If you are an adventure fan then The Longest Journey is probably a series you're familiar with. The first game, simply titled The Longest Journey, arrived on PCs back in 1999. It was immediately popular and was designed by Ragnar TÃ¸rnquist. Seven years later, in 2006, the sequel arrived under the name of Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. Although the popularity of adventure games had definitely changed in that span of time, it still found an audience.
Now, nearly seven years after that, it has been announced that Ragnar TÃ¸rnquist is in pre-production stages with the next Longest Journey game, titled Dreamfall Chapters. Although Funcom owns the rights to the franchise (not TÃ¸rnquist's own developer), he went and paid for a license to use them. This is so he can produce the game under his studio Red Thread Games. Although he has been mulling over the idea of making a new game, it has been on the back burner until today's announcement.
Check out what the developer has to say about finally returning to the series:
"I'm very excited to finally have the opportunity to continue the 'The Longest Journey' saga. Ever since we ended 'Dreamfall' on a nail-biting cliffhanger, players have been rightfully demanding a sequel, and my deal with Funcom will finally make that possible. I'm extremely grateful to Funcom for this unique and exciting opportunity, and I can't wait to dive back into the universe I helped create more than a decade ago, and continue the story players have been waiting for these past six years."
Have you ever played The Longest Journey or Dreamfall? Do you appreciate this resurgence in bringing back games?