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The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga with an Afro-Caribbean vibe. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of brain-teasing adventure!
Release Date: Aug 25, 2014
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Reviews

“...the game's graphics and soundtrack are gorgeous.”
9/10 – Pocketgamer

“The length is great, both the amount and variety of puzzles are superb, the presentation is stunning, the characters are charming, and the story is compelling.”
5/5 – TouchArcade

“...all this is accompanied by a real stormer of a soundtrack, predominantly jazz, that’s the sort of thing you just leave playing even when you aren’t.”
9/10 – PCgamesN

About the Game

Far below the noisy metropolis of St. Armando, Bwana follows in the footsteps of his lost father together with Kito and Lina. In their search for the mysterious Underland, they discover a dark conspiracy shrouding the fate of Captain Kaonandodo.

In the second chapter, the plot thickens as our heroes plunge down into the mist below the Edge and wind up in the foggy and treacherous town of Port Artue where they find themselves cornered by pirates and on the run from the law.

The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga with an Afro-Caribbean vibe. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of brain-teasing adventure! Chapter One and Chapter Two are available PC, Mac and Linux as well as on iOS, with an android port to follow.

Features:
* A twisting tale of intriguing adventure
* Tons of handpainted environments
* An all original jazzy reggae soundtrack
* A fully voiced cast
* HD art and animations

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: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX Mavericks
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4+ compatible video card
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
42 of 44 people (95%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
The Journey Down is a modern take on the old school point-and-click adventure game, which draws inspiration from the golden era of adventure games (Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Leisure Suit Larry etc.). The characters are inspired by those creepy traditional African masks (Sort of like how Grim Fandango was inspired by Mexican Día de Muertos masks) and combines it with a noir setting and Rasta accents.

This game heavily relies on the environment, which, in my opinion, is a make it or break it for an adventure game. What the game lacks in story (pretty generic corrupt government tries to cover up a secret-story), the environment and atmosphere makes up for it. The hand drawn backgrounds are gorgeous, the music perfectly complements the drawn art and really adds another dimension to the noir tone of the game.
The dialogue is for the most part fun and clever, while sometimes it can get a little too goofy. The voice actors are doing a perfect job with the material they are given. The puzzles are one of the biggest improvements over the first game. I found the puzzles more creative and challenging in this chapter (dial a number, type in on a computer-type of puzzles).
I was stuck a couple of times, but it never got to the point where I got so frustrated that I wanted to quit the game. The puzzles are always logical, unlike some of the older adventure games where you had to combine completely random items and go pixel hunting). If you are an experienced adventure game player they are still on the easier side, but it's certainly a huge improvement over the first chapter.

The chapter is pretty short, but for a 9 euro game it’s not too bad. You should be able to complete it in one sitting. 3-5 hours.
The ending is pretty anticlimactic. You finally arrive to the destination you have been working towards, and the game ends. Pretty annoying, but it makes me look forward to Chapter 3.
While it’s not as good as the games it draws inspiration from (Notably Grim Fandango), it’s still a great game with a lot of memorable moments. I recommend picking this up for nostalgia value (If you like me grew up with The Curse of Monkey Island and Grim Fandango), if you just enjoy Lucasarts-type adventure games, or if you more recently picked up Broken Age and enjoyed it.

Loved it,
8,5/10
Posted: August 25
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
An amazing point and click adventure game, and definitely a great addition to the series as it improved greatly since the first chapter. Can't wait for Chapter 3.
Posted: August 25
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Wow guys this is one of the best P&C adventure games I have ever played! I'm glad to be a Linux gamer, because if I wasn't, I might accidentally ignore hidden gems like this one!
The artwork, music, and voice acting are all top-notch. The puzzles are very logical and fun. No pixel hunting or weird poo poo you'll never be able to figure out without using a guide! What a great game!
Posted: August 26
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Το ξεχωριστό αυτό παιχνίδι βαδίζει ολοταχώς προς την καθιέρωσή του ως ένας από τους σύγχρονους τίτλους που θα μνημονεύονται ως κλασσικοί και σημαντικοί εκπρόσωποι των point ‘n’ click adventure games, στα χρόνια που θα έρθουν. Αν δεν πάει κάτι τελείως στραβά με το τρίτο και τελευταίο μέρος του, αυτό ακριβώς θα επιτύχει!

Heading towards its finale, this unique game has all the potential of becoming one of the modern games which will be mentioned in the years to come, as the classic and most important representatives of the point 'n' click genre. If nothing goes terribly wrong with the third and final part, it certainly will achieve that!

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Posted: August 25
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
The second chapter happened to be as awesome as the first one.

Not much to say about the gameplay. I guess, I'm just happy that the puzzles are pretty straightforward and there's no need to pull some unobvious shenanigans; just focus on the story and enjoy the game.

What I really love about TJD2 is the setting. The evening, the rain, the bright lights of the city, – the whole noir atmosphere in addition to the smooth jazz soundtracks; it's just brilliant. It's all worth just pausing the gameplay and leaning back for a while, staring at the art and listening to the music, so good it is.

Highly recommend for playing, but be careful, you may occasionally fing yourself willing to pour a glass of whiskey and smoke a cigar, even though you don't smoke or drink.
Posted: August 31
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