Chapter Two of The Journey Down, a classic point-and-click saga with an Afro-Caribbean vibe. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of brain-teasing adventure!
User reviews: Very Positive (73 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 25, 2014
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"While The Journey Down is an easier adventure than many, it’s also a far more satisfying experience."
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October 14

Interview with Jamie and Soundtrack launched

The TJD2 soundtrack has now finally been released on bandcamp, with a whoopin' 100% of the revenue going to brain tumor charities and to fund young musician awards in the memory of the soundtrack's composer, Simon D'Souza.

To celebrate the launch of the soundtrack I've also done an interview on our development blog with Jamie Salisbury, the man responsible for wrapping up the soundtrack after Simon's passing.

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September 19

Trading cards now available!

After a whole lotta people asking about Steam trading cards, they're now finally here! :)

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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

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About This 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

System Requirements

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: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
    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
    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
48 of 50 people (96%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
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
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
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!
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
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.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
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.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
The Journey Down: Chapter 2 is a *huge leap* from Chapter 1.
If you have played the first and are nostalgic of classic games such as Monkey Island, I would recommend this for you.

I smiled, giggled, and quite enjoyed it a lot! :)
The soundtrack is relaxing and amazing. The characters are just as charismatic as in Chapter 1 and the dialogue / story-line have an even greater sense of humour.

Additionally, this game's VOICE actors are talented - which makes the game much more immersive. They did an incredible job for you to relate to the characters even though they are quite simplistic visually; in a sense that their faces are all based on "African" or "Caribbean" wooden face masks but which were carefully chosen by design to portray their basic personality traits.
Needless to say, graphically, it's well-done. A mix of simple and complex imagery. The cut-scenes are breathtaking. The feel of the art-style is quite fitting with the entire story / mood.
The puzzles increase in difficulty as the game progresses... I got stuck maybe 2-3 times for a while but it was never frustrating - I persevered until I figured it out. Very much satisfying! :)

In summary: Underrated humorous point & click adventure. I recommend that you play Chapter 1 if interested, as there is a progression to the story (**even though I noticed that they made sure via the dialogues that you would not feel lost if you hadn't played Chapter 1, so maybe not necessary?**). The length of the game was satisfying as well, considering it took me so long to figure out the last puzzle. Ya' mon! :)

I'm looking forward to Chapter 3!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
The true descendant of Grim Fandango and one of the finest adventure games ever made. Yes. That good. Buy. Now.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Generally, I find adventure games too hard or illogical, so that I have to resort to a walkthrough. Not with this game. The puzzles are well thought through by the developers.

The graphical style is nice to look at, the overall feeling is great.
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Loved the game, loved the devs, BUY IT NOW!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
As a person that holds Grim Fandango to be the greatest game of all times i wasnt expecting to come upon a game that actually can give me the same feeling as GF. But thats exactly where The journey down have succeded!

Its not a hard game, which for me is great since you can focus more on the story and less on clicking all over the screen to try to solve an unlogical puzzle. Superb writing, great soundtrack, great humor and beautiful sceens. This is a purchase you wont regret!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
A very satisfying game, delivering on the promises of the first chapter. Beautiful scenery, logical, not too convoluted puzzles, delightful characters, and even better music than the first game. Sky Goblin have even remedied one of my complaints about the first chapter, and made it so a double click on an exit will get you to the next screen immediately.

This chapter is much longer than the first chapter, but I still played through it in one sitting (four hours). The game being so new, there are no walkthroughs on the net yet, but even though I was a wondering what to do at one point (I hadn't noticed that a new exit had opened up in an old location), I never got really stuck.

Some professional reviewers on the net have called these games spiritual successors to Grim Fandango, and the old Lucas Arts adventure games, some have even called them virtual copies. I can go along with the first, but never the second: The Journey Down has too much style and personality for that. It is a unique, charming, and fun game, well worth the price of admission.

My only complaint is that now I have to wait God knows how long for the third chapter.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
The moment I saw this game appear on Steam front page, I grabbed The Journey Down Chapter 2. I was a big fan of the first chapter. Overall, I really liked the game and if you have played the first chapter and liked it, you should like this one too. If you haven't played the first chapter but like or are interested in old-school point and click games, I recommend buying Chapter 1.

However I was rather disappointed with the production quality because it felt worse compared to the first chapter. If the developers happen to be reading this, please take this as constructive criticism: Few of the environments felt like they were taken straight out of the concept artist, meaning they felt like they were missing finishing touch. I found that 3D objects often didn't blend didn't blend well with the 3D objects.

The resolution of the assets appeared pretty low, then again I am using 2560x1440 monitor but that doesn't excuse them from creating the high quality assets to begin with.

