Kickstarter update for September 2018
"Delays, delays, delays — games, updates, shipments…life."
It took most of spring and summer, but we’ve shipped boxes out to almostall $110 tier backers. A few of you... Read more
Wonkers is ALIVE!
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... Read more
A very exciting Journeyman Edition shipping update
Folks, it's happening.
It's really happening.
All four thousand of them.
But only for a brief time. The first 1500 boxes will be leaving our office shortly, en... Read more
Journeyman Edition production update
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... Read more
Journeyman Edition shipping delay
As it turns out — not surprisingly, given our history — the estimated January ship date for the Journeyman Edition boxes was a tad optimistic. The wheels of printing presses... Read more
It's slowly getting dark outside. There's snow on the ground. The faint tones of distant Christmas music can be heard through frosted windows.
Most of Team Red Thread have left... Read more
Another rewards update
We're sure many of you have been asking the same question: what's happening with the physical rewards?
The good news is, we're close. The bad news is... Read more
The Final Cut cometh
The art speaks the truth:
In just over a week, on July 21st, the updated, upgraded, edited, optimised andremastered Final Cut edition of Dreamfall Chapters lands on PC and... Read more
The Final Cut release date and key art
We promised you'd be the first to know, and here it is:
Dreamfall Chapters: The Final Cut arrives July 21ston Steam, GOG and the Humble Store, for PC, Mac... Read more
Dreamfall Chapters arrives on consoles
This Friday, May 5, Dreamfall Chapters finally lands on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
We've been working on the console versions since last August, and we've made a lot of... Read more
Console release date and new trailer
Dreamfall Chapters is coming to consoles on May 5th and Deep Silver has just released a new trailer to mark the date – and the beginning of pre-orders.... Read more
"Things Take Time": January 2017 update
Happy New Year, dreamers!
First off, we’d like to apologise for the long silence. The team was kept busy with tight milestones towards the end of 2016.
As 2017 boots... Read more
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
The Red Thread team has wrapped up another incredibly busy and rewarding year, and everyone's scattered to the winds to spend quality time with friends and family – but Crow... Read more
Two months later
Three years. Five episodes. Tens of thousands of hours of work. It’s been wild. It’s been exhausting. It’s been an unforgettable experience. We’re both relieved and sad that the journey... Read more
REDUX is live!
It's finally time.
Book Five: REDUX is now live on Steam and GOG, and "soon" via the Humble Store (no ETA yet, we're waiting on word from Humble).
There's also... Read more
REDUX release party, limited spots available!
On Friday, June 24th, there will be a Book Five: REDUX – and full series – release party here in Oslo.
We have a number of tickets available to backers,... Read more
And the Book Five release date is…
Please check out the release date announcement and Book Five teaser trailer on YouTube.
There will be a full REDUX trailer on launch day — for now, we wanted to... Read more
One step closer to REDUX
We don't usually do this, because pre-announcements are silly, but it's been a long, long, looong wait — so here goes:
Next week we're announcing the release date... Read more
"Almost there!" May production update
We’ve reached the middle of May and the team is still hard at work on the final (!!!) episode of Dreamfall Chapters. Things Take Time, episodic is hard,... Read more
Book Five: Revealed
It's been a long time coming, but it's finally coming.
After months of silence, we're proud to give you this exclusive sneak peek at the concluding episode of our saga.... Read more
Happy Christmas & New Year from Team RTG!
Team Red Thread is taking a well-deserved Christmas break. We'll be back January 4th to finish the journey...and to begin another exciting year, filled with amazing surprises and... Read more
Book Four is live!
Stop reading right now and launch your Steam or Galaxy clients (or log into your GOG account) to download and update Dreamfall Chapters. Episode four is out! For PC, Mac... Read more
Book Four: Revelations arrives December 3rd!
This morning, we announced the release date of our fourth episode in a brand new trailer. You can watch it here (as always, beware some spoilers):
Book Four arrives... Read more
Unity 5 beta for Windows now available on Steam
The Unity 5 beta of Dreamfall Chapters is now (finally!) available on Steam.
We're not able to distribute the beta anywhere else, unfortunately, but all backers should already have Steam... Read more
A Unity 5 beta update
If you didn’t read last week’s production update from Ragnar Tørnquist, do so before reading this post. It’s pretty important.
Good news: we’re getting very close to having a beta-testable... Read more
Unity 5, Book Four & delays — an update from Ragnar
Ragnar here with an important update.
For the past couple of months, the Dreamfall team has divided their time between two tasks: working on Book Four, and porting... Read more
An update on Book Four and Unity 5
Red Thread here, with a new backer update. But first, a quick summary of things you may have missed from the last couple of months:
- Back in August,... Read more
As that great bard of the 20th Century known as 'The Fresh Prince' once crooned
Summer, summer, summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer's the season for... Read more
Book Three is LIVE on Steam! (And coming soon to GOG, Humble Store)
Dreamfall Chapters Book Three: Realms has arrived!
