The first chapter in the three-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!
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Data de lançamento: 9/jan/2013

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"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

More games in The Journey Down series

Sobre este 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 in with an Afro-Caribbean twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brain-teasing adventure!

Requisitos de sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
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Rag1ngmast3rm1nd
( 3.1 horas registradas )
Publicada: 17 de julho
9/11 would not mess with the cactus again. Cacti Rule!
Kikitosaurio
( 3.0 horas registradas )
Publicada: 15 de julho
If you liked Grim Fandango you will enjoy this game. It has an interesting african theme and if you love reggae you'll be delighted by the soundtrack of this game.

I liked how the puzzles were not illogical or non-intuitive so thumbs up for that!
Fox3
( 2.9 horas registradas )
Publicada: 14 de julho
I'll review chapter 1 & 2 together, as if they were one single game since their mechanics are exactly the same and the chapter two continues the story from the point where the first chapter ends. Also their play times are very short individually. Even though i like to explore every detail in such games, it took me about 7.5 hours in total to complete both chapters.

TL;DR: Get it if you like pointing, clicking, humor, a bit noir style, a bit mystery, the good old jazz and Bob Marley. :)

Review

The Journey Down is a very nice point & click style adventure game with humor that i would recommend to anybody who likes the genre. If you decide to buy, get the both chapters together. The game doesn't have tedious parts like some members of this genre does. You don't have to watch your character walk for ages, it skips to the place if you double click.

Story
The story is not the most amazing one i've seen in a point & click style game but it's decent enough. It has some mystery elements and can make you curious at some points. In short, not amazing but good enough to keep you playing.

Puzzles
Most of the time the puzzles are pretty easy. You usually know what you need to do when you first see an item ,if not, you can figure out quickly. The game is rather relaxing than pushing you hard to solve a puzzle.

Characters
The characters are cool and their accents are really fun. Their heads are inspired by african tribal masks. You play as a young guy named Bwana. There are two other main characters named Kito and Lina. I liked all of the characters in the game especially our guy Bwana.

Art and Atmosphere
The art design is very charming. The game has a nice carribean and also noir atmosphere. The hand drawn places look wonderful.

Soundtracks
One of the best things about the game ,besides its art design, is it's soundtracks. It includes some reggae and jazz tunes and the soundtracks become more jazzy in second chapter. The music fits well with the atmosphere of the game.

Pros
  • Charming atmosphere
  • Likeable characters
  • Beautiful art design
  • Awesome soundtracks
  • Good enough story
  • Fun accents
  • Character animations are not tedious
  • Gives you access to some nice behind the scene content when you finish a chapter

Cons
  • Short play time
  • Places are somehow limited, not many different places
  • Puzzles are too easy sometimes, they don't require much thinking
  • Sometimes it feels like things are happening faster and easier than it should (or is it just me?)
ralph
( 5.8 horas registradas )
Publicada: 11 de julho
I love the noir feel of this game as well as the jamacan music and the characters seem quite interesting and not too stereotypical in my opinion. I've seen some people in the reviews stating that both Grim Fandango and The Journey Down have a similar feel in gameplay, I disagree with that and I wasn't feeling any "tim schafer moments" in this title, not that that's a flaw of course, This game has it's own unique feel and setting one can enjoy. I agree that it has a similar design to Grim Fandango so I can see why people would draw connections. It also has easier puzzles than many of the Tim Schafer titles so you might enjoy this game as somewhat of a beginner puzzle, to put it bluntly.

I think the developers should work on the lip syncing seeing how most of the dialogue is out of sync with the phonems of the characters. Also the quality of sound heard from some of the characters sounded quite rough (matoke at the front of mama makena's bar is a good example of this), although I didn't see many flaws in the voice acting itself. And you may find that this game is a bit short for your liking, though since I bought the game so cheaply on sale, I didn't mind.

I recommend this game to all those puzzle finatics looking for something unique and original and any new gamer to this genre.
koral06
( 3.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 9 de julho
Two brothers Bwana, and Kito are approached one day by a woman, Lina, from the University. She's looking for information about the brothers adoptive father, who mysteriously went missing one day, and a lost book that he may have. Furthermore, a company seems interested in this same book that holds some kind of power. Bwana's tasked with first trying to get his plane to work before flying off so that he might help Lina.

