Atomkrieg, Postapokalypse, leblose Einöde. Leblos? Nein sicherlich nicht. In einem Atomschutzbunker haben sich mutierte Insekten breit gemacht und planen die Erde neu zu entdecken. Dieses 3D Point & Click Adventure lädt euch in eine herrlich schräge Endzeitwelt ein.
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Veröffentlichung: 4. Nov. 2013
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4. November 2014

Happy Birthday Jim & Bud!

Exactly one year ago Journey of a Roach got released. To celebrate this, all the insects decorated the bunker for Jim's first birthday! There are presents, party hats and exploding stuff! There's even a rumor about an extra achievement you can get, something about finding hidden birthday candles...

To play the birthday version of Journey of a Roach you have to start a new game and confirm that you want cake. Of course you can still play the normal version if you don't like cake. This birthday version will be playable until 31. November, after this date you won't be able to start a new birthday game.

We fixed some more bugs and looked into the 64bit Linux problems (still working on that one though). For more detailed info please check out the change log



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“Journey of a Roach bietet eine immersive Cartoonwelt bewohnt von liebenswerten Insekten und umwerfenden Richtungsmechaniken, die den Spielern noch lange nach Ende des Spiels im Gedächtnis bleiben werden.”
4/5 – Adventuregamers

“Ein sympatisches, witziges und originelles Adventure-Spiel.”
85% – http://www.spielemagazin.de/spiele/spieletests/journey-of-a-roach-pc/

“Man merkt dem Spiel die Liebe zum Detail so sehr an, dass jeder Fan von Point-and-Click-Adventures einen Blick riskieren sollte.”
80% – http://www.looki.de/journey_of_a_roach_test_a5810_3.html

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Über dieses Spiel

Atomkrieg, Postapokalypse, leblose Einöde. Leblos? Nein sicherlich nicht. In einem Atomschutzbunker haben sich mutierte Insekten breit gemacht und planen die Erde neu zu entdecken. Dieses 3D Point & Click Adventure lädt euch in eine herrlich schräge Endzeitwelt ein. Begleitet die Kakerlaken Jim und Bud auf ihrer Reise an die Oberfläche.

Journey of a Roach erzählt die Geschichte zweier Kakerlakenkollegen, die nichts weiter wollen, als an die Oberfläche der Erde zu kommen. Auf ihrem Weg treffen sie auf allerhand verrückte und aberwitzige Insekten, die diese Endzeitwelt bevölkern. In atmosphärischer 3D Point & Click-Adventure Manier steuert ihr die Kakerlake Jim durch einen Luftschutzbunker und krabbelt dabei auch mühelos an Wänden und Decken entlang. Durch dieses innovative und dynamische Spielprinzip entsteht ein komplett neues Rätseldesign. Liebevoll gezeichnete Sprechblasen bieten euch ein ganz neues Dialogerlebnis und der stimmungsvolle Soundtrack hüllt den Spieler in eine atmosphärische Endzeitstimmung.

Key Features


  • Ein Point & Click-Adventure in einer einzigartigen Spielwelt
  • Krabble an Decken und Wänden und erforsche geheime Untergrundlabore
  • Die innovative Steuerung sorgt für ein dynamisches Spielprinzip
  • Stimmungsvoll inszenierte 3D Comic-Welt
  • Zwei Protagonisten mit viel Charme, Charakter und witziger nonverbaler Kommunikation

Systemvoraussetzungen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) oder besser
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 kompatible Grafikkarte mit 256 MB RAM (shared memory nicht empfohlen)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c kompatibel
    • Additional Notes: Tastatur, Maus
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) oder besser
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 kompatible Grafikkarte mit 512 MB RAM (shared memory nicht empfohlen)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c kompatibel
    • Additional Notes: Tastatur, Maus, Microsoft XBox Controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04, equivalent distros should work
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz (Single Core) or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (shared memory not recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 2500 MB available space
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7 von 7 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
4.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Dezember 2014
Eigentlich gibt es nur einen relevanten Kritikpunkt: "Journey of a Roach" ist zu kurz (gerade zum Vollpreis).

Ansonsten ist es ein wundervoll witziges, liebevoll gezeichnetes, nicht wirklich schweres Point-and-click-Adventure, dessen absurd komischer Humor es auch, aber nicht nur, für jüngere Gamer zugänglich macht. In welchem anderen Adventure kann man schon als Kakerlake an Wänden und Decken gehen? Dass sich die Perspektive dadurch dreht ist zusätzlicher intelligenter Rätselbestandteil.

Sicher, das Adventure ist nicht wirklich schwer, aber es ist eines jener Spiele, die man mit einem Lächeln zockt und über die man hinterher nur sagen kann, dass man es gerne gezockt hat.

Und besser kurz und unterhaltend als lang und nervig. Deswegen ist auch dieses Review jetzt hier aus.
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4 von 5 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. November 2014
Geniales Spiel !

Erinnert mich ein wenig an Bad Mojo, nur diesmal in einer witzigen Fassung mit einer echt originellen Kamera XD

Empfehlung für Point & Click Adventure-Freaks !
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. Februar
Bei Adventure-Spielen sind mir normalerweise Point&Click-Steuerung sowie gute Charakter-Dialog-Interaktion wichtig. Beides hat Journey of a Roach nicht. Dennoch kann ich dieses Spiel allen klassischen Point&-Click-Adventure-Fans empfehlen.

Die Steuerung ist eine Kombination aus WASD- oder Pfeiltasten-Steuerung und Maus. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Adventure-Spielen mit ähnlicher Steuerung (Grim Fandango, Monkey Island 4) macht diese Steuerung für Journey of a Roach aber Sinn, da sich die Titelheld-Kakerlake auch an Wänden und Decken fortbewegen kann, was auch für einige Rätsel wichtig ist. Auch technisch ist die Steuerung gut umgesetzt.

Auch das Fehlen von Dialogen kann man dem Spiel nicht negativ anlasten. Durch Sprech- und Gedankenblasen wird stets deutlich, was gerade zu erledigen ist (wie in Machinarium oder Botanicula).

Die Stärke des Spiels sind die Rätsel, die im Verlauf des Spieles immer schwerer werden aber stets logisch bleiben und die stimmige, liebevolle Spielwelt.

Negativ kann man anmerken, dass das Spiel sehr kurz ist und nach knapp viereinhalb Stunden durchgespielt sind. In diesen viereinhalb Stunden, wurde mir aber nie langweilig und das Spiel hat keine unnötigen Längen oder Laufwege.
Wenn das Spiel im Sale ist, würde ich daher sofort zuschlagen.
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. November 2014
ein witziges spiel, das man aber wenn man seekrank wird besser nicht spielen sollte noch 2tage nach dem spielen merkte ich die nachwehen xD

motionsickness alert!
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Dezember 2014
Echt witziges Trick-Adventure-Game mit witzigen Insekten in 3D. Man muss schon bissl überlegen um weiter zu kommen :).
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77 von 83 Personen (93%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
5.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. November 2014
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Graphics:
+ cute animated cutscenes
+ cute scenes
+ very charming graphic style
- poor character detail
- hardly effects
- spongy textures

Atmosphere:
+ humorous game world
+ funny characters
+ great comic flair

Sound:
+ nice background music

Balance:
+ easier game start thanks tutorial
+ always fair
- puzzles too easy for experienced players

Game Size:
+ 4 seasons
- short playtime (3 hours)
- no extras
- no replay value

Daedalic, creator of Edna - and Deponia ™ series is successful not only as a development studio, but also proves as a publisher, a nose for good indie games.
Mutated insects have made their home in an air raid shelter and they discover the world you go. Let this point and click adventure welcome you to a hilariously bizarre end time world and join the roaches Jim and Bud on their way to the surface. The earth. Devastated. No survivors. But a small cockroach running around on the surface, rummages through the garbage.

The main gimmick of the game is the ability to climb any flat surface and crawl on the ceilings and walls of an environment.
This expands the area in which objects are hidden, which can be added to your inventory and combined in order to solve a puzzle. The places where you cannot climb are usually shown by pipes on the wall or other obstacles.
Since Journey of a Roach has no dialogue and isn't heavy on story, the majority of the experience comes down to solving puzzles.
This is where the game's point-and-click inspirations are clearest; most puzzles boil down to the tried-and-true "find item in one area, use item somewhere else" mechanics.
Most puzzle solutions do make logical sense (as opposed to requiring seemingly random item combinations that lead to more guesswork than brainpower, like many adventures of old.

Although the trip itself is charming, it's the puzzles that keep you ahead. None of the puzzles are very challenging, and you can finish the game in a single two- to three-hour session.
It’s also nice and smart with its audio, and the insectoid chattering is cute. It is, it has to be said, okay. You may wish for a longer adventure for the price. I would only recommend this game to die-hard fans of the point-and-click genre, but
I must say, the more Daedalus games I play, the more I like them all in all.

Score: 68 / 100
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16 von 18 Personen (89%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. September 2014
Journey of a Roach is a short but cute 3D Puzzle Adventure slash Point and Click game and a result of a colaboration between German P'n'C veterans Daedalic Entertainment and the relatively young studio Koboldgames from Switzerland.

STORY
You play as Jim, a cockroach living in an underground bomb shelter that is controlled by an army of ants. When your cockroach buddy accidentally crashes through the floor and gets captured by the ants, you set out on a quest to rescue him, end the ants' terror regime and find a way to get out of the bomb shelter and to a peaceful place somewhere else.

HUMOR
There aren't any actual dialogues in the game. All of the communication between the characters takes place in the form of incomprehensible sounds (sort of similar to baby mumbling) and comic bubbles with drawings that show what the characters try to say. Some of those illustrations are pretty hilarious and probably wouldn't be remotely as funny, as if the characters would actually say 'I found this plunger. Shall I put it on my head?'. It's not the kind of humor that makes you laugh out loud and spit your drink on the screen, but it's amusing and cheerful throughout the entire game.

VISUALS
While the game is advertised as a Point and Click game, it hasn't much to do with the usual pre-rendered, stiff and sometimes blurry enviroments known from other P'n'C games. It's actually best compared with The Walking Dead where pretty much everything is in 3D and where you can freely move around while still retaining the classical P'n'C feel of finding objects, combining them, solving puzzles and so on. Due to the comic style of the visuals, you don't have to worry about blurry textures or anything, either - it all looks sharp and just sooooo cute. :D

GAMEPLAY
Being a P'n'C adventure at its heart, the game adds some welcome addition to the fairly worn out genre as it basically plays like a sidescroller where you control Jim with WASD (or the arrow keys, respectively) and the actual item handling is done with your mouse (you can also use a gamepad, if you wish to do so - works great). To add to that (and since you're a cockroach, of course) you can also climb on walls and ceilings to progress through the levels, reach items or just avoid being seen by the ants.

It takes a bit getting used to and you sometimes accidentally climb a wall or a crate that you just wanted to pass, but overall the mechanic works great and gives you another way of freedom to explore your enviroment.

Puzzle-wise, the game is fairly easy as most puzzles only consist of picking up items, combining them and using them on something or someone, but since it's mostly quite obvious what has to be used how and where, they shouldn't provide that much of a challenge for experienced P'n'C or Puzzle game players. However, since the devs probably tried to also appeal to a younger audience, it wouldn't have been of much use to incorporate ultra-hard puzzles that you can't solve without consulting a walkthrough, so I'm generally fine with that.

PLAYTIME & REPLAYABILITY
Beating the story took me roughly 3 hours, which is rather short for a game like this, but personally I will always prefer shorter games with tight gameplay over games that artificially extend the playtime by repeating the same levels or gameplay elements over and over.

Once you've played through the game, there's not much else to do apart from hunting the remaining achievements, however, there's one particular achievement that requires you to beat the game in less than 18 minutes, so that adds at least a bit of challenge and replayability to the game.

CONCLUSION
Journey of a Roach is an extremely cute, cheerful and overall fun game for a relaxing evening, so if you like P'n'C games (especially with a gameplay twist) and don't get putt off by the game's length, make sure to check it out!
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8 von 8 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. November 2014
Surprisingly original quest. A bit childish graphics and total "all-good and nice" atmosphere. Story is short and without unexpected twists, but it makes you eager to explore further.

Very interesting way of communicating with world and NPCs - there is no speech, only comic bubbles with actions or story.

Generally worth playing.
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8 von 9 Personen (89%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Oktober 2014
What is this game?

You are a cockroach on a post nuclear war world where there seems to be no humans and animals/insects have gained an enourmous size and inteligence. Your friend finds a flower and wants to show it to you, but then an accident accurs, he falls and you fall with him, you both get trapped and something happens and he falls through a hole, then you go on your journey to find him. An stright point an click adventure.

The Pros

The game have a really charming style, good controls and nice narrative with likable characters and lighthearted story with cool puzzles.

The Flaws

For once, the cutcenes seem like more of a storyboard than a cutscene, very sketchy and simple, the only other negative is that the game is very short and the admission price is a bit too high (maybe 5$ worht of content).

Conclusion:

There is very little wrong with this game beside the price, is a cute little story that you should experience if possble.

Score: 8/10 Good Game
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5 von 6 Personen (83%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
3.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Dezember 2014
Cool short game about best bro-buddies. Thank you Jim, but our Bud is in another castle. Also, cool cockroaches don't look at explosions.
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8 von 12 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. September 2014
Achievements are broken in Linux. The dev team knows this (they officially announced it), but seems to not give a flying frak, and haven't given any indication they're planning on fixing it. As such I cannot give this game a good review.

