Dreamfall Chapters

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'''''Dreamfall Chapters''''' is the third game of The Longest Journey Saga and the second (and final) of the "Dreamer cycle". It is a direct sequel to ''Dreamfall''. The first part of the game, Book One Reborn, was released on the 21st October 2014. The last part, Book Five Redux, was released on June 17th, 2016.

FileDC Marcuria autumn.pngRagnar has confirmed that the story will begin where Dreamfall ended as well as rewinding to show some Dreamfall events from a different perspective, and that the story will follow multiple characters, "both old and new, and there will be more overlapping paths and storylines".

The game will be divided into 13 chapters and 5 books. Each book has its own self-contained story arc with a beginning, middle and end.

Dreamfall Chapters will follow Zoë Castillo and ''Kian Alvane. ''At the beginning of the game, Zoë is still in the Storytime where she was at the end of Dreamfall, and is helping people to overcome their nightmares. She then wakes up from her year-long coma and moves to Europolis, where she gets involved in the upcoming election. She also takes up one of two possible career paths, chosen by the player. Meanwhile, Kian escapes from Friar's Keep, where he was imprisoned, with the help of Balsay Bachim, who wants him to participate in the Marcurian resistance movement.

According an entry in Ragnar's blog the game will feature all of the main characters of the TLJ "saga". He also hinted that April Ryan's storyline will develop, and he might even include events set at various parts of the timeline, between the events of The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, before, and after, although this may be referring to future games after Dreamfall Chapters, such as The Longest Journey Home.http//ragnartornquist.com/?p=461 Ragnar's blog - possible DFC content

A post on Ragnar's blog gave the following hinthttp//ragnartornquist.com/?p=432 Ragnar's blog - "two and a half falsehoods"

