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DREAMFALL: THE LONGEST JOURNEY

FACT SHEET

Release Date - Spring 2006
Platforms - PC and Xbox (Simultaneous release)
Genre - Adventure
Developer - Funcom
US Publisher - Aspyr
Euro Publisher - Micro Application
Nordic Publisher - KE Media

The Game
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, winner of multiple E3 awards as the best game in its genre, is the continuation of a saga that began in the award-winning The Longest Journey, considered to be one of the finest adventure games ever made. In Dreamfall, players are taken on an epic journey of exploration and adventure as they venture through a thrilling and emotional storyline. Dreamfall features a fully interactive world where beautiful music, stunning graphics, fascinating characters and unparalleled gameplay variety promises to bring the adventure genre into a new era. Prepare for a spiritual, fantastic and powerful gaming experience.

Key Features

  • Unparalleled Gameplay Variety - Never before has an adventure game brought this much gameplay variety! Use your brains or your brawn; sneak, fight or talk your way through the many challenges the game offers. Be polite or rude, threaten or sweet talk; in Dreamfall you make the choice, resulting in a game where you never quite know what to expect next.
  • Three Playable Characters - Experience the story from three separate perspectives, and learn how their destinies blend together in an epic finale. Each character has unique abilities and world views, giving you constant gameplay variations.
  • Three Worlds - Dreamfall spans three beautifully realized worlds, multiple chapters and a stunning amount of detailed locations. Travel across a futuristic version of our earth, journey into a magical fantasy realm and unravel the mysteries of the Winter.
  • Unique World Interaction - Bridging the gap between the classic point and click adventure game, where you could click on any given point at the screen, and the action adventure, where you need to move up to an object to interact with it, Dreamfall introduces the brand new focus field feature. In this easy-to-use context-sensitive interface you can scan your entire visible environment as seen by the characters, and use it to get information on far away objects as well as triggering remote gameplay opportunities.
  • Mature "Thriller"-type Storyline - Dreamfall delivers a mature and compelling storyline that mixes the futuristic, fantastic and spiritual with a tale of murder, deceit and a conspiracy threatening our very existence. Bringing the classic adventure game into the world of the modern action game, Dreamfall delivers a rare and special story experience.
  • Stunning Sounds and Soundtrack: Listen to an emotional and epic soundtrack in 7.1 surround. Hear gripping voices as recorded by more than 50 professional actors, and enjoy soundscapes bringing players to the edge of their seats
  • A game for everyone: 50% of the players of the original The Longest Journey were women. With its cinematic approach, believable characters, mature storyline and easy-to- grasp interface, Dreamfall is a game that any teenager or adult can pick up and enjoy, regardless of their gaming background.


The Story

In The Longest Journey players took on the role of April Ryan, an 18-year-old girl whose destiny was foretold in the prophecies. Having to save the balance between the twin worlds of science and magic, April`s epic journey took the genre by storm and redefined what an adventure game could be.

In Dreamfall, which takes place a decade after The Longest Journey, players can finally revisit the epic universe. Not only will those who enjoyed the first game find out what really happened to April, new players can start afresh by following the new protagonist, Zoë Castillo, as she becomes involved in a conspiracy threatening the very future of mankind.

Casablanca, 2219 -- Zoë Castillo is, at first glance, a very normal young woman, but she is about to get involved in a conspiracy that spans parallel worlds and hundreds of years. Something is affecting the world -- static interference is disrupting technology, causing Zoë to see visions of a ghostly presence that are inhabiting a black house in a wintry landscape. As Zoë embarks on a journey where she eventually discovers a magical world behind our own, she will need to make decisions about what's important to her and what she's willing to risk for the people she loves. Through her soul-searching, Zoë will need all her courage to unravel the dangerous web in which she, and the world around her, is entangled.

The Setting

Dreamfall's blends fantasy and the futuristic within an original universe that spans three worlds - the world of science named Stark, the world of magic named Arcadia, and a frightening realm called the Winter. Dreamfall features dozens of exotic locations, from a futuristic Casablanca in Stark, to a magic metropolis in Arcadia; from a strange city at sea, to vast subterranean caverns, and a dark necropolis; from the high-tech halls of a Japanese corporation to the Winter, where a black house holds a terrifying secret.

The Characters

In Dreamfall, three lives are intertwined and destined to collide. These lives are caught up in momentous events that will change them forever. Follow and control Zoë, April, and Kian through a fascinating and original storyline that weaves the past, present, and future into a unique and exciting gameplay experience.
Zoë Castillo, a young woman at a crossroads who is desperately searching for her best friend, gets involved in a conspiracy that will take her on a dangerous journey across this world - and others. And, for the first time in her life, she will have to take a chance and commit herself to something...

April Ryan went on a journey ten years ago that changed the course of history. A decade later, the innocent girl has grown into a disillusioned woman, trapped in a world that was never her home. April, once the savior of two worlds now a rebel with shattered illusions, believes that she has finally laid her past life behind her, but she is about to discover that destiny has a way of catching up with you...

Kian, an apostle who lives by faith and the way of the sword, serves his mistresses without question. His mission is the destruction of those lives deemed unworthy by those he worships. Now he is about to embark on a journey that will turn his world upside down, challenge his faith, and make him question the things he has always held to be self-evident and true...

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