Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - Trailer Added

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - Trailer Added - 02/08/13 11:05 AM

You can access the Kickstarter here.

Check out the Trailer here.

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Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey is an adventure game for the PC that continues the epic journey that began in the critically acclaimed and award-winning adventures The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.

Independently produced and funded by Red Thread Games, this project brings back the core team behind Dreamfall, including Ragnar Tørnquist, creator of The Longest Journey saga.


Happy Gaming,

Ana
Posted by: Marian

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/08/13 12:18 PM

Thanks, Ana. This will certainly be interesting to watch. rah wave
Posted by: vic

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/08/13 01:15 PM

Thanks for letting me know. I've just pledged. Hope they get there I loved the first and the second game in the series.
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/08/13 01:53 PM

Thanks, Ana wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/08/13 02:38 PM

Pledged - And thanks for the link, BrownEyedTigre grin
Posted by: venus

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/08/13 03:14 PM

penguin yay rah bravo

Thanks for the news, Ana! I pledged $110.00, which is way more than I should spend right now. lol But it will be worth it for that boxed collector's edition. woot
Posted by: oldman

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/08/13 03:39 PM

I also pledged and what I hope for is: That they answer all the unanswered questions in the original and that they do not have any action sequences. I'm hoping for a more pure adventure as was in TLJ.
Posted by: bigpsycho

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/08/13 11:13 PM

awesome - just pledged laugh
Posted by: Melia

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/08/13 11:44 PM

Woo hoo! I just pledged.
Posted by: misslilo

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/09/13 12:17 AM

Woohoo +$330 in less than 24 hours!! laugh
Think we'll see a slowdown now - now that most of the hardcore fans have pledged lol
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/09/13 04:43 AM

How exciting Ana! Thanks for the update. thumbsup
Posted by: UruKat

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/09/13 09:27 AM

Just pledged also. Would LOVE to see this game come about!!
Posted by: venus

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/09/13 09:53 AM

Wow, it's only the second day, and they are already getting close to the half-way point. eek woot So excited for this game! rah
Posted by: LeBelleRachael

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/09/13 12:00 PM

Well what the hay, its only money!!....giggle!
Posted by: marie

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/09/13 12:07 PM

I put my pledge in. I'm sure they will reach their goal. rah
Posted by: GuybrushThreepwood

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/10/13 12:32 PM

Wish I had known about this sooner, could have saved $5.
Posted by: Tomer

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/10/13 01:17 PM

Well, it's not like those 5$ were spent in vain...
Posted by: my10rugrats

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/12/13 11:20 AM

wish i had the funds to pledge to this game. i loved the first 2 games and can't wait to see this one
Posted by: bigpsycho

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/16/13 06:06 PM

woooohooooo...the game is funded laugh

21 days left
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/16/13 06:19 PM

It's amazing isn't it?
Posted by: venus

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/17/13 02:41 PM

rah bravo penguin yay

Now I'm hoping it makes it to 1,000,000 so we can get the "longer journey." grin
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/17/13 07:25 PM

I just pledged £32 ($50), we need to reach the first stretch goal, I want to play it on the Mac...
Posted by: Chief

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/22/13 11:25 AM

Just pushing this Topic to the top so you can see that they have past the 1,000,000 mark.

See it HERE. rah


Chief wave
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/22/13 11:33 AM

That is incredible! Good for them! yay

Thanks Chief.

Ana wave
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/22/13 01:42 PM

And right at this moment they play Dreamfall live here:

http://www.twitch.tv/redthreadgames
Posted by: venus

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/22/13 01:47 PM

So happy they made it to 1,000,000!! Longer journey!! happydance yay woot

And thanks for the link, rmt. I was about to pop in and post it, but you beat me to it. grin I started watching the stream as soon as I got home from work. thumbsup It's very interesting; they've been answering questions.
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/22/13 02:41 PM

Me too I missed the beginning, I turned it on once I came back from work. In America they must all still be at work right now.

