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The Longest Journey gets tested down under, global launch 'soon'

Despite recent reports, iOS adventure The Longest Journey is not currently available on the iOS App Store. Instead, publisher Funcom has decided to keep the game exclusive to Australia and New Zealand for an initial testing period. "We're using Australia and New Zealand as test markets for an...

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The Longest Journey completes its trip to iOS tonight

An upgraded iOS port of Funcom's classic point-and-click adventure game The Longest Journey will premiere in the App Store later tonight, Pocket Gamer reports. The Longest Journey Remastered features a redesigned interface suited for touch screens, and takes players on a dimension-hopping...

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Funcom nets additional $1.6 million to fund Lego Minifigures Online

Online game developer Funcom has received an additional 9.7 million Norwegian krone ($1.6 million) to continue developing its upcoming kid-friendly MMO Lego Minifigures Online, the company announced this week. The funding arrives as part of a standby equity facility agreement with Yorkville...

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The Secret World dev Funcom charged with suspected trading violations

Okokrim, Norway's central authority for dealing with economic and environmental crime, charged MMO studio Funcom this morning with suspected trading infringements. The alleged violations are based around information provided by Funcom for the year leading up to the launch of The Secret World, the...

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The Secret World dev Funcom restructuring, shutting down Beijing office

Funcom is preparing to engage in a massive restructure that will see the company's focus shift from producing large-scale MMOs, such as The Secret World, to "smaller, more high quality online games." Funcom's offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, will absorb more responsibility – specifically,...

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Dreamfall Chapters completes The Longest Journey to pre-production

Dreamfall Chapters is finally in pre-production, five years after first being announced by Funcom as a sequel to Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. The long-hoped-for Chapters is being developed by series creator Ragnar Tørnquist at new studio Red Thread Games. Tørnquist is maintaininig...

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The Secret World is free-to-play next weekend

To celebrate the fact that The Secret World has been out and online for a whole month, Funcom will be granting free access to anyone that wants it from 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 3 until 3 a.m. EDT on Monday, August 7. Players with left-over beta accounts should be able to log right in, but...

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Postcards from The Secret World: A R'lyeh close look at multiplayer

Welcome to Postcards from The Secret World, a trip through Funcom's new title from the perspective of a player new to MMOs. Read parts one and two if you haven't! As I've written before, nearly everything about The Secret World has appealed to me since it was announced. That said, the least...

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Postcards from The Secret World: Riddles in the dark

Welcome to Postcards from The Secret World, a trip through Funcom's new title from the perspective of a player new to MMOs. Read part one if you haven't! My character stands outside a locked cell in the Kingsmouth sheriff's office, there to uncover the secrets behind a 2002 murder case. All I know...

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Postcards from The Secret World: Joining the Dragon

Apart from a high school addiction to Phantasy Star Online (Level 100 HuCast!), and a six-day foray into an ancient World of Warcraft trial edition that came with my Diablo 2 Battlechest, I have very little experience with massively multiplayer online games. The Secret World, however, has intrigued...

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