Swedish game studio SkyGoblin has announced it will be releasing the second chapter in their episodic series, The Journey Down, on August 25th!
The Journey Down is a point-and-click adventure game in the same style of classics such as Monkey Island, but features dramatic and detailed environments reminiscent of Grim Fandango.
You play as Bwana, the owner of a run-down gas station with his brother Kito, who are tossed into a spine-tingling adventure filled with corruption and danger across an “afro-caribbean”-themed world. In Chapter 2: Into the Mist, you’ll follow Bwana into the foggy, treacherous, harbor town of Port Artue, where you’ll find yourself cornered by pirates on the run from the law.
Initially, a low-res version of Chapter 1: Over the Edge was released free for pc (you can download it here), but has since been updated to support full HD, with professional voice acting, and some additional location and puzzles.
You can pre-order Chapter 2: Into the Mist here at a discounted price of $5.99 ($8.99 retail price), which comes with a free copy of Chapter 1: Over the Edge! Half of all pre-order revenues will go directly to the Mavuno girl’s school project, an initiative designed to empower women in the Kagera region in north-west Tanzania.
The Journey Down has done a fantastic job of capturing the classic adventure game aesthetic, while remaining modern and innovative in terms of style and story. The Journey Down: Into the Mist will be released for PC, Mac, Linux, and iOS.