It's really a shame the dev team sucks so much, because I genuinely enjoyed playing this game. It's so well adapted to Linux+controller. The puzzles were excellent and the art was amazing. Too bad it's broken.
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10 von 16 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
2.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. Dezember 2014
I did not like this. I did not like this at all.
The setting is interesting, the story is okay and the controls are sometimes a bit too frustrating (why wouldn't I be able to walk on all walls and step over small pipes). And that's actually exactly what I expected from this game. It's okay to have janky controls. But it's not okay to have "nonsensical puzzle game logic". Every now and again I stumbled upon a puzzle that had the most illogical solution. Sometimes the thought bubble explanations are obtuse, sometimes the required items don't make sense, and sometimes the actual goal of the puzzle is illogical. For example - a bug asks us to find him a drink, but when you eventually find it he won't take it. Why? Because you apparently need to put a AA battery in it to make it an energy drink (simple logic right?). I have no idea how anyone supposed to come up with this solution without just trying all the items on other items and coming up with the solution by trial and error. And the game never gives you a reason why would you have to do it. Progressing in this game mostly means trying all the items you could find on all the intractable points in the current room and hopefully something will happen.
If that's something you enjoy/can withstand, go for it. It's cheap on sales. Otherwise stay away.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. November 2014
A cute little adventure game with the added twist of being a roach who can climb walls. It's short, but worth a few bucks.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
2.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Januar
The best way to have motion sickness.
Just kidding, this game is fun and simple but sadly very short (you can beat the game under 18 minutes!?).

Reccommended but not at full price (around 5 $ is good).


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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Dezember 2014
Journey of a Roach is a point and click adventure game with a stylistic twist: as a cockroach, you can climb on nearly any surface, including the ceiling. This allows the main character, a cockroach named Jim, to traverse levels in a uniquely three-dimensional manner, with his main goal being to rescue his friend from a gang of kidnapping ants. The wall-crawling feature, along with the game's charmingly excitable characters, creative level design, and user-friendly puzzles, makes for a pleasant point and click experience.

Like most point and click adventure games, the main goal in Journey of a Roach is to collect various items and then use them in the correct locations. Often the items are in hard to reach locations that require creative climbing to get to. Sometimes you might have to combine items in your inventory so that they can be used to solve puzzles. The puzzles themselves are fairly straightforward, with nearby NPC's often giving small clues whenever you happen to get stuck.

At first the level design in Journey of a Roach seems rather simple, but as you go on they grow complex. The levels are often big and have several different branches of items to collect for multiple different puzzles at once. However, instead of overwhelming you, the amount of puzzles allows you to bounce back and forth between them when frustrated, minimizing the time you'll spend blindly wandering about wondering what to do.

Solutions for the puzzles, much like the chattering, nonsense voices of the characters in Journey of a Roach, are often silly and happily humorous. At one point I was asked to bring an ant a burger and I fashioned one out of a piece of sponge, a shoe, and a handkerchief in order to continue onward in the story. The game ends on an equally laugh-worthy and heartwarming note, making it a great game if you want a quick, light-hearted adventure.
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Dezember 2014
I do not recommend this game to players who (like me) like to have proper dialogues. In this game you don't have any text but characters communicate with speech bubbles that contain images that are supposed to describe what a character wants to say. This is just something that I don't like. I prefer normal text-based talking in an adventure game.

From a technical prespective this game is well done. The mechanics of climing on the walls are nice but can also be annoying if you have to do a lot of backtracking.

So, it's not a bad game but just doesn't meet my taste.
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5 von 8 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
7.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Oktober 2014
DO NOT BUY IT FOR A FULL PRICE !!!

Journey of a Roach is an adventure game that is in my opinion aimed for the more casual players. The game itself is not too long and most puzzles are not very hard, but it is great as light entertainment and a fresh breeze for those who are tired of the conventional scraping for survival post apocalyptic games.

The game-play is fairly creative being able (and having to) climb up on walls and ceilings to reach certain objects adds a bit of extra flavor to the conventional rub item A to item B mechanics. I am definitely sure that it's not worth the full price, my price would be no more than 4.99 USD / 3.99 EUR.

But I get it in one of my Humble Bundle packages so I can't complain (7/10).
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. November 2014
Great little adventure game! It's witty and cute and a lot of fun to play. Finished it in 3 hours so it's not that long but still worth it in my opinion. Very high quality gameplay and visuals. Two thumbs up :D
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. Dezember 2014
Very nice indie game with its cute animations and cutscenes. The playthrough was short and puzzles weren't difficult but the experience was enjoyable none the less. For the sale price of $1.49 this is a great buy.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Januar
Ideal for someone who wants a change of pace in a puzzle game. It has a good storyline and interesting puzzles.

Game: 6.5/10
Graphic: 6.0/10

100% Achievement : Easy | Medium | Hard | Very Hard
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