Dreamfall Chapters found a console home to rest its head. The adventure sequel to previous installments in its series, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey and The Longest Journey, is coming to PlayStation 4, and will be handled by Red Thread Games. This is a departure from having Funcom as the developing studio, as they were for the previous two entries. Well, Red Thread Games is a Norwegian indie studio founded by ex Creative Director of Funcom and, jointly, the lead developer of The Longest Journey series, Ragnar Tørnquist.
Tørnquist posted in the PlayStation Blogs about the project’s PS4 release. He said the upcoming game’s Kickstarter raised around $1.5 million, which would be around two-hundred grand shy of twice the initial goal of $850,000. This is a great bane to Dreamfall: The Longest Journey and those who are following it, as the game is primarily Kickstarter funded, aside from funding in an unspecified amount from the Norwegian Film Institute, according to Tørnquist.
Dreamfall Chapters is primarily story-driven, according to Tørnquist. The game will take place in two parallel dimensions, as have the previous installments. One world is a futuristic cyberpunk city, while the other is a colorful and magical dreamscape, according to Tørnquist.
The story of Dreamfall Chapters follows two protagonists on two intersecting story arcs. One follows Zoë Castillo, 20, a woman who can dream herself in two planes of existence, across two dimensions. Castillo lives in a European mega-city that is controlled by corporations. The other character is Klan Alvane, who is an assassin who abandons his homeland to join a rebellious cause.
Both of these characters find information about a disease that effects dreams and can destroy their worlds and reality itself. Player’s decisions in the game change their journey. These decisions are shared with everyone who plays the game, according to Tørnquist.
Dreamfall Chapters will also be made available for PC, Mac, and Linux. More information about the game can be found at its official website.