Red Thread Games, a new studio founded by The Longest Journey and Dreamfall creator Ragnar Tørnquist, intends to launch a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the next game in the celebrated adventure series, Dreamfall Chapters.
Tørnquist stepped down from his role as game director on Funcom’s MMOG The Secret World at the beginning of the month in order to found Red Thread and focus his attention on The Longest Journey series. Red Thread is developing the game under licence from Funcom.
The studio already has funding from the Norwegian Film Institute, according to a Rock Paper Shotgun interview with Tørnquist, but that will only cover pre-production. Once the prototype has been built using that money, Red Thread will turn to Kickstarter to fund development of the final game.
“I’m very excited to finally have the opportunity to continue the The Longest Journey saga,” said Ragnar Tørnquist. “Ever since we ended Dreamfall on a nail-biting cliff-hanger, 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.”