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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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Update #10: Week two begins!

(Okay, so it's really week two-and-a-bit, since we're now nine (NINE!) days into the campaign, but it works better as a headline.)

We passed $850K yesterday (!!!) and we're already closing in on

Apples & Penguins ($900K)

and the Mac and Linux versions. I know a lot of you will be excited about that, and it makes us very, very happy. A bunch of us are (at least parttime) Mac users, Linux is getting bigger and bigger (and rightfully so), and we want to see Dreamfall Chapters reach as many players as possible, on as many platforms as possible. And not just Windows, Mac, Linux.

But that's probably a topic for another update, when we reveal more stretch goals.

For now our eyes are set squarely on $900K and, if we pass that

The Loremaster ($950K)

which is a really exciting goal. Not only will our players be able to dig into all the rich lore of The Longest Journey universe, but the characters in the game will be instrumental in rebuilding the Great Library of Marcuria -- a grand city in the magical world of Arcadia. The library was recently destroyed, its contents scattered to the winds. By bringing books and documents back to the library, it will become both a repository of lore, as well as a measurement of how much players have explored and unearthed in the game.

It's going to be a really cool feature. So let's make it happen! And after that, we have

A Longer Journey ($1,000,000)

which we'll talk more about in the next few days. But we've already revealed that this tier brings back Abnaxus of the Venar. Abnaxus was an important part of The Longest Journey, but his role was unfortunately excised from Dreamfall, so we're very excited for the opportunity to tell his story again, and to revisit this strange, magical species that lives outside of time.

And speaking of magical species...

The Manggoy

In their own, beautifully melodic language, they are the Oular -- children of the purple mountains -- but in Alltongue they are Manggoy, ape-people, strange and dangerous denizens of the northern mountains.

Contemptuously called 'makak' by those who would reduce them to mere animals, particularly the militant anti-magical Azadi, the Oular are reclusive and mysterious, and there are not many of them left.

Or so it seems.

They are an old people, much, much older than humans, and though they have withdrawn from 'civilised' society and are now commonly considered simian and beastly, they are nevertheless fiercely intelligent and cultured. They rarely communicate with anyone outside their close-knit society, however, and they are known to protect their territory and their own with a ferocity and penchant for swift violence that's gained them another nickname:

Assassili.

Ruthless, inhuman murderers.

And in Dreamfall Chapters, you will need to travel to the northern mountains to find the Oular, and convince them to part with something very, very important.

New wallpapers!

Lastly, we just shared a high resolution version of our Kickstarter banner with fan site Thirteen Chapters, and they have created a bunch of different wallpapers. You can find those here.

Thirteen Chapters is run by RaMa, one of our oldest and most dedicated supporters, and it's a site worth bookmarking. They're going to be with us for years to come (we hope!) and they will help us build a thriving and supportive community.

The original, high-resolution banner image can be found here.

Comments

    1. Creator Stephen Potyondi on February 18, 2013

      Why are you not releasing a universal version of the game? Users with multiple computers running more than one operating system shouldn't be forced to choose just one.

      Can you explain why you aren't planning to release this game on Steam? It would have the enormous advantage of multi-platform support and cloud saves.

    2. Creator Schobbo on February 18, 2013

      This tiny bit of Lore makes me look forward to the Loremaster.

    3. Creator Ben Mansley on February 18, 2013

      The loremaster looks like a great feature. Best of luck!

    4. Creator Martin Mueller on February 18, 2013

      Well done - altough I personally do not care about Mac and Linux versions. Hopefully one of the next stretch-goals are the extra languages - I'd really like to play it in my native language right from the start.

    5. Creator Johannes 'Waldgeist' Rebhan on February 18, 2013

      I like me some apples... and penguins. Two of my favourite operating systems combined with one of my most cherished adventure games. A match made in heaven. Or was it story time? Nevermind. Thanks for the next step. Now people, lets explode this baby beyond the 2 million barrier. Share. Spread. Talk. Engage. Go! :D

    6. Creator Mawliette on February 18, 2013

      @Giorgos @Chad Good! Due to that stupid DRM thing I can't play the Dreamfall I own and I'm waiting for Steam to lower the prices to buy it again 'cause they've told me the Steam version of Dreamfall is DRM-free. Such a pain in the ass, really.

