Red Thread Games successfully raised funding for the development of the game Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey through Kickstarter. Dreamfall Chapters is the sequel to the award-winning PC games The Longest Journey (1999) and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (2006).
Dreamfall Chapters is a 3D adventure point-and-click game for Mac, Linux and Windows PC. It takes the player on an epic journey across Stark and Arcadia — two worlds that exist in parallel. Stark is a dystopian cyberpunk world of science and order while Arcadia is that of magic and chaos.
Some special people called Shifters can move freely between the two worlds. Some, called Dreamers, can dream themselves into other worlds, existing in two places at once. One such Dreamer is the game’s major character Zoe Castillo.
Stark suffered a mysterious collapse in 2209. Now, in the year 2220, the shady corporation WatiCorp has released Dreamer. Society is crumbling, with billions of people hooked up to the dangerous machines and hopelessly addicted to lucid dreams.
One of several free-roaming and fully explorable locations in Dreamfall Chapters is Europolis, a large city stretching over the remains of Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. This alternate Europe is “a poverty-stricken and thoroughly corrupted wasteland”.
The first two games in the The Long Journey saga were made by Funcom. Red Thread Games has licensed the saga and is independently developing and producing the Dreamfall Chapters without the support of a publisher.
Estimated date for the game’s release is November 2014.
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