Continuing the trend of Kickstarter game projects, Red Thread Games today began a Kickstarter project for Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey. The game is a sequel to the adventure games The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.
The Kickstarter page states that Chapters would conclude the "Dreamer Cycle" story and the journey of protagonist Zoë Castillo. From the campaign description:
Revisiting familiar locations and characters, and introducing new sights and sounds, new faces, new game mechanics, new thrills and challenges, Dreamfall Chapters takes the player on an emotional, exciting and challenging journey -- from a dystopian cyberpunk future, through the mysterious and dreamlike Storytime, to the magical landscapes of Arcadia.
We aim to recapture the heart and soul of The Longest Journey and to improve on the immersion and game mechanics of Dreamfall in order to bring you a fitting, satisfying and emotional conclusion to the Dreamer Cycle.
According to the Kickstarter page, Chapters will allow players to take on the role of three different characters and feature a "3D point-and-click interface." It also promises an "interactive and living world that mixes a cyberpunk vision of the future with magical fantasy, along with a broken and decaying dreamworld."
Red Thread Games is an independent game developer that has licensed The Longest Journey from Funcom. The developer states that it is producing and funding the new project independently.