The Journey Down

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The Journey Down is a classic point-and-click saga with a black African twist.





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 a black African twist. Get ready to embark on an epic journey of laughs and brainteasing adventure!


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  1. What the???
    by Roa, USA - Jan 13th 2018

    I grew frustrated right off the bat. I could find no way to move forward. There were two options and each was a dead end. I don't mind a challenge but this was senseless.

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  2. Interesting but very short
    by kyrq, USA - Dec 27th 2015

    I fully enjoyed playing this game with the wonderful music and the great voice acting. It probably was why I felt very startled when I realized that the game had already ended. It is a very short game as it seems to set up for the sequel (which I have heard is much longer). Despite its length, it is still an entertaining and really beautiful game and definitely a good game to play particularly if you plan to continue playing (and I definitely want to). Outside of length, I found little to complain about other than the fact that you will have to wait for your character to walk across the screen rather having a "double click to change scene" function.

    Is it worth the full $6.99? Maybe not, due to the length, but some might find that the quality of graphics, music, voice acting, and just being an entertaining point and click makes the game worth it. But if you can get this game on sale, I definitely would say its well worth it.

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  3. It's ok for being a 3D
    by lokababy, Spain - Aug 24th 2015

    I am a classic 3-person point-n-click player, so I doubted a lot if buying this First person adventure or not. I do not regret it, but I still prefer the old fashioned way ;)

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  4. Alright, but nothing very exciting...
    by flignou, Canada - Nov 28th 2013

    This game has very nice graphics, cool music and funny voices… BUT the gameplay is quite boring point and click, VERY predictable, easy puzzles and not so exciting after all… Would be great for kids, but that's about it. Couldn't bother finishing it...

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  5. Old Timey Adventure Game
    by Banzero, Canada - Jul 24th 2013

    This game reminds me a lot of the old Lucas Arts adventure games. It's not too difficult, the vice acting is ok, and the mucis is just fantastic.

    Really fun game, can't wait for a sequel.

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  6. Light-hearted and amusing
    by GuyanaBob, Belgium - May 10th 2013

    This is just part one and quite short for $6.99, but it plays well, the voices are excellent and the colours vivid. The puzzles are not completely straightforward, but it is easy enough to play through without a walkthrough. But it just hard enough to be worthwhile.

    The Jamaican accent of Bwana is amusing and reasonably authentic. Worth playing, but do not expect more thn a coupe of evenings at most. Hope that part two comes out soon and is reasonably priced.

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  7. Fantastic point and click adventure
    by Sea Monster, USA - Dec 19th 2012

    There are some great point and click adenture games out right now (i.e. - Deponia, Kaptain Brawe, Machinarium) and this one fits right it. I bought it off the Mac App store a few months ago and wanted to give it a review here.

    They've completely simplified the control scheme with "The Journey Down". Click anywhere and he walks there. Click on an object to interact with it, use it, pick it up, or talk to it. Using items in your inventory is very simple too. The inventory is hidden and when you drag your cursor to the bottom of the screen a little panel slides up. Really smooth animations.

    The characters are 3D (which isn't my favorite, but for animation purposes with such a small team I understand) but it doesn't distract from the overall beauty. The backgrounds are lush and vivid. Wonerfully hand painted, incorporating small small animations that really sell the environment and make it a magical experience. I have to say I love, love, love that contrast between the nightime tones and hues and in the warm inside colors. When you get to the train station the animation is jaw dropping gorgeous.

    The puzzles aren't overly obvious, but you won't be playing it for more than four hours.

    Voice acting is top notch. Has a Jamaican/African feel to it (which is what they were going for). It's not as funny as Monkey Island or Deponia, but it has an interesting enough story what is the "Underland"? You let the audio play because want to hear what the characters have to say and how they'll say it.

    The game is not the end of the story and they are currently working on part two.

    If you are a fan of point and clicks, this is seriously a can't miss. Definitely a beautiful and unique game.

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  8. Bwana Airlines, Man!
    by madjan70, USA - May 29th 2012

    The Journey is a fabulous game, I loved every minute-it's funny, smart, the puzzles are short but necessary to advance the game: no hints, no skip. I haven't played a game like it in a long time. The only negative comment is the game is way to short for $12.99. I can only hope future chapters come often and free!!

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