The first chapter in the tree part The Journey Down saga, a classic point-and-click series with an Afro-Caribbean twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brain-teasing adventure!
User reviews: Very Positive (327 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 9, 2013
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"Nice adventure game with a unique look."

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October 14

TJD: Chapter Two Soundtrack available now!

The official "The Journey Down: Chapter Two" soundtrack has now finally been released on bandcamp, with a whoopin' 100% of the revenue going to brain tumor charities and to fund young musician awards in the memory of the soundtrack's awesome composer, Simon D'Souza.

If you're into moody and film-noirish big band jazz, you don't wanna miss out. Besides, could there possibly be a better cause? I doubt it.

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September 18

Trading cards now available!

Lots o people have asked us about adding trading cards to TJD1 so we finally caved in! The cards are available now and there's one set with five cards, and a whole bunch of badges, emoticons, and backdrops to go with 'em. I hope you'll enjoy!

We're working on setting up trading cards for TJD2 right now, with a bit of luck they'll go live within a day or so as well.

Thanks again for supporting our development! :)

theo

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Reviews

"Inventory puzzles, minor theft, and mischief will make any adventure game fan feel right at home, while the use of macabre masks and black African themes and characters make it feel fresh."
8/10 – Destructoid

"A short but vibrant indie adventure that far exceeds the quality of many full-blown retail games."
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

"All in all, The Journey Down is a fine bit of point and clickery, with a good script, solid puzzles and a fantastic sense of style."
87% – The Indie Game Magazine

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About This Game

In a shady corner of Kingsport Bay, at the outskirts of St Armando, Bwana and his trusted sidekick Kito struggle to make ends meet at their run-down gas station. Little do they know that they are about to be thrown into a spine-tingling adventure that will take them far from home and right into a twisting plot of corruption and danger.

In the first chapter of The Journey Down, the search for a lost journal leads to forgotten secrets of the mysterious Underland. Follow Bwana and Kito as they puzzle their way forward and begin to uncover the true fate of their long lost father, Captain Kaonandodo.

The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga in with an Afro-Caribbean twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brain-teasing adventure!

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP 2+, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP SP 2+, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Direct X 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Snow Leopard, Lion
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Snow Leopard, Lion
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor:1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Quite good, and even better now with the reduced price. I love the graphics, I love the music, and the gameplay is decent classic adventure fair. And the story is quite good, but really seemed to only give you a hint at what you will discover in episode 2.
Posted: October 12
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Good point and click. Reminds me of Grim Fandango for some reason.
Posted: October 20
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
This is a real eye-opener game. Unique design concept deep heart and it made ​​a very good detail. Plot is entirely inferior to Hollywood blockbusters. Role model is very fine, making good interface. So what? You worth trying to play!

GMG送的掛卡遊戲,這遊戲的畫風確實很不錯
有種3D動畫.<僵屍新娘>的感覺
裏面男主人公的聲音別提多搓了.
然後那種美式英語的發音.聽的我耳朵都懷孕了..
乾脆自創美國語得了.開篇在加油站兩個逗比在玩電源開關..
我勒個去..你關了下電源..對岸整個城市都停電了..這麼屌你家裡人知道麼.
後面跟美人共度小黑屋.所謂的美人?如花都比她漂亮..那個臉啊...
坑坑疙瘩一堆..簡直就是香蕉皮上的疙瘩.
別叫我MISS.叫我linda..
然後超現實的事情發生了...梯子爛了..中間用於踩踏的棍子沒了..
於是代筆男主要找替代品修梯子...結果..!!! 居然用 就是那種餅乾條替代..修好了梯子?!!
我勒個去..(吾輩英語渣.反正那是吃的.我看代筆男主放嘴裏咬了.還說好吃喜歡什麼之類的話.不查翻譯了.
這還不算什麼,,關鍵的是!
都快掛了.2個小時才掉完3張卡...我也是醉了~
Posted: October 7
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
As creepy as the characters look, this felt like playing a game made for kids under 10.
Sure the characters' accents are funny and all, but the gameplay is very slow and the announced "brain-teasing" isn't there at all unless you consider finding sticks for the ladder in the only cupboard of the room you're stuck in difficult.
The acting is really good, but unless your kid is a big fan of creepy looking funny guys with jamaican accents, you're not going to want this.
Posted: October 9
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
With all the positive reviews for this game floating around I feel I need to add my input. In short, if you enjoy P&C Puzzle games, do not buy this game.

