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#1 agirlnamedbob

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 16:55

Two months later

 
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Three years. Five episodes. Tens of thousands of hours of work. It’s been wild. It’s been

exhausting. It’s been an unforgettable experience. We’re both relieved and sad that the

journey is finally over.

 

Except, it’s not over. Not quite. Not yet.

 

Four Red Threaders are still working on Dreamfall Chapters, along with a freelance artist

and some other talented people. We can’t disclose what they’re up to…but we’re not done.

 

(Incidentally, #TFC is an underrated Pink Floyd album.)

 

We’re going to carry on with regular Kickstarter updates until we’ve shipped all the

rewards (more on that in the next few weeks) and released everything we’re ever going to

release, and probably also for a while after that. We don’t want our hugely supportive and

lovely community to fade away. (And if you haven't joined yet, our forums are thriving!)

 

Since we haven’t sent out an update since the release of REDUX back in June, we

wanted to take some time to address a few of your most-asked questions.

 

Game keys! By now everyone should have received their keys, though we do get the

occasional email from backers who, for various reasons, have missed out on the updates.

So: if you don’t have access to the game yet, please visit BackerKit and follow the

instructions to redeem your digital rewards. (And if that doesn’t work, please visit our

support forum for help, or email support@redthreadgames.com.)

 

Most, not all, of the in-game rewards have been fulfilled. We’re working on a patch that

includes the Benefactors of Marcuria and missing Birthright characters, along with fixes

and tweaks to the audio (and some other titbits). The estimated due-date for this patch is

early October, and we'll send out another update when it's ready.

 

The German voice-overs are in production! It’s taken longer than expected, but our

localisation partners and studio have been backlogged, and there’s a lot of dialogue to

record. We don’t have a release date yet, but when we receive the dubbed files, we’ll

make a (very big) patch.

 

A lot of the emails we get from backers are about physical rewards — and, yes, we are

working on them. The boxes won’t ship until we have the final version of the game ready:

we want the version pressed to a disc to be a keeper, not a patcher-upper. But we’ll make

sure the boxes (and other goodies) are worth the wait, and we'll have a preview soon.

 

The missing digital rewards are coming along, slowly but surely. The game was our

number one priority before the summer holidays (and for a couple of years before that);

now we’re finally able to also prioritise not-game things — like the short stories and

graphic novel. We’ll share more when we have more to share.

 

Lastly, we get a TON of questions about the PlayStation 4 version of the game. All we

can say right now is “no, it definitely has not been cancelled and oh boy we can’t wait to

talk about it”. In other words, we’ll have more news when the time is right (and these news

will be exciting news, we promise, but we really can't say much more today).

 

So no, this journey isn’t over yet, not quite. Not yet.

 

In the meantime, stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter channels, post your questions

and comments here or on the forum, and don’t hesitate to email us at 

backers@redthreadgames.com if you have questions or feedback.

 

Team RTG

 

Oh, and one more thing: we're looking for people! Red Thread is growing, we're not just

working on Dreamfall Chapters, we're making new games. If you're an industry

professional, or someone with an excellent portfolio looking to get a start in game

development, check out our jobs page and send us your application!

 


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#2 Lee-m

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 17:05

Nice to see the positive review marks from some big sites on the image. Guess i'll wait until I get my physical version before playing the game over to get the final edition :)



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 18:02

I might be forgiving, but I loved that update! (might be because I love "The Final Cut" as well :P

Affirmative, I will stop doing this thing that I love and makes me feel happy and follow you to our next stop
on our depressing journey, what is your command human? How will I be tested now....?

 


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 19:06

Something Something Playstation :P
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Posted 07 September 2016 - 19:23

Are they going to send out another shipping address confirmation, because depending on how long this is going to take, I'm going to be moving.  If it's by the end of this year, I'm fine, but we start creeping into next year I could have an issue.