''The following paragraph contains two and a half falsehoods. Make of that what you want'' ''Zoë’s in it. And Crow. Gabriel gets his groove on. There will be puzzles. And an exciting story. You’ll find out more about the Azadi. A Dragon strips down to the ‘bare essentials’ (if you know what I mean). And you’ll learn the true identity of the Prophet.''
=== Chapters === * Book One Reborn ** Prologue (Dreamfall Chapters)** Chapter One Adrift ** Chapter Two Awakenings ** Interlude (Book One)* Book Two Rebels ** Chapter Three Trials ** Chapter Four Dreaming ** Chapter Five Anamnesis * Book Three Realms ** Interlude II ** Chapter Six Machinations ** Chapter Seven Hunted ** Chapter Eight Crossings * Book Four Revelations ** Chapter Nine Journeys ** Chapter Ten Umbrae ** Chapter Eleven Lux ** Interlude III * Book Five Redux ** Chapter Twelve Recall ** Interlude IV ** Chapter Thirteen The Longest Journey ** Epilogue Those Who Walk Between Worlds ==Characters== Category CategoryDreamfall Chapters Characters. Below are some of the more notable ones. '''Playable Characters''' * Zoë Maya Castillo, a Dreamer * Kian Alvane, an Apostle http//www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey/posts/422425 Kickstarter update "Video update! New gameplay & a second character!" * Saga, later as Lady Alvane '''NPC's''' * Abnaxus, a Venar http//www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey/posts/409604 Kickstarter update "The Loremaster achieved! Additional stretch goals revealed!" * Anna, a mysterious ranger who seems to know Kian * Baruti Maphane, campaign manager for the Unity Party in Propast * Ben Bandu, a young Banda http//youtu.be/-D5QFHw_Cwc youtube "Dreamfall Chapters Kickstarter video update " * Benrime Salminthe owner of the http//tlj.wikia.com/wiki/Journeyman_Inn Journeyman Inn https//twitter.com/RagnarTornquist/status/318726179647520769 Twitter Benrime will be back * Blind Bob, a beggar from Dreamfall http//www.twitch.tv/redthreadgames/b/370112870 twitch.tv/redthreadgames Dreamfall Live Playthrough * Brian Westhouse, a former journalist and traveler; later revealed as the Prophet http//www.twitch.tv/redthreadgames/b/370112870 twitch.tv/redthreadgames Dreamfall Live Playthrough * Commander Vamon, Azadi officer http//www.twitch.tv/redthreadgames/b/370112870 twitch.tv/redthreadgames Dreamfall Live Playthrough * Crowa talking bird  http//www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/189al6/i_am_ragnar_t%C3%B8rnquist_creator_of_the_longest/c8crocn?context=3 Reddit AMA answer - Crow * Emma de Vrijer , a holosculptor and gallery owner http//www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey/posts/418455 Kickstarter update "Stretch goals, a bit of catching up" * Enu, a Zhid rebel http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsAmaDfyO6k youtube Rezzed 2013 Developer session * Falk Friedman, a corporate jager http//www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey/posts/423902 Kickstarter update "Stretch goal update!" * Gabriel Castillo, Zoë's father * Helena Chang, Zoë's mother * Likho, a Dolmari Rebel http//www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey/posts/423902 Kickstarter update "Stretch goal update!" * Madame Nyx, madam of a Dream Den http//www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey/posts/423902 Kickstarter update "Stretch goal update!" * Mira, a shady networker http//www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/02/22/stark-contrasts-dreamfall-chapters-cyberpunk-city/ Rock Paper Shotgun - Mira and Wit revealed http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsAmaDfyO6k youtube Rezzed 2013 Developer session * The Mole, the leader of the criminal underground http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsAmaDfyO6k youtube Rezzed 2013 Developer session * Utana, visiting from Sadir, the woman who raised Kian * Roper Klacks , an alchemist and merchant http//www.twitch.tv/redthreadgames/b/370112870 twitch.tv/redthreadgames Dreamfall Live Playthrough * Reza Temiz , an investigative journalist for http//tlj.wikia.com/wiki/The_Hand_That_Bites The Hand That Feeds * Süleyman Sadik"Sully" Sadik, a friend and journalist colleague of Reza's * Wit, a technological savant http//www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/02/22/stark-contrasts-dreamfall-chapters-cyberpunk-city/ Rock Paper Shotgun - Mira and Wit revealedhttp//www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsAmaDfyO6k youtube Rezzed 2013 Developer session ==Gameplay== The game-play will be very much like Dreamfall's, but with a revamped combat system and a replacement for the focus field. An early prototype of the gameplay was showed at Rezzed 2013 in a http//youtu.be/EsAmaDfyO6k Developer Session. Ragnar expressed an early desire to see the game released on a range of platforms, including Mac, XBL, PSN and the Wii Store if feasible.http//www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/01/keep-the-faith-tornquist-talks-dreamfall-chapters interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun - PC and Mac release As the first stretch goal of the Kickstarter was met, Dreamfall Chapter will be released on PC, Mac and Linux. There is also an "extremely good" chance that the game will be seen on PS4 and/or Xbox One and they are even looking at the Wii U.http//www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-26-dreamfall-chapters-we-are-preparing-to-go-to-consoles eurogamer.net "We are preparing to go to consoles" Of the three playable characters, only Zoë and Kian have been confirmed. Ragnar has said, however, that the third character will be femalehttps//twitter.com/RagnarTornquist/status/272828384629891073 Two female protagonists but thus far unknown to us.https//twitter.com/RagnarTornquist/status/272848363760779266 Twitter 2/3 protagonists we already know The third character will likely not be revealed until the release of the game.http//www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1a0klp/i_am_ragnar_t%C3%B8rnquist_creator_of_dreamfall/c8t1gtq?context=3 Reddit AMA answer - third character ==Development==
''We will be researching an online-only continuation of the epic 'Longest Journey' saga, and we very much look forward to develop new chapters to the Dreamfall gaming community'' - Trond Arne Aas, Funcom CEO