The game will update automatically via the Steam client. Visit your account page on GOG or Humble to check if the update files... Read more
An old friend returns
We have a little surprise for y'all today. An old friend is coming back for Book Three, and he wants to say hello:
(And if you can't... Read more
April-May production update
There's been no official backer update since March, and so it's about time we told you what's been happening at Red Thread Games. And what's mostly been happening is... Read more
A post-Rebels update
Against all odds, we survived these last couple of back-breaking and soul-crushing Norwegian winter months to deliver what we believe is the biggest and most ambitious single episode... Read more
Dreamfall Chapters Book Two will be delayed 48 hours
It's in the headline but worth repeating:
Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels will be delayed until Thursday, March 12th, at 1900 Oslo headquarters time (CET). That's 11 AM... Read more
The full Rebels trailer has arrived!
We've made a trailer and it is live!
Go check out the brand new and super-official Book Two: Rebels trailer on YouTube.
That's it. That's all we have... Read more
New Book Two screenshots gallery
Yesterday we announced the release date for Book Two (March 10th!) and today we have a gallery of screenshots from our upcoming second episode.
Click the following link... Read more
Announcing the Dreamfall Chapters Book Two release date
Exciting news! We're finally announcing the Book Two release date this afternoon (Oslo time) and we wanted you to be (amongst) the first to know.
Here is the... Read more
Over 1,1 million choices made!
…and many of those choices will have major consequences in Dreamfall Chapters Book Two: Rebels.
This stat and many others are beautifully visualised in our bandwagon-jumping Book One infographic.
(Click... Read more
New Year's update and introducing the Mole
A belated Happy New Year to all of our backers! Sixteen days in, we hope 2015 has been a good year so far for everyone!
"Enough pleasantries, Red Thread," we... Read more
Merry Christmas! from Red Thread Games
(And a lovely whatever-you-may-celebrate-wherever-you-may-be to those of you who don't celebrate Christmas.)
Our team has scattered across snowy Norway to be with family & friends, but from everyone at Red... Read more
December development update
The team is about to crack open the c̶h̶a̶m̶p̶a̶g̶n̶e̶ cheap beer and ginger cookies, and celebrate the last day of work before Christmas. Everyone's been working incredibly hard this autumn,... Read more
Book Two announcement trailer
The brand new Dreamfall Chapters trailer is finally here, and along with a bunch of scenes from Book One, the trailer also contains teaser footage from Book Two — and... Read more
Book Two character profiles: Hanna and Enu
With Book One behind us, the team is now focusing on Book Two – in parallel with the ongoing bug fixes and optimisations – and while we don't have a... Read more
A Halloween update: launch, reception & patches
Dreamfall Chapters has now been out for over one week, and most of you have probably played the game. If you haven't, here's a reminder about how to claim your... Read more
Update on GOG keys & Humble downloads
Yesterday was a crazy-mad day for everyone at Red Thread, and by the end of the night we were all exhausted. We're sorry for not following... Read more
We're live on Steam for everyone!
Good news, everyone!
The game is now LIVE on Steam for all backers!
We are uploading the DRM-free Windows, Mac and Linux versions to the Humble Store now, and those... Read more
Launch update, updated!
Sorry for spamming your inboxes, but we figured this is an important enough morning/day/afternoon/evening/night to justify multiple updates. Hopefully there will only be ONE more.
(If you didn't read... Read more
An important update on launch!
Unfortunately, due to some last-minute snags, we will NOT be releasing at 1800 CEST today. There are some critical bugs in the latest version (one of which is... Read more
T-minus one day!
We have a super-super-quick update (in-between panicked play-throughs) for you, and that update is
(in large friendly letters)
and we guess this is as much for... Read more
T-minus four days!
We have been working on (and promising!) a new Kickstarter update for over a week now, but with the release date inching ever closer and the deadline pressure... Read more
Season pass pre-orders begin!
We have a very quick update about a few things that are happening today.
First off, we're finally opening up for pre-purchasing via GOG.com (today!), Steam (soon!) and the... Read more
An update on the musical competition
We regret to announce that the Dreamfall Chapters musical competition has been cancelled. We won’t get into all the reasons behind this decision, but it is final and... Read more
Announcing the Dreamfall Chapters musical competition
Today, we're an announcing a unique opportunity to make an immutable melodious mark on The Longest Journey saga. In other words:
It’s time for the Dreamfall Chapters musical competition!... Read more
August production update
We hope everyone’s had (and are still having) a fantastic summer!
