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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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Update #11: Mac & Linux versions are GO! New video update!

Last night, we reached our FIRST stretch goal, Apples & Penguins, which means that there will be Mac and Linux versions of Dreamfall Chapters! Hurray!

Pledgers will be able to choose between the PC, Mac and Linux versions for their digital downloads, DVD copies and USB keys, as soon as the Kickstarter campaign wraps up.

As promised yesterday, today we provide more details about our next stretch goal, The Loremaster:

Secrets of The Loremaster

The world of Arcadia exists in parallel and perfect balance with ours. It is a world of magic and chaos, a world that acts as a counterweight to the world of science and order. The Balance between the twin worlds is watched over by the Guardian, who channels the energies of order and chaos between Arcadia and Stark, our world.

One of the grandest cities of Arcadia is Marcuria, capital of Ayrede, a nation in the Northlands. For centuries one of the grandest sights of Marcuria was their Great Library, home to tens of thousands of ancient tomes of lore, magic and history, parchments and documents and stone tablets dating back thousands upon thousands of years, back to the time before the Great Divide between Arcadia and Stark.

Ten years ago, Marcuria was attacked by the barbarian Tyren armies, and they burned down and destroyed much of the city -- including the library. Many great works were lost, but the Sentinel priests were able to hide away their most precious books. The Tyren invasion, thankfully, did not last long. From across the western ocean came the Azadi. They drove away and exterminated the Tyren, liberating Marcuria.

Or so its people believed.

Soon, however, the Azadi began to impose their own rule on Marcuria and the Northlands. Their strange faith did not leave room for magic, or magic texts, and so they gathered all the books they could find and burned them in public, before asking the Sentinel priests to renounce their beliefs in favor of the Azadi Goddess.

Some tomes and documents were still hidden, however, and some were brought safely out of the city, where they remain.

In Dreamfall Chapters, you will be able to recover these lost books and bring them to the Grand Library which is even now being rebuilt, in secret, by the growing resistance to the Azadi rule. Once returned to the library, these books and documents can be studied and read, and players can learn more about the lore, peoples, geography and history of Arcadia, about the Balance, the Divide, and about the past and future of the twin worlds.

Many of these texts are hidden and may be difficult to find. Players will need to explore and be observant and vigilant to discover them all.

And finally, a new video update!

In which Dag, Martin and Ragnar speak about how we will make Dreamfall Chapters accessible to those who haven't played The Longest Journey or Dreamfall, along with those who may have forgotten what happened in the previous games.

For those of you without six minutes to spare, the highlights of the video (spoiler alert!) are:

  • The announcement of an interactive comic-book that will retell and recap the story of both The Longest Journey and Dreamfall. This really cool interactive comic will be a stretch goal, and we'll announce more details very soon!
  • And the guys reveal that they will be hosting a LIVE play-through of Dreamfall: The Longest Journey this coming Friday. They will play the game from beginning to end (unless they pass out from exhaustion) and offer commentary, reply to questions and interact with the audience. The time and details will be announced in the next couple of days!
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    1. Kyle Manley - Dream Traveller on

      The playthrough will be recorded on twitch.tv so you don't have to worry about being able to watch in realtime though I wouldn't object to its inclusion : D

    2. Moirrey | Dream Traveller on

      As someone who has already played through TLJ and Dreamfall, I was wondering:
      would you be able to include this video as part of the extras included in the limited edition packages?

      I would love to hear your commentary on the game, but I work weekends and probably won't be tuning in to the live play-through of Dreamfall. =/

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      Stephen Teng on

      @Max, I would like to add to William's comment, which I completely agree with.
      1. Considering that the original game cost 3 million, and Dreamfall cost 5 million, RT is running on a really tight budget.
      2. You personally are not paying an extra $50,000 for the game, so how does this affect you?
      3. Accomplishing stretch goals = more press. More press = more backers.

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      William Walsh - Dream Traveller on

      @ben: I am not an RTG developer but from what they have said at various times it seems unlikely. If anyone did it, it would almost have to be FUNCOM so you might ask over there.

      That said, you can run The Longest Journey on Parallels. I just finished replaying the GOG version on the latest version of Parallels and it works fine.
      Dreamfall can be run native using Cider, Wineskin, or Crossover. It may run on Parallels but I haven't tried that recently. I am personally running Dreamfall using Cider (Snow Leopard). Things like Cider or Wineskin can be tricky to install though.

    5. Brittany Castonguay on

      I'm loving you guys more and more with every update. Thanks for caring about your fans!

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      Michael D on

      I'm just been playing through then again, done TLJ and just through the caves in DTLJ. hopefully I can finish dreamfall again before the live play through.

    7. Ben Steed on

      I am SO excited about this :D I was wondering if you think you'll ever port the original two games to Mac?

