Funcom "tinkers" on new Longest Journey

Continuation "absolutely" possible - Tornquist.

Before MMOs - before The Secret World, before Age of Conan and before Anarchy Online - Funcom was known for superb PC adventure game The Longest Journey.

Eurogamer cooed at Ragnar Tornquist and Funcom's creation back in 2000, awarding a massive 9/10. A less memorable 2006 sequel, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, scored 5/10.

Now, not only has Ragnar Tornquist told Eurogamer that a continuation of The Longest Journey is possible, he's said he actively "tinkers" with it.

"95 per cent of my time is tied up - no I guess the correct answer is 120 per cent of my time is tied up with The Secret World, and I use 25 per cent of other time to work on other stuff," said Tornquist.

"I always have other ideas for the future. People always ask me about, for example, a continuation of Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, and that's something I tinker with as well.

"Right now the focus is on The Secret World; once that's out of the way we'll talk about other stuff."

Tornquist elaborated that making a new Longest Journey game is "absolutely possible".

"That's something we're discussing on a regular basis," he said. "It's just a question of finishing The Secret World and seeing where that's going and maybe I'll jump into something else.

"It would be fun to revisit [The Longest Journey] some time."

The Longest Journey followed April Ryan, a young lady of the 23rd century. She hopped between two worlds - one normal, one magical - solving puzzles and unravelling a deep story and complex plot.

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey struggled to adapt the same formula for a 3D world. The badly implemented and bolted on additions of fighting and stealth didn't help.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (39)

About the author

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.

Related

You may also enjoy...

Comments (39)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading