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The story of The Longest Journey is the story of April, an art student in a slightly futuristic world who has just turned 18 years old. Soon after her birthday, April decides to leave her repressive home environment and seek her fortune in Venice, a bohemian slum located in the heart of the sprawling metropolis of Newport. April leaves most of her life behind as she begins her journey, bringing only a few samples of her artwork, all the money from her savings account, and a small box of drawings she made as a child.
The point-and-click adventure in The Longest Journey takes place in two different worlds. Stark is the solid world of logic and technology that most of us consider to be "reality." Arcadia is the chaotic world of emotion and magic. April must come to understand both worlds (or at least understand herself in both contexts) to achieve lasting balance. As she comes to understand the worlds around her, she solves puzzles to move the plot of the story forward.
Funcom's The Longest Journey was an extremely successful game in Europe before being translated to English and prepared for its release in the United States and Canada. The game was not edited for content during translation and the game receives an ESRB "M" rating due to its rough language and mature subject matter. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide