The following is a translation of a Pressfire.no interview with Ragnar Tørnquist on 21 November, 2012.
It was translated from Norwegian to English by Crow’s Fan.
We’re among the best at creating stories in games
“The Longest Journey” continues.
Lasse Lervik, 21-Nov-2012 18:36
Oslo (Pressfire.no): Ragnar Tørnquist is the closest thing we get to a celebrity in the norwegian games business. Not because of the work he did for the game “Casper” in the mid-90′s, although that was where he started his career of 18 years, but as the boss for some of the greatest game projects in Norways history. “The Longest Journey”, “Dreamfall” and recently “The Secret World” for example.
Now he’s started to break off the ties of the behemoth in Skøyen to go back to his roots as an adventure game creator. “Dreamfall Chapters” is finally going to be realized.
«Funcom owns the “The Longest Journey” and “Dreamfall” universe. What we’ve done is get the rights to make games and other stories in this universe.
In return, Funcom gets a certain percentage of what we earn from the game. It’s a great deal, which allows us to focus on making the game we want to make. Then Funcom gets the benefits of profiting from us when we make a good game, hopefully,» Tørnquist tells Pressfire.no.