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.
Data de lançamento: 9 Jan 2013
Marcadores populares para este produto:
Assistir ao vídeo em HD

Comprar The Journey Down

$6.99

Atualizações recentes Ver todos (3)

Chapter Two coming on August 25th!

29 julho 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

3 comentários Leia mais

New screenshots from Chapter Two

26 junho 2014

Visit www.thejourneydown.com to check out some brand new screenshots and other goodies from Chapter Two of The Journey Down. Coming to Steam and iOS this summer!

4 comentários Leia mais

Análises

"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

Sobre o jogo

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!

Requisitos do sistema – PC

    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

Requisitos do sistema – Mac

    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
Análises úteis de usuários
6 de 6 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
199 produtos na conta
5 análises
2.3 hrs registradas
Overall, this is a solid P&C Adventure game, with reasonably logical puzzles once you immerse, and no Guide-Dang-It solutions- it's possible to work out all the solutions given the information available in the game. That said, there was at least one puzzle that refused several plausible solutions in favor of what seems to me to be a less-plausible (though more amusing) one, and several in which I knew the concept of the solution, but there wasn't much of an indication about how to actually _do_ that. Plus the traditional complex "solve it because it's there" puzzle that turns out to massively help your protagonist progress in a somewhat illogical way, but that's so common in the genre that it might actually be considered a lack if it weren't present. :-J There is the usual complete refusal by the protagonist to clean up after themselves- I wish more of these games would let us give people their stuff _back_ once it's not needed any more. Hopefully, there will be uses for the items still in Bwana's pockets at the end of the chapter, instead of the traditional "lost everything during the cutscene" trope.

The plot was at once engaging and somewhat frustrating- this reads more as a prologue than a first chapter to me- while there is a lot implied, I don't think any of the questions raised are actually resolved in the course of this game, which makes it feel like more of a very long demo than a short game that can stand on its own. I have the impression that purchasers of this game will not receive Chapter Two into the bargain, which means I just paid for an interactive teaser for the longer saga. Well played in the short term, but I don't know how long players will be okay with that tactic, whether it was intentional or not. Personally, I will probably get the next chapter if it's not too expensive, but if there's not some resolution of at least _some_ questions, I will just wait for spoiler-full walkthroughs to get my fix of the plotline thereafter. On the other hand, I will be looking for the rest of the story, as this has some very cool plot elements, and definitely a non-carbon-copy setting.

The plot, sadly, comes off (at least with the little you see here) as centering on a fairly standard Evil Conspiracy to keep the rich bad guy up and the little guy down. I could be more specific, but that much you figure out pretty much in the first cutscene. If I refined it further, there would be actual spoilers involved. Given some of the references, culturally this reads to me as more Jamaican than Black African, but the character design definitely reminds me of Black African masks, nicely rendered, so maybe it's a mixture. Either way, it's fun and attractively rendered.

Overall, I would recommend this if you like the price, but be aware that you are very much getting the beginning of something, not a complete episode in a series. It's a good start, but you won't leave with any real sense of having made much headway into the real story.
Publicada: 12 fevereiro 2014
Você achou esta análise útil? Sim Não
6 de 6 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
216 produtos na conta
5 análises
3.8 hrs registradas
A true classic style point & click! The game isn't long (well, depending on your skill and experience with simiar games), but its amazing how much they managed to put into this game. The atmosphere is just fantastic. You get really immersed in this universe with the help of the great voice acting, smooth graphics and one of my favorite soundtracks.

Seriously tho. Its been a while since i played and completed this game, but Simon D' Souza's soundtrack is still stuck in my head. I cannot wait for chapter 2! Buy this! now!
Publicada: 14 fevereiro 2014
Você achou esta análise útil? Sim Não
3 de 3 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
7 produtos na conta
3 análises
8.7 hrs registradas
Funny, love the scenary, was great to find the clues. Hope the second one comes soon.
Publicada: 21 junho 2014
Você achou esta análise útil? Sim Não
2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
51 produtos na conta
1 análise
2.3 hrs registradas
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
Publicada: 8 junho 2014
Você achou esta análise útil? Sim Não
2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
627 produtos na conta
29 análises
1.7 hrs registradas
Pretty neat but short adventure game.
Publicada: 11 julho 2014
Você achou esta análise útil? Sim Não
20 de 24 pessoas (83%) acharam esta análise útil
100 produtos na conta
6 análises
2.2 hrs registradas
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.
Publicada: 27 novembro 2013
Você achou esta análise útil? Sim Não