The Journey Down makes its way out with downloadable release

SkyGoblin's The Journey Down has certainly taken a roundabout route to get where it is, but today the journey finally reached its destination with the release of Chapter One.

In this first of four parts of The Journey Down, players control a laid-back owner of a waterfront Gas 'n' Charter.  Far behind in their electric bills, Bwana and his brother Kito jump at the chance to help a woman who arrives seeking a lost book that may hold the secret to reaching the mysterious "Underland". Unfortunately, their airplane is in serious need of repairs if it's ever to get off the ground, and time is running out before mobsters arrive to stop them.

Originally released as a freeware adventure in 2010, the commercial version now available includes impressive new HD graphics and full voiceovers, plus some additional locations and puzzles. The changes make a marked difference in establishing the unique atmosphere of the game, with its Jamaican-style accents and character models heavily inspired by ancient African masks and carvings.

The Journey Down: Chapter One is available for download now from The Adventure Shop and a variety of other portals.  For more details about the game, check out our hands-on preview, which includes an interview with the game's creator.

Note: Adventure Gamers is an Adventure Shop affiliate.