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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.

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.

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