Kickstarter stretch goals announced
As promised, Red Thread Games announced the first stretch goals for their Kickstarter campaign. The first one, which will give us Linux and Mac versions, had already been hinted at by Ragnar Tørnquist yesterday.
Here’s the complete list:
- $900,000 – Apples & Penguins: Mac and Linux versions of Dreamfall Chapters. Pledgers will be able to choose which version of the game they want to download, and to receive on DVD and/or memory stick
- $950,000 – The Loremaster, which includes the Great Library of Marcuria (rebuilt in secrecy, of course), a fully-voiced librarian character, and tons of books, documents, ancient parchments and tomes of lore in-game for players to read, explore and dig into!
- $1,000,000 – A Longer Journey, which allows us to create new locations, characters and side stories, adding great depth to the world, additional gameplay and new dialogue, lore, magical creatures…and some cool surprises! Check back later for more information about this stretch goal!
I love The Loremaster stretch goal. The Sentinel Enclave was one of my favorite places to visit. Sadly enough, the lovely and quirky Minstrum Yerin probably won’t be there to look up books for us, since his voice Peter Fernandez passed away in July 2010. Maybe he passed on his passion for books to a young and eager Instrum?
The Longest Stretch Goal
But that’s not all! Once the first stretch goal has been reached, additional one will be announced. There seem to be 7 more in the pipeline, the last of which is called The Longest Journey Home. In Ragnar’s Reddit AMA from a few days ago, he used the acronym TLJH in his answer to a question about 2D adventure games:
Q: How is making a 2D adventure game different from making a 3D one? What are the unique challenges? What assumptions were you forced to re-evaluate?
A: Very, very different. 2D is easier, in a lot of ways. I’d like to go back to 2D again. We have had discussions. There are ideas. TLJH.
So TLJH will most likely be a 2D adventure game. How long or large it will be, and what it will be about, is still up for speculation. The exclusion of the name ‘Dreamfall’ seems to indicate that it would have something to do with April‘s story more than Zoë‘s. A popular theory seems that it might be about April’s time between the end of The Longest Journey and the beginning of Dreamfall.