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Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

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Released
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MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
80
3.8
Xbox
72
3.2
Xbox 360
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Trivia

666

Curiously, four out of the seven *.CAB file archives located on the game CDs (2, 3, 4, and 5) are 666,000 kB large and the total size of all files on the first CD is also very close to that number.

1001 Video Games

The Xbox version of Dreamfall: The Longest Journey appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Azadi

The Azadi culture in the game is based on the real world Persian culture (today's Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan). The word "Azadi" itself is a name of a tower in Tehran, the capital of Iran, which was built in 1971 and has since become the symbol of the city. Ironically, the Persian word azadi means "freedom", which doesn't exactly fit the fanatical nature of the Azadi in the game.

Damien's apartment

The two Chinese characters which can be seen on the background during the cut-scene in Damien's apartment are 平和, which are pronounced heiwa in Japanese and mean "peace".

Funcom

Dreamfall is an anniversary game for Funcom, as it is the 25th game they developed.

Sexual references

Intentional or otherwise, the two closed taverns that Zoë can see when she is first in Marcuria are "The Cock and the Puss" and "The Salty Seaman", which both have ambiguous sexual undertones.

References

  • There are several references to Funcom's Anarchy Online series in the game. A copy of the Anarchy Online novel is visible in Zoë's apartment, and the music that plays on the first floor of Reza's apartment is also a track from the MMORPG.
  • There are various Dreamfall and The Longest Journey boxes throughout the game. Such as in Reza's bathroom shelf, Zoë 's floor near the TV, behind the Merchant at the crossroads, as well as many other places.

Technology

Although the game's minimum requirement on the box and "readme" file states that you need a GeForce FX 5700 or a ATi Radeon 9550 display card to run it, the game is playable on older cards such as GeForce 3 or Radeon 8500. In fact, it only uses pixel and vertex shaders version 1.1 not version 2.0 and beyond. However just like every shader model 1.1 powered game it won't work with GeForce 4 MX.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #3 Xbox Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #8 PC Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PC Adventure Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PC Adventure Game of the Year (Gamers' Vote)
    • 2006 – Xbox Adventure Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Best Music of the Year (PC)
    • 2006 – Best Story of the Year (PC)
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2007 – The Most Interactive Movie in 2006
Information also contributed by Karthik KANE, Sciere and Unicorn Lynx.

Contributed by Robin Ferreira (23) on May 17, 2006. [revised by : Cantillon (12931), FatherJack (39969) and Patrick Bregger (110630)]. -- edit trivia