FINAL UPDATE: And it's over! $1,538,425 funded.
Currently at $1.2 million, 4 days left.
Deadline: March 10, 2013
Dreamfall Chapters continues and concludes the gripping story of Zoë Castillo, the Dreamer.
3D point-and-click interface
and engaging puzzle gameplay designed for fans of adventure games
- We've brought back the core team members from Dreamfall: The Longest Journey to make Dreamfall Chapters, including award-winning writer and designer Ragnar Tørnquist, creator of The Longest Journey saga; Dag Scheve, co-writer of Dreamfall; and Christer Sveen, art director on Dreamfall.
Joining the team are lead designer Martin Bruusgaard (Age of Conan, The Secret World), technical directors Kjetil Hjeldnes (The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, The Secret World) and Eigil Jarl Halse (Dreamfall, The Secret World), artist Sigbjørn Galåen (Dreamfall, Age of Conan, The Secret World), producer Rakel Johnsen (Age of Conan, The Secret World), and programmers Quintin Pan (Age of Conan, The Secret World) and Audun Tørnquist (The Longest Journey).
- Direct control and point-and-click, now that's something new!
- No combat
- Funcom only wanted to make online games
- "We have invested a lot of our own money in Red Thread Games and Dreamfall Chapters, and we have also been lucky enough to receive a $175,000 grant from NFI (the Norwegian Film Institute) to make a playable prototype. Without this money, we wouldn't be where we are today."
Plenty of familiar faces will return for Dreamfall Chapters, along with many of the original voice actors from both The Longest Journey and Dreamfall.
Players will experience the story through the eyes of three different characters as their unique paths and separate plots intersect and intertwine.
The central character of our story is Zoë Castillo, a twenty-one year old girl from Casablanca who saved the world in Dreamfall before falling into a deep coma over a year ago.
Players will once more play as Zoë as she learns to use her emerging talents, escapes the Storytime, travels to Europolis and eventually crosses the Divide into the magical world of Arcadia.
We will reveal the identity of a second playable character during our Kickstarter campaign, so stay tuned for some exciting updates!
Many fan favourite non-player characters will also return in Dreamfall Chapters, including Crow, sidekick extraordinaire; Blind Bob, the not-so-blind beggar; Benrime Salmin, innkeeper of the Journeyman Inn and supporter of the resistance; Roper Klacks, author of 'Farewell to my Wizardin' Days'; the enigmatic Vagabond; the equally enigmatic Brian Westhouse; April's old friend Emma; and Zoë's ex-boyfriend Reza Temiz, whose identity was left in doubt at the end of Dreamfall -- and many more (including some intriguing stretch goals!).
And, of course, players will learn the destiny of April Ryan, and see the continuation of her storyline.
Dreamfall Chapters is a 3D adventure game where the player controls a character through interactive and immersive environments, using a combination of point-and-click and direct control. The game supports both keyboard/mouse and a joypad, but it's designed primarily for the PC.
Zoe meets a Tree Spirit (concept art)
Autumnal Marcuria (in-game)