Ragnar Tornquist, the leader of the team behind the revival of The Longest Journey series, says that he has plans to use crowd funding to make sure that he gets the resources he needs for the game and in order to test ideas of the upcoming Dreamfall Chapters.
The developer told Rock, Paper, Shotgun
that, “We will be doing a Kickstarter. Not right now, but we will be doing it in the near future, simply because although we received a grant from the Norwegian Film Institute, which was announced today, that is only for the preproduction phase.”
The team at Red Thread Games has plans to create a prototype of the game that they are able to use in order to give the community a taste of what they can get access to and will then turn to their fans for more money.
The developer didn’t say when the Kickstarter project for Dreamfall Chapters might be introduced.
Ragnar Tornquist added, “We’ll be talking more about the game in the next couple of weeks and then we’ll get down to business and design things. Get moving on preproduction. Sometime early next year we’ll have more to show.”
The designer also wants to have a development process that’s very open, with all those interested in the game able to get a lot of detail about what the team is doing and able to offer feedback about the decisions that they are making.
Dreamfall Chapters is created using the original The Longest Journey license, which has been offered by Funcom to Red Thread Games.
The developer of The Secret World
plans to focus on MMOs and other online projects in the coming years and believes that the new studio led by Ragnar Trnquist is better suited to create a full-on sequel for the adventure game.