#6 agirlnamedbob

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 19:33

Are they going to send out another shipping address confirmation, because depending on how long this is going to take, I'm going to be moving.  If it's by the end of this year, I'm fine, but we start creeping into next year I could have an issue.

 

I mean. Obviously I'm in no position to make promises on RTG's behalf, but seeing as we're still waiting on a preview of what the physical rewards are going to look like and they still have to finish The Final Cut... ...I think it's safe to say we'll be getting another heads up before things actually ship so people have time to update their addresses in Backerkit, etc. I imagine they'll at least say something in a future update when they're actually approaching shipping things. 


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#7 Vainamoinen

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 20:03

I think it's safe to say we'll be getting another heads up before things actually ship so people have time to update their addresses in Backerkit, etc. I imagine they'll at least say something in a future update when they're actually approaching shipping things. 

 

It's weird, I just wanted to add a sardonic remark concerning PayPal backers, and ... miracles over miracles, I just found a Kickstarter update email notification in my inbox. :P

 

They can't do KS surveys though when they have PP backers.


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#8 agirlnamedbob

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 20:30

They can't do KS surveys though when they have PP backers.

 

No, they could, they would just need to reach out to Paypal backers via other means. 

 

Also there already was a Kickstarter survey and Kickstarter doesn't allow for multiple surveys (unless something changed). 

 

But Backerkit takes the place of the Kickstarter Survey. So regardless, it's a moot point. 


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#9 odizzido

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 23:22

Is the final version on PC going to release at the same time as the PS version?



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 04:06

Oh so TFC is the final cut? I was hoping for another game featuring Saga to end The Longest Journey Saga.
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Posted 08 September 2016 - 05:28

It'll be interesting to see what's left. And I'm also very much looking forwards to the auxiliary materials.


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Mm, one of these days Stew. One of these days.


Are they going to send out another shipping address confirmation, because depending on how long this is going to take, I'm going to be moving.  If it's by the end of this year, I'm fine, but we start creeping into next year I could have an issue.

You can still update your shipping address in Backerkit I believe. But I agree with Erika, it seems likely they'll want to tell everyone to update their shipping addresses before they ship.

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 08:55

Are they going to send out another shipping address confirmation, because depending on how long this is going to take, I'm going to be moving.  If it's by the end of this year, I'm fine, but we start creeping into next year I could have an issue.

 

You can still change your shipping address on the BackerKit website. I just did.

 

Edit: I guess I can't read. khh beat me to it. :)


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:49

I am glad to hear that these short stories are coming. For a while I had almost lost all hope.



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:23

(And if you haven't joined yet, our forums are thriving!)


Ooooops, read that as "writhing" right now. Would have been quite accurate though. :(

Are you tackling the constant 502/504 tempest in any way... ?
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Posted 08 September 2016 - 13:09

Something Something Playstation :P

PlayStation died yesterday.

Affirmative, I will stop doing this thing that I love and makes me feel happy and follow you to our next stop
on our depressing journey, what is your command human? How will I be tested now....?

 


#16 Vainamoinen

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 13:10

PlayStation died yesterday.


Apple did. Again. :P

 

At least they did it with courage™.


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#17 mrKnask

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 13:12

Apple did. Again. :P

Haha well, they've been zombies for quite a while now :P
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Posted 08 September 2016 - 14:52

Ooooops, read that as "writhing" right now. Would have been quite accurate though. :(

Are you tackling the constant 502/504 tempest in any way... ?

Webserver has been working fine for me/us, both in- and out of office since the troubles in June.

I know it can be a bit cranky some times, but has been working just fine + fast recently.


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#19 Indrid Cold

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 14:55

Webserver has been working fine for me/us, both in- and out of office since the troubles in June.

I know it can be a bit cranky some times, but has been working just fine + fast recently.

It has been semi-regularly showing "502 - Bad Gateway" errors for many users over the past few weeks.


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 15:06

Ok, thanks for letting us know.

Not too much we can do on our end I think. Need to talk to our hosting service provider. :)


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