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      William Walsh - Dream Traveller on

      @Max: That is nice in theory but it never works out in practice so at the very least you must fully test all of the versions and almost certainly fix a few bugs. After that you have support for three sets of distribution media, manufacturing costs, etc. The list goes on. Finally, you have to budget with an allowance for problems rather than assume that everything will work perfectly.

    9. Max Loy on

      It looked like from one of the previous videos that you guys are using Unity to develop Chapters. From my experience, going from Windows to Mac and Linux is not exactly a complicated process (File->Build->Select Mac/Linux from dropdown menu).

      Are there other parts of the development that require time to port (libraries or the like)? Is some of the extra cost earmarked for support? Does support alone cost $50K?

    10. Az I. on

      A live playthrough of Dreamfall sounds brilliant! It's been a while since I've played it -- ordered the Xbox version just a few days back. If you guys can record the playthrough on YouTube (which now allows up to 10 hours per video, I think) that'll be even more amazing and should benefit many who can't see the session in its entirety.

    11. Marta Pilliu | Dream Traveller $6.13 on

      Rubber duck FTW, guys! I love nonsense, LOL

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      Ludvig Arrhenborg on

      I'm not sure I'll make it to the playthrough, unfortunately. I'm going to do my best, but the amount of schoolwork I have hanging over my shoulders has reached a level I no longer can ignore. If you could make a recording of it open to all it's done, I'd literally get the luckiest person alive (no. It's not going to make me as happy as your announcement of Red Thread Games and Dreamfall Chapters did, but still). Either that, or if maybe one of you other fans with the power to record the broadcast can provide it in some way afterwards (with Red Thread Games' permission?), it would be super appreciated!

    13. Comet on

      I just finished Dreamfall yet again a few minutes ago. It has passed so many years that I didn't even remember I had finished the game 7 years ago. But as I played again the memories came back.
      With that said I'll have to send out a call to all players. fans or not of adventure games.
      Check this games out. If you don't want to get the game, check the gameplay videos on youtube. They do this games justice. Everything about this games is about quality storytelling similar to what can be found in the best movies. One of the best soundtracks of any game to this day.
      You need to give this series a chance to really appreciate this guys work.
      I'll bet you'll have pledged for Dreamfall :Chapters by the time you've finished.

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      Sven on

      William Walsh: on that note, I want the return of Constable Guybrush. :)

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      orion on

      Could you guys please clarify the issue of picking the platform? Will we be allowed to pick just one of the platforms?

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      William Walsh - Dream Traveller on

      It occurs to me that a principle character was missing from Dreamfall. Perhaps he should return.
      I am referring, of course, to The Rubber Duck.
      What would a TLJ game be without a rubber duck?
      Maybe even a rubber duck T-Shirt.
      :-)

    17. Chizu on

      Will you be offering all 3 platforms to people who purchase or do we have to choose one or the other and only that one?
      Obviously I'd like to have all 3 preferably :v (Particularly since I run both Windows and Linux)
      Which is becoming more common with things like steam offering a single purchase across 3 platforms.
      But I'll understand if not :v

    18. Elizabeth Stinger on

      I can't wait to see the devs take on the Necropolis with April. lol

    19. Chad Armstrong on

      A week ago, I finally sat down over the weekend and played through and completed Dreamfall (after several false starts throughout the past 7 years). I would estimate that it took me somewhere between 15 - 20 hours to play through the game. I had already completed half of the game years before, so I already had a good idea on what to do for many parts, so that likely helped me churn through the earlier chapters. But I imagine if someone knows what they are doing, they could get through the game even faster.

    20. Moeez Siddiqui on

      I finished The Longest Journey a couple of days ago, and now 3 hours into Dreamfall. Better finish Dreamfall before I hear this commentary!

      And yes "when it comes to combat - what we weren't thinking" hehe

    21. Elizabeth Stinger on

      I was excited by the concept of a lore library before. Now, I'm ecstatic! :D And I know we'll reach that stretch goal. Its gonna be awesome!

      The interactive comic is reminiscent of Mass Effect to me. (Minus the event changing choices, of course.) I like it and hope we get enough funding to make it. :)

      Looking forward to the video of that Dreamfall play-through. :) Keep up the awesome work, guys!

    22. Arve on

      Why not submit the game to Steam Greenlight and enable Steamplay? Since Steam now supports Windows, OS X and Linux (Ubuntu) people would not have to choose just one platform.

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      Ashton on

      Please tell me the live playthrough is going to be recorded! I can't make the live viewing =(

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      Mark Burrows on

      Excellent - I will be watching on Friday, it's been a couple of years since I last played Dreamfall.
      The comic sounds great too!

    25. Marta Pilliu | Dream Traveller $6.13 on

      Oh, YES! T-shirts!
      My MONEY is ready.

    26. Leo on

      Oh Red Thread mentioning t-shirts...yay! The illustrations are indeed lovely and I can´t wait to see what you guys come up with! I would love something that truly captures the beautiful art in Dreamfall and the magic of the world.