It's quite difficult to find an aspect of it I like- The puzzles were exceptionally poor, lacking in any kind of imagination or ingenuity (Think generic charity shop puzzle-book puzzles and you won't be far off). Where good Point and Click puzzle games move coherently from one puzzle to the next using logical plot points, it feels that the developers simply add arbitrary problems to form a chain of bad puzzles until it is long and bulked out enough to be called a game. This makes the game more of a chore than an enjoyable experience, as there is little in the way of progression or logic. Also, if you don't do the right action in a given time, the main character will explicitly blurt out the solution, cutting all satisfaction from the puzzle-solving experience.
The characters were so one-dimensional it was laughable. Worse, some characters arbitrarily changed their personalities, sometimes hating the main character for no good reason, then in the next moment being overly nice with no explanation. Further, the main character was fundamentally unlikeable (This was not helped by the emotionless mask-like faces the characters have). I also thought the voice acting wasn't up to scratch- is it just me, or does Bwana dip in and out of his accent?
The animation was quite poor, and at times environments looked very rushed and unfinished. The lip-sync was dreadful, and ruined any immersion the cut-scenes might provide.
I also found the game to be completely humourless. The jokes fell so flat it was more of a cringe-worthy experience than a funny one. The only way to get through this game was to laugh at it rather than with.

It was very sad to play this game after seeing comments likening this to greats such as Grim Fandango or Monkey Island (two of my favourite games). It is a husk of a puzzle game, and was genuinely the worst P&C puzzler I have ever played.
Posted: October 11
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
good game, good story but... i finished it in UNDER 2 hours.. so....... for that full price... and the fact that it seems they were already pre-planning part two.. not worth it.. get it at 90% off though..
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
A well made point and click.
Posted: October 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Simple and enjoyable puzzle solving game with great voice acting and, of course, some reggae background music!

Character design is unique. Every person's face looks like some tribal village mask. And it fits well with the overall theme of the game.

Puzzle solving is relatively easy and the game's duration is quite short. But naah, it's the unique game experience is what matters.

Take a break. Play this kind of game once in awhile. Totally worth your money!
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
6/10 - Worth it...barely

As a point and click adventure game TJD is nothing special. It has the same old "go find this bit to fit in that bobble" and there are exactly enough interactable objects to accomplish everything. The slow movement speed of Bwana also maeks it frustrating to go from map to map finding things. The interaction with characters is fun though, and the art style is unique. I probably will not be buying Chapter Two, but this one was okay.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
it is an awesome game
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
First of all, I must say this is a truly amazing and beautiful game. Lately, I have been playing loads of horror and FPS games like TF2, NMRiH, Half Life 2, EP1 and EP2 etc.. And, To be honest, I was getting tired of playing them. But when I played this game, It Re-Indulged me into the world of gaming, As in this game, You don't have to go along and start killing people/NPCs for no apparent reason. It gave me a good break from all the shooting and made me start to think on how to complete levels, Rather than thinking about how much Life or Ammo I have left. The story is great as well, With alot of suspense, Which makes it even better. I'm just glad I found out about this game right after the release of Chapter 2, Or I would have been left in the suspense like everybody else who bought the game as soon as it was released.
So Overall, This is a really good game and I highly recommend it to any puzzle lover or a person who has been playing too much FPS lately...
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
6/10

Pros:

Funny main character.
2 hours of quite gaming far from shooters xD

Cons:

Very easy point & click, boring walking without the possibility to swap screens faster.
2 hours or less to complete it.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Simply amazing must play
-Awsome soundtrack
-Art design
-and many more good things no bad thigs

10/10
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
This is the Grim Fandango 2, If you feel me...
Posted: October 10
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4.9 hrs on record
A great point and click adventure game, full of personality and lovely artwork. Puzzles are not too difficult, but they do make you think!

http://goplaythat.com/2014/07/26/quickplay-the-journey-down/
Posted: September 24
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3.8 hrs on record
Macht Spaß, gute Musik ;)
Posted: September 25
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2.9 hrs on record
Picked it up primarily because the art and music reminded me a bit of Grim Fandango. The storyline has some sparse similarities to GF, but is original in its own right and I loved the Afro-Caribbean flair; coupled with the graphics, which were kind of a cartoonish noir, and it was really enjoyable. I thought the dialogue was a little tacky at points, but that really didn't detract from the humor or the overall quality of the game. A bit more difficult than I expected it to be, which was a pleasant surprise; it mixes traditional puzzle-solving with the usual point-and-click puzzles, which was pretty refreshing. It's a bit on the short side, but hey, it's only the first chapter--and seven bucks is a fair price.

When you beat the chapter, some bonus behind-the-scenes material is revealed, which I personally loved because I like seeing the creative process for games. Planning on playing chapter two when my next paycheck comes in, and I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who wants a light, fun point-and-click experience.
Posted: September 26
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3.1 hrs on record
A great classic point and click adventure with great comic sensibilities. I really enjoyed the short, but sweet ride.
Posted: September 27
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2.7 hrs on record
a real cool gme, like i haven't seen seen since the curse of monkey island! can't wait till the game is complete!
Posted: October 19
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3.0 hrs on record
Quite good fun. Good story, but animations could be improved. The game could be a great buy, if not the price and the fact, that it's too short (only 2 hours for 6,99€?)
Posted: October 18
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