First, the atmosphere in this game is one of my favorite components. It's a Jamaican/Carribean theme that's on a water front. It has some nice music playing the back, and I love the accents on the characters. The scenery is really amazing, giving it a bit of a noir feel as well. Characters Bwana and Kito are hilarious in their interactions, especially Bwana who seems hesitent of getting into any trouble. Can't say I blame him....

The gameplay is your basic point and click game, with puzzles that you must figure out to progress. This is one of the easier point and click games, as I have not had to look up any walkthroughs to get by. That's not a huge complaint, as it is still mildly challenging.

SkyGoblin actually has a free version of this game listed on their website in low res. Although, as they are using kickstarter to assist in continuation of the series I heavily recommend just paying for it. Its a great game, and smaller companies need our help for making awesome games like this. Keep in mind the rest of the series isn't out so if you want to wait just buy the game and wait for the final chapter before playing them all. It might be awhile though. Honestly, I have several games in my inventory I'm waiting for completion so its not a big deal for me because I have plenty of other games to keep me entertained.
friesen.carly
( 3.3 horas registradas )
Publicada: 8 de julho
Loved this game and can't wait to play Chapter 2. The art is incredible and I love that it was inspired by traditional African art/masks. The naming of characters are also derived from Swahili and possibly other languages in East Africa. Music is absolutely beautiful and slightly reminiscent of the Monkey Island soundtrack. The gameplay, dialogue, and set design are reminiscent of both the Monkey Island series and Grim Fandango, and because I loved these games, it was fun to have tastes of it here but with a very original take. Puzzles were just the right amount of difficulty. Good doses of humour and intrigue.
SleepThieff
( 4.7 horas registradas )
Publicada: 30 de junho
Do you enjoy a Jamaican accent (Cool Runnings Mon!)? Does a bluesy, rastafarian, carribean influenced world combined with Grim Fandango aesthetics sound entertaining? Then The Journey Down may just be for you!

The Journey Down is quite charming. The characters have silly, fun, eccentric personalities that makes them all feel unique.

This is in the style of a classic point and click and puzzles range from easy to medium - I wouldn't describe any of the puzzles in this game as difficult (of course this is all subjective).

The areas are quite small and there's only about 3-4 main screens you need to regularly travel between so the movement between areas is relatively quick. I only mention this because some point and clicks are plagued by slow pacing due to slow movement/large areas - but The Journey Down is not haunted by this. Very big plus here.

You can pick up this little gem for under 2 bucks - there's also a bundle where you can pick up chapters 1 + 2 for 5.99 on sale. That's more than a deal - that's a steal!

Overall, if you are looking for a charming point and click with some fairly casual puzzles (nothing too difficult) then I HIGHLY recommend The Journey Down!

The Journey Down takes about 2-3 hours to complete.
4NG3R
( 2.9 horas registradas )
Publicada: 24 de junho
Awsome point and click game....do purchase both chapters before playing :D
You gonna love it :D
Highly recommended
RoseVonMassacre
( 2.7 horas registradas )
Publicada: 20 de junho
Just finished Chapter One (had to play it again from the beginning because I lost the save file, it didn't get to the cloud) and here is what I think: you can complete it in less than 2 hours and if you really think about it even if the guys behind it put a lot of effort in it, it's not worth the full price.
When you get past the ending credits, you unlock some backstage that makes you appreciate it a little bit more, forgiving the not so perfect graphics and the easy (way too easy) puzzles (2 or 3).
The story has a lot of potential and made me curious enough to get Chapter Two (didn't play it yet), even thought is african/caribbean culture inspired there's a Grim Fandango vibe to it that I really enjoy. The soundtrack is raggae, love the characters' accents. Also, you don't have to walk miles to get stuff done.
I'm running WIN 10 64bit and it never crashed.
Buy it for half the price, enjoy it fully.
jonastikov
( 7.4 horas registradas )
Publicada: 19 de junho
Awesome game!!! Perfect balanced in difficulty, but quite short game. 4hours to complete. on with nr 2! Can't wait to get on with the groove in text, hustle and puzzels. Puff away man! cool cats tunes and graffs. Yes plz man. Lets peace
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Two brothers Bwana, and Kito are approached one day by a woman, Lina, from the University. She's looking for information about the brothers adoptive father, who mysteriously went missing one day, and a lost book that he may have. Furthermore, a company seems interested in this same book that holds some kind of power. Bwana's tasked with first trying to get his plane to work before flying off so that he might help Lina.

