Adventure game, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, is getting a sequel six years after its release, publisher, Funcom, announced this morning. The sequel will be titled Dreamfall Chapters.
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey itself is a sequel to 1999’s The Longest Journey, a very popular PC adventure game that takes place across two worlds—one based on science and the other on magic. The Longest Journey was designed by game designer, Ragnar Tørnquist, and featured a character named April Ryan as its protagonist. For Dreamfall, Zoë Castillo took over as protagonist.
Dreamfall Chapters will be developed by Tørnquist’s Red Thread Games studio, who have licensed the rights to the universe of The Longest Journey franchise. Tørnquist will spearhead development of the new game, which is currently in pre-production.
It should be noted that Funcom still own the intellectual property rights to The Longest Journey franchise. However, with the studio focused on online games, their strong relationship with Tørnquist allowed for the licensing deal to come through.
“I’m very excited to finally have the opportunity to continue the ‘The Longest Journey’ saga,” said Tørnquist. “Ever since we ended Dreamfall on a nail-biting cliffhanger, players have been rightfully demanding a sequel, and my deal with Funcom will finally make that possible.”