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Video Game: Dreamfall Chapters
Dreamfall Chapters is the upcoming episodic sequel to the 2006 Action Adventure game Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. Although announced back in 2007, it only entered pre-production in 2012, since most of its key personnel (including the original creator, Ragnar TÝrnquist) had their hands full with The Secret World. The game has been funded via Kickstarter, raising over $1.5 million from almost 22,000 pledges, which was about 180% of the original goal. With the extra money it was possible to add Linux and Mac versions, new language localizations and more content do the game (essentially a Director's Cut and developer commentaries), all of which had to be cut earlier in order to make room to a smaller goal.

Had it reached $2M, the devs would have greenlit the pre-production of The Longest Journey Home (essentially, The Longest Journey 2 with April in the lead role, which is a conclusion of her story), but this does not mean that the project is dead, the devs told that they really want to tell the story and that they are going to do it at some point (another Kickstarter is a possibility). At any rate, TLJH would not be made at the same time as Dreamfall Chapters (though if it sells well, work on Home could start as early as late 2015).

Not many details about the story are known, but it will take place in the years 2219-2220, immediately after the events of Dreamfall. The Dreamer Console that allows people to experience lucid dreams has been released to the public, and is a great success as many find themselves addicted to the new technology, which also seems to have some rather sinister side-effects that might not be entirely unintentional. Meanwhile, ZoŽ Castillo lies in a coma, with her consciousness trapped in the realm of "Storytime". The game will see her escape from Storytime, follow her travel to the dystopian megacity Europolis and the Arcadian city Marcuria, and eventually offer a conclusion to her story arc. Kian Alvane's story will also be continued.

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Tropes the game is likely to contain upon its release:

Dreamfall: The Longest JourneyScience Fiction Video GamesMachinarium
Dreamfall: The Longest JourneyFantasy Video GamesLoom
Desktop DungeonsUsefulNotes/UnityDungeonland
Depression QuestAdventure GameJazzpunk
Divinity: Original SinWebsite/KickstarterEhdrigohr

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