    27. Leo on

      What an awesome update :) The interactive comic sounds like a lot of fun, but definitely aimed at new players. I mean how can Ragnar and co. seriously think that we would not re-play Dreamfall for the millionth time just before Chapters is released? hehe :)

      The playthrough is again great for new fans, but I will also tune in to watch a little! Very nice idea!

    28. Tanash on

      Hell yea, I'll deffo be watching your stream, this is gonna be great! :)

    29. Gal Shemesh on

      Looking forward for the live playthrough guys! It would be nice to hear some commentaries on Dreamfall right from the creators, especially when it's LIVE. :)

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      makomk on

      Is it really necessary for us to choose just one platform? Because whilst a good native Linux version is always my first choice, I have had to resort to running the Windows versions of games on occasion because the Linux port is buggy, or doesn't like my graphics drivers, or just plain has issues...

    31. Benny Samuelsson on

      I don't know if they know what they're in for. It's gonna take like 20 hours with all the questions and comments!

    32. Stephan Cho on

      I can't wait for the live playthrough. I always love reading or watching Let's Plays that take into account what went on behind the scenes, so some perspective from the developers themselves should be fascinating.

    33. RoyMartin on

      I hope we get the interactive comic stretch goal! Sounds great! And I'll SO be there on Friday. And what are these whispers of t-shirts? O.O

    34. Ines Silva on

      you guys are the kings of updates! i dont know of any other kickstarter where the producers give the backers so much feedback and insight as you. that's just awesome :)

    35. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22
      Superbacker
      on

      The only important word in these comments for me is: "t-shirts". Yay! And this is my final comment on KS for today, as it is bed-time for us working EU-types.
      ### Member of the Pinkerton Road Cavalry ###
      ### Dreamfall Traveller ###

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      Clay Harrington - Dream Traveller on

      Will this playthrough be recorded and posted so we can view it later or can we only catch it live?

    37. Marcel Schoen on

      I'm glad to hear all this. Because I honestly had no clue about the Dreamfall adventures before. I always liked adventures a lot, but didn't play games on PC for a very long time now, so this game is all new to me; after hearing that the story will pick up just where the last game left off, I was a little worried that I'll probably not understand what's going on at all. I'm glad you'll address that properly!

    38. Maxime Girard on

      Can't wait to see how complete the library will be. I read quite a bit, so do not hesitate to go all out. One game that had many books was Baldur's Gate for PC. That's one of my favorite games. The original devs did a project here on kickstarter as well called Project Eternity that garnered quite a bit of money too.

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      Ray Muirhead on

      The interactive comic book sounds like a great idea! Would be awesome to see it on the iPad :).

    40. Patrick on

      @Red Thread Games: Haha, sorry- kind of assumed due to the predominantly male presence in the video's so far :) But great work Rikke, and some very nice concept art on the site too!

      T-shirts? Hmm... maybe if you'd consider something that can be framed and wall-mounted (and of the paper variety, seeing how you could do all that with a shirt as well...) I'd bite. But this will no doubt make many people happy!

    41. Alex on

      What RJSebastian said: "Are you going to make the playthrough a permanent video to be watched?"
      Yes please! I might not have time to watch the whole playthrough, but I would very much like to watch it in chunks later.

    42. Malene on

      Is the game being produced in America?

    43. APODionysus on

      wow, Im dumb that was supposed to go in the regular comment section. Too many tabs

    44. Brenda Wolf on

      Thank you for the update!! <3 Crow!

      This may be just me but I was hoping we could play the game on any of the three OSs without having to buy another copy. I bought several games on Steam that work on Windows/Linux. I prefer Linux but sometimes I have problems with a game and I just play it on Windows.

    45. APODionysus on

      From the comments on the Update:

      " Mats-André Nykrem 13 minutes ago
      Make a live play through of The Longest Journey too!!!

      Creator Red Thread Games 7 minutes ago
      @Mats-André Nykrem: That's something we MAY be willing to do if we reach our $2 million stretch goal, The Longest Journey Home "

      Sounds like a teeny tiny hint as to what exactly TLJH is

    46. Stephan Vandenborn on

      I played dreamfall again this weekend :) But still i'm gonna watch on friday. This game is so rich with story that - when you play it again - you just get presented with forgotten stuff and then you think "how could I ever forget that" :)

    47. Malene on

      Gleder meg helt sinnsykt! :)))

    48. APODionysus on

      @RTG

      Is that a hint to what TLJH is? Sounds like a hint to me

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      Dennis S. on

      "t-shirts"

      That should get the ball rolling on extended pledges. Or so I've been told.
      Let's hope it does!

      Love the updates, keep coming back every few hours to check on pledge progress and read the newest updates/comments. Will you release details about the next stretch goals once 950K is reached?

    50. John Crowe on

      Can a stretch goal be seeing whats under Martins hat? XD

      Thanks for the updates guys!