It's late August, autumn is approaching, and that can only mean one thing:
Dreamfall Chapters Book One... Read more
Dreamfall Chapters Reborn trailer
We just released a brand new trailer for (deep breath) Dreamfall Chapters Book One: Reborn. You can find it on our official YouTube channel:
The trailer... Read more
A message from Ragnar
Dear backers, supporters & also everyone else,
When we first conceived of a sequel to Dreamfall, eight years ago, it was as an episodic game: divided into chapters, we named... Read more
The Key Art of Dreamfall Chapters
This update was promised for June 24th; however, the key art was scheduled for June 25th. We apologise for the confusion.
Key art is the art of marketing campaigns and digital... Read more
A look at the Europolitics of Europolis
Please be aware that this update contains light spoilers for the first two chapters. Do not read on if you want to remain completely unsullied!
(On the other hand, there's... Read more
June development update
Welcome to the first of several early summer updates. Today we have beta news, a very cool Zoë clothing update, and a teaser for what's coming later this month,... Read more
First hands-on previews!
Here's a super-quick mid-May update for you, with some brand new screenshots and fresh links to the very first hands-on previews of Dreamfall Chapters. EXCITE!
Our alpha has... Read more
April development update
With little warning, May has rudely arrived, which means it’s time for our April development update. Except, you know, in May.
(Yeah, it’s confusing, we know: just think of... Read more
March development update (including news about Kickstarter rewards)
It’s been a couple of months since our last update — for various reasons we skipped a February Kickstarter update — but it’s certainly not for a lack... Read more
January development update
Hullo everyone, and welcome to 2014, the official Year of Dreamfall Chapters! (And also horse, according to the Chinese zodiac.)
In today's mail, we have a production update, a brief... Read more
First Dreamfall Chapters gameplay video!
We have an awesome Christmas surprise for you all:
GameSpot has just posted a twenty-five minute gameplay video from Dreamfall Chapters!
Taken from the second chapter of the... Read more
December development update
Greetings, fellow travellers!
December is upon us like a wet and cold blanket. The constant drone of Christmas music and the scent of gingerbread biscuits and clementines — it's a Norwegian... Read more
November development update
Our long-awaited October update has spilled into late November, and consequently we have a lot of stuff to talk about, including: several brand new pieces of concept art;... Read more
September development update
September has come (and almost gone) and we hope everyone had a brilliant summer and are primed & ready for gaming's high season!
We have a lot of cool... Read more
We have one word to share with you today, and that word is JOURNEYCON.
Of course, one word probably isn't enough to communicate what JOURNEYCON is (or will... Read more
Dreamfall Chapters Q&A part two
After a quiet Summer, we're finally back with the long-awaited second part of our Dreamfall Chapters video Q&A! Your insightful questions and frighteningly comprehensive knowledge of the Dreamfall universe... Read more
Survey FAQ and our first video Q&A!
Yesterday we finally sent out our Kickstarter backer survey, and a lot of you have already replied. Thank you! The sooner we get everyone's responses, the sooner we... Read more
Update #36: Video production update!
We've just recorded a new video production update -- you can find the HD version on YouTube and the SD version below.
In this update, Martin, Dag and Ragnar... Read more
Update #35: GDC, reward fulfilment & upcoming events!
It has, unfortunately, been a while since our last update -- mostly because the whole team's been busy preparing for (and attending, and recovering from) the Game Developers... Read more
The official Dreamfall Chapters forum is finally live!
Click & bookmark the following link
to register and get started.
Your Kickstarter forum badges aren't quite ready yet, and we're... Read more
Brief update on PayPal, fan art competition!
After the end of the Kickstarter campaign, we still have a few limited edition boxes (and USB keys) left, and we're now offering those through PayPal -- but... Read more
Dreamfall Chapters is funded! Thank you!
That's what all 21,858 of you have generously contributed to the production of Dreamfall Chapters. One-point-five MILLION dollars. Just...wow. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. We... Read more
One last look at our reward tiers
As we enter the single-digit hours left on the clock, we wanted to remind everyone one final time about what each tier nets you in terms of rewards and goodies.... Read more
A reminder about our stretch goals!
Stretch goal update!
With your generous help and support, we have so far achieved SEVEN stretch goals since passing our original goal.
We are fast approaching $1,4 millionpledged, and... Read more
Update #29: Zoë's evolution & new wallpapers!
The Visual Evolution of Zoë Castillo
Our esteemed art director Christer Sveen has put together a cool video describing the process behind the development and evolution of Zoë Castillo, the... Read more
For pledgers old and new, we have a brief update about versions and languages, and a full overview of the additions we've made to the rewards during this... Read more
Video update! New gameplay & a second character!
We have a big, huge video update for you guys today!
In part one of this video update, Martin and Ragnar talk about our 'game spaces'. These are non-linear... Read more
Mini-update: The Spoken Word Achieved! Wallpapers! New tiers!
THE SPOKEN WORD ACHIEVED!
Lovers of dialogue, and French and German fans rejoice! It's been a fantastic day and we've just passed $1,250,000 and our latest stretch goal! WIN!
To... Read more
Update #25: T-shirts! Reward overview!
Yes, FINALLY, our first two T-shirt designs are ready to roll and can now be added to your existing pledges. Both designs come in either black or white,... Read more
Update #24: New stretch goal, customisation options, Polish version & T-shirts!
Last week, we asked for your input on our $1,75 million stretch goal, and we received a TON of feedback. After sorting through and tallying up all of your suggestions, we... Read more
Update #23: The Director's Cut
Yesterday we spoke about our $1,250,000 stretch goal, The Spoken Word. Today we're going to look further ahead and talk about our biggest and most feature-packed stretch goal yet:
The Director's... Read more
Stretch goals, a bit of catching up
In the past couple of days, we've sped past TWO stretch goals: first Storytime -- an exciting interactive graphic novel recapping the stories of The Longest Journey and Dreamfall--... Read more
Mini-update: T-shirt, new tier, TLJH information
The chosen T-shirt!
A couple of days ago, we asked our pledgers to vote for one of three T-shirt designs. Well, the community has spoken, and The Loremaster tee is... Read more
Update #20: The Longest Journey Home
Here, then, the perfect way to reveal our two million dollar stretch goal, by way of GameSpot and Kevin VanOrd:
Taking The Longest Journey Home
To be able to greenlight... Read more
Update #19: New trailer!
IGN has just posted their exclusive new Dreamfall Chapterstrailer! Click the link, watch, share, upvote, comment and help us spread the good word! The more traffic we create, the... Read more
Update #18: Steam Greenlight, TLJ add-on, T-shirts!
We're on Steam Greenlight!
As of today, Dreamfall Chapters is a Steam Greenlight project, which means that you can vote to get our game on Steam!
There are tons of advantages... Read more
Update #17: Fan art competition & stretch goals!
We've just announced our Dreamfall Chapters fan art competition! Head on over to the Red Thread Games website for more information.
We're rapidly approaching our next... Read more
Mini-update: The House of All Worlds
Thanks to everyone who tuned into our marathon broadcast (posthumously titled 'The Unstreaming') yesterday! We had a ton of fun playing Dreamfalland interacting with our fans and supporters. We will... Read more
One. MILLION. Dollars.
Thanks, everyone! We are SO happy and grateful for your continued support. Onwards & upwards!
We'll be back with more during our LIVE TwitchTV Dreamfall playthrough, which begins at... Read more
Update #14: Europolis revealed
During the past couple of weeks, we've talked a lot about one of our two worlds. We've shown locations from Arcadia, our magical fantasy world, including street scenes from... Read more
Mini-update: New tier announced, live broadcast this Friday!
Brand new tier!
By popular demand, we're introducing a new limited edition hybrid digital/physical tier today, delivered on a unique USB key:
This hybrid tier contains all the digital downloadable... Read more
Update #12: The Loremaster achieved! Additional stretch goals revealed!
We just met our second stretch goal, The Loremaster (library, lore, yay!) which means it's time to reveal a tiny bit more of the long road ahead.
First up, our next... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
We made it! $850K! Dreamfall Chapters is funded!
In just over ONE week, we've already reached our target, and Dreamfall Chapters is GO! This is all thanks to you, our fans and friends and supporters. Because of your... Read more
Update #7: Stretch goals revealed!
We're fast approaching our original $850,000 goal and our first week on Kickstarter! To celebrate this fact we're revealing our first three stretch goals.
These goals include the much-anticipated Mac... Read more
Update #6: 90% funded & first prototype video footage!
So two great things just happened:
We are 90% funded, with over $765,000 pledged! And our first video update just arrived!
This update contains the very first footage from our in-development... Read more
Update #5: The voice of April Ryan returns!
We're very, very happy to announce that the lovely Sarah Hamilton, voice of April Ryan in both The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, is returning for the latest game in... Read more
Update #4: New screenshot, shipping update & a suggestion
New screenshot of Riverwood
We have a brand new realtime, in-game screenshot for you today. This is from the western edges of Riverwood, a forest in the Northlands of Arcadia, not far... Read more
Update #3: Boxes & surprises
Today we hit two new milestones: 10,000 backers and 75% funded, in just over three days! Right now we're at $637,500 and steadily climbing. And this is all because of... Read more
Update #2: Day two, some brief words
After only two days, we're two-thirds funded, we've passed half a million dollars, and we're all sold outof the $20 and $350 tiers. Cool beans! And thank... Read more
Update #1: First day status and add-ons
$400,000 in just over 24 hours. Wow. Our most optimistic projections were HALF of that. We're so happy and grateful to be closing in on 50% funded on... Read more