I play it on the Mac while working on the PC, but I have the sound off. Anything interesting in what they said?

Ragnar is saying he spent 6 months in Montréal last year, and was joking they would do a Canadian version, taking out the puzzles and replacing them with poutines and waffles (because of the maple syrup). That would be a first, a French-Canadian version. I would buy 25 copies...
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/28/13 07:43 PM

Check out the trailer Here.

Looks lovely!
Posted by: oldbroad

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/28/13 09:08 PM

The link is not working for me.
Posted by: MaG

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/28/13 09:15 PM

Hi oldbroad,

The link works for me. Try again and see.
Posted by: oldbroad

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/28/13 09:26 PM

Nope. It starts to come up and then switches to "navigation to the web page was cancelled".
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/28/13 09:51 PM

I am using google chrome and it comes right up. duh

It is an exclusive right now for IGN so I can't give you another link.

EDIT: Actually, I believe it's the same trailer now on their kickstarter page so you can try there.
Posted by: oldbroad

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/28/13 11:09 PM

Yea, it didn't like my MSN browser. Worked in IE though.

Thanks.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 02/28/13 11:14 PM

Great!

Ana wave
Posted by: venus

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/01/13 09:41 AM

Ana, thanks for the link! I saw it yesterday through my backer updates, and it is beautiful. thumbsup The wait until November 2014 is way too long. lol
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/02/13 05:18 AM

The article on gamespot says this:

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The Longest Journey Home is the name of the game that would finish April’s story, but its existence depends, at this stage, on Red Thread reaching the stretch goal of two million dollars in its Kickstarter funding of Dreamfall Chapters. It is, perhaps, a long shot. But maybe the promise of another game is enough to inspire even more support, especially given how The Longest Journey Home would return to its roots: it is planned as a 2D point-and-click adventure akin to the original game, rather than as a 3D adventure in the manner of Dreamfall and Dreamfall Chapters. It would feature hand-painted backdrops, 3D character models, and, of course, a story penned by series creator Ragnar Tørnquist.


Dear me! We need that 2 million goal! I cannot pledge more, but if necessary near the end, and if it looks like the goal might be reached, I will have to think again.
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/02/13 11:18 AM

The Longest Journey Home

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The Longest Journey Home will pick up right where The Longest Journey left off, filling in the 10-year gap unaccounted for in Dreamfall. But it will also extend beyond Dreamfall Chapters and conclude April’s adventure. And that comes as good news to the players that have been so invested in her fate over the last dozen years.

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...The Longest Journey Home would return to its roots: it is planned as a 2D point-and-click adventure akin to the original game, rather than as a 3D adventure in the manner of Dreamfall and Dreamfall Chapters.

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A 2D interface doesn’t just mean classic gameplay for nostalgic fans, though: it allows The Longest Journey Home to have a different, slower pace than it may otherwise have. It also works well on mobile phones and tablets, and Tørnquist is certain that the game will find a home on such devices in addition to the PC.


Quotes are from the ***original article at Gamespot***.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/02/13 11:41 AM

That would be great, wouldn't it? I did not care for Dreamfall, but I did enjoy the Longest Journey.

Ana wave
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/02/13 01:51 PM

I didn't care for Dreamfall either. If I had to choose between them, I'd rather support a Longest Journey Home made in the spirit of the original than a Dreamfall sequel.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/02/13 02:46 PM

Me too Jenny, and given the fan support of both I won't be surprised to see it become reality.
Posted by: oldbroad

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/02/13 03:08 PM

I don't get it. I thought this Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey was supposed to complete the game - April's and Zoe's stories(even though I never saw a connection between them). Now they're talking about 2 different games?
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/02/13 03:38 PM

Don't forget that a miracle would be required to get $865,000 within 7 days when almost everyone already pledged to their eyeballs. They never thought this goal would be reached. As to the idea of another Longest Journey after this one... was it not on the cards? I think it was, but I could be wrong.
Posted by: Terri824

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - Trailer Added - 03/02/13 05:35 PM

Looks like a wonderful game, wish it wasn't so long in the making. I'm ready to play it today!
Posted by: Mad

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/03/13 02:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Jenny100
I didn't care for Dreamfall either. If I had to choose between them, I'd rather support a Longest Journey Home made in the spirit of the original than a Dreamfall sequel.


