The Longest Journey
If you dream the right dream, it becomes reality
Fast forward to 2013 and Kickstarter had become all the rage among many veteran game developers. I had been following Ragnar on twitter for a while with the hope that he would mention something about a new game in the series. Fans like me were delighted to know that Ragnar was going to leave Funcom and found his own studio, Red Thread Games. The first game to come out would be Dreamfall Chapters. A proper sequel by the original creator and his team. I didn’t even think twice before forking over the $20 for the privilege of supporting them and getting access to the full game on release. While I patiently waited for the game’s release and got a chance to attend GDC in 2013. From Ragnar’s twitter stream I realised that they had a booth there and I went to visit. I managed to get a photo with Ragnar and a chance to tell the team that I backed them on kickstarter and wish them good luck with the game.
It’s 2015 and it’s time to talk about Dreamfall again. Dreamfall Chapters despite what was conveyed by the title was originally supposed to be released as one large game. Somewhere down the line the development team decided that releasing the game in episodes would work better. While I did enjoy the first 2 episodes I was still looking for the magic that I felt when I played The Longest Journey. With the release of Book 3 everything seems to be coming together. The cast of characters are now more firmly established. Major story revelations are starting to come through. Choices I made are beginning to reveal their consequences. Everything else that made the previous games continues to shine. Top notch voice acting, storytelling, writing and dialogs that stand out even among other forms of entertainment today. My favourite adventure games of all time has a bright future. If you have never played adventure games before. Dreamfall is a good place to start.
“You shape your own fate, not the other way around.”
You can listen to the amazing music from the game right here