Preview: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey

Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey is an adventure game by Red Thread Games that takes the player on a thrilling journey through the worlds of Stark and Arcadia.

Dreamfall Chapters continues the epic story of the critically acclaimed ‘The Longest Journey’ and ‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’. Bringing together the core team behind the original games including the series creator Ragnar Tørnquist, Red Thread Games aims to break new ground on the series and carry players deeper into its unique worlds. Players will have the opportunity to play as three distinct characters, each on their own journeys through the worlds and their lives.

The world of Arcadia is filled with amazingly surreal sights.
The world of Arcadia is filled with amazingly surreal sights.

The worlds of Dreamfall Chapters are incredibly lore-enriched and act as a natural counterbalance to one another. The world of Arcadia is one of “magic and chaos”, with lush forests, bountiful fauna, and unworldly energies. While it’s a peaceful and organic world, it is also magically volatile and energetic. The world of Stark however, is very different. It is the world of “science and order”, and appears as gloomy as it is technologically advanced. The energies of Chaos and Order are channeled between the worlds by a being known as the Guardian, which maintains the balance between the two.

While the sun rarely shines bright in Stark, its still a beautifully crafted landscape.
While the sun rarely shines bright in Stark, its still a beautifully crafted landscape.

While the two worlds exist concurrently, they also exist parallel to each other. However, there exists a few secretive individuals who possess the ability to travel between the two worlds freely. They are known as Shifters. The story of Dream

Chapters follows a woman with the special ability to dream herself into other worlds, effectively existing in two places at once. Zoë Castillo is the only known “Dreamer” between the two worlds, and the player has the privilege of continuing her journey. The story will allow fans of the previous games to bring closure to the epic journey they have embarked on thus far, while providing newcomers to the series with an engrossing adventure to enjoy.

There is no doubt that the lore and unique worlds of The Longest Journey franchise is a major element of what makes Dreamfall Chapters so exciting. However, the franchise is also known for pushing the boundaries of digital presentation. When The Longest Journey was released in 2000, it was heralded as a game that took artistic presentation above and beyond the expectations of gamers at the time. If the absolutely incredible trailer of Dreamfall Chapters is any indication, Red Thread Games intends on continuing that legacy of inspired visual design. The trailer literally looks and sounds as if it came from Hollywood.


  • Experience a deep and complex storyline that continues the epic saga of The Longest Journey
  • Explore a beautiful, rich, detailed, interactive and living world that mixes a cyberpunk vision of the future with magical fantasy, along with a broken and decaying dreamworld
  • Play as three different characters, all on journeys across worlds, through life, and into their own hearts and souls
  • 3D point-and-click interface and engaging adventure gameplay

Dreamfall’s storied past and future potential makes it an absolutely must-follow for all fans of the adventure genre.


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