    7. Creator Giorgos Chrysikopoulos - Dream Traveller on February 18, 2013

      @Chad: this game won't have ANY protection system, it's DRM-free, confirmed.

    8. Creator Malcolm Swoboda on February 18, 2013

      Easily gonna get A Longer Journey. The only big thing in question is getting A Longest Journey Home.

    9. Creator Chad Armstrong on February 18, 2013

      A Mac version is very important to me. And as of this writing, it looks like the $900K goal has been met.

      I even played Dreamfall on an iMac (via using Boot Camp and Win XP on a secondary partition). I'm just hoping that this game doesn't have the annoying copy protection that made Dreamfall annoying at times (note: can't play Dreamfall in a virtual machine).

    10. Creator Sarah | Draic Kin on February 18, 2013

      @Valery huh? It says in their update "Now on PC, Mac & Linux!". Sounds like Linux is go, no question.

    11. Creator Neo on February 18, 2013

      Woohoo! The dream came true! :D

    12. Creator Dave Jansen on February 18, 2013

      Are you considering adding Oculus Rift support? Considering you're using Unity, if I understand it correctly it should be relatively straight forward to add. Thanks! :)

    13. Creator cabfe on February 18, 2013

      Great and thanks ! Looking it now.

    14. Creator Raoul Matheron on February 18, 2013

      Thirteen Chapters is back up, everyone! I hope it can take the load now. If it can't though, I'll just upgrade my hosting package.

    15. Creator VoodooFX on February 18, 2013

      @Alex Hempel: that's why I'm hoping they'll leave a possibility to increase our pledges available, even after the campaign ends. It's a win-win situation for both involved parties; they get more funds and you get a better package, you couldn't afford before.

    16. Creator cabfe on February 18, 2013

      @Owl : I agree. At least could we know if EFIGS versions will already be included in the game or as a stretch goal ?

    17. Creator Alex Hempel on February 18, 2013

      I upgraded my pledge to $75 today. I really wish I could afford one of the boxed editions - would look great next to my original TLJ box and my Dreamfall CE - but that's not going to happen before the Kickstarter ends. Either way, good luck for the project, and congrats on the first stretch goal :)

    18. Creator John Spencer on February 18, 2013

      Wow, nice drawing, your artist is really good!

    19. Creator Owl on February 18, 2013

      To be honest, instead of The Loremaster or a "gorillastick" and stuff like that I would be happier with other languages.

    20. Creator Valery on February 18, 2013

      @RussianNeuroMancer: I second that! (Полностью поддерживаю!)

    21. Creator RussianNeuroMancer on February 18, 2013

      Thank you for reasonable goal :)

    22. Creator Valery on February 18, 2013

      @Sarah: Correction^ it will be released on PC and Mac. (Maybe other platforms as well).

    23. Creator Justin Sturdevant on February 18, 2013

      Must have really killed the website. It's still down :(

    24. Creator Nyny Bui on February 18, 2013

      WOOT! $900K, I wonder how much this Kickstarter will get by the end of this all.

    25. Creator Sarah | Draic Kin on February 17, 2013

      First stretch goal achieved. Whoo! Dreamfall: Chapters will be released on pc, mac and linux! That's a relief because I only have a mac :)

    26. Creator Kevin M. Heinrich on February 17, 2013

      This is a Dreaming come true and without peer or price. I've been a longtime fan since TLJ and have always longed for a continuation of the story of April Ryan. Dreamfall was enough to rekindle some hope of seeing the story continue. I am really hopeful again that we can see from Chapters a completion of Zoe's story and a glorious lead-in to a true sequel with April in the lead character position once more. I'm convinced April isn't dead...and where the hell is Crow? For Chapters, I would love to see an iPad edition of the game. I believe the interface could be quite naturally extended for a compelling experience on this next gen platform. Integration with Kinnect controls on Xbox 360 and support for the Oculus Rift 3D headset is a must-do. I would be excited to see these added as stretch goals which would only make the experience even more magical.