Sound quality varied and some were straight out bad (not the voice acting quality but the equipment used were bad). Voice volumes with from one sentence to another sometimes varied which kind of ruins the atmosphere. The music however was good, pretty much what I expected considering Chapter 1.

Puzzles were most of the time pretty easy, the only puzzle that gave me a headache was where you had to guess the right code for a certain door. I still don't understand completely how the green, yellow and red lights were supposed to work.

Otherwise it was a great game and I'll be definitely buying Chapter 3 on day one.

Also R.I.P. Simon D'souza. :(
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
I thoroughly enjoyed part 2 and imo it's even better than the first. The puzzles are improved (my biggest gripe with the first) the story is short, sharp and fantastic and overall I got a solid 3.5 to 4 hours out of it by doing everything and talking to everyone. Worth the asking price. One bugbear is that on my headset the audio was quiet on the left channel all game when the characters were talking, and there's one puzzle near the end that was a little pixel perfect and even though I had the thing where I needed it, it still wouldn't register. Overall though a great game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
If you are a fan of Grim Fandango, this is a LOT better than Broken Age (and I did enjoy broken age).

Originally seeing the trailers for chapter 1 I thought "this looks a bit like grim fandango, but a little rough around the edges" so I wasn't convinced. Since Chapter 2 came out and the first one was on sale I bought it and it is worth it. The storytelling is great, shot-not-tell, and the atmosphere smacks of Fadango, but is certainly a unique tale of its own. Each character has a distinct personality. Imagine if there was only one jazz album ever, anyone who tried to emulate it could be accused of "copying," but suffice to say this is expanding the genre in a fun way and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥IT THERE SHOULD BE MORE OF THIS.

Soundtrack is also top tier, contributes a great deal of the atmosphere.

Overall the game is pretty simple, you don't get stuck, but if broken age is 1/10 difficulty and the original discworld is 9/10, then this is about 3/10 in terms of difficulty, but really it is more about the dialouge and atmosphere.

If you are looking for a story-driven adventure game and questioning whether this is worth it: It is.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
One of the coolest Adventures of recent times. The voice acting is marvelous and you can really see all the love that went into the design of the game and the painting of the backgrounds and the animation of the characters. Also of note are the beautifully rendered fim sequences, snippets of which can be seen in the trailers.

The music is again marvelous and the more big bandish feeling than the first installment really enhances the atmosphere.

The game took me about 5 hours in total to finish but it were fun hours none the less - and this is what matters. The puzzels are not super complicated but fun with cool jokes strewn in between. The story has gotten even better than the first part. I liked the really moving behind the scenes part that you unlock after finishing the game.

I can definately recommend this game to everyone who loves adventure games, even at full price (which is not that high to boot with).

The 1.5 years until I could play this game were a long time, but seeing how it turned out I must say that they were very well spent by the team. I am looking forward to the next installment and, although I would like it best to be available right now, I must say: take your time so that I can again play such a marvelous game in the near future. Thanks SkyGoblin!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Fantastic game that needs more attention. I was very saddened to hear that Simon had passed away - the soundtrack is so amazing that I have been listening to it non-stop outside of the game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
The Journey Down is a wonderfully afro-infused adventure, with Chapter Two giving it a great noir detective vibe reminiscent of the second chapter of Grim Fandango. The jazzy soundtrack of the late Simon D'Souza has been amazingly carried on by Jamie Salisbury and has been recorded with a full orchestra. The original voice cast is as colourful as before and is joined by newcomers dripping with character. The puzzles offer entertainment and light challenge while the story gives a simple yet endearing motivation throughout.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Carries on from the first chapter except now there is stupid evil conspiracy story background rubbish. Also the in game movies are choppy (stuttering). So its as good as the first chapter minus one point.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
My god the animations are bad at times... there, that's the only bad thing i can say about this game. All the rest is just amazing, And look at that price! They could sale it for a lot more and I would still recommend it! Puzzles are fun and actually make sense, which is a rare thing in most Point&Click games I've played so far, none of that "get a rubber duck to shave a poodle in order to power the generator!". They just feel right, and game drops just enough hints so you know what to do, but its not "in your face" about it, Voice acting is great (why so many accents tho?) and the plot, locations, atmosphere... I had so much fun with it.


As for the Linux version: Its a Point & Click game, hard to screw up, so no surprise here, works great.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
It's got a really great art style and a simple one button interface. The soundtrack is great too, mixture of Jazz and big band stuff which goes well with the setting. You could play this game without havng played the first chapter, (a character will recap the story for you if you promt him to) but the first one is just as good, although a lttle shorter. If you know you like point and click games, then buy it.
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