That's just how I feel, too !! yes
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/03/13 06:31 PM

I love Dreamfall, but I must admit that I am pleased to hear the next project after Chapters is going to be a follow up to April's first journey and it will be in the same 2D style. It's a shame they could not start with that project, it will be 2015 or 2016 before this game sees the light of day. The end of our own Stark might happen first. wink
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/04/13 09:56 AM

Originally Posted By: oldbroad
I don't get it. I thought this Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey was supposed to complete the game - April's and Zoe's stories(even though I never saw a connection between them). Now they're talking about 2 different games?

I'm sure a lot of people thought that. But if you kept track of Ragnar Tornquist's posts on his blog and elsewhere, you'd have read that he didn't consider Dreamfall as a TLJ2 and that TLJ2 would be a different game. Dreamfall is another storyline (mostly following Zoe) in the same universe as TLJ.

So it's nice to know that a TLJ2 is still being planned to be created at some time -- and even better that it's planned to be a 2D point-and-click in the spirit of the original.

However it's annoying to be asked to contribute more in order to finance a real TLJ 2. The chances of meeting the 2 million mark are rather slim -- which means any additional amount you pay will probably go for Dreamfall 2 and not for the TLJ2 that you really want.

If Red Thread looks at the number of pledges that were increased after announcing Longest Journey Home -- and there is a significant amount of them -- they might get an idea of the demand for it.

Since it looks like one of the other games I made a pledge to isn't going to make it, I went ahead and upped my pledge, but I still think Ragnar is taking advantage of people who want a TLJ2 instead of a Dreamfall 2.
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/04/13 12:55 PM

He specified that the 2 million goal will only give them the chance to do pre-production on TLJ 2 while Dreamfall 2 is being made, and TLJ 2 would go into production only after Dreamfall 2 is finished.

I guess they mean that at that point they don't need more money for Dreamfall 2, hence any extra money will go into pre-production for TLJ 2. After that they will need finance for it, I think he said from the profits from Dreamfall 2, if they can (but I would not be surprised if another Kickstarter campaign is necessary). They don't know at this point. So at least 2 million will guarantee pre-production of TLJ 2, and from there we are more likely to get it made eventually.

Note that the PayPal money has not been added yet to the full amount we see on Kickstarter, they have not said either how much more there is from PayPal. My guess is that they probably will tell us in the next few days to invite more pledges at the end.

And the campaign will continue on PayPal after the Kickstarter campaign is finished. There is a chance the 2 million could be reached in the next few months:

http://redthreadgames.com/blog/2/3/2013/for-pledgers-some-information-about-the-longest-journey-home

As long as it is all clear from the start, I am fine.

Now, they invite us to suggest what the $1,750,000 stretch goal should be about, and I think my suggestion may be a good one for here on Gameboomers where we appear to prefer the original TLJ. Well I do hope you agree it might be a good idea... this is my comment and post to them:

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For the $1,750,000 stretch goal, I suggest that any more content or crazy ideas for Dreamfall Chapters will become superfluous and no longer related to the pleasure of playing a wonderful adventure game. Therefore my suggestion is that all the money for that stretch goal, and beyond that point, goes toward not only doing pre-production on The Longest Journey Home (the 1.75 million stretch goal) but even start on the production (2 million stretch goal).

It was said it won't cost as much and won't take as long because it is 2D (a great decision), so there is a good chance that all that money might suffice to nearly finish it. Especially with all the PayPal money that will still be gathered after the Kickstarter campaign.

For many fans The Longest Journey Home is even more exciting than Dreamfall Chapters, although myself I love both equally. So I suggest more of the Kickstarter campaign money and beyond should go toward both adventures. What do you all think?


