the name to something cooler :D
I too would like it if you would get the original voices for the Swedish and Norwegian versions :)
Either way this is good news ^_^
You should do a Swedish version with Regina Lund too, she was awesome in The Longest Journey(Den Längsta Resan).
Det var Svabø som hadde stemmen til April i den norske versjonen ja. Det klarer jeg ikke å glemme ;)
Lol, hva? det var Synnøve Svabø som hadde stemmen i spillet..?? Husker jeg helt feil? Er sikker på at det var på norsk og at Synnøve Svabø hadde stemmen.. nå skjønner jeg ingenting.
I love your theory about April.. makes me think of Fringe, whoever has watched that will know what I mean :).
And I corroborate with everyone.. Sarah's voice acting added so much soul to the game :)
only 100K left, better get ready with those Stretch Goals!
@Cheyenne Campbell: "..please, get Ellie Conrad Leigh back as well!!"
She's back - see http://alternativemagazineonline.co.uk/2012/11/06/interview-in-conversation-with-ellie-conrad-leigh-zoe-castillo-dreamfall-the-longest-journey/
It's great to see original talent being recruited - just hope that the time elapsed (*14 years* since TLJ's release?!) doesn't mean too many having made their Final Journey...
Yes! all the puzzle pieces are falling into place. soon it shall resemble the best TLJ game Ever! XD
I absolutely love Sarah's voice performances in the series, so this is fantastic news!
I'm so excited!! I can't believe this is really happening, this kickstarter is like a dream come true. ^^
:O AMAZING! Now if Ellie Conrad-Leigh makes a return my life is complete lol
This gave me such a smile this morning. Awesome news.
This is great news - Sarah's performance really was the heart of TLJ.
And many thanks to RTG -- you're doing a great job on the updates, and being open with the backers. This has been a terrific campaign so far.
I just want to say two things and I'll let you get back to work :)
1) This is the first time I have pledged money on a Kickstarter project. I can't begin to describe how happy I was when I found out this is happening! For a second, I almost went for the $5,000 pledge ;) Honestly, I wish I could do that, but I had to settle for the $110, which is double the budget I could spend. This is how much I want this to happen.
2) If you get more money, please don't spend it on gifts and rewards. Just add more hours of gameplay. As long as it is of equal quality to TLJ and Dreamfall, even an extra minute will be worth it!
That is all :)
Great News. April is still my favorite female video game character(Zoe's a close 2nd). Sarah has so much life in her voice. I remember hearing the outtakes in TLJ, and noticing how natural she sounds in character. Keep up the great work guys, hope you can get the rest of the Dreamfall & TLJ voice crew onboard.
Awesome news! That makes me a very happy panda. Please let Zoe's voice come back too!
The game just wouldn't be the same without the original voices, so this is wonderful news. Assuming we'll be seeing April again or I may be forced to riot in the streets.
The voice acting in TLJ is what hooks me the most, together with the amazing story and puzzles. And yes Crow is awesome.
I have no doubt that April survived the end of Dreamfall, because she learned to breathe underwater in The Longest Journey, so I'm looking forward to her adventures in Dreamfall Chapters. :-)
Well, golly - she sure better be the voice of APRIL! And yes, I have to say that I fell in love with ZOE even more then April. She was a more relatable character. BRING ELLIE BACK!
YES! This is the best news about Chapters yet! So (much more) excited!
I remember her voice still. I don't remember zoe's voice at all...
For the time it was made the graphics was pretty cool. Ah, I still remember the stir when it came out and how I felt when I unwrapped it at Christmas....
The graphics were fine for the time TLJ was dev'd.
That is awesome! I still think that the graphics from TLJ are pretty bad, but her Voice Acting was the best I ever heard in any video game. She really brought April to life!
@RTG Would love to see Regina Lund in the Swedish version.
But PLEASE please pretty please, get Ellie Conrad Leigh back as well!! She made me fall in love with Dreamfall and identify with Zoe so much. She's amazing!!
This is... awesome news!
That breathing underwater thing was a permanent deal? I never thought that it could be... right, now she just needs to survive and save Kian and they can become some sort of elite team and Crow can show up and make jibes at Kian constantly cause he's jealous.
"I don't know why everyone forgets that April can breathe underwater."
*Begins bludgeoning head*
That was still a pretty nasty stab wound though.
It would have been rather disorienting to have another voice actress play the part of April Ryan. Glad she's on board!
Obviously getting Roger Raines and Ellie Conrad Leigh is also a must, but please please RT, don't forget Julia Murney! If you love us enough to have April and Emma meet again. Pretty please.
I don't know why everyone forgets that April can breathe underwater.
Guys, you all know what happened. Kian, the symbol of all she hated, out of nowhere telling her he was wrong knocked her out of her despair and she was able to shift back to Stark, where she was taken to an ER. Something simple like that. She's not ready for the storytime yet.