On the 1st of March, 2007 Funcom announced that they had received funding from the http//www.filmfondet.no/ Norwegian Film Fund (who partly funded the production of ''Dreamfall'') to partially finance research and initial development for the episodic ''Dreamfall Chapters'', a continuation of DF's story. Funcom decided to use this money to investigate online-only delivery methods of episodic content, mostly in an attempt to circumvent illegal copying and distribution.http//www.funcom.com/wsp/funcom/frontend.cgi?func=publish.show&func_id=1191&table=CONTENT/ Funcom.com - first DFC announcement While this initially proved quite controversial in the TLJ community, expectations gradually faded as production on ''http//www.ageofconan.com Age of Conan'' began in earnest. Erling Ellingson confirmed that, while AoC was in production, DF Chapters was on hold, but might be taken up again after its release.http//www.onlinewelten.com/interviews,id2576,2,age_conan_erste_mmog_konsole_funktioniert.html interview with Erling Ellingson - DFC on hold while AoC in production When AoC was released development of TSW ramped up to full speed, and fans knew DF Chapters would be delayed until at least after the launch of that. Ragnar estimated the development time for DF Chapters as approximately 18 months.http//www.formspring.me/RagnarTornquist/q/997698509 Ragnar's Formspring - DF Chapters development period After the launch of TSW in April 2012 rumours of a return to DF Chapters resurfaced every so often. It was not until the 1st of November, 2012 that Funcom reported Ragnar had left to form http//www.redthreadgames.com Red Thread Games for the purpose of creating DF Chapters.http//www.funcom.com/news/pre_production_begins_on_new_game_in_the_longest_journey_saga Funcom.com - formation of Red Thread Games Funcom retains the IP for the TLJ series, but Red Thread are licenced to create DF Chapters "and other titles in that universe as well".http//www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/01/keep-the-faith-tornquist-talks-dreamfall-chapters/ interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun - DFC "and other titles" The Norwegian Film Fund have again provided seed funding to create a prototypehttp//www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/01/keep-the-faith-tornquist-talks-dreamfall-chapters/ interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun - funding from NFF and Kickstarter, but the team also launched a http//www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey Kickstarter to raise US$850,000 on the 8th of February, 2013. Ragnar stated that, while the budget for TLJ was ca. US$3million and DF US$5-6million, DFC will be somewhere over US$1million, with Red Thread members investing themselveshttp//www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/02/08/journeys-end-dreamfall-chapters-interview-part-one/ interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun - rough DFC budget. Red Thread have also partnered with Blink Studios, which was itself formed from TLJ and DF veteranshttp//redthreadgames.com/blog/7/2/2013/were-teaming-up-with-blink-studios Red Thread Games - Blink partnership. Ragnar has said that fans will be kept up to date with production, not least because funding will come largely from Kickstarter where investors are regularly updated on progress. Further announcements were promised over late 2012, with work on the prototype beginning before a further reveal in early 2013.http//www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/01/keep-the-faith-tornquist-talks-dreamfall-chapters/ interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun - production It is slated for release in November 2014.http//www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey DFC Kickstarter - release date On June 27th 2014, Ragnar wrote a message to backers explaining that the team had decided to return to the episodic structure that they had originally planned for the game, releasing each of the five books separatelyKickstarter update . It was then planned for all 5 books to be released by September, 2015 on GOG, Humble Store and Steam.https//twitter.com/RagnarTornquist/status/537875529358397441 Twitter - All 5 books should be out by September 2015 On June 17th 2016, the development of Chapters was over with the release of Book 5 Redux. ===Developers=== *Ragnar Tornquist - creator, designer & writer *Dag Scheve - writer *Martin Bruusgaard - lead designer *Christer Sveen - art director *Kjetil Hjeldnes - technical director *Eigil Jarl Halse - technical director *Sigbjorn Galaen - artist *Rakel Johnsen - producer *Quintin Pan - programmer *Audun Tornquist - programmer * Morten Nøst - programmer *Hans Kristian Andersen - 3D character artist * Eivind Andvig - 3D character animator * Morgan Sandbæk - 3D artist, environment and props * Rikke Fjeld Jansen - artist * Christoffer Grav - Illustrator/Graphic Designer ==Concept Art== FileRagnars_ge-en.jpgGe'en by Ragnar. FileStorytime_concept.jpg. Also Dementors! FileEuropolis_concept.jpg.jpg, a "tree spirit" and a Stickman walk into a bar... FileZoe_DFC_concept.jpg|Zoë Castillo Fileoular concept.jpgOular. FileMira_Wit_concept.jpg and Wit concept.jpg 90552.jpg 90550.jpg Zoe hospital.jpg|Zoë Castillo in the hospital room Storytime concept 2.jpg Riverwood swamp.jpg Waticarp.jpg FalkFriedman.jpg|Falk Friedman Mira & wit full.png|Mira and Wit ==Screenshots== FileDFC_wallpaper.jpg FileZoe_model.jpg FileZoe_screen.jpg FileMarcuria_screen_2.jpg marcuria screen 3.jpg shady quay screen 2.jpg FileShady_quay_screen.jpg shady quay screen 3.jpg FileNorthlands_screen.jpg northlands screen 2.jpg riverwood screen.jpg elgwan screen.jpg riverwood screen 2.jpg europolis screen.jpg europolis screen 2.jpg europolis screen 3.jpg storytime screen.jpg Kian screen.jpg Enu.jpg|Enu, Crow and Blind Bob Kian screen 6.png Kian screen 5.png Arn.png Kian screen 4.png Kian screen 3.png Kian screen 2.png Balsay Bachim.png Dp2.png Dp1.png ==See also== * http//redthreadgames.com/games/chapters/ Dreamfall Chapters at Red Thread Games * Music of Dreamfall Chapters * Choices in Dreamfall Chapters ==External links== *http//ragnartornquist.com/?p=293 Ragnar's blog, mentioning possibilities for the game engine *http//ragnartornquist.com/?p=384 Ragnar's blog, with further clarifications *http//ragnartornquist.com/?p=461 Ragnar's blog, a question and answer post *http//ragnartornquist.com/?p=578 Ragnar's blog, with more information *http//www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/11/01/keep-the-faith-tornquist-talks-dreamfall-chapters/ Interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, on the formation of Red Thread Games *http//www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey Dreamfall Chapters Kickstarter which started on 8th February 2013 ==References== {{DFC Chapters}} ruDreamfall Chapters CategoryReal World Entries CategoryDreamfall Chapters CategoryThe Longest Journey Series