They will announce tomorrow the suggestions for that stretch goal of $1,750,000 and invite people to vote. I predict they will reach the $1,500,000 goal, and I believe it is possible that in the next few months they could reach $1,750,000. But 2 million seems rather difficult. So I think we should help move the goal post of the pre-production for The Longest Journey Home closer to home.
Posted by: venus

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/06/13 09:14 AM

Wow, I've missed a lot of discussion in the last few days. Like rmt said, it looks as though the extra money would go into the pre-production of TLJH, not fund an extra game.

Personally, I'm glad Dreamfall Chapters will be first. While TLJ was my favorite as well, I loved Dreamfall almost as much. And it needs resolution far more than TLJ does at this point. Imagine waiting another several years to resolve that cliffhanger! Also, it looks as though Chapters will be much more of a traditional adventure game than Dreamfall was. No combat or stealth, which I'm very happy about.

Of course I want TLJH as well, but I think it will happen either way regardless. It will just happen sooner if the Kickstarter makes it to 2 million. It's a shame it doesn't look as though it will, but we'll just have to hope that Chapters does well enough to fund it in the future. And I will certainly pledge to another Kickstarter in a couple of years, if it comes to that. smile
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/09/13 11:51 AM

The Dreamfall Chapters campaign is reaching fever pitch in the comments as there are only 18 hours to go and the counter is going ballistic, soon to be $1,400,000. Plus many new exciting updates:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey/posts

Tomorrow Sunday is the big final live, join in!
Posted by: venus

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/09/13 12:00 PM

Okay, I just went crazy, and pledged to the $250 tier. And if the $110 tier was too much for me, the $250 tier is way too much. lol It's just one of those one time things that won't come around again, though, and I think I would have regretted it had I not gone for it. smile
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/09/13 12:48 PM

I have been debating upgrading to $110 (plus $15 for shipping costs outside US) or $150. I will wait until tomorrow though. I can't possibly go higher than that, but I wanted so desperately the Wonkers The Wattila USB key. Venus, is that what you went for?
Posted by: venus

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/09/13 01:00 PM

Rmt, no, unfortunately I don't get the Wonkers USB key. The tiers are kind of strange because the digital and physical versions are spread out, and I really, really want a nice box. The next version to include the USB key is the $350 one, and that is just too much for me to spend right now.

The $110 box was only a slipcase cover, and now I will receive a nicer, signed box, a paperback copy of Journey's Birth, a paper Arcadia map and the expanded manual, which from what I understand includes more story information. Oh, and I'll also get another outfit and hairstyle for Zoe. grin Too bad they weren't included for everyone, but hey, at least I'll get them now. lol And I'll get my name in the credits and a signed postcard. grin

If you do end up going for the $150 tier, you'll have to let us know how you like that Wonkers key. grin Even the $110 tier is nice. I could have stayed at that level, but I got caught up in the excitement.

What tier are you on now?

EDIT: Oh, I just realized the Wonkers USB isn't included in the $150 tier but the $200 tier. Sorry about that. Oh, well, I guess neither one of us will be getting Wonkers. sad lol
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/09/13 01:19 PM

I am on the $50 tier, and I will upgrade at the last minute when everyone go crazy. I just checked and the Wattila key is at $200, I cannot afford it. Anyway, I think I would prefer the box to the key, which is why I am thinking $110. So now you are telling me the box at $110 is just a box? And $250 is the right box to get? Aaarrrgh!
Posted by: venus

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - 03/09/13 01:29 PM

Rmt, sorry I didn't mean to put you in a box dilemma. lol The $110 is a DVD slipcase, pretty much the standard nowadays. The $250 is more like the original Dreamfall box, a double wide DVD case, probably to accommodate the Journey's Birth book inside. There are even better boxes at higher tiers, but I can't afford those.

Here is the link with the different boxes: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey/posts/403370.

Personally, I think any physical copy is worth getting, especially considering how rare they're becoming. But even the digital copies are going to be DRM free, so whatever you decide, I think you'll be good. smile
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - Trailer Added - 03/09/13 02:20 PM

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Countdown to the end on TwitchTV!

Also, clear your schedule tomorrow and join us on TwitchTV for our live countdown broadcast!

We will be live from 0900 CET and onwards, and we're bringing some special guests to the 'studio'. Should be a fun time for all!


It took me a while to transfer and understand all the different timings and I just realised the campaign tomorrow will end at 11:04 am London time. They go live on Twitch TV at 08:00 am London time (I think).

Dear me, perhaps I should upgrade before going to bed (although I am not sure which tier to choose yet), I might not be able to wake up in time and I might miss the final!

To make things more complicated, many countries change their time tomorrow to adjust for summer time!
Posted by: venus

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - Trailer Added - 03/09/13 02:51 PM

For me, the Twitch TV stream starts at 4 am. eek I have to be at work at six. Luckily, I have a job where I start nice and early, so I get off early in the day and have the rest of it free. I'm not a morning person, but it's worth it. Still, I don't think I'll be getting up that early, especially with the time change. I suppose I may catch about twenty minutes or so before I have to go to work. Do you know if the stream will be saved to Twitch, as the Dreamfall playthrough was? I assume it will be.

Rmt, if you do upgrade, let us know which tier you choose. smile
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - Trailer Added - 03/09/13 03:02 PM

I don't know if the Twitch TV broadcast will be available later. I'm sure it will, the final is after all more important than the Dreamfall playthrough. I might put my alarm, watch the last hour and pledge during that time. I think it is worth it. Right now I am considering $75 for the extra books, outfits and early access. Maybe I will go for $110 for the box and other extras. $150 would be my max, I'll see how I feel tomorrow at the end of the campaign! smile
Posted by: venus

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - Trailer Added - 03/09/13 03:31 PM

That's a good idea, that way you will be swept up in the excitement at the end. Of course, that may mean that you'll end up choosing your most expensive tier. lol Personally I would love that $500 Shifter edition, but that's just insanely expensive. I'm afraid I can't afford that one. On the other hand, I'm afraid of what I'm going to do when and if they have The Longest Journey Home Kickstarter. I'll have to start saving money now. lol

Yes, you're right, it makes sense that the finale will be saved to Twitch as well. That way I can catch up on what I missed minus the twenty minutes or so I may see in the morning. grin
Posted by: misslilo

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - Trailer Added - 03/09/13 10:55 PM

The Event goes LIVE in 4 hours! laugh
Have fun...
http://no.twitch.tv/redthreadgames
Posted by: rmt

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - Trailer Added - 03/10/13 07:18 AM

Final: $1,538,425 and 21,858 backers!

Plus the PayPal money apparently $34,000 (hope this is true, someone said so in the comments), so full total: $1,572,425!

We did it!

I just woke up, I was in a panic to up my pledge, I had 2 minutes to spare and I was pressing every button on my iPad, so I did not have the time think and now I am at the $75 tier. Money well spent... Now the longest wait begins.

Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - Trailer Added - 03/10/13 05:31 PM

Well, I'm glad they got up to the "Director's Cut" level at $1,500,000 with the additional content.
The $2,000,000 level was always a long shot.

More about the additional content in the Director's Cut ***here***.
Posted by: venus

Re: Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Launches KickStarter - Trailer Added - 03/10/13 11:17 PM

Rmt, wow, that was close! Congratulations on getting your upped pledge in at the last minute. grin Glad you got the tier you wanted. And you'll have early access to the game and get all the digital books now. thumbsup

Thanks for the link, Jenny. I'm really happy we made it to the Director's Cut. (Also love the fact that Ragnar is a Joss Whedon fan. grin) The $2,000,000 was a long shot, but I'm sure many will be willing to pledge for TLJ Home if/when there is a Kickstarter for it. smile