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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 an Afro-Caribbean vibe. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of brain-teasing adventure! Chapter One and Chapter Two are also available for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam.
* A twisting tale of intriguing adventure
* Tons of handpainted environments
* An all original jazzy reggae soundtrack
* A fully voiced cast
* HD art and animations
THE JOURNEY DOWN: CHAPTER TWO is available here:
This build includes a lot of minor updates to the engine, newer versions of 3rd party libraries, arm64 support, input handling code and a few bug fixes. German language support has been added.
Ratings and Reviews
Immersive, gorgeous, and so much fun!
I first played The Journey Down a few years back when only chapter 1 was available and loved everything about it. Now that all 3 chapters are out, I’m so excited to discover the rest of the story. The main character Bwana, with his mischievous personality and great sense of humor, is quite a refreshing change from your typical hardened detective. The supporting cast is fantastic as well. The funky Afro-noir game design is a treat for the eyes and the music is gorgeous - and I don’t even like jazz! I love how despite the environments and plot being generally dark and mysterious, all the characters are incredibly upbeat and fun to talk to. And something I have to mention about the game mechanics is that your items stay with you after one use, whether you may need them again or not - it never made sense to me in other p&c games when your character would leave behind a perfectly good tool after one use! I’m glad the developers here understood that. I can’t believe this amazing game has so few reviews. Yes chapter 1 is a little short but the later chapters are much longer and definitely worth your money. Check it out, you won’t regret it!!
Top Shelf Adventure gaming!
The Journey Down remains one of my finest adventure gaming experiences on iOS. The story is compelling, the characters are likable and have depth, the graphics are gorgeous, the interface and controls are intuitive and well polished, and the puzzles are challenging yet not frustrating and are all solvable without referencing a walk through with a little persistence.
Now that the entire story is complete and all three episodes are released I highly recommend playing this masterpiece of P&C adventure gaming! You won't be disappointed 🤓
Big thanks to SkyGoblin for weathering the many storms of an indie development path, and for their perseverance to conclude The Journey Down to reward all the players who have invested in and love this story! You have my sincerest thanks!
About an hour of gameplay
The graphics, programming, and gameplay controls are stellar and feel polished. For $5 there are many better options, though.
The voice acting is far below par. I’d love to see these guys hire professional voice actors to enhance the gameplay. The main character and the low level criminals were well voiced. The rest of the characters sound as if they had friends record voices through cheap mics.
The dialog was below par, too. Some parts were hard to listen to without cringing and never should have made production.
The reason I won’t buy the other two is the length. It’s short. Really short. I had no issue starting and finishing it within an hour and a half, while getting stuck on a couple puzzles and exploring everything on every screen. I’d imagine the next two chapters are 40% more expensive and the same length.
- SkyGoblin ek. for.
- 426.6 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2012 SkyGoblin
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