    27. Creator Giorgos Chrysikopoulos - Dream Traveller on February 17, 2013

      @Gal: As Abnaxus himself would say: " you HAD met Abnaxus in the upcoming game! And it seems as if it WILL HAVE BEEN TOMORROW that you ARE MEETING him for the first time at the Journey Man Inn" ;-)

    28. Creator Gal Shemesh on February 17, 2013

      I can't wait to meet Abnaxus in the upcoming game! It seems as if it was yesterday that I met him for the first time at The Journey Man Inn. :)

    29. Creator Eric Pipedream Leisy on February 17, 2013

      I think we might of crashed Thirteen Chapters. :)

    30. Creator Raoul Matheron on February 17, 2013

      I think I remember reading that there are going to be two cities announced in the near future :)

    31. Creator Giorgos Chrysikopoulos - Dream Traveller on February 17, 2013

      @Alex: Stark is coming. They promised they'll show us Europolis soon. It's just that they chose to start with revealing Arcadia.

    32. Creator Alex Udalcov on February 17, 2013

      I'm a bit concerned about the lack of information about Stark. Most of the updates are either about the boxes/platforms/tiers or about Arcadia. That's a bit sad because for me Stark is as interesting as Arcadia is . So I hope you'll give us some info about the world of science in the near future :)

    33. Creator Red Thread Games on February 17, 2013

      @Nicholas Otieno Nyarach: We killed their website. The direct link to the original image still works, though, so use that instead!

    34. Creator Hayley Morris on February 17, 2013

      Lore... Not lie. Silly swipe.

    35. Creator Hayley Morris on February 17, 2013

      Really hoping we get enough for the library, I think it would be amazing. On the other hand if you fall short maybe you could ask the fans to gather their knowledge of the series and make their own lie for the library. If people do that for myst for fun then I'm sure they would do it for dreamfall. Just an idea

    36. Creator Raoul Matheron on February 17, 2013

      RaMa here. Apologies for Thirteen Chapters breaking down! I'll get the site too toughen up soon :)
      We'll hopefully be back online tomorrow!

    37. Creator Natalie Fortune on February 17, 2013

      Woot RaMa!

      Thanks for giving him a shout out! He has worked very hard between all of the fan sites.

    38. Creator Karl-Ove Nilsen on February 17, 2013

      I can't believe I was worried you guys might not make it to 850k it looks like you guys will break the 900k mark soon and probably a reach a million probably more.
      I am really glad to see this project moving forward it's gonna be quite a ride following the development over the course of the next two years.

    39. Creator Christine - Dream Traveller on February 17, 2013

      Yea! I love the depth of the different cultures. I'm looking forward to learning more about these new people. We need to hit 1,000,000 soon!

    40. Creator Red Thread Games on February 17, 2013

      We apologise for murdering Thirteen Chapters! I guess they really weren't set up to handle such a massive, enthusiastic, hungry load!

      In the meantime, use the link above to get the original banner image. That link should survive pretty much everything. Even 14,000 eager pledgers!

      Sorry, guys! You should check out Thirteen Chapters when it's back up...but yeah, give it some breathing room, please!

    41. Creator symbiotics on February 17, 2013

      Yes Abnaxus! The new race sounds awesome also :) can't wait let's hope we reach that goal!

    42. Creator Libor - Dream Traveller on February 17, 2013

      We should give the Thirteen Chapters site some space to breathe and check back tommorow. Obviously too many people have decided to check the page after RTG mentioned it in the update.

    43. Creator Giorgos Chrysikopoulos - Dream Traveller on February 17, 2013

      13 Chapters seems down now indeed. It was working when the update came, I assume all the sudden traffic overwhelmed it.

    44. Creator Jonathan Woollcott - Dream Traveller on February 17, 2013

      Great news! And is the Thirteen Chapters site not working for anyone else?

    45. Creator Alfred Lui on February 17, 2013

      Happy to know Mac is also considered. Can't wait to try it on Mountain Lion or newer OS when it's out.

    46. Creator Alex Agranov on February 17, 2013

      Come on let's get this to $1 million!

    47. Creator nagi on February 17, 2013

      It seems we have overwhelmed Thirteen Chapters..... ^_^°

    48. Creator Laila Eikeland Knutsen on February 17, 2013

      Manoggoy. Cool. I've been curious about these fellows ever since the sneak peek of that drawing in the introduction video! I'm excited! The 950K goal is one I definitely hope we'll reach; the Loremaster sounds like an awesome feature (not to mention a longer journey at the 1 million). I was very fond of the Enclave in the first TLJ game and would love to be able to contribute to another one in the next game!