First, the atmosphere in this game is one of my favorite components. It's a Jamaican/Carribean theme that's on a water front. It has some nice music playing the back, and I love the accents on the characters. The scenery is really amazing, giving it a bit of a noir feel as well. Characters Bwana and Kito are hilarious in their interactions, especially Bwana who seems hesitent of getting into any trouble. Can't say I blame him....

The gameplay is your basic point and click game, with puzzles that you must figure out to progress. This is one of the easier point and click games, as I have not had to look up any walkthroughs to get by. That's not a huge complaint, as it is still mildly challenging.

SkyGoblin actually has a free version of this game listed on their website in low res. Although, as they are using kickstarter to assist in continuation of the series I heavily recommend just paying for it. Its a great game, and smaller companies need our help for making awesome games like this. Keep in mind the rest of the series isn't out so if you want to wait just buy the game and wait for the final chapter before playing them all. It might be awhile though. Honestly, I have several games in my inventory I'm waiting for completion so its not a big deal for me because I have plenty of other games to keep me entertained.
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9/11 would not mess with the cactus again. Cacti Rule!
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The Journey Down: Chapter One foi baseado em um jogo de aventura gratuito de baixa resolução, chamado The Journey Down: Over the Edge.
The Journey Down: Chapter One melhora na versão freeware com gráficos de alta definição, narrações completas, além de alguns locais e quebra-cabeças adicionais. O resto dos capítulos será apresentado no estilo de alta definição do remake comercial de Chapter One.

Fonte: Wikipedia Americana

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The Journey Down: Chapter One é um jogo point n' click que traz seus personagens com a aparência de máscaras usadas pelos povos antigos da Africa.

Prós:

Personagens e falas cômicas
História realmente boa
Trilha sonora composta por músicas no estilo Jazz e Reggae
Cenários realmente bonitos
Muito leve ( menos de 1gb)

Contras:

Jogo muito curto

OBS¹: Confira a música do jogo aqui
OBS²: Já saiu a o capitulo 2
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joguinho delicioso de jogar chapado... toca um reggae nervoso q te faz viajar na historia. super recomendo!!!
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Um dos melhores jogos que já joguei. Recomendo!
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e um bom jogo point and click, com cenarios bonitos e coloridos, humor, etc.

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reggae music nice
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Jogo chato, desinteressante e velho. Não recomendo.
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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.
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Intro - About
Find the parts you need for your old airplane for someone to help you get out of debt. This point and click adventure, has comedy and wonderful art and puzzles as you make progress. Play as what I can only assume “Tiki” people or as they call it “Afro-Caribbean twist” and make your way around town collecting things you need to use to get farther a long the story rich campaign.

Pros & Cons
++ Pros
+Appealing art style
+Story Rich
+Price (Current $8.99 US)
+Fun
+Comedy

-- Cons
-Cutscene sounds did not fit video
-Short story - 3 hrs average
-Some things you need to do are very random and there is no clue on what to do
-Tedious walking
-Must be a random clicker / Curious Explorer


Personal Opinion
I found this game very charming and appealing. I loved the graphics and the art they decided to use and made for a much different feel to the game compared to intensely, high graphics. This was a very good game to just sit down and relax to and enjoy a good story with some great puzzles. The ending left off at a hanger which clearly shows there is going to be a 2nd chapter (There is right now). The puzzles were not to difficult though it can be quite a bit tedious running back and forth if you don’t know exactly what you need to do. Most of the time I was walking every where around town about 3 time for one thing trying to find it. I used the guide for about 3 things to help me get back on track.

Final recommendation:
I really did enjoy the game play and the cutscenes did not bother me all that bad due to the shortness. Based on story, graphics, controls, art, difficulty in puzzles and the amount of things to do, I rate this game and good 8/10. This was a game that I didn’t want to walk away from. The story was great and the personalities of the characters made me feel connected. I cant wait to play the second one!


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