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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.
Release Date: Jan 9, 2013
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Chapter Two has been released!

August 25th, 2014

Holy cow it's finally official!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/262850/

(and it's 10% off during launch week, you'll be 89 cents richer!!)

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Chapter Two coming on August 25th!

July 29th, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_qYDv766guM
Yup that's right! TJD2 finally got a release date!

We now begin taking pre-orders for TJD2 at http://www.thejourneydown.com/.

You get TJD1 + TJD2 for $5.99 (regular price: $6.99 + $8.99 = $15.98). Half of all pre-order revenues go to the Mavuno girl's school project. I worked with these guys in Tanzania in 2008 and they're doing a really great job there!

Already have TJD1? Then you're a pretty awesome person because you've already supported the development of TJD! It also means you can give away your extra TJD1 Steam key to a friend and save a buck on the next birthday present :)

/Mathias

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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

About the 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 with a black African twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brain-teasing adventure!

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
51 products in account
1 review
2.3 hrs on record
This was a nice game to play, some really good humour and an interesting storyline - The art style and such are reminiscent of Grim Fandango but with a different cultural background. The voice acting is fairly good, although its thrown off a bit by the poor lip synching.

Pros:
Good humour reminiscent of Lucasarts adventure games
Interesting characters and art style
Gorgeous and atmospheric scenery
Fairly intriguing story line - looking forward to part two
Fantastic soundtrack

Cons:
Puzzles are very easy for experienced point n clickers
Incredibly short for the cost - short even for an episode
Some half-baked animation work
Posted: June 8th, 2014
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
129 products in account
15 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
The Journey Down is another adventure game. While there are plenty of these floating around now, and I doubt this one is anywhere close to the top(Deponia probably sits comfortably on that throne), that doesn't mean this one is bad, or not worth playing. I found it to be very amusing, well written, well voiced, and having awkward enough puzzle solutions to be worthy of its genre title. Its only real detriment is itself, and by that I mean it's too short. You won't solve very many puzzles in this game only to be surprised that it's over without much having happened in the plot. This game is only the first in a series of planned episodes, as implied by the title, but I still find myself wishing more happened in this one. I don't know the details behind its development and am not curious enough to dig them out, but I assume the creators did what they could. That said, you should enjoy what you have, support the on going development, and look forward to future episodes.

I recommend this game, and will be looking forward to the rest of it. The wacky adventures of "Bwana" must go on.
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 products in account
3 reviews
8.7 hrs on record
Funny, love the scenary, was great to find the clues. Hope the second one comes soon.
Posted: June 21st, 2014
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
637 products in account
29 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
Pretty neat but short adventure game.
Posted: July 11th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
434 products in account
17 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
You play as a Jamaican mechanic, also the soundtrack is a nice mixture of jazz and reaggae.

Also it's actually fun to play and doesn't have any ridiculous inventory combinations in order to progress, a nice little point and click relaxing fun time!

Some of the voice acting is a little ropey but the game has an abundance of charm so you gotta cut it some slack.
Posted: August 25th, 2014
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
103 products in account
6 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
Small, indie point-and-click game. I'm a huge fan of adventure games and just had to try it.
Like all other adventure games, it's too short. But this is shorter than most.
It just doesn't feel quite finished yet. Not just due to the "Chapter One" status, but many of the events and even main characters are presented without any sort of backstory or explanation.
The team obviously spent a lot of time on doing animations and the graphical art is great. The dialogue is humorous and who doesn't like a noir setting?
If they patch up some of the plotholes in time for a release of Chapter Two, this could become a great game.
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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