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:
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.