The Longest Silence
It’s been quite a while since my last update, and even more than quite a lot has happened. I’m not going to discuss everything in detail, but let’s start with a list of what happened:
- Three – yes THREE (3)! – new stretch goals have been achieved! We’ll be able to explore the House of All Worlds, relive the stories of The Longest Journey and Dreamfall by way of an interactive graphic novel and enjoy a world that is richer and more full of art.
- A fan-art competition was announced, which will end this Wednesday. So head on over to the competition page if you’d still like to join!
- The second-to-last stretch goal will be decided with your input.
- Dreamfall Chapters is now on Steam Greenlight. So go vote to get the game on Steam!
- The Longest Journey digital add-on and T-shirts are a thing.
- GameSpot’s senior editor Kevin VanOrd had a talk with Ragnar Tørnquist about The Longest Journey Home
- The attractive 1,5 million stretch goal ‘The Director’s Cut‘ has been announced and described.
And of course… the new trailer!
Let’s analyze this. Here are my thoughts:
- At first I thought the voice we were hearing was Zoë‘s, but it resembles the White Dragon‘s voice much more. It’s more logical too, because the voice talks about Zoë in 3rd person.
- The trailer starts on an image of some kind of vortex, which is later (1:55) seen as part of the Storytime. This reminded me of the vortex April saw in the Dream Chamber. Could it be that it punched a hole in not only Arcadia and Stark, but also in the Storytime?
- We can pretty much say with certainty that the vortex is new. It’s not far from the Vagabond‘s tree and the landscape was flat and quite calm in Dreamfall.
- In the same shot (1:55) we can see some kind of dark creatures floating around the vortex. Is anyone else reminded of The Undreaming?
- In the Marcuria shots, the tower looks a lot darker than it did in Dreamfall. This is probably connected to the events at the end of the game, just after the Dreamer was released in Stark.
- Speaking about Stark, it seems like there’s some kind of oppression going on there too. Or is this just an isolated incident?
- I always love the commercials and signs in Stark. Europolis (1:10): “Licence to Pill”! That’s punny
- And.. oh yeah… Elgwan! Several!