The Longest Journey continues!

On top of hearing that a new Star Wars movie is on the way, I woke up this morning to find out that Funcom’s finally getting around to continuing my favorite adventure series:

Funcom is excited to announce that ‘Dreamfall Chapters’, the long-awaited sequel to the award-winning adventure title ‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’, has gone into pre-production at Red Thread Games, a new studio founded by Ragnar Tørnquist, creator of ‘The Longest Journey’ saga.

Red Thread Games has licensed the rights to ‘The Longest Journey’ universe from Funcom, and Mr. Tørnquist will spearhead development of ‘Dreamfall Chapters’, while continuing in an advisory role as Creative Director on Funcom’s recently launched modern-day massively multiplayer online game ‘The Secret World’.

While Dreamfall had a hard time reaching up to the bar that The Longest Journey set, it was a captivating game in its own right. The problem is that it basically ended with several cliffhangers and loose threads, all of which we’ve been waiting to see resolved for some time now. Great to hear that Tornquist has a path to continuing the story!


9 thoughts on “The Longest Journey continues!

  1. Jonathan Humphreys November 1, 2012 / 9:26 am

    I still need to actually finish the first TLJ. Not that I got very far to begin with. 😦

  2. Victor Stillwater November 1, 2012 / 9:29 am

    Where I can get these games? I’ve never played them, and I don’t know if they’ve aged well or if I need to mod them to look good on 1920×1080.

  3. tithian November 1, 2012 / 9:39 am

    Pretty much everyone hoped that a sequel to TLJ would be coming, after we heard the news that Tornquist would be stepping back from TSW. Good news for all adventure fans, indeed!

    @Victor GoG has both of them at fairly reasonable prices. You should be able to look at the screenshots there and decide if the graphics appeal to you. But screw graphics, TLJ had one of the more involving storyline in a game ever, shadowed only by Planescape Torment.

  4. Victor Stillwater November 1, 2012 / 9:45 am

    @tithian Thanks for the heads up on purchase location. I just bougth The Walking Dead, so I may have to wait a bit to buy these two. TLJ before Dreamfall, right?

  5. Jonathan Humphreys November 1, 2012 / 10:34 am

    @Victor: When I played the GoG version of TLJ (essentially just the retail version with a DLL to facilitate running on newer machines, if I remember correctly) I think it was locked at one res, so you might want to make sure your graphics card driver isn’t set to stretch to fit the whole display. It’ll leave a border on the sides, but at least it won’t look weird.

    I’ve not played Dreamfall (despite nabbing a retail version on the cheap). It’s an Xbox 1-era game and should (ideally) allow your monitor’s native res, and judging by the screenshots, it looks like it could have aged well, visually at least. 🙂

  6. Mallika November 1, 2012 / 11:51 am

    YES!! This is great news. The Longest Journey is one of my favorite games of all time. Ah, I loved April Ryan’s personality.

  7. sente November 1, 2012 / 4:18 pm

    The Longest Journey and Dreamfall are available on Steam as well.

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