250,000 Copies of the Longest Journey Sold Worldwide.
DURHAM, N.C.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--June 22, 2001
With the highly-anticipated upcoming launch of Anarchy Online This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. , Funcom is proud to announce their critically acclaimed PC title The Longest Journey, released last November, has proven to be the best selling adventure game in years.
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Funcom has taken home an armful of awards for The Longest Journey from the gaming industry with this title being voted Adventure Game of the Year in 2000 or Best Adventure Game by PC Gamer PC Gamer is a magazine founded in 1993 devoted to PC gaming and published monthly by Future Publishing. The magazine features news on developments in the video game industry, previews of new games, and reviews of the latest popular PC games, along with other features , Computer Gaming World Computer Gaming World (CGW) was the first magazine devoted exclusively to computer games. CGW was founded in 1981 by Russell Sipe as a semi-monthly publication. , IGN IGN Ignored (Status)
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IGN In-Game Name (gaming) , GameSpot, and GameSpy among others. Ragnar Tornquist, the game's designer and producer, was also nominated for Excellence in Game Design at the Game Developers Choice Awards in March of this year for the story in The Longest Journey. While a trend in the industry has been to focus on hard-core, complex action, Funcom has proven that many players also seek a different type of interactive experience where the focus is on an in-depth story in a game that is relatively easy to play.
"With The Longest Journey, Funcom has shown that a quality game with a great story really appeals to a wide audience," Funcom President Andre Backen said. "It is still selling well because it is an intriguing game for both men and women who have never played games before, as well as experienced game players."
Despite a small marketing budget, the strongly held notion that adventure games don't sell well, and a "Mature" rating due to some strong language, Funcom has managed to successfully take The Longest Journey beyond the core gaming market. The game has continued to sell well even 8 months after the initial release. Amazon.com selected this title as one of the 10 Best Games of 2000 and The New York New York, state, United States
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As a classic style "point-and-click" adventure game, The Longest Journey is more like the combination of a game, a book, and a movie, than just a game alone. Players explore an interactive 2D and 3D universe from the perspective of April Ryan April Ryan is a fictional character from the best-selling and award-winning adventure game The Longest Journey (2000) and its sequel Dreamfall (2006). In the former, she is the protagonist, and in the latter, one of the three primary characters. , a young art student who soon discovers that there is more to her world than meets the eye. Players guide April as she talks with over 50 other characters to gather information, collects items and finds ways to use them in solving intriguing puzzles. Players also enjoy over 30 minutes of beautifully rendered, movie-quality video scenes that help to tell the story and serve as a conduit between "chapters" of the game. With over 150 locations across two distinct and detailed worlds, players easily become immersed in an exciting and original storyline.
For more information about The Longest Journey, please visit www.funcom.com or www.thelongestjourney.com.
About Funcom- As an international games developer and publisher, Funcom has offices in Switzerland, PC development and marketing in Norway, Xbox development in Ireland, and a new technical support and marketing office in Durham, North Carolina Durham is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the county seat of Durham CountyGR6 and is the fourth-largest city in the state by population. . Formed in 1993, Funcom is best known for The Longest Journey, voted Adventure Game of the Year 2000 by both PC Gamer and Computer Gaming World. Anarchy Online (www.anarchy-online.com) is the company's upcoming highly anticipated title. Funcom has had an impressive development track record producing titles for many platforms such as Pocahontas, Casper, Speed Punks, and Championship Motocross motocross
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