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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
21,858 backers pledged $1,538,425 to help bring this project to life.

Mini-update: The House of All Worlds

Posted by Red Thread Games (Creator)

Thanks to everyone who tuned into our marathon broadcast (posthumously titled 'The Unstreaming') yesterday! We had a ton of fun playing Dreamfall and interacting with our fans and supporters. We will definitely host another live broadcast soon.

If you missed the broadcast, you can watch it on our TwitchTV channel. A very helpful viewer has also posted the whole thing on YouTube. Keep in mind that it's ten-and-a-half hours long, so set aside the better part of a day!

We reached TWO major milestones yesterday: the one million (!) dollar mark, and our 'A Longer Journey' stretch goal, which means that we will put more content into the game, and make the adventure richer, longer and better. Thank you so much for helping us out!

We are already making steady progress towards our next stretch goal:

This goal will probably mean the most to fans of The Longest Journey, but everyone will get to benefit from this intriguing addition, and it will have a major effect on the game.

We have long toyed with the idea of incorporating the House of All Worlds -- a mysterious location from The Longest Journey -- into Chapters, and with your help we will hopefully be able to do so.

The House was where TLJ began, and where it ended. It was absent from Dreamfall, but we always planned on returning there. It has an important place in the saga, and it connects the characters in ways both obvious and unexpected.

Don't expect the House to lay bare all of its many mysteries, but you will be able to explore this strange location, and it will also become part of the game's front end.

How exactly?

Well. As the stretch goal says: "Mystery is important, señorita". Would you really want this particular mystery spoiled?

Thought not.

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    1. Giorgos Chrysikopoulos - Dream Traveller on

      @Stephan: By pledging at least $25 here you get a DRM-free (no DRM at all) downloadable copy of the game (plus any of the other rewards according to your pledge level of course).
      Also, about Steam (and GoG as well), they said they want to have the game available for sale on those platforms, and will probably give us codes for them when the time comes, but they can't "announce" anything yet (I believe) for a game coming out in 20 months from now at the earliest.

    2. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22
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      @Stephan: no 'own drm' (see FAQ).
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    3. Stephan Vandenborn on

      ... I also wanted to ask this actually. Does digital distribution happen on an own platform ? with own drm ? or are you actually going to channel this trough steam and if so, is the early access going to be a special access tear that you can select in steam ? (i've seen games who have the option in their properties to access a special preview bild etc, so that would be very cool!)

    4. Stephan Vandenborn on

      Perhaps it can help if you guys announce very early on if you'll be on steam. Nothing is more annoying than companies nowadays who - because of compeitive reasons - turn the discussion of steam presence into one big taboo, so many users hold back on pre ordering because of this. Maybe if thre's a signe that it will be on steam and you promise that, people will actually be hooked.

      Maybe even working it trough steam greenlight would add extra promotion because users have to vvote and you have a presence there ealier than the release date. Perhaps that could help your kickstarter/paypal campaign also ?

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      Jason Bowman on

      I did my own personal unstreaming and did my own play thru. Just finished late yesterday afternoon.

    6. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22
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      @Alexey: do not forget that more money means they can put more people on that stretch goal.
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      Alexey Makarenko on

      Hey guys!
      I',m really glad that The Great Story is back after many years of waiting!
      And I am really excited to see even more... (real fans never had enough :)

      I have one concern though, about all those stretch goals...
      How will they affect original schedule, and promise to deliver around Nov 2014?
      Because I know that more features means more polishing, more QA, and at the end - more time!
      And also I hope that you'r not making up thing on the go...
      Cause you know - it's take a time to do something good, and its take a moment to ruin it.

      Anyways, I believe in you guys! Keep my fingers crossed!

    8. Oriane MAILLY on

      I have seen the Unsteaming today. It was fun... surely. My english is so bad >< But I have all seen. So more mystery for me ^^

    9. AgentGrasshopper |OotG| Dream Traveller on

      The Unstreaming was quite the event and so much fun. You guys are very entertaining and interesting people, so I'd love it if you did another livestream event. And maybe playing through TLJ (it's my favorite!) could be done? Of course, if you did that, I'd recommend doing it in parts for the sake of your sanity. *lol* Either way, fun event and I'm happy to see the pledges progressing still. I want ALL the stretch goals. haha

    10. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22
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      I watched a couple of hours of the Unstreaming, but my mind got totally overheated about 5 hours into it and I had to shut it down. Will watch the rest of it later, and in way shorter parts. Thanks to the person putting it on youtube, twitch is totally unworkable for me, wanting to download videos for later use.
      BTW, my tracker showed a serious backer had pulled out yesterday too.
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    11. @delamer - Drachkin on

      @Flint Sky
      With all due respect, but this is not a question of rewards firstly, but of support.
      But you are owner of you money, of course :)

    12. Jester's_Tear82 on

      Watched half of the Unstreaming ;) & will finish tomorrow, it's so refreshing to have the leading team talk to us & let us express our opinions & get some answers. Also lovely to see the game play through their eyes! 2 more weeks lefty & we're going strong..

    13. Laila Eikeland Knutsen on

      I had great fun watching the live broadcast and increasingly tired developers! Also am chuffed that we're getting a longer game now (can almost not get enough of a good thing after all) an am excited to see how much they can get done with the extra funding.

      HOT BARRELS!!

    14. Moeez Siddiqui on

      The developer marathon stream was very enlightening and hilarious, you guys are a great team! :D

    15. Oriane MAILLY on

      I wait Spoken Word.... But I believe that Red Thread Games try to make the best game that possible! I thrust them.

    16. Flint Sky on

      I'm fan of the game since TLJ, but I realy don't like tiers content in this campaign. I backed 250$ at start and then after taking a deep look on tiers rewards I was very dissapointed and switched to 20$ (when it became available), and I think there is a lot of people like me. And we lost 1 person with 10k$ pledge....

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      VinnyThunder on

      any word on cortez? as hinted by the title of this latest pledge reward, will he be there as one of the Kin overseeing the House? also will his original VA be back? the extra cutscene at the end of Dreamfall had someone else - loved his original VA, is that dude still active as of now?

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      VoodooFX on

      Is it just me or did the total sum actually decrease in last few of hours?? Could have sworn it was already around 1.020 M before I went to bed last night, now it's only 1.018M

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      Keated - Dream Traveller $6.13 on

      I, for one, welcome the mystery :D

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      Ray Muirhead on

      For further stretch goals beyond the mystery - would love to see an iPad release of the game :).

    21. Giorgos Chrysikopoulos - Dream Traveller on

      @Edward: Aren't April sketches (including this one used for the "House of all Worlds" stretch goal image here) shown on the Main menu of The Longest Journey? (And indeed seems like April has some prophetic abilities as well)

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      Schobbo on

      This kickstarter campaign is making some great progress and I love following it's progress. I hope a few more stretch goals will be reached to bring even more content to the game. Still 14 days to go :)

    23. A.A - The Dream Travelling Echidna $6.13 on

      Well, I DO want that particular mystery spoiled. So next time, try waiting for an answer before answering for us, eh? :P ;)

    24. Edward on

      Talking of sketches, did we ever get to see the old sketches April made, the ones in the round box at the bottom of her wardrobe? I noticed the box was still there in Dreamfall, but it wasn't interacted with in the play-through. I always wondered if they were of recognisable Arcadia creatures, or landscapes that she had only dreamt about as a child, but would later recognised as real.

    25. jorlinn on Linux on

      Ah, the sketch looks like the room with the old lady from TLJ, wonderful...

    26. Lee-m on

      The chance to explore the house of all worlds sounds great ! and maybe find out more about its location and how it interacts with the other worlds.

      Loved the Dreamfall live broadcast ! thanks guys :) More of that sounds like a good idea to me :)

    27. Mats-André Nykrem on

      Are you gonna release any expansion packs or DLC's?

    28. Rinu on

      The next stretch goal sounds great :3. And thank you for live streaming. I didn't comment but I watched a part of it and it was fun. I have to catch up on the rest soon.

    29. Skorpys - Dream Traveller\Lib UT on

      Always nice with an update, but you should probably fight the Undreaming yourself and explore your own House of All Worlds in your sleep now! ;) Sweet or sweaty dreams - whichever you prefer! ;-)

    30. Christine - Dream Traveller on

      I love mystery, and how you guys leave things to the imagination, so this is a perfect goal for me. We'll get to explore and learn but also, I'm sure, you'll make it so we have to interpret things. I do hope we learn who Lady Avlane is though.

    31. Ben Steed on

      Oh RTG, you tease.

    32. Chuck Payne l Dream Traveller on

      Awesome update